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PicWish

Added: Jun 13, 2023

PicWish is an AI photo editing platform that allows users to have photoshop like edits with a click of a button or a tap of their thumb.

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What does PicWish do?

PicWish is an AI photo editing platform that allows users to have photoshop like edits with a click of a button or a tap of their thumb. It aims to be the easiest to use compared to the alternatives on the market and provides a simple interface on an Apple, Android, desktop or browser app. It's it also features an API where developers can replicate edits at scale like background changes.

There are two distinct feature sets on PicWish. The first is photo editing. We used these tools to enlarge, compress, crop, and convert image file types. PicWish is everything most people need to be posting professional-level photos on social media.

Their second toolset is AI-powered editing, and it allows us to remove backgrounds, unwanted objects, and unblurry faces, enhance our photos, colorize black and white images, and insert white backgrounds. It also has a feature that turns pictures of words into editable text. These features are 100% automatic, meaning no skills are required to edit the photos and zero user input. There are no tricks to optimize the tool. It's a simple upload and download. Take or leave. If you don’t like it, there’s not much you can do about it.

An example is when we tried using the colorizer on the famous old picture of workers having lunch at the Rockefeller Center in New York City in 1932. The results weren’t great, and overall ended with a sepia hue - rather than a photo in color.

Overall, this isn't radically new for AI, mainly because we've seen these features in many forms before, such as Adobe Photoshop, Canva, and many others, without considering the native photo editing tools already on your phone.

But there are two exciting bits are related to the form factor. The first is that all of these features are stuffed into their Android and Apple apps, which means that you don't have to open a laptop to edit any photo. You snap the picture with your phone, edit it with PicWish, and post it on social media. The app currently has over +1M downloads and potentially a few million users.

The second exciting part is that PicWish is accessible through an API, which means you can apply photo editing at scale if you have a photo database that needs similar editing.

We Love:

  • Automates tedious image editing processes
  • Quick single click features such as sharpening and background removal.
  • 90% of the features are available to try for free.

We Hate:

  • Does not support vector images, only JPEG and PNG.
  • Not suitable for advanced image editing tasks.

Screenshots

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Colorizing a famous old photo.
Colorizing a famous old photo.
What I started with before editing.
What I started with before editing.
After using a couple of the tools. Check out the guy's face to the right!
After using a couple of the tools. Check out the guy's face to the right!

Our Verdict on PicWish

When I first used PicWish, I was impressed by its capabilities in various image editing tasks. Yet I was mostly impressed that it's almost entirely free until you want to use the API. However, free products often come with some downfalls, and I noticed this when trying to upload vector and webp images. It just can't do it until you convert the files.

What sticks with me is, unlike other tools, unused credits rollover if you've got a monthly subscription, and you can use 90% of the available features without getting your credit card out. So if you're looking for a cost effective basic image editor - PicWish is good option.

Compared Alternatives

  • Vance AI - Better for teams working with together on company laptops. It's just a little easier to manage the files.
  • Cutout.pro - These tools are neck and neck. Lots of similar features but Cutout.pro might have a slight edge when doing bulk edits.
  • Remini - It's comparable on features but feels like the simplest and easy to use interface.

Features

  • Automates the process of extracting text from an image.
  • Offers a suite of image editing APIs to empower productivity on any platform.
  • Provides the option to remove people, objects, and small imperfections from images.
  • Includes a feature to sharpen blurry images of scanned vintage sheet music.
  • Offers a free version with the option to purchase API credits for additional features.

Use-Cases

  • Remove backgrounds from images
  • Making quick one-click edits
  • Automating editing for larger image databases

Insider Tips

  • Tiny text on their pricing, hides a gem. If you get the monthly subscription, and don't use all the credits, the unused credits roll over to the next month! I'd start with that and see how you go.
  • If you're planning to use the API, check out their docs first. They go into detail, but not super deep so play around with the 50 free credits you can get with their free API key.

PicWish Pricing

Enjoy PicWish's premium advantage with 500 credits/month & a 7-day money-back guarantee!

Has Free Tier

Public Pricing

Enterprise Plan

Double Check Pricing

*Last Updated: Nov 04, 2023

Freemium

Limited Features

No PicWish Branding

Optional pay-as-you-go

Special API Pricing

Subscription

$6

/month

0% off with Annual plan

50 Credits / Month

Unused Credits roll over

Subscription

$50

/month

0% off with Annual

500 Credits / Month

7 Day Money Back Guarantee

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Jack Woodwalker is a tech reviewer, former engineer and the CEO of AllThingsAI.

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How We Test

  1. We verified that PicWish and its team are real.
  2. We signed up to PicWish
  3. We ran several images to edit on Picwish to verify the uniqueness of the tool and its performance.
  4. We tried other competitors like Vance AI, Cutout Pro, and Remini
  5. We reviewed each tool on the basis of its Simplicity, Authenticity, Affordability and Competency
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