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A Color Story
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Named 'Best New App' and 'App of the Day' by Apple! Over 16 million installs and counting. A Color Story focuses on fresh photos and video, on-trend editing styles, and colors that pop. Rather than forcing you into a single look, the app has— • over 500 filters designed by top photographers and influencers, incl. purchases • over 120 movable effects, incl. purchases • over 20 advanced tools, including HSL, curves + selective editing, incl. purchases • custom filters saved from your editing steps • Instagram grid preview + planning • batch editing • options for both photos + videos • touch tools for more precise editing • NEW! Blemish removal tool Get complete access with ACS+ Membership, which includes— • unlimited access to all our filters & effects • access to our Color+ tool • unlimited accounts added to grid planning MEMBERSHIP PRICING, TERMS, & CONDITIONS ACS+ Yearly: The ACS+ Yearly membership is $24.99 USD per year. Pricing in other countries may vary, and charges may be converted to your local currency depending on the country you live in. The ACS+ Yearly membership starts with a free 3-day trial period. Once the trial is over, you'll be charged $24.99 USD per year. Your ACS+ Yearly membership will automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. You can go to your Settings > iTunes Account & App Store > Apple ID > Subscriptions to manage your membership and turn auto-renew off. Your iTunes Account will be charged when the purchase is confirmed. Any unused portion of a free trial period will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription during free trial. ACS+ Monthly: The ACS+ Monthly membership is $4.99 USD per month. Pricing in other countries may vary, and charges may be converted to your local currency depending on the country you live in. The ACS+ Monthly membership automatically starts upon subscription and you'll be charged $4.99 USD per month. Your ACS+ Monthly membership will automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. You can go to your Settings > iTunes Account & App Store > Apple ID > Subscriptions to manage your membership and turn auto-renew off. Your iTunes Account will be charged when the purchase is confirmed. Any unused portion of a free trial period will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription during free trial. Read our full Terms of Use here: https://acolorstory.com/terms-conditions/ Read our full Privacy Policy here: https://acolorstory.com/privacy/
Great App
by KateGoldberg on 2021/01/16 01:50
I like this app better than VSCO. It’s sick. I love the individual color editing option. This is my favorite editing app.
LOVE
by KBWDO on 2021/01/15 16:25
Could not love this app more! Offers so much more than just relying on basic Instagram filters. Pure magic!
Easy to use.
by PLB815 on 2021/01/14 22:43
I’m horrible with photo editing but this app is really easy.
Love this app
by kbfaces on 2021/01/14 19:07
ColorStory is my go to for creating beautiful consistency in my social media.
Best photo app!
by KateEschbach on 2021/01/14 16:25
I love this app. The filters are so natural and there are so many choices.
The best!
by SASM 2019 on 2021/01/14 12:46
Love this app!!!
Love this app!
by Rebrkr on 2021/01/14 00:50
Best color selections to choose from.
Love this app!
by MegMHudson on 2021/01/13 17:47
Best editing app in my opinion! I don’t always care for their filters, but I think after using the curves tool there is no need for a filter.
Love
by aash991 on 2021/01/13 02:17
Super cool
Love it but...
by kaitlyn.are.1234 on 2021/01/13 00:10
I love it so much because made my photos looks so much more professional and I’m trying to be professional photographer when I grow up but the only thing I could say about it is that some of the things cost money which I get I just wish there’s a really good app out there that does not cost any money and I did not buy the pay version and by the way that’s why. I gave it four stars!!😘☺️
Love this app
by Cre8tivemom on 2021/01/12 20:55
My teen and I enjoy this app a lot. It has a lot of great offerings and is easy to use. A little expensive to buy options separately though. :)
Tess.halb
by tess.halb on 2021/01/12 19:06
Easy to use!
It’s Great !
by yazamezola on 2021/01/12 04:21
I love it!
Fun to use
by kabatmat on 2021/01/11 20:03
I have been using color story for several years. I enjoy making subtle changes to pictures I take. Since I take pictures while walking my dog little fixes make a big difference.
Casual art, just like that
by CorenneParks on 2021/01/11 17:24
Gorgeous, intuitive app.
Amazing app
by trevy837 on 2021/01/11 16:17
Super easy to use and lots of options to fine tune exactly what you want !
Awesome for on the go quick filters
by Jackie Mrwsk on 2021/01/11 15:36
Love it! Makes it easy when I’m on the go and need to capture a photo for work and don’t have time to really photoshop edit. Filters are not over done and great variety.
Love the app
by Delacjen23 on 2021/01/11 02:06
It's amazing the filter definitely are great I love it ! All different types of filter & effects my fav totally worth it
Love it!
by hollyd325 on 2021/01/10 21:00
Great filters and easy to use ✨
Video edit glitch
by Ms. Santangelo on 2021/01/10 20:23
Is it just me or does it not let you edit videos ? It seems you have to try the filters and effects on only the first frame of the video without being able to see how it looks on the whole clip before applying and saving it. That can’t be right
Great
by Melsave on 2021/01/10 19:28
Love it
Best all in one editor!
by Tessy Bannz on 2021/01/10 18:13
Love the new update and love all the filters even more. Very glad they added the grid too!
Super cute!
by Tinyteef on 2021/01/10 14:30
Tons of options to choose from. From subtle to super bold edits. Love!
Good editing app for on the go use
by lovelace-k on 2021/01/10 03:43
Title says it all.
Gorgeous Filters & User Friendly
by meowladyhoo on 2021/01/10 01:19
Simple, yet amazing filters. The app it’s self is user friendly, I have tried a lot of photo apps, by far this one is uncomplicated. It’s perfect for beginners and pros alike. Subtle little effects, colorization, so effective all the same. I only marked off stars for the pricing to gain more filters/effects and the fact the app closes suddenly frequently. They’re quite expensive and I haven’t seen an option to view before buying.
