PicsArt, a platform for finding images and editing them with AI-based tools, has announced that it is expanding its offering from just its app to the web, giving browser-based creators access to a selection of its tools, with more features rolling out next year.
The new tools are accessible for free and via a subscription on PicsArt.com. Currently-available tools include a template editor, background and object remover, video slideshow maker, text editor, and more. PicsArt is also including its entire library of what it calls “premium content,” which includes stock photography, templates, fonts and stickers, and millions of what PicsArt calls “free-to-edit images submitted by PicsArts’s community.”
Below is a list of the more prominently featured tools that are now available on the web version of the platform:
- Thousands of easy-to-edit templates: Templates for everything from social media graphics to blog thumbnails, flyers, posters, announcements, and more
- Stock photography and stickers: An entire library of free-to-use stock images, backgrounds, and stickers
- Hundreds of fonts: Fonts of all sizes and styles to overlay on an image or creation
- Magic effects and filters: Dozens of magic effects and filters including PicsArt’s most popular Sketch and Canvas Effect
- Background removal and replace: Makes the background of any photo transparent with just one click. You can also select a different color, textured, or scenic background.
- Object Removal: Removes an unwanted object or person from any image.
- Style transfer: Copies the style from any uploaded image to give a new image the same look, feel, and aesthetic.
PicsArt’s web tools are now available, and premium features along with cross-device access are included with the PicsArt Gold subscription for $8.99 a month, or $55.99 a year.
Earlier this year, PicsArt came under fire for allegedly allowing rampant theft of images on its platform. According to reports, one photographer found unauthorized use of her photo over 1,500 times. Her photos were uploaded to the platform without her knowledge and quickly propagated across the app. PicsArt said that after it became aware of the issue did its best to remove the offending images as quickly as possible, but the photographer did not feel like the company adequately addressed her concerns. You can read that story here.