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PicsArt for Windows Phone snags new interface, tools, and effects in latest update [Update]

Update 2: The PicsArt app is now back in the Windows Phone Store.

Update: The app has been pulled from the store as it apparently is crashing when users try to open it. We will update this post when it goes live again

Along with the refreshed interface, PicsArt users can now import images from Instagram and touch up their images with a number of new tools and effects.

Here's the breakdown of what's new in PicsArt for Windows Phone:

  • New Interface -Import Instagram
  • Import PicsArt #FREETOEDIT pics
  • Curves Tool
  • Enhance
  • Motion Tool
  • New Effects
  • Effect Draw,
  • Mask Draw
  • Repost
  • Landscape orientation

As you can see from the screenshots above, the new interface looks quite a bit cleaner than before. The refreshed UI features a new white icon for the ever-present logo in the upper-left corner and uniform tiles for accessing different features of the app.

Overall, this looks to be a pretty nice update to one of our favorite photo editing apps on Windows Phone. If you'd like to snag the update for yourself, you can hit up the store link below to get started. There's no word if the Windows 8.1 app will get the same treatment, though we will keep an eye out in case it does.

Download PicsArt for Windows Phone (Free)

Thanks, Yahia, for the tip!

QR: PicsArt

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the Editor in Chief for Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl. Got a hot tip? Send it to daniel.thorp-lancaster@futurenet.com.

