This app is really great and has taught me amany things about editing and I think I’m becoming really good haha. I haven’t been using this app long, but I downloaded because two people I’m close to recommended I get it, when I first got it everything worked perfectly and I was having so much fun! But suddenly the button to make a sticker disappeared. It didn’t happen to my two friends and they’ve had the app longer than me, so I don’t know if it’s a glitch or not. At first I thought maybe you took away that feature and made it premium feature only, by when my friends stated that it didn’t happen to them and that they didn’t buy a subscription, I got confused. I still am. I don’t understand where the button went, but if it is a premium feature I don’t understand why I’m the only person who doesn’t have the button. I’d like to know if this is just a glitch on my device or if it’s a feature I now have to pay for if I want to use it. Though I probably won’t since I wouldn't pay for only one feature. I’d just like to know what’s happened.
Used to be my No. 1 photo app
I don't know what happened to this app... I have been using this app since it FIRST came out... That has to be at LEAST 10 years, but pretty sure much longer than that even. I loved that it was free, but I purchased sticker packs and other items here and there. Now I can barely use it. When I am trying to use it on my iPad, literally EVERY 30 seconds it launches Safari and some random window with spam... Including invitations to naked photo sharing (definitely not something I have looked up independently) and every other spam window possible. Not even just pop up ads, which are annoying enough, but kicking me OUT of PicsArt and into Safari (which is NOT my default browser) and then into some spam or virus link taking me to web page telling me I've won something, or want me to buy something completely unrelated to PicsArt. It's impossible to do a project because I am kicked out every 30 seconds; and there are plenty of other free apps out there that I can do the same work with... So... Sheesh... Unless that stops I can't use this again.
I just looked at Safari which I never use and in the few hours I just used PicsArt to try to do project, it opened more than 200 browser windows in Safari, one for each time it kicked me out...
I was actually thinking of getting the paid subscription but these ad links worry me so much that I am concerned with their information collection.
This app is good but a few problems !
by LAW TJ
This app was great for a long time easy and fun to use, but some things the app has been and now aren’t doing have been given me problems let me explain, first on add a pic when I place a pic with a background I get all options for editing that added pic, but if it’s a png pic that has no background the options goes down from 10 options to five and the main one I’m speaking of is the crop options they’re just not there anymore and I need those options for my pics I make, second when I use multiple pics and I move them out of the main screen they disappear behind the black wall of the outer screen and I can’t see them unless I tag on them and if I forget where I put it I have to go tapping around to find it that didn’t use to happen, third on the text option when I type a word or set of words there use to be outline points around the word to make it fit how I want the words place on the pic, now all I can do is make it bigger or smaller and when I move the words any way they either end up one long bar of a word or they’re stack on top of each other centered not placed like I want them.
Now do I need to wait until a new update comes or find a new app !
Why would you do this to us???
by Pebble User
I’ve been using this app for years for free. I understand that they want to make money, which is why I didn’t complain that for the last year or so adds popped up constantly. That’s what happens when you have a free app. However, I just went to use it today, and to “Apply” anything or “Save” the picture to your phone you have to PAY a SUBSCRIPTION!!!!! Not even an option for a one time payment. A freaking subscription. And you can’t even use basic featires and pay to unlock some sort of premium features. Applying text and saving are impossible without paying. You’ve ruined a fantastic app by being greedy. Basically worthless to me now, no way I’m paying for it when there are countless other free apps. Uninstalling.
**** UPDATE AFTER DEVELOPER RESPONSE ****
What a joke, did you even read my review? I dont care about the ads. I welcome them if I could still use the app. You say “the app’s main features remain completely free” but I can’t apply text without paying. Applying text is pretty basic, my iphone does it. Iphone doesn’t have a bunch of cool fonts but there are other free apps that do. Can’t apply a picture onto another picture without paying, that seems pretty basic as well. Can’t even SAVE without paying, which seems like a critical step in the process. Like I’ve said, you ruined it. Most recent reviews agree. Stop trying to defend it.
Worked great until...
I have used this app since it first began. I loved the features and the fact that it was free to use. It is unlike any other photo editing app. It offers so many filters, edits, and tools that you are unable to find elsewhere.
I used this app to edit my Instagram photos, my own personal photos, and create other fancy projects for my blog. It worked amazing! Then, it began to try to make you pay for certain edits/filters. It wants you to pay each month for these to become accessible to you. That wasn’t too vexing because some of the other edits/filters were still free to use.
Now, it won’t even let you use your own photos to edit. You must use the ones that are “free to use” on the app. This new feature completely takes away the point of the app in the first place. I feel it is fairly trivial that this was put into place. Why do that to your loyal users?
No, I do not want to pay 55$ every year to use this app. I understand that requiring users to subscribe to Picsart Gold in order to edit their own photos is beneficial to the creators in the financial sense, but it is also extremely inconvenient to those who have relied this on app for years.