👍🏽👍🏽😃
by Sonja Tayes on 2021/01/09 21:52
👍🏽👍🏽😃
Simple to use!
by moosemulli on 2021/01/09 21:29
Love this app! Very simple to use and play around with. You’ll love the difference in your photos.
Simple and effective
by Camp Winkler on 2021/01/09 17:53
After trying a dozen different photo editing apps this one makes them all obsolete! Enough control to really fine tune, but easy enough that I enjoy the process! Love!
Love Color Story!
by Djasonblack on 2021/01/09 16:08
The first app that makes me feel like a professional photo editor!
the updates are always great
by IcedcoffeeW/breve on 2021/01/09 08:14
i’ve had this app for a long time now and every time they update i’m never disappointed.
LOVE!
by Kimorkel on 2021/01/09 07:57
This app is so fun to play with. Lots of creative options!
Great editing app
by Sarah Costa on 2021/01/09 01:50
Simple with lots of options and variety of beautiful frequently updated edits
Love
by Gingi76 on 2021/01/08 23:14
❤️❤️❤️
Love this app
by NickTheLegend on 2021/01/08 15:58
Helps me keep everything fluid & aesthetically pretty
Color story
by TheHeartPainter on 2021/01/07 20:46
It’s a great app. Omygoodness I love it. So easy to make my photos look better. Thank you
Great app!!
by Lularoe Charlene on 2021/01/07 19:22
Great app and super easy to use.
NextwithAnjali
by nextwithanjali on 2021/01/07 18:14
It’s a great app
Love this appppppp
by Kgrkgr on 2021/01/07 03:33
This app not only helps me make the most out of my photos it helps me make the most out of my memories 💗
Cloud heights
by cloudheights on 2021/01/06 10:45
Limited free options
Love
by Feature issue on 2021/01/06 05:51
This app helps me edit all my social media post pictures of the products I sell online. I use this app 90% more than any of my others
Great but not that great
by random person who uses the app on 2021/01/06 00:23
I like the app a lot it’s amazing what it could do to a picture, but...you have to pay for a lot of it and it doesn’t let you edit all of your pictures. I was impressed but I would be even more impressed if I had more options that I didn’t need to pay for.
Great app! Love the filter options.
by Loshar on 2021/01/05 21:32
I like the variety of filters and individual tools, you have lots of options.
Gorgeous filters!
by eatcute on 2021/01/05 18:39
Can’t live without this app
Can’t get enough!
by chickwire on 2021/01/04 20:06
Makes my life so easy!
Great quick edits
by yoho27 on 2021/01/04 17:37
I like it!
Great app!
by jcbaby09 on 2021/01/04 02:53
I love that it takes the stress out of hours of photo editing and provides exactly the aesthetic I am after.
Love it
by donnamaf on 2021/01/03 22:43
Amazng
Awesome
by osogrizz on 2021/01/03 21:46
I use the free app and it works wonders!
Favorite
by holyshitbatman77 on 2021/01/03 17:57
My favorite editing app
A must.
by B imani on 2021/01/03 04:42
If you’re obsessed with keeping a visually pleasing instagram grid you will love this app. Almost every photo I post goes through this app first. They have hundreds of filters and there’s more than one perfect one for you.
My photo loving heart skipped a beat!
by Tinkertat on 2021/01/03 01:22
Great deal for all these amazing filters!!
Loveeeee
by cris..xx on 2021/01/03 00:31
I have a couple of business/lifestyle instagram accounts, and I’m totally diggin all of the possibilities with this app! I’ve already saved so many filter combinations. I love this app! So many possibilities!
Awesome!
by ally218 on 2021/01/02 23:53
I love this app! I use it all the time!
Color story
by gardenrooms on 2021/01/02 23:42
Love the new presets!
Best filters
by LydiaJenee on 2021/01/02 23:41
The filters always turn out great. They’re basic filters are already the best and the + version has even more better ones!!
:)
by superchicchick on 2021/01/02 20:09
Favorite editing app by far!!
Go to app
by ktran89 on 2021/01/02 17:51
I’ve downloaded tons of editing apps but I always go back to this one!
Frustrating
by utkelli1234 on 2021/01/02 14:29
I really love this app, but EVERY TIME IT UPDATES ALL MY IN-APP PURCHASES DISAPPEAR. Please stop doing that Color Story!
Just Learning
by SimplySydneyBlake on 2021/01/02 13:49
They have great “free” options for someone just starting out in editing photos and affordable packages for accessing tons more. User friendly and easy to navigate!
Great app to edit photos!
by sehsee21 on 2021/01/02 08:36
So clean, clear and pretty!
Makes photos pop!
by MamaDee33 on 2021/01/02 07:33
Love this app!
Color me happy!
by ewallac4 on 2021/01/01 14:57
A powerful app that lets me edit on the fly. It’s removed the useless editing tools and gives simple and easy to understand ones instead. I made the jump and bought the filter pack! It was so worth it! I have fun and always look forward to the new ones that come out!
Outstanding
by Tani_loves_Lilly on 2021/01/01 06:01
Such a great application! Highly recommended!
Excuse me?
by ..kelsay on 2021/01/01 04:15
Not thrilled that the filter folders that I’ve paid for are all of a sudden gone. Idk if it’s a membership package promotion or what but I’d like a refund for my filter packages or to have access to them. Other than that it’s great, I’m just upset about not having the access I paid for
Exceptionally awesome
by exceptionally awesome on 2020/12/31 20:11
I cannot say enough good things about this app.
Lovely
by gigi4247 on 2020/12/31 18:20
I’ve enjoyed this app tremendously. The latest update - taking photos inside, is nice
Awesome
by Adriana Carelys on 2020/12/31 15:54
I love it
Great app!
by shelbywink on 2020/12/31 02:19
This is my go to editing app, love it!
Color Story is great even for a beginner like me!
by BWw52 on 2020/12/30 17:21
I’ve been learning how to edit my photos Color Story is great even for a beginner like me!