217 Comments
  • At lastttt !!!!!!! Wohhhooooooo :D reinstalled the latest version that was just uploaded again by the dev its still doesnt work loll wtf :P
  • +940
  • Nice, great app.
  • thank goodness.. now my app crashes everytime I open it .... good job guys
  • Need a fix for it Asap..!!
  • Yeah. I thought I was going to give this app a shot. Aaaaand disappoint! As previously stated, it crashes upon app launch.
  • Have you tried to reinstall the thingy?
  • so you finally motioned that it's crashing huh?... you suck
  • Dang, you guys are a tough croud.
    This app is a really editor, with more functionality than most in its class. They have one issue during a rather large update, and folks are sharpening their knives for the kill. How about we give 'em time to identify and fix this? Not like the inability to use this will cause Armageddon or anything. Its just a FREE app, after all.
  • +630 and +830 updated again and again crashing
  • These photo apps (this, Fotor, etc.) are nice and all (and getting better) but they honestly still all pale in comparison to VSCO
  • True. I wonder why VSCO is so stubborn.
  • VSCO ???
  • PicsArt is the best editor on Windows, and the one I used most on android too. The HDr effect is amazing.
  • Fantasia painter is the best for me ;)
  • For me too!
    Fantasia > Fhotoroom > PicsArt
  • I don't like that app. I find my self editing much more in my Lumia than in my Android. Mostly creative studio is my go to app. But others (fotor, camtool, fontcandy, momento+, etc) have a lot of awesome features.
  • I mailed vsco and they said they are still looking opportunities into the platform.. :(
  • Not function,crash!
  • Same here, crashes at start. Lumia 930
  • Crashes at start too +635
  • +735
  • Crashing here too... Lumia 930
  • Same here w/ my icon
  • +1520
  • +830
  • Crash on lumia 820 too
  • Crashing on my Lumia 830 too.
  • +lumia525... Crashing!!
  • I thought I was the only one... +920
  • +930.
  • +520
  • +620
  • Hahaha! +920
  • Not work for lumia 520 :( :(
  • Not working on 1520 window 10
  • Not working on my 930!
  • Same here.
    930
  • AT&T Nokia Lumia 1520 it crash at start
  • After the update it keeps crashing on startup on my HTC One M8.
  • The app crash right after i try to open it on my 1520 !!! Ok i guess there is a crash problem lol
  • Basing on the comments, I'm skipping this update.
  • So am I
  • Crashes immediately after starting. Lumia 925.
  • Same here
  • +930
  • Based off of these comments it might be helpful to update the article for those who don't bother to read the comment section.
  • True!
  • I stopped using this app for the poor quality of the exported pictures. I'm gonna give it another go.
  • Crash on 830.
  • At least it's not just me crashing.
  • Crashed on my 1020. Download froze midway. App won't open now.
  • Crashes lumia icon.
  • Crash on 930 :(
  • Can you blur pictures? Like any part of the image you want, not just the full image? Struggling to find an app with that feature.
  • If you have a Lumia device, try creative studio. It can blur any part of the you want ;)
  • Crashed on Lumia 625, can't launch the app
  • Pics art crashes after the update.... I have a Lumia 1520
  • Crashes Lumia 1020
  • DO NOT UPDATE!!! The app won't even open now. Lumia 730.
  • 6discover pulled out
  • Yes, the app doesn't open at all after the update.
  • The snapdeal app also got updated today and its also crashing at startup
  • Same here
  • Not running in my Lumia +720
  • Crashes at start in Lumia 720
  • This update not working it keeps crashing after update in my 630 can't even open the app
  • I'm wondering how Dan is able to confirm the changes or just by reading the change log?
  • It is not opening in my L1520, force closes at start :(
  • When universal? #windows10
  • It is universal.
  • lol... Doesn't even download.... "tumse na Ho paiyega" :p
  • I reinstall the app, but can't help...
  • Crashes on 730 too !!
  • App crashes on my 930, but works fine on my 830 running windows 10 TP. ... Oh wait, yea it crashes in win10TP right after you upload a pic from your gallery
  • ...I am really getting bored with having a windows phone. It it ain't working it isn't existing. And if it exists AND works it gets shut down and your account (snap chat) gets banned. Just so much hassle all the time! I'm serious thinking about trading my 930 for a android device. So sad.
  • Not opening..
  • Crashes every time on 730
  • Cannot open for 512mb devices
  • MTN Lumia 930
    App CRASHES
  • where's the update....in the store it shows last updated as 07/08/2014.
  • Works great on Lumia 1020... until you dont start the app   :)))  carshes onthe begining!
  • Crash in Lumia 830 and 520
  • Awesome app...
  • Force close after update -____-
  • Crashing immediately after launch
  • Crashing..........
  • Crashing
  • Crashes as soon as it's launched. Something's off here...
  • work fine with me.. Lumia 640xl
  • Crash at launch Lumia 730
  • Crashes
  • Crash crash crash... Now can't use it. This is called update????
  • crash crash crash crash crash crash crash
  • Crash when I open it .NL 830
  • May b because of W10 technical preview
  • Now this is removed from store.i can't download now
  • Crashes
  • App removed frm store!! Bull****
  • This means that a fix for the app is on its way..!! :)
  • Yes! App removed from store!
  • My app is not updating. Asking this app is not for your device. :/ is or for 512 mb ram or not? Or they have pulled there updates. Anyone having this problem?
  • This app removed from store right now :'(
  • The app is no longer available for my device
  • Crashes Crashes Crashes +730
  • Not available?
  • THIS APPLICATION IS NOT WORKING ON MY LUMIA 630 DS
  • It's removed from the store.
  • The best
  • Can't update!
  • Download stuck halfway..... Not available any more !!!
