PicsArt Challenges Desktop Photo Editors: Now on Windows 8.1

PicsArt Inc, developer and publisher of the wildly popular PicsArt mobile photo editing and drawing app, today announced it has released the PicsArt app for Windows 8.1 devices.

Available now in the Windows Store, the PicsArt app for Windows 8.1 is a free image editing app that combines the simple ease of use of Instagram with the full-featured capabilities of Photoshop. PicsArt’s move to Windows 8.1, after becoming a top mobile app, is an industry game changer that gives everyone unfettered access to professional editing tools that are easier to use than traditional offerings and is completely free. With more than 140 million installs on the mobile platform, PicsArt is highly ranked and regularly appears as a top free app on the Android, iPhone and Windows Phone app store charts. Earlier this month, PicsArt surpassed Instagram as the top free photo app on iPhone and 5th top free app overall on iTunes.

PicsArt empowers anyone to transform ordinary pictures into works of art while making it easy for users to be discovered by PicsArt’s rapidly growing community of 18 million registered creatives. PicsArt’s powerful editing and drawing capabilities for Windows 8.1 include hundreds of customizable effects, masks, tools, text and collage maker options, and various clipart images. PicsArt’s drawing tools—with layers, brush options, and custom clipart capabilities—are often used by users for drawing paintings from scratch as well as adding creative visual elements to photos. Aside from improving their images and creating various types of collages, many users also use PicsArt as stand-alone tools to create professional-grade logos, business cards, greeting cards, letterhead and more.

“Expanding the PicsArt app to PCs and tablets means allowing anyone from amateur artists to professional graphic designers the benefit of using premium level image editing and drawing tools on any Windows 8.1 device at zero cost,” said Hovhannes Avoyan, CEO at PicsArt Inc. “While millions have mastered PicsArt on mobile, we believe this version gives users even more easability in creating their digital works.”

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About PicsArt
PicsArt is a free and full featured photo editing and drawing mobile app available on Android, iOS and Windows Phone. Based in Mountain View, Calif., the app is also home to the largest art-based mobile social network of more than 18 million artists, which allows users to connect with and inspire one another from anywhere in the world. The app has been installed more than 140 million times and continues to expand and improve, so anyone can unleash their creativity and become a great artist.