A good app
by TheBrandilyn on 2020/12/30 16:39
I use it to edit photos
LOVE
by EDemps on 2020/12/30 15:56
this has been great as a small business owner for creating good flow in my posts and planning how it’ll look
My daily app
by lislazo on 2020/12/30 14:43
I can’t tell you how much I love this app!
Great
by MaudeAvidity on 2020/12/29 21:02
Intuitive and affordable
Awesome!
by kaitosb on 2020/12/29 19:03
This is a great app for editing photos!
❤️✨⭐️💕
by JoshuaChilly on 2020/12/29 15:51
I love this app!!!!!!
Love this app
by glamoe by nancy on 2020/12/29 12:31
This app is absolutely perfect for giving your photos some life. I recommend it to everyone and it’s so easy to use.
Great app
by nana121826 on 2020/12/28 23:00
I live it
Stunning
by shimmery on 2020/12/28 00:16
This app is subtle when you want it to be and a masterpiece when you want something more! Totally worth it.
I’ve been using ColorStory for years!
by Memelmel on 2020/12/27 22:01
I’ve used this app to edit all my brand photos for years and I can’t recommend it enough! Love how customizable and easy this app makes it to create beautiful, on-brand photos/videos from my iPhone ✨
Best photo editing app
by Sundoorbeads on 2020/12/27 17:46
The ease of using this app and the beautiful editing you can achieve is the best I have seen for a mobile application. Thank you for making such a great app!
Trouble accessing camera roll
by mchapman0916 on 2020/12/27 16:19
This has been frustrating. 🥺
Great for beginners and advanced!
by chicogirl07 on 2020/12/27 01:19
I love how the different filter and effects packages tell you the best photography style they’d be used for. Love love love this app!!!
App
by jacpwebbr on 2020/12/26 16:10
Good!
Mr MK
by Min Shwe htike on 2020/12/26 11:47
Very Nice App
Amazing!
by Shishter Addy on 2020/12/26 05:07
This app is awesome!! My photos are always stunning and it looks like I got them professionally edited!
Easy to use
by Kyky:) :) on 2020/12/26 03:09
Nice filters and very easy to use. I enjoy how it automatically saves my edited photos!
Great and Simple!
by Pattie Freeman on 2020/12/26 01:32
I just start using this for IG account and it’s amazing…
Love it!
by Mommytubbs on 2020/12/26 01:26
This app is so useful. I use it for everything!
Love this app!
by SkyRaver13 on 2020/12/25 23:34
I used to use a different app but seriously love this one just as much. It’s very simple to use and it does what I want satisfactorily.
Love it!!
by Sara-mz on 2020/12/25 22:07
Honestly love editing my pictures with this app!!! So many features and filters to chose from!
5 stars
by Baleriebees on 2020/12/25 21:36
The best photo editor! And Best filters! No photo editing apps compare
Love!
by hillisml on 2020/12/25 18:58
The filters are amazing and I love how some are free!
Great app
by 123jazzyj on 2020/12/25 17:50
I’ve been using color story for years!
All you need!
by kristinmth on 2020/12/25 16:52
The besssssst photo editing app. Hands up, down, all around. It makes editing photos a breeze-and FUN! It’s amazing what can be done to a photo within this app.
Lovely
by Act11:11 on 2020/12/25 15:53
So easy to use and navigate!
amazing!!
by haaileyyyyyyyy on 2020/12/25 15:13
it works awesome, and the app meets all of my editing needs!!
The best Editing App!
by Gigi Ladue on 2020/12/25 15:12
The most lovely filters. It helps me keep a constant aesthetic to my content. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Legit to quit
by Debra the Dolphin on 2020/12/25 13:59
This app is legit too legit to quit...legitimately
Very powerful app!!
by lilycyxiphone on 2020/12/25 06:16
ColorStory is incredibly powerful but yet still simple to use and learn!!
as close to perfect as you can get.
by Jo (is sort of a) Farmer on 2018/01/23 17:12
Aside from the apps that came with my phone—text, email, weather, etc—this and Instagram are the only apps I have on my phone and use. And they go together perfectly. I have tried a number of photo editing apps in the past but ended up deleting them because this one is as close to perfect as you can get for a photo editing program on a phone. There’s a huge number of filters and new packs are released periodically. Always on trend colors and looks for your pictures, and with a wealth of classics, too. The filter packs are usually done as collaborations with well-known artists who have very specific styles, and so you end up being able to elevate own iPhone photos into works of art themselves. I use filters from every single pack and enjoy that you can create your own folder of favorites, which makes accessing them quick and easy. There are comprehensive editing tools as well like sharpen and brighten and temp editing. I appreciate that you can edit videos with the filters, too, because Instagram’s app is sorely lacking with video editing tools. I’m a dedicated fan of this app for life.
Update is Meh.
by mamanda6891 on 2020/01/01 17:56
I loved this app until the most recent update. It was always my go to and now I’m a bit disappointed. I think the update isn't as user friendly. Not really a fan of the the new visual icon set up for the filters and effects. The color text box really interferes with seeing the filter effect icon preview. Not a huge issue, but something i noticed immediately. Locating “saved” and “recent” edits takes a bit of getting use to, but what has really shattered my heart is actually using the Saved/Recent edits. Before the update i could easily scroll through my saved edits at the bottom the bottom of my image, click any one I’d like and see a preview of how my image would look. I could keep previewing other saved edits before i decided which one id like to use. Now i actually have to click “use” from the pop up without actually previewing my image with that saved edit. And after i click the use button and realize i don’t actually like that edit with my photo, i then have to go through and undo every single filter layered in the saved edit. I have to start the process all over again hoping the next saved edit i choose will work for my image. If not, the undo process begins again. This is really disappointing and makes the saved edit feature almost useless.
