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CNET Editors' review
These days your smartphone or tablet isn't complete without a photo-editing app. PicArts Photo Studio makes an admirable case for being the only photo-editing app you need. It isn't as pretty as some other apps that edit your photos, but it's just as powerful and easy to use. It sets you up for easy sharing, too.
After PicArts Photo Studio installs, it will scan your SD card and phone for photo files. That means you can't get down to editing right away, but the scan only takes a few seconds. It can import pictures from Facebook, too. As far as features to edit your photos, all the usual suspects are here and easy to find. From filters to cropping and retouching to polishing, you'll be able to do just about anything you want with any of your photos. It lacks some of the redundant features that some photo-editing apps boast, but you won't miss them too much. The only issue is that because the feature icons are so close to the bottom-screen ads, accidental taps are very common. That makes an already uninspiring layout downright annoying.
The cheesy layout is really the only knock on this powerful app. It's simple and sleek enough to rival top apps like Instagram and Snapseed in features and performance. If you don't mind staring at nasty ads and a boring layout, give PicArts Photo Studio a shot. It stands just as tall as any other editing app on Android.
From S Square System Ltd.:
PicArts is a free image gadget offering all-in-one amazing photo effects and editing tools. Try editing your photos without some annoying slide-bars and instead using gestures alone.Effects: Artistic Effect : Paint your photo into different styles - Impressionist, Oil Paint, Watercolor, Pointillist 3D Effect : Convert your 2D photo into 3D image automatically Lomography Effect : Change your photo in LOMO camera Sketching Effect : Sketch your photo Embossing Effect : Outline your photoFunctions: HDR : Correct the shadow and highlight image Sharpen : Improve sharpness on your image Color mixer : Adjust your color channels, brightness and contrastSupport:* Support upload photo to Facebook* Requires an Android 1.6 device or above* Recommended devices : 1GHz single-core processor and 512MB main memory.* Compatible on Android 4.0 ( Ice Cream Sandwich )* If you want an adv-free version of PicArts, please download iMage (https://market.android.com/details?id=ssquaresystem.iMagePremium)Keywords:free, camera, image, photo editor, picture, tools, gadget, album, gallery, utility, photography, effect, color mixer, enhance, processing, artistic, painter, impressionist, oil paint, watercolor, pointillist, 3D, 2D to 3D, stereoscopy, red/cyan, LOMO camera, lomography, sketch, emboss, contrast and brightness, black and white, High Dynamic Range, HDR, sharpen, blur, texture, hue saturation, crop, rotate, flip, zoomRecent changes:Improved user interface designImproved user behaviorAdded Facebook uploadingWatermark is removedBug Fix:Fixed most bugs that caused Force CloseFixed some bugs on the 3D modeFixed the saturation tuningNote:We apologize for the unstable version that was previously released. We hope you enjoy this new version of PicArts.Content rating: Everyone
What's new in this version: Improved user interface designImproved user behaviorAdded Facebook uploadingWatermark is removedBug Fix:Fixed most bugs that caused Force CloseFixed some bugs on the 3D modeFixed the saturation tuningNote:We apologize for the unstable version that was previously released. We hope you enjoy this new version of PicArts.
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