I am sure there are many others that are displeased with these new accommodations, and I feel they will, myself included, move on to find another reliable editing app. Not cool, Picsart.
I wish it didn’t kick me out !
I used this app for a very long time, even longer . I loved it so much because even if I did get kick out it would still save my work in progress so I could most likely return . Now I don’t love it as I use to anyone, it kicks me and I could spend 2 hours on a project I was working on and soon as I get kick out , it’s gone and I’m starting back over ! It takes a long time for me to do my edits and make them perfect so believe me when I say I get very frustrated every time, I can’t use other apps since they always crash before I go into the app so that is why I chose this one ! Also I can’t put any stickers or photos behind the picture now , which makes it extremely hard for me to make it look good and nice and also I can’t even cut part of a sticker anymore ! I love picsart with those features now I have to go to an eraser app just to eraser a spiral on my edit ! Mind you if the picture takes 2 hours (and the time I am getting kick out and starting back over) the eraser part takes even longer to do with time and effort.
Picsart if you kindly please bring this back , that would be definitely awesome for me! Until then I probably won’t use this app for this stuff anymore
This app is something Different!
by The weirdo gamer$
I got this app about 2 years ago, (I recently quit, but it is not their fault, I just got busy), and it has done so much for me. It taught me how to enhance my drawing and photography skills with all of the tips and photos all of the users share, it helped me make friends, and a variety of other things! It is Social Media and a drawing app, rolled up into one! There is no DM'ing, so you don't have to worry about creeps or anyone like that. You can post, like, comment, and share on the app in your account. It is relatively free, the only things you need to pay for are the sticker packs, and even those are cheap, maybe .99 cents for their basic ones, and maybe $1.99 or $2.99 for really nice ones! The also have competitions and contests where they choose a theme, and you work with it. Then the person with the most likes on their photo wins.
On another note, I had just *Very* recently emailed their help line, and the respondee was very nice! Their name was Lusine, and she helped me through.
This is definitely a one of a kind app, and you should definitely get it!
Waaay too many pop ups now...shouldn’t have to disable WiFi
I used to love this app. When I tell you that the features are amazing, that I used it a lot, but now feel it’s truly not worth the headache.., that should tell you A LOT. With their last update it’s CONSTANT pop up ads that interrupt every single feature experience. What’s even worse is that I previously paid for their sticker packs, and was still seeing advertisements even though I was making effort support them. I don’t like the idea of paying a monthly charge for this kind of app when there are free alternatives, equally as good.
We shouldn’t have to disable WiFi and data, that is, again, too time consuming and annoying to do each time for a big time social network blogger and poster. There are much more savvy ways to get us to spend in app purchases, and frankly there are several other apps I use that also have unique amazing editing capabilities, and don’t overwhelm with in your face popups the way picsart does, and even better, don’t require a monthly charge. I think there monthly charging rate is too high for photo editing. I hope they fix this in the future, but for right now, it’s literally and “truly” not worth the headache and it will now take you waaaay to long to do even a simple edit. #nowitsbroke #youchanged
Here’s a tip, and and my review 💖📸
Tip: Okay people, listen. If you are one to complain and complain and complain about ads, just simply turn off your wifi when using the app. If you have data, turn off your data for that game. See, it’s as simple as that! Also, it’ll keep the ratings up, because this is a great app! (besides the ads)
My Review: Okay, here’s my opinion of the app. I honestly really like this app! This is the best photoshop app I have ever got (and as a photographer, that means a lot of apps). I would highly suggest this app to my fellow photographers or just people who are bored and want to fiddle around with some pictures. Although, there is a bug that I noticed. When I am using data for this app, I get kicked off when I try to save my picture. I spend a very long time on them and the fact that I get kicked off kinda stresses me out. Although, knowing the brains behind this app, I am sure you will find a way to fix this bug. Thank you for making this app so good, and keep the updates coming!
Something is “up” with this app SCAM
I used to love PicsArt but after my experience yesterday, I think it’s a scam. I re-downloaded it after missing the collage feature that I enjoyed so much. After doing some basic edits on photos from my own library, I tried to save and couldn’t go further until I hit a “Free Trial” button. I tried many times to avoid hitting any button at all costs...I had already done a free trial years ago and obviously didn’t want to pay for a subscription. As I am trying to exit out, I suddenly get a notification saying “Thank you for your purchase”!!! Are you f’ing kidding me? I immediately try going into my itunes account to see my activity and PicsArt charged me $59!!! Not only that, but my ipad started to freeze up suddenly. Not 2 mins. later I was on the phone with Apple Support and they cancelled the charge for me after I explained what happened...They were concerned about the ipad freezing (I gave the Rep access to my screen so she could see what was happening) and she advised me to file a claim against PicsArt with Apple and to delete the app immediately.
I am shocked because this used to be a reputable app...I don’t know what happened to it...Greed? Did a new company take over? I never leave feedback, but I don’t want this to happen to someone else. Be warned...