Review: Check out These Photo Filters from the Picas App

If you like photo filters, Picas is a free photo editor from SafeSpace that offers a bunch of free filters for pictures; and if you're willing to spend the money, the developer offers a lot more. You can take a photo with the app, or select one from your Photo Library, and almost instantly convert that image using a variety of artistic photo filter styles.

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The picture editor app is free, and there are ads scattered throughout the app. If you want to remove the ads and gain access to some of the premium photo filters, it will cost you. The in-app purchase is $9.99 and it's a one-time payment. Previously, it was a monthly subscription, so this change is welcome.

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  • Fast and easily automated
  • Lots of free options
  • Wide variety of filters


  • Ad supported

Final Verdict

Picas from SafeSpace delivers a bunch of fun filters, and if you're willing to pay for them, a lot more. 

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An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.