Needs to keep up with IG updates
by BettyJ97 on 2020/09/16 08:44
I used to give this a five star rating- Been using for a few years and am a yearly subscriber to all the tools the app has to offer. However, due to Instagram updates in the last few years (IGTV and now Instagram Reels), I’m afraid this app no longer serves its main purpose. The post planner cannot detect IGTV posts or Instagram Reels. Considering that the entire point of this app is to be able to schedule posts based on what they look like next to photos that are already on your Instagram account, the point is defeated if I can’t actually see some of my posts. Even if only ONE video post is missing from the planner, it creates a lot of guesswork on the user’s part for AT LEAST ELEVEN posts that come after that one invisible video. It throws off the balance of the whole feed and is an inaccurate visual of how your posts will truly appear next to one another. I’ve tolerated it as long as IGTV has existed, but with the addition of Reels, it’s just too difficult. I have to rely on guesswork rather than this app to see what my posts look like next to each other, which is frustrating considering I’m paying for this app. Please, please update the app so that it detects Reels and IGTV on the feed. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this app. I adore it and don’t want to use another. But if the calendar function does not give me an accurate visual of what my feed looks like, the entire purpose of the app is compromised.
I feel inspired
by cmpsny on 2020/02/25 21:18
Using a color story has been very fun. The plus packs are great, and have made me feel much more inspired as I take and edit photos. I also like the grid function, so I can see what my photos look like next to one another. I wish that it wasn’t so expensive to get all the plus packs and editing tools to keep (I’m not a super fan of subscription services, so far I’ve only bought the filters and effects I like). That said, I’ve still enjoyed using the app quite a lot. I take more pride in taking a nice photo now, and pay much closer attention to color! I feel like I’m starting to develop my own visual language or style in photographs, which I’ve never felt before in this medium. Hope others enjoy as well! **update on current edition: it seems like all the glitches with the most recent update have been resolved—it works fine. I do wish that I could access photos from my shared photo albums in iPhoto from the app. I also don’t like that more and more features move from being a part of the free version to items that must be purchased. I can tell that they are reaaaaaallly pushing the subscription service, which I don’t like because then I don’t permanently own the tool/filters.
So many options, so much control
by HeatherBorges on 2020/12/20 05:42
I do the annual subscription and I have for the last couple years - I used to buy packs individually but sometimes they didn’t turn out how I thought so I’m happy to be able to use everything available. There’s so much control which is nice - opacity of filters, being able to move and flip effects and even being able to change the warmth, brightness and saturation of a filter. This is my #1 photo editing app, I’ve stopped using everything else including VSCO and Afterlight 2. The adjust function is amazing, the curves tool helps so much to get the light perfectly where you want it. I’ve been a fan of ABM for at least a decade and they know what they’re doing when it comes to making photos beautiful. Also: even though they have the Filmm app, you can filter videos with this too, but there’s a lot less functions and options than with Filmm and you can’t preview the whole video/boomerang but if you want to make a small or fun change before posting an insta story, it’s great for that too. Highly recommend.
Why not the date of the photo created?
by Uluwale on 2020/02/25 01:25
I love the app but my only gripe is that it saves as the date that it is edited, not the date of the actually photo taken. E-mailed customer service asking if there was an option to save the edited photo as date taken instead of date edited and the response was “Thanks for your question! Since many of our users like editing their photo and sharing immediately to Instagram, A Color Story records the date as when the photo was edited. Unfortunately, there isn’t a way to change the date. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause!” Yeah.. it is an inconvenience since I don’t have the time to edit the same day as the photo was taken I have to go back and find the date of the photo I edited and go edit the date on the computer when I get the chance and that makes it even more difficult to keep photos and videos organized and harder to find when trying to make photo year books or anything like that. Definitely something this app needs to work on. At least have an on and off option if “many” of their users don’t worry about the time stamp. Especially if I’m paying for this app.
Dare I Say it...
by Cvstles on 2020/05/05 08:36
Dare I say it, but today I cancelled my 2 year long VSCO subscription and have moved to Color Story for my editing needs. I use it in conjunction with a few apps - an app dedicated to shooting, color correcting (you guys!) and an app for blemishes/small details ACS doesn’t handle and it’s a dream. It has made my feed more fluent and visually thematic and I love it. I love the new direction my Instagram feed has taken and ACS has helped me achieve that. I love the fact that I can plan out how my feed is going to look with the use of the grid. I don’t bother with e captions, but it’s such a useful tool to visualize how my feed will turn out once my scheduled posts hit my feed. I’m so happy I bit the bullet and paid for a yearly subscription. My one suggestion is the layout of the filters. I have a lot of trouble sifting through so many on the bottom of my screen. I wish there was a dedicated filter screen in which I could see what many filters would look like applied at a glance.
Problem fixed!
by JaneG67 on 2020/08/18 00:14
Update 8/17- Got a prompt response from the developers, who explained a small bug with the update that has since been fixed. They recommended updating the app and trying the restore purchases option again, and this time it worked! All my prior purchases are there again, and the app is working the way it always has for me. Big props to the team for responding with a solution so quickly. I am happily using this app again. This app used to be fantastic, but as of yesterday’s update it seems to have forgotten all of the filters I’ve purchased over the past year and a bit. Now it’s prompting me to either buy ACS+, or buy all the filters again individually. Since I don’t plan to buy everything for a second time, I’m going to have to say goodbye to this app until this gets sorted out. Few things are as frustrating as being prompted to pay for things you’ve already purchased.
Most Robust Photo Editing App
by Michelle Kane on 2018/01/23 17:23
I’ve used multiple photo editing apps and this one is far and beyond the best. Being a photoshop action creator myself, I truly appreciate the subtle nuances of A Color Story. I appreciate the lovely aesthetics of the design. The presets are not over the top and create truly instagram-worthy edits. And it has curves! Say no more! The curves feature is essential for custom edits. I’ve enjoyed playing, experimenting, and editing my photos using this app. The only feature I would love to see implemented would be for the personalized saved editing presets to allow the user to remove individual steps in the preset formula. Sometimes a saved preset is perfect, minus one or two minor settings like exposure. I’m so thrilled to use this app and can’t wait to keep churning out beautiful, professional-looking phone edits. Thanks for the incredible thought and detail built into this user-friendly app!
