There are several apps that let you add effects and edit your photos, but PicsArt Photo Studio does those things and quite a lot more. In fact this app has so many features it can get a little overwhelming — particularly with the number of interface elements on the screen.
Like most photo effects apps, you can snap a new picture or pull one from your photo library. With an image onscreen, you can use the buttons on the bottom of the interface to play with the main features of the app.
You can pinch to zoom, reveal more controls with a plus button, see before and after views of your image, undo the last action, and reset your picture to its original state. Every effect offers adjustability via sliders and a brush that lets choose where to apply or remove the effect.
When applying Magic Effects, you also get a choice of blending modes reminiscent of those used by Photoshop layers. So you can choose Normal, Multiply, ColorBurn, Darken, Lighten, Screen, Overlay, SoftLight, HardLight, and Difference blending modes.
It’s fun to try these out, but I find that the default setting often looks best. Prisma offers more basic art styles—30 compared with PicsArt’s 10—and some of those are more impressive than PicsArt’s, though company representatives told me that more would be added.
Next you can throw a mask on your image and add a frame. Finally, an Add button lets you add things like clip art, callouts, more frames, and text. Frankly, the number of things you can do with your images is exhaustive.