PicsArt – Photo Studio now available for Windows 10 and Mobile

We're not exactly sure when this update happened but according to one tipster PicsArt just got updated to a universal (UWP) app for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile.

We can confirm that version 2.7 is now in the Store and runs beautifully on our Lumia 950 and full desktop PC, with a snazzy new layout. In fact, it looks simply fantastic on our mobile version due to the bright colors and clean minimalist design.

We reviewed PicsArt last year for our Hidden Gems campaign and came away impressed with its design and abilities. In case you are not familiar, here is the app description:

"Creativity is more than just a photo filter—PicsArt provides you with everything you need to make amazing photo edits, artistic camera shoots, photo collages, create digital drawings, and communicate with other creatives who have joined our mission to beautify the world. 250 million people have already downloaded this free app for powerful image editing and photo montages, using hundreds of tools and effects that you can find only in professional photo editing programs. PicsArt inspires you to create beautiful images anytime, anywhere. Transform your photos into works of art and let the world discover them!"

Some of the main features include:

  • A global community of creatives
  • Hundreds of photo editing tools
  • Customizable filters and effects
  • Text, sticker, and image overlays
  • Collage maker
  • Photo camera
  • Drawing and painting tools with layers
  • Advanced artistic brushes

Not only are we thrilled to see this update (which is hopefully new, sorry if it's old), but we are stoked about trying it out across our various Windows 10 devices.

PicsArt is completely free to use without limitation, but you can buy extra add-ons via in-app purchases.

Download PicsArt for Windows 10 and Mobile

Thanks, Chauhan S., for the tip!

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Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been here covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics and ran the projectors at movie theaters, which has done absolutely nothing for his career.

  • Downloaded yesterday pretty awesome now
  • Best photo editor aside from VSCO
  • Don't forget about Fhotoroom
  • Fhotoroom doesn't work on Windows 10 for me any more. Crashes and fails to open photos. 950XL.
  • Fhotoroom lacks all the advanced brushes. This thing is closed to the Photoshop side for a mobile app.
  • My favorite photo editing app. So happy to see so many apps becoming universal. Looks like Microsoft's plan is starting to show results.
  • I knew the Christmas app submision deadline would bring more updated apps to Windows 10!
  • Had that thought as well.
  • Care to explain?
  • Microsoft employees are going to christmas vacation. Ms told developers to submit the apps early so they can approve it before vacation... If they submit late than they have to wait after christmas or new year
  • Maybe we'll get the universal Windows Central app too? ;)
  • Yes what happened to the universal Windows Central app?
  • PicsArt and Fotoroom are same except some different UI design.
  • Really I tried fhotoroom it's there a cloning to now? Stickers?
  • Big day for apps today...
  • Tell me about it!
  • Tipped by me :-)
  • Shabash Mere Sher... LoL
  • Lol
  • At what time you tipped about the update?
  • Proud of you mera yaar
  • Bhai jyada hogya first tym nhi h ye
  • They are doing a lot a work since lately concerning apps.... #grateful
  • UWP strat is working it seems. Everyday I open up WindowsCentral I see 5 new UWP apps launched.
  • And here Darth Ballmer said this would never work! LOL.
  • Hopefully they finally added "Callouts"! Been waiting ages to add blurbs and chat bubbles to images, to make mini comics etc.
  • All we need now is an awesome new mobile build just before Christmas!
  • Hope to see Opera mini and Uc broweser Changes also...
  • This year...
  • So, I guess all that's left for us is to look at Ballmer right in the eyes XP
  • I love PicsArt always but in my 535 is not working correctly. Hope will be working perfect again
  • Hope an update from Cricbuzz
  • Hi :P
  • Sweet
  • These apps have already existed. Very happy they are universal but until we see major new entrants (sonos, instagram, snapchat) it's not clear strategy is working.
  • Facebook said that instagram is coming
  • Really? You're holding out because of Sonos and *giggles* Snapchat??
    Sonos are tiny overpriced speakers for the 1% and Snapchat is well, a huge pile of s***.
  • I am not holding out as I am already a W10 mobile user. I also don't use snapchat but only provided examples that are limiting faster adoption of the platform.
  • Is there a way to know that an app is a Universal app? Maybe something in the store that says it or a way the app itself behaves that's inherently different from regular apps?
  • There is a small logo in the details, that has a pc monitor and a phone in front of it, with description reading along something like this app works across all your windows devices
  • Above/below the screenshot gallery, you'll see the various devices that app is available on.  For e.g. it may say "Mobile | PC | HoloLens"
  • A good app, used it before, and now it looks amazing. They should make it accessible from camera lenses too!!
  • Hey Daniel Rubino, is it as good as the Android version? If anyone has used it, please comment Posted via my Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo which isn't as much abandoned as any Windows Phone on the Windows Central App for Android
  • Is fantasia painter app is available for windows 10 mobile?
  • THIS. A universal app with a beautiful UI without the need of a hamburger menu. Still (somehow) retains the pivot navigation I love from windows.
  • The aesthetics are off on this app. It doesn't look like a Windows 10 app