  • They obviously pulled it soon as they realised it wasn't working properly. Of course, instead of using what brains they have, all the comments here are just 'doh, it crashing, oh ma gaw!'. Just wait for a fix.
  • And they have pulled the app from the store. Nice!
  • It's not available for my Lumia 920 as it used to. (WP 8.1 Update 1)
  • App is removed from the store, possibly to fix the bug that was causing crashes at app launch.
  • I cant even download the update...
  • App not found
  • Why isn't this available for the 1520 or is it not available for US?
  • Its been pulled since it isn't working for pretty much anyone. Expect it to be back within 48 hours or so :)
  • As @Pratyush_Jena, said : And they have pulled the app from the store. Nice! #not
  • It seems like the app was removed from store, can't download it here
  • The app has being pulled. They're are probably fixing the crashing issue.
  • it wont let me download it. it says its not available for my device. im on windows phone 8.1 Nokia 630
  • Another great app for Windows Phone! (Once it's fixed - that is.)
  • Not available in India..
  • This app is not available in your country! lumia 1520 Us
  • I can't download on my Lumia 630, not compatible
  • The App Is Crashing In My Lumia 720 Whenever I tried to Open
  • not available on my Nokia 630 WP 8.1
  • Not install on my Nokia Lumia 730 ds.
  • Not available
  • again crashed after 2nd update. lumia 730
  • Its online again but still crashes. Its good that WC has updated the article, but couldnt you test it yourself at least before adding the 2. update?
  • Update 3, still broken.
  • Still crashes :(
  • Still crashing!
  • Still crashing. Tried to reinstall but it doesn't help. Lumia 930, 8.1 update 2.
  • still crashing after last update. wasted my data :(
  • Still crashing.
  • Cant open it even after reinstalling the app
  • WC or Yahia did it work for you before you posted? Still crashing.  
  • Well, download stuck at midway...total waste of time!​ ​
  • Still crashes everytime I try to open it. I just use the china version and it works fine. *shrugs*
  • Still crashing
  • It crashes everytime i open it on my 1520
  • Still crashing on Lumia 820...WTF
  • Are you able to download it?
  • Yes, reinstall doesn't work
  • It still crashes on my HTC One M8
  • Crazy mann
  • Still crashing!!
    :/
  • still crashes after update in my Lumia 830.
    I use window 10 technical preview
  • Craaassshhhhhhhh.....
  • It still doesn't work
  • Still doesn't working.
  • Cant download the app
  • Update 4, still totally broken.
  • Still crashing on my 930 windows 8.1
  • Same thing
  • Doesn't work still crashing
  • F***...still crashing..!!
  • Updated for the fourth time and it's still crashing. lol
  • Even After the update... Its still Crashing :/
  • Lumia 925... Crashing!!
  • 2 more updates in the past hour and still broken
  • +930
  • Ok updated it earlier.....crashed. Checked the store again 8 hours later...it showed another update....just did that....still crashing.
  • Update 5, still very broken.
  • Still crash on 930...
  • Well. Even after it's been pulled and came back it doesn't work.
    930
  • +925
  • Mine is still crashing on L1520. I uninstalled and reinstalled to no avail
  • Update download is still stalling in UK on Lumia 620. Ever pending...
  • Yes its same for me..... Lumia 525 India.... Update download is going on and on.... Only showing "downloading".....
  • +930
  • Is this a joke?
  • It doesn't work on my Lumia 1520
  • Again not work.... 17 mb lost again of 3g data... What hpn with picsart app.. Again crashed during open...
  • Picsart is playing crash crash...
  • +525. Updated again today morning, crashes again.
  • Yeah after bringing it back to store, the app is still crashing.
  • Crashing crashing and crashing
  • Another update about 40 minutes ago but still crashing.
  • Not working on my 830
  • Nop, again crash it... :(
  • Crashing again!
  • PicsArt is back again :P
  • Obviously ita cause Windows Phone OS sucks. Switching to Android so I dont have to deal with broken apps no more!
  • Get out!
  • Still doesn't work.........
  • Still after two updates hasn't been fixed yet
  • and....it arrives supposed to be opening, yet they uploaded the previous xap file ..ha ha ha, lame devs 
  • Makes you wonder who is in charge of quality control.
  • Still same problem
  • New update sucks
    After updating app ...
    App isn't working on my lumia 1020
  • Still crashes on launch...
  • Pull again...
  • Not available for my phone... 720
  • Same here with my 720
  • Update 3: I installed version 2.0.3.4 and it's still broken (I removed the old version before installing the latest one).
  • Again pulled from store.. :D
  • Waiting for tomorrow to download,lets see what happens
  • Forget this app... bunch of n00bs working on it
  • Its not working it is getting crashed when I try to open it....
  • Not available for L830 in India ? I got the error
  • App not available my lumia 925
  • After the update, I couldn't open the app. Then I uninstalled it and now when I'm going to install it again, it says the app is not supported by your device. Can anyone help me.
  • App have been removed from store so you can't find it or it's not available
    Be patient it will be back
  • This problem is occurring in almost all Lumias.
    Be patient...it ll come back soon with bug fixes.
  • Not able to install on 930, device not supported.
  • Picsart fb post saying that "app will be back in store after but fix" https://m.facebook.com/PicsArtPhotoStudio/photos/a.495173030509436.12969...
  • Can't be installed on #1320 , why??
  • It's back again in the store.
  • Done
  • Now that it is back up and working, Nice update.  First editor that I have found to support tranparent background and save to PNG.