Love this app but....
by Jems Five on 2019/07/07 19:05
I absolutely love this app. I’ve purchased all of the filters, and I use it multiple times a day. However, since the last update it crashes continuously in the middle of editing on my iPad pro. I can be one step away from being done with an edit and it will crash, or I can be on the first step of editing and it will crash. There really is no rhyme or reason to when it will crash, it just does. If this were fixed it would be 5 stars easy. On another note, it’s super simple to navigate and learn. I love that I can edit even the smallest things in a picture. I do wish there was a way to easily compare an original picture to the edited picture or even flash back one step to see the difference. Definitely love the app, just wish this bug would be fixed with crashing on the iPad Pro. I’ve restarted my device, I’ve checked for updates, and I’ve made sure the app is closed completely, and it’s still doing it.
Used to love this app
by Jesuschristkillmenow on 2020/10/08 12:02
I’ve had this editing app for at least 3 years, and have bought all of the filter packs as they came along. At $2-$3 per pack it’s not a big deal, but when I’ve definitely paid for at least 20, maybe 30 of them, it’s kind of an investment. Since they rolled out the monthly subscription price, something I would be interested in had I not already purchased all of the packs, the app has gotten more and more glitchy, to the point where I can’t edit a single photo or video and save it without it crashing, not saving what I’d done. I love the filters and all of the capabilities of this app which is why I’ve dedicated so much time and money into it, but it’s very frustrating to not even be able to use it at all, let alone have an option for the monthly subscription that deducts the cost of what I’ve already paid. I’ve been a loyal customer for 3 years, I also have their sister app, Filmm+ which has presented all of the same problems and won’t let me save anything anymore. Please fix these problems and I’ll return to these apps.
Superior photo editing app!
by agernert on 2018/01/23 17:18
I have been using this app for over a year now, and intend on continuing to this this indefinitely. I have tried most other paid apps as well, in fact I started out on other apps and finally landed here. For what it’s worth I can’t remember ever having the app be glitchy on me, as other reviews are stating, but also... new app updates are rarely flawless. The app itself is quite easy to understand, and once you have a few filters you enjoy and use routinely, you can save them into an easy to navigate folder instead of applying 100 different filters and wasting time (hello, me). I have purchased over 10 packs of filters, without regret. I use this app to edit photos when I’m too lazy to hop on the computer, and process a majority of my photos for a relatively successful lifestyle/art instagram. Highly recommended!
Only Photo Editing App You'll Need
by AshlynneJoy on 2019/07/03 15:51
Before getting A Color Story I solely used VSCOcam. Since getting this app, I've hardly touched VSCO. I love it because you can get bright images that pop and are vibrant without any weird skin tones and funky color changes. They have presets for any style you might like, and fun extras to add a little pizzazz if that's what you like. There are also amazing technical options like adjusting an image using curves. Plus, you can save your favorite filter combinations as your own so it's easy to have consistency. The only (sorta) negative thing is that I wish you could batch edit. That's the one thing I miss about VSCO, but because you can save an exact edit "recipe" on ACS and import another photo to apply that same edit to, it makes up for not being able to batch edit. Regardless, it's by far my favorite photo editing app to date!
Favorite photo app!
by Jessisazombie on 2018/01/23 16:57
I love a color story. I’ve been using it since they first released it and have loved every update they’ve added since then. As with any app, there’s occasionally been a bug here or there. But honestly they always fix them within a few days. The added features are so fun and have really added some fabulous personality to many of my photos and memories. Only complaint is having to buy every new Photo pack!! But also they clearly put A LOT of love and work into each pack. I’ve probably spent about $20 total on the app and it’s an investment worth spending! Still light years EASIER and CHEAPER than photoshop! (Do not care/have time to learn that jazz right now.) Highly recommend this app. Start with the freebies and add filter packs that fit your own personal aesthetic. It’s fun, it’s functional, and it’s constantly growing! 5 stars!
Brought my social media to a whole other level
by annasghostt on 2018/01/29 17:16
This app is wonderful! I use it all the time and it has helped my instagram feed look much better. The app has so many unique and creative touches that really separates it from other photo editing apps I use/have used. I would and have recommended to friends and family. It is nice to have an app that allows you to not just edit photos but illustrate a feeling you had during the time the photo was captured. From happy, saturated and bright to muted, peaceful and calm this app has everything I need to present my photos the way I experienced them. I find this especially helpful because it is often hard to differentiate a person from an account online and this app helps me feel like I am presenting myself in a way that is more true to myself. Anyways, I love it. It’s great.
UPDATE: Would be my favorite but....
by Momoflaj on 2020/11/03 03:03
Wow I LOVE this freaking app. Now that the issues are fixed it is worth every penny. Thank you for being one of the best available apps out there! I sell on Etsy, and I have been searching for an app that will let me batch edit, with preset filters that I love. This app fits that bill, except… I will try to do a batch and it and it will take FOREVER, sometimes shutting down the app and restarting it, reloading pictures, etc. etc. etc. just to get the filters pulled up and usable. I’m not sure why there is such a massive delay, but it is draining for sure. In the time that it takes for me to wait for the effects and filters to actually pull up and be usable, I could’ve edited single pictures by themselves. It defeats the main reason that I love this app! If they fix that, it’s five stars.
Weird Issue with Loading
by laniiibug on 2020/10/05 04:06
I love this app but I have this constant issue. I will open the app and usually try to batch edit but it also happens when editing one photo, I’ll choose my photo/s, click on the filters, and they all appear as a blank white screen. It’s like the filters aren’t loading? And then when I click on the filter it turns my photo into a blank white pic. I have to close and reopen the app about three or four times to get it to finally load the filters. Then other times it works just fine on the first try. I do a lot of IG marketing and use this app solely as my photo editor and it’s getting really annoying that it doesn’t work. I would love a update to fix this. Otherwise this app is great. And yes I’m always updating the app to the current version.
