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Eyes of the Afghan Girl: A Critical Take on the 'Steve McCurry Scandal' Community Update: Our Favorite Magic Edits. Life is full of magic, and with a little help from PicsArt you can conjure up just the right amount to make your pictures even more awesome.

Community Update: Our Favorite Magic Edits

So, we decided to showcase some of our favorite pictures using our Magic Effects. Even better, we’ve added new Magic Effects: Haze, Rose Quartz and Crushed Marble. #FreeToEdit Photos and Images - PicsArt. After the Fog nature / PicsArt.  National Geographic Your Shot Photo of the Day. PicsArt Launches First Customizable, AI-Powered Photo and Video Effects — Surpasses 80 Million Monthly Active Users. SAN FRANCISCO--(Business Wire)--PicsArt, the world’s leading social photo editing platform, today announced it reached 80 million monthly active users and launched the world’s first fully customizable, AI-powered “Magic” photo and video Effects.

PicsArt Launches First Customizable, AI-Powered Photo and Video Effects — Surpasses 80 Million Monthly Active Users

PicsArt is building a new social photo editing experience that combines advanced image editing tools in a mobile app where you can connect with friends and make awesome pictures together. This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: A new awesome photo editor from PicsArt offers AI-powered Magic Effects and 3,000+ editing features that transform images into works of art. (Graphic: Business Wire) A contest was held to find this year's funniest animal photo. Here are 15 of the best. Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2016 Finalists. The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2016 (see 2015 here) came to an end on October 1st, and the shortlisted final 40 entries have finally been revealed.

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2016 Finalists

Show Full Text Laughter is not the only thing this annual event that focuses on revealing the amusing side of nature wants to bring you, though – as the authors state on their website, “way more importantly, this competition is about conservation.“ They work together with Born Free Foundation, animal welfare, and conservation charity, that takes action worldwide to save lives, stop suffering and protect species in the wild. Techniques For Fall Color Photography - Outdoor Photographer. As a Vermont-based photographer, there is no better time of year to be prowling the back roads than late September and early October.

Techniques For Fall Color Photography - Outdoor Photographer

In fact, there is no place I would rather be, and I plan my entire schedule around being home for this amazing time of year. If you have never experienced an autumn season in New England, you definitely should add it to your bucket list. For those who can't make the pilgrimage to New England, there are many other fantastic locations throughout the U.S. and abroad for great fall color. No matter where you live or travel this fall season, try these 10 creative techniques for fall color photography to make your best autumn images yet. 1. Flickr Heroes of the Week. Summer is about to come to a close in this hemisphere and officially begin in another.

Flickr Heroes of the Week

That means sun, and moon, and stars shift from our tiny little place on this rock. Keep celebrating the ever-changing seasons, places and faces in life, Flickr Fam. Van Gogh’s World Seen Through the Perspective of a Tilt-Shift Lens. Despite our humble opinion that Vincent van Gogh’s works are stunning as is, we were pleasantly entertained by the simple shift in focus made to his paintings by Reddit user melonshade.

Van Gogh’s World Seen Through the Perspective of a Tilt-Shift Lens

By placing the works into Photoshop and adding a bit of blur to the painting’s backgrounds, they were able to bring a new perspective to the century-old images, simulating the effect of a tilt-shift lens. Melonshade’s interventions were inspired by image manipulations previously created by Serena Maylon on Artcyclopedia. Top Galleries - 12 Best Photos. When Taking a Picture is Like Solving a Puzzle. Photographer Randy Olson covers stories that have global impact.

When Taking a Picture is Like Solving a Puzzle

As part of our "Through the Lens" series, we spoke with Olson to find out what makes him tick. What was the first picture you made that mattered to you? It was made in a lonely little place in the Rocky Mountains where a Native American protestor had stopped to catch his breath. I was in college and was documenting the Native Americans' “Longest Walk,” from Alcatraz to Washington D.C.

Check Out Our Fave Pop Art Inspo. There is too much amazing pop art floating around PicsArt to appreciate it all, but that won’t stop us from trying.

Check Out Our Fave Pop Art Inspo

Today, we’re rounding up some of our favorite pop art on PicsArt. There’s a lot of range and imagination in these edits, but they all have that unmistakable pop art feeling.