PicsArt's dazzling new AI-powered Magic Effects turn your photos into works of art

If you use PicsArt for editing your photos on Windows 10, you're in for a treat. The latest version of the PicsArt app brings new "Magic Effects" that can turn your pictures into artful masterpieces using the power of AI.

In essence, Magic Effects can take your photos and make them look like they were hand-painted. This will inevitable draw comparisons to Prisma, which became quite the rage earlier in 2016. That said, PicsArt's implementation looks pretty darn impressive, and includes a number of Magic Effect options out of the gate. In all, PicsArt says that this update contains more than 20 Magic Effects that you can check out, and the developers plan to add more every week.

Lastly, this update contains a new Challenges page that lets you compete against other PisArt users to create the best images. The CHallenges page will let you both vote and compete in different daily and weekly challenges with your best pictures.

Be sure to check out the latest version of PicsArt for Windows on the Windows Store now, and let us know what you think in the comments!

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