Great app - recent update makes it difficult
by Hahdbekdndndnman on 2020/01/04 03:47
I’ve been using this app for a long time now, I have all the filters and have always loved it. It’s easy to use and easy to mix different styles. However the most recent update makes it harder to edit photos, especially your pre saved filters. There are too many steps involved especially if you are trying to use multiple at a time or trying to edit a bunch of photos in a row. Hopefully they will see this and make a change - I’d recommend being able to select the presets you built as a tab in the filters sections. I thought the saved option was it but instead it’s a square box above the tabs and you have to click into it every time you want to use a different preset. I still like this app but this could defer me to something else just bc I’m editing a lot of photos at once.
Great app, missing a few things
by emilyruth290 on 2018/02/20 22:06
I’m an artist and use my phone to take and edit reference photos frequently, so I’ve tried quite a few photo editing apps. Because I'm an artist (and other contributing factors) I’m poor and can’t justify spending money on a bunch of apps and subscriptions and whatnot, so I use what’s available for free. Color Story is, perhaps unsurprisingly, the best app I’ve found for editing color, contrast, temperature, and exposure. The free filters (and ability to adjust the intensity of said filters) are pretty decent, with a few stand outs, and the free effects aren’t bad either. So what’s it missing? The big two for me are easy blemish editing and controlled blurring. It’s irritating to have to edit many of my photos in multiple applications. But hey, for free, I’ll take what I can get and this really is a great, intuitive, simple, but fairly comprehensive photo editing app.
Great App
by Lovejamienicole on 2018/01/24 15:57
I use this exclusively for editing my photos. You can do a lot with just the basic set of filters and additions, but they also roll out filter colabs every so often to keep things new and fresh! Well worth the money on those for sure. It doesn’t just have filters and light leaks/confetti though, it also has some cropping, perspective and color tweaking tools, comparable to the things you might find in photoshop. Any bugs you might experience are always quickly fixed, and they are constantly trying to make the app better. In 2.0 they have us the ability to add a photo to our Instagram grid to see how it looks with the rest of our photos.. with out actually having to upload the photo to Instagram! I LOVE THIS. It also allows you to schedule posts!
My favorite photo app!
by Caroline3495 on 2019/10/04 17:46
I used to VSCO but now only ACS. The filters are beautiful and add polish to a photo without being over the top. I love that there are filter collections developed by photographers and creators that I know and follow on IG (Rebecca’s Seasons pack is my go-to). My only wish is that when browsing filter packs to buy, the example photos should show the before and after of the edited photo. It’s really hard to get an idea of what the filter might actually do when each example photo is different and there’s nothing to compare. This should be a really simple fix, just show half the photo unedited and half with the filter applied. I have bought packs before and then had them turn out pretty different from what I expected because I just can’t tell from the examples.
Recent update makes me no longer want to use
by Gabbergurl30 on 2019/12/14 01:55
Went to edit a photo using ACS like I normally do & tried to add a frame around my picture like I have been for awhile to keep my Instagram feed looking uniform & when I tried to add a plain white frame that is now only available if you purchase ACS+ for $2.99. I wasn’t trying to customize the size or change the color, I was just trying to add a plain white frame, which up until now was FREE. I get trying to make money, but why randomly start charging for something that you previously had for free? You already charge for extra filter packs etc. Why not charge the extra amount if you want to customize the frame? I’m annoyed & will probably switch to an app that I can do my frame/editing all in one. Sad to say that because I do love the filters I currently have. But I don’t want to go back & forth between apps just for a picture.
MOST AMAZING EASY TO USE APP
by Katie at Sunshine Style on 2019/01/05 18:00
I'd recommend this app to anyone! In fact, I wrote a whole blog post about it and all the features that I love! The new update has batch editing, a grid layout to make sure your feed is nice and pretty and the best filters. This app helps me plan out and edit my entire Instagram feed and people even think I’m Insta famous because it looks so well! My fav filters are essentials and blush. Plus I love that once you edit your photo, you can save that edit as a "preset" just like in a desktop computer in Lightroom. Once your ready to edit your next photo, you can go to recent edits or saved edits and use those for your photo editing. The app is great and Id recommend it to anyone! Especially those color lovers! I just paid for ACS+ and it’s totally worth the $2 monthly payment.
Unique photo editing app I’ve been using since day 1
by KAD919 on 2018/01/23 17:47
I’ve used this since ABM released it and I love it. Totally unique filters, and they got ahead of the trend for sure. I have purchased nearly every upgrade/filter pack and love trying new things with the app. My only feedback is that my pics save pretty blurry/degraded quality even with only a minimal filter added on. When I upload the pics to Facebook after editing with ACS, they don’t look great, but on Instagram they are just fine. I spoke to other friends and it’s 50/50 if they experience this or not. Either way, this is just some honest feedback. I still love the app and use it every single day. I have never had issues with this crashing or any other tech issues otherwise! It’s so creative and fun!
Not a fan
by Brittzybug on 2018/05/08 11:20
For one, the app makes you buy almost all of the effects worth using, but on top of that, when shopping and browsing through the sets of filters or overlays, the example pictures for each individual effect within each set are completely different, so it’s impossible to actually know exactly what the filter/effect IS, because you don’t know what is the original picture and what is the effect that you’re looking at (suggestion; they should use the same photo within each set so we can see the difference). They also don’t really let you have much creative freedom within the effects. You can move them sometimes, but it would be nice to get to change the color of many... like it only will let you have an orange light flare when it should be really easy to let you change the color. Also accidentally bought a $10 set of filters and immediately tried to undo it, with no luck.
