I thought the features advertised for the PicsArt app looked like I could do some pretty neat things with this photo of my favorite tree in Crescent Park.
However, upon downloading and tinkering around within the app, I found it to be tedious and basically annoying.
This app has several flaws!
1. Instead of having all the features accessible while working on one photo, editable options are broken down into categories that you have to navigate in and out of. If you're an amateur photo editor and unfamiliar with what each feature entails, the time and steps it takes becomes increasingly exhaustive.
2. It takes 5 STEPS to select your desired photo AFTER choosing a category.
3. Once you’re satisfied with the results in that category, you have to Share your photo, publicly or to your private collection, before you Close (even if you are just going to a different editing category). If you want to play around with the any of the other features, you have to reopen and close your photo every time! Even if it’s the same photo!
4. If you don't Share your photo, you LOSE ALL your work!
Don’t get me wrong, I like the features offered in PicsArt, but the lack of ease to switch from feature to feature makes it a chore.
Among my dissatisfaction, I still wanted to create something.
Using Color Exposure to create the double image, I saved it to my private profile then used the Editor for basic photo enhancement and to pattern the walking path and Voilà!