Affinity Photo vs. Picsart

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Affinity Photo
Score 9.6 out of 10
N/A
Affinity Photo is a software solution for photography and creative professionals, a fully-loaded photo editor integrated across macOS, Windows and iOS, from Serif Ltd.
$21.99
one-time fee
Picsart
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Picsart is an ecosystem of free-to-use content, tools, and inspiration from other creators. Boasting a billion downloads and more than 150 million monthly active creators, Picsart is available in over 30 languages, and is available free or as a subscription on iOS, Android and Windows devices. Headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Yerevan, Armenia; Moscow; Beijing; Tokyo; and Los Angeles. Picsart is backed by SoftBank, Sequoia Capital, DCM Ventures, Tribe Capital, G Squared, Siguler…
$11.99
per month
Pricing
Affinity PhotoPicsart
Editions & Modules
iPad Edition
$21.99
one-time fee
Mac Edition
$54.99
one-time fee
Windows Edition
$54.99
one-time fee
Gold
$55.99
per year
Team
$74.98
per year per seat
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Affinity PhotoPicsart
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details50% discount for students.
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User Ratings
Affinity PhotoPicsart
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.2
(12 ratings)
User Testimonials
Affinity PhotoPicsart
Likelihood to Recommend
Serif Europe
For single-person teams or very small teams, I think Affinity Photo is great as it has a one-off cost and no ongoing subscriptions. If people are familiar with the Adobe products it might take a period of adjusting to Affinity Photo. It might also be overkill for some people's needs. But it does offer everything and room to grow. So weighing up what you need to do with photos and seeing if it fits is important.
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Picsart, Inc
In my experience, I have used PicsArt in lots of projects which helped me to complete the projects on time with satisfactory results. Mostly I use the Android app which is super easy to use. I have created multiple templates for my business. But I think it should remove the watermark on video editing also in the free version. It helped us to create unique pre-designed templates with step by step process. Apart from that, I have never faced any issues with this tool.
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Pros
Serif Europe
  • It integrates with the other Affinity products really well.
  • Able to edit files that have been made in photoshop.
  • Good range of tools to touch up photos when needed.
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Picsart, Inc
  • Basic Photo Editing - more robust than your basic iPhone photo editing tools, but much simpler (yet still powerful) and user-friendly than Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.
  • Filters - a large variety of simple and complex photo filters with the ability to adjust the strength. A nice blend of filters can really enhance a photo without making it look heavily filtered.
  • User friendly - all across the board, this app is super easy to use and really powerful too. I can't imagine editing a photo on my phone without it.
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Cons
Serif Europe
  • Performance was a bit slow. But this seems to have been improved with updates.
  • More video tutorials would be great.
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Picsart, Inc
  • There are a lot of features available to only paying subscribers, but all those features still appear for the nonpaying user, marked by the crown icon. Particularly with filters and stickers, it can be annoying to scroll through the majority of locked options to find the handful that is free. A filter option would be nice.
  • It would be nice to have access to previous projects where you could still go back and undo edits you've made. The draft feature seems to only be good for one project at a time.
  • Layers would be nice. That way when you use a sticker or add a photo on top and go on to make more edits, you could still move them around instead of just having to undo everything and re-add the stick or additional photo.
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Alternatives Considered
Serif Europe
I think Affinity Photo is on par with Adobe PhotoShop. They are very similar products with both bringing many features users need. The main reason I picked Affinity Photo was its pricing of it. I didn't require Adobe products all the time. And felt they weren't offering me as much value.
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Picsart, Inc
I used Lucidchart to develop architect-level integration flow diagrams to visualise integration flow. But Picsart has a user-friendly UI to develop and edit HQ pictures as per business requirements but some options are an enterprise where we need to pay and purchase those features and filters to use them while editing images.
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Return on Investment
Serif Europe
  • It's been great knowing I have a tool ready to do intensive work if required on photos.
  • Gives me the ability to be more creative with my photos.
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Picsart, Inc
  • It has a positive impact of decreasing time taken to create graphics for presentations
  • It has a positive impact of decreasing time taken to create annotated videos with text and sound
  • It lacks advanced editing features, hence has a somewhat negative impact by not facilitating imagination of users
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