This app is EVERYTHING for photos
by tiffanytravels on 2018/01/21 22:32
I tell all my friends to download this app for photo editing. You have a wide array of tools in just the basic version, so it’s amazing regardless whether you elect to purchase any additional filters. The 2.0 update does not take away or layer any functionality like some “updates” do. The look is a little cleaner. Best of all, the update will make it possible to add text in conjunction with the new app coming out within the next month or so. Similar to the superiority of ACS over other photo editing apps, the new text-over-photos app is supposed to let you customize all kinds of things (e.g. ombré text, changing brushes, etc.) Between the two, I don’t think I’ll keep other photo apps on my phone. LOVE A Color Story.
*sigh*
by hdkvosksmcckwi on 2019/04/30 02:04
I was unhappy with this app, seeing as I was told by suggestions of ratings that this app was fantastic, earning a grand total of 8.4 star rating averaged. I was completely unaware that when I opened the app, you had to pay for anything unique, and things i had never seen before. Granted, most items are cheep, considering the use you make out of them, but you can easily turn a dollar into 20 when using this app. For the most part though, everything was fine until I found out I had to pay to edit my photos, after I had taken my time to shoot the photo, download this app with high hopes, and be very dissatisfied with the success I received. ( which was none ) o would not recommend this app to you if you are looking to not spend any money, and just look for something free. However, if you are willing to agree with the terms, you should be fine.
good app, could use improvement
by Dreamlandia on 2018/05/10 23:58
I just started using this app. while I like the color filters, I don't like that each pack is $2.99, seems a bit pricey. there are a few that's cheaper I might try them first, it's reminiscent of hipstamatic, which is also pricey but worth it for the lens effects. this app just has filters. also I like the feature of being able to take photos in the app and edit right there. given you have the time. and the ability to batch edit. but the camera app is lacking a few things, such as the ability to take pictures with the volume button which comes in handy sometimes. it also seems to start out with the flash on in rectangular mode which is annoying. there doesn't seem to be any way to adjust or even see what file format or quality the photos are being taken in either.
Finally
by Sgracer on 2020/02/12 19:14
The best app for me. As a photographer I've been downloading many photo apps and now I found you so this is it hopefully it will never change or charge in the future. This is an amazing app for bloggers and people like me who needs the easy way to make the photo beautifuly and naturally brings out the colors. I’m going to delete most of unwanted apps that I never use. Thank you and hopefully it stays this way. I will definitely recommend this to all my family and friends. The only prob I have is by the time I saved I can’t re start to go back to home to open another picture so I have to end it and open the app again. Which is kinda confusing. Thank you again. This is 💯 stars ⭐️ for me though. Love it!
The Only Photo Editing App I Use
by Sagerchatter on 2020/01/14 23:22
Partially b/c it’s literally the only photo editing app that will load my photo library, either *at all* or w/o a 2-3 min wait. Seriously. But that speaks to how great this app is: I have 5 other editing apps installed that I’ve favored at one time or another and none of them load my library as fast as ACS does. When ACS was still new, I actually experienced the opposite problem: it would load slower than the other apps, but still never more than maybe 15-20 secs. Yet another point in their favor: it’s gotten better over time!! The filters are the best out of all the other apps I’ve used, and the effects are so awesome! YOU WILL NOT REGRET THIS PURCHASE! They keep getting better and better! Thanks ACS!
Full featured image editor, but...
by Techno-nut on 2019/08/04 13:44
While the app has just about every editing feature a photographer could want, the fatal flaw is the output resolution. I edit 15-24mp DSLR images on my iPadPro, and this app down samples the photos and saves the edited images at 5-6mp. A real disappointment. The other deal-killer for me is the price. While you can buy all the filters separately for $1-2 a pop, the subscription price of $25 per year, IMHO is just too much. And frankly, the differences between the presets is often so subtle, and easily reproduced with the editing tools. I don’t need that many presets. If the resolution issue was fixed, I.e., the app saved at the original image resolution, I would probably spend $20 buying a select set of filters, but not invest in the annual subscription. I use too many other apps to spend that much money on a single app. Frankly, I think the subscription model has ruined the App-Store.
Filters are great, could use some upgrades
by EmilyGrace24 on 2019/09/06 15:04
If it weren’t for just one or two really useful editing tools in Snapseed, A Color Story would be the only editing app I use for planning my IG feed. There are a couple of tiny things I wish they would change. The one that is most frequently annoying to me, is that I can’t do the press and hold to compare the original photo to he edited one until after I’ve committed to the edit. I mean, obviously I can undo it if I don’t like it, but as I’m scrolling through filters, trying to decide which looks best, it would be helpful I I could do a quick press and hold to continuously compare to the original, not just the filter before it. Otherwise, I really do love the app. I find the filters to be subtle and professional looking.
Love the Update!
by Jenn Zetrouer on 2018/01/23 17:12
I have loved this app since it was first released. It is super user-friendly and easy to use. With tons of tools and incredible filter packages, A Color Story really brings out the brightness and depth of photos, which is otherwise often difficult with phone photography. I am able to transform dull and drab images in just seconds with a few filters and tweaks. I am a huge fan of the most recent update as well. Having the ability to view my photos in the grid before posting them to social media allows me to see how each photo I edit works with the others I have taken. This way, it is much easier to keep up with a consistent style and aesthetic. 10/10 would recommend.
Lots of bugs
by Insightfulsister on 2018/07/14 15:00
Love this app, but if you’re trying to schedule out post and use for IG, don’t. I scheduled all my post for the week... not only did it not remind me but it decided to delete all my content and schedules. This was the 2nd time it’s happen to me. Plus if you schedule a post then click on it to check the time it will erase the scheduled time on photo. Will show up in schedule list but will not remind you at scheduled time. Today there is just a big ghost grid when I tried to add in photos there are still 6ghost grid slots. Major bummer. Lots of work down the drain. Might have to go back to planoly. I want this this app to be my favorite and I know maybe it can be once these things are fixed.
