We hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving; we know we did. We certainly had a lot to be thankful for as well, as last week we released a major Android update for PicsArt.

If you haven’t installed the update already, you can do it now. It offers some major quality improvements across the board, with new menus and tabs that let you access your clipart on any device, give you better searching, and enhance image resolution for all of PicsArt’s editing features like effects and masks.

We also had a slew of inspiring contests, photos, and articles, right up until yesterday, that will make for great pickins’ this Monday morning as you begin your week. For your recap pleasure, we have a pro-guide on how to let curiosity guide your composition, the top places around the world to take a photo, a behind-the-scenes look at Australian Fashion Week, and more. Just scroll down and click whatever catches your eye.

In the App

Android Update: Better Co-Editing, Clipart Backup, Image Resolution, and More

Our PicsArt update for Android is here with a fresh array of enhancements that offer a boost to some of PicsArt’s cornerstone features.

Bundle Up and Download our Sweater Weather Clipart Package

Download our Sweater Weather clipart package to warm up your photos with seasonal clipart for the coming icy chill.

Embrace the Early Snow, Download our Winter Wonderland Clipart Package

Winter is coming and so are the holidays. Get a head start on the winter spirit and download our Winter Wonderland package today.

In Social Media

Tiny Home Tops Facebook

The top Photo of the Day on Facebook last week was this imaginative gem by Camelia Eugenia (@camelia167), tallying 415 likes and 14 shares. This shrunken down forest home was a beautifully realized fantasy shot.

Best photo of the week

Windmill Shot Takes Twitter

Wilfrido Ordoñez (@joswilord) was the user behind our top shot on Twitter, with this very original photo of a windmill captured through a window.

Best photo of the week

@jlazarte Whoos Google+

I love chocolate (@jlazarte), meanwhile, rounded out our top photos on social media with this odd and atmospheric shot from within his home, which topped Google+.

Best photo of the week

PicsArt Contests

Top 10 Winners of the Family Tree Graphic Design Contest

Our most recent Graphic Design Contest asked PicsArtists to make a family tree with PicsArt’s Photo Editor and its abundant features. With the largest portion of votes was PicsArtist ömer Taşdemir (@omertasdemir), with 166 votes!

graphic design contest winner

Top 10 Cats from the Drawing Challenge

Our community has voted, and we now have the 10 winning entries from our Cat Drawing Challenge. Finishing in first place with 364 votes was Moriel Märchensarg (@moriel-maerchensarg), a returning champion whose talent makes her a contender in any challenge she enters.

drawing contest winner

Top 10 Caricatures from the Weekend Art Project

Our Caricature Weekend Art Project has reached its end, and now we’re bringing you the top 10 images from this artistic challenge. Leaving the competition in the dust, ömer Taşdemir (@omertasdemir) won this week’s contest with 123 votes.

photo editing contest winner

Daily Journal

Let Curiosity Guide Your Compositions

by Chris Corradino

The way you view the world will undoubtedly impact your photography. If you’re having trouble changing your vision, simply adjust your approach.

PicsArtists Share Time-Lapse Videos of Cat Drawings

Last week’s Cat Drawing Challenge corralled some of PicsArt’s best drawing talents under one contest, and today you can see how some of the best cat drawings were made in awesome time-lapse videos.

This Week’s Top 10 New Artists on PicsArt

We are wowed by different artists every day at PicsArt. This week, we’ve refreshed our discoveries for you to behold and get acquainted with.

6 Alternative Thanksgiving Desserts Made in America

Here are six classic Thanksgiving desserts that were invented right here in America, perfect alternatives to the well-worn Thanksgiving favorites of apple, pumpkin, and pecan pies.

Australian Fashion Week with Daniel Boud

For most of us, fashion comes to us through billboards, storefronts, and magazine posters.

The Top 10 Places in the World to Take a Photo

In a time where we can travel the world without leaving our chairs, where we can stretch the limits of our imagination and manipulate our body’s conception of space and time, we say “thank you, internet.”

User Feedback From Google Play

Here are some of the things users are saying about PicsArt on Google Play:

Nelda Nunez:

Absolutely An Awesome App I love this app. It’s made me a photo artist I didn’t know I could be. It has such great features for adding your personal touches on your pics and drawings. Love It!

A Google User:

This app is really amazing. Not only can you make really wonderfully edited photos with tons of effects, but the drawing component and collage feature also enable the creation of quality works of art.

Brian Gibbs:

I like it alot… I downloaded this to try out the combining two images feature, and it works just as I expected it to. It is a great complementary app for my Galaxy Note 4. With the stylus and this app I’m not sure I’ll ever use my laptop again for photo editing. Since my phone takes such great pictures and now with this app on it the sky is the limit for photography, and being creative with it. I would happily pay for it to get rid of the adds though. thats the only downfall, i cant seem to find the paid version yet.

Ali Alhelllow:

Who needs photoshop any more best photo editor in the market has everything you need and the best thing is its free

Daniel Kowalczyk:

You won me over with HD support! I wanted to ask about the HD support, because everything else seems to be at least at the decent level, and then new update came with it 😉 Great work guys. I’d love to see HD support for collage too, but for now this update is awesome ^^ You’ve got my money. Thanks 😀

Michael Hay:

Terrific ! This is a terrific app. It woks great. Allows to enhance a picture in a snap. Great features. I am impatient to see more effects included in PicsArt soon!

H3a7her:

Won’t use another app! This app is perfect for my varied uses. Easy to navigate and you can see your original photo to easily comparee your changes. Well done picsart.

User Feedback From the App Store

Here are some of things users are saying about PicsArt in the App Store:

Glorious 4.998 by Urban decay production

A truly amazing photo editor! Very easy to use and as you further yourself with editing you can really make pictures explode off screen! Honestly, I recommend this app to anyone whom enjoys taking pictures and taking those pictures to the next level. Be it something flamboyant or intricately spectacular. I’ve used this app on a Windows Phone 8, a windows 8 computer and finally a iPhone 5c. With minor bugs here and there and a hefty price tag of FREE the beastliness of this app is at most mind boggling! As in fixes. The dev. team gets on the problem and fixes it (or an extremely effective bandaid).

Best picture editor ever! by Cloeyjade

I have always loved photography. I’ve tried and tested every major picture editing app out there. Picsart is by far the best hands down! This app has everything and I’m not kidding. You can do so many unique things with this app that it’s unbelievable. The only problem I have is that I wish there were more tutorials to get specific types of photos to look certain ways but that is my only complaint. There’s so much to do and so many things to tweak that it really takes a lot of learning but it’s so worth it. You won’t be disappointed in this app. It beats all others and I always come back to it.

MarkDavid by Nightraingallery

I have used this app for a couple of years now and it performs perfectly. Whether you are editing your own photos or drawing/creating art from scratch, this app has everything you need and more! And take advantage of the contests & challenges sponsored by Picsart to test and enhance your own skills. Pick and choose other artists you like within the app and follow their progress as you develop your own. I use this app just about every day and would hate to be without it!

It is amazing!! ! by Catalina Lupsa

It is useful in many ways. You no longer have to have like three differet apps to edit a simple picture Picsart has it all. If you’re an art lover, fan signing up for a free account with Picsart would be a smart and fun idea. I enjoy using this app. And I don’t seem to have any problems with it (:

Great editing tool!! by Sharksrock12

Still new to the app but so far I love what you can do with your photos! And it’s fun to share what you create with others!! Great inspiration for creating! Still learning but having fun! Had trouble with deleting photos after update but I emailed them and they fixed it in a reasonable time!! Fabulous app!!!!

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