If you have used PicsArt on your mobile device, you might have probably downloaded it on your PC too. For those who are wondering why? Well, because it’s awesome.
PicsArt is a great photo editor that includes almost everything. You can add filters, effects, layers, and overlays in this app. You also get other tools like the clone, focus, double exposure, and collage. While the PC app is also great, I don’t like its design. It is built for mobile devices and not big screens like a laptop.
So this made me look for photo editors like PicsArt for Windows. Of course, there is the master-of-all Photoshop, but we all know that it’s too complicated for an average user. Why use that when you have these alternatives …
1. Autodesk Pixlr
Autodesk Pixlr comes with most of the features present in PicsArt. You get editing tools including color splash mode and double exposure. You also get a wide variety of filters and effects. You can also add text and stickers to your pictures. However, if you like to start with a blank canvas, this app doesn’t support that. You have to use an existing photo.
That said, I like the design of the Pixlr app. It feels like it is made for PC and not mobile devices.
Two things that I usually use on PicsArt, I found missing in this app. These include drawing on pictures and the ability to add a picture on top of the existing picture.
However, it’s still an amazing alternative to PicsArt. In case you are wondering about the size (and rightly so), the app’s heavy at about 150MB.
Fotor is all about filters and effects. Apart from the basic editing tools, you get numerous scenes and effects to apply on your photos. The app also lets you add borders and text. It supports tilt-shift mode with the ability to choose the intensity of blur.
While the app doesn’t support brushes and blank canvas like PicsArt, it is a good choice if you want to apply Instagram-like filters to your images. It weighs 66MB only.
Phoxo seems like a combination of Photoshop, GIMP and PicsArt. The user interface is quite similar to GIMP, an amazing and simpler alternative to Photoshop.
You get interesting features such as magic wand, clone, shape cut, and filters in this tool. While it doesn’t include many filters, it balances them with other cool things.
This app also supports layers and text. And yes, you can also draw on pictures. Similar to PicsArt, you get multiple brush styles and cliparts.
Thankfully, the design is suitable for PC unlike PicsArt. The thing I liked about this app is that it weighs just 5MB and yet supports so many things.
4. Adobe Photoshop Express
If you are an Adobe fan, they have a simpler photoshop app for you. It has got an easy-to-use interface with the ability to add effects and borders with just one tap.
Of course, you also get the other tools like crop, exposure, red eye removal etc. The app lacks text and brush tools, though, among other things like layers. However, it can still be considered a good alternative to PicsArt that weighs around 60MB.
Whether you want to add text, draw on pictures or add icons, PhotoScape lets you do it all. You can even add multiple images on top of an image, the feature I find missing in most of the Windows tools. It also comes with the clone stamp, mole removal, and red eye correction tool.
Although the app offers filters, I wish they could add a few more new ones. Nevertheless, I love PhotoScape for its features.
Other than the above-mentioned software, if you need something more powerful yet simple at the same time, you can try these:
Web Photo Editors
The aforementioned apps are proper tools that you have to download on your PC. If, however, you don’t edit photos frequently and you would be okay with just a website to edit photos once in a while, there are many that let you do so.
Some of the best online photo editors are:
All these web tools come with powerful features such as background removal, filters and effects, clone tool etc. By using these web tools, you will even save space on your PC. However, you need to have a good internet connection to work on them.
These were some of the great alternatives to PicsArt photo editor for Windows PC. We have also done a separate post for alternatives to PicsArt on Android. Check it here.
Last updated on 13 July, 2021
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