Good App
by caitlin1591 on 2019/01/20 20:55
I like this app a lot for editing photos, especially when you want your Instagram feed to have a cohesive look. There are 2 things that dampen the user experience: -The CONSTANT ads for purchasing new packs. I get it, apps need to make money. This one berates you with new packs in every single use. The pop-ups and banners are a big nuisance. -No preview of filters on your own photos. The new pack previews show filters only on high quality photos and on different pictures (vs using the different filters on the same picture so you can see the difference), making it almost impossible to envision what they’d look like on your own photos or what the filters look like at all since you’re not familiar with the original version of the sample photos.
So helpful! Great quality!
by fishpond8711 on 2020/08/17 07:08
I bought a filter and it didn’t add it for a while... I really panicked and I thought I got scammed... But I was really relieved to see that I was not alone and others were experiencing the same problem. The developers of this app seemed to take it very seriously and fix it almost immediately. It just shows and reflects in the quality of this app. It is so unbelievably helpful, especially for business owners who are not social media gurus and would like to make their instagrams look pretty. You have to buy a lot of their features but it looks like you get what you pay for and it’s worth it. - you don’t have to deal with any ads which I love!
great filters - but
by Parichic53 on 2020/01/09 20:39
i have to be honest - i love everything about ACS except for how OFTEN I’m prompted to write/rate a review for the app. it happens every update, even with nothing but minor bug fixes. i thought writing a review would get rid of the prompt boxes, so i’ve submitted multiple reviews and ratings only to still be prompted about how i like the app. i love it. great filters and incredibly user friendly. but when editing multiple photos in a row to prep them for stories sharing, it’s incredibly frustrating to deal with the review pop up that locks up the entire screen and completely interrupts the creative flow. for the reason i’m giving it one star because i deadass avoid opening and editing on this app because of the review prompts.
Where have you been all my life?!
by Angela3950 on 2018/08/12 08:24
Not sure how many photo apps I’ve downloaded, free or fee, that I’ve tried and removed cause they just don’t have any unique features...but it’s a LOT. Credit goes to RealSimple Magazine for suggesting it in their April 2018 issue. Thought, oh well, it’s free. Let’s give it a try. It’s beyond versatile. Has all the editing tools as many other apps but my favorite here is ‘Curves’ under Tools. It creates a color variation I’ve never seen before. The filters themselves are different and adjustable. I could go on but it’s definitely worth a try. I actually was searching for a way to make my photos pink-it has that and MUCH more. Get it-you will not be sorry.
My “go to” photo app
by galexiegirl on 2018/01/23 17:29
I’ve been using A Color Story since it’s release and I love it. The basic pack is fabulous but I also love the new releases....I feel like my photos have so much more pop and finesse when I use this app. The creators definitely have a passion for photography and it’s evident in the many updates and refinements they are always doing. One of my fave features is the ability to edit boomerangs and videos....LOVE this feature. If I have a complaint it’s that there are TOO many beautiful filters to choose from and it’s overwhelming (but not a bad problem to have at all!). I need to be better about using the “favorites” to keep track of the ones I love best. 5 Stars!
Love the editing options, interface maybe needs tweaks
by clynnr18 on 2019/03/18 23:15
Love that there are so many more editing controls than instagram. The interface I found a little slow to navigate through. I’m not sure if it’s because I’m just so used to Instagram’s that something different was throwing me off, or if it just needs a few tweaks, like the buttons need to be put in more intuitive places. Particularly when I’ve drilled down into one of the editing menus, it’s hard to figure out how to get back to the main editing menu. Also the controls are very small. But I’ll definitely keep using this. It really does help photos pop a lot more than anything I can do to them on Instagram or iPhone’s built in editing tools.
Great App!!! Tons of options!
by Mel Workman on 2018/01/24 02:45
I have used this app since it came out and it has become my go to app for editing pictures. When I first started using it I mainly used the filters I had purchased, but now that I have used the app for a while, I have learned how to edit photos using the settings too and I love the control I can have over the end results! I also love the variety of options I can use and how my pictures turn out. There really is a huge variety of picture styles to choose from. I also love that the app creators are always finding new things to add and listen to the suggestions made by app users. I highly recommend this app!!!
My fave photo editing app!
by Not a grandma on 2018/01/23 17:16
I’ve tried all of the major photo editing apps out there and none are as user friendly or visually appealing as A Color Story. I downloaded the app the day it was released and have purchased every plus pack. As long as my camera roll photos aren’t awful (and sometimes even if they are!) it makes any photo look better. I can instantly get brighter whites and bolder colors with tools, and can throw on great warm, and vintage filters for the clean but seventies look I like for my photos. The new update includes a grid for Instagram planning and it’s the app I so needed as a social media manager. Love love love A Color Story and couldn’t recommend it enough.
Incredible App
by emamunat on 2019/03/01 21:17
I’m a photographer who hasn’t taken photos for a few months since moving, but I decided to head for a fun, freelance style direction and experiment with “Instagram” style photography. I downloaded a few other apps such as PS and LR mobile which are of course great, but I saw an ad for A Color Story and decided to try it. I was stunned by the amount of options available including filters, effects, and more. I’m still on the free trial but definitely plan on paying for the full plan-which is ONLY $24 total for a year. Absolutely worth the inexpensive cost. My photos look professionally edited and it only takes a few taps. Highly recommend!
Updates have ruined this app for me
by ChelseaLF on 2020/01/18 17:34
I am disappointed because I really used to love this app, but with every update, some of the features I used the most get removed from being free features and added to the paid version. I am not opposed to paying for apps. I have spent quite a bit of money on this app purchasing filters before they moved to the subscription model. But when you take BASIC features like the “frame” feature and force a user to purchase a subscription to use it, I feel like this is just greed on the part of the company. I support paying for apps to fund the vast amount of work that goes into them, but I do NOT support taking free features that users are accustomed to using and forcing them into purchasing a subscription to continue to use them. There are plenty of photo editing apps out there and I guess I’ll just switch to one of those.
LOVE this app!
by Cpsd1994 on 2018/01/24 06:12
I have purchased about $15 in packages from this app and I love everything about it! It's great for all ages and the curves tool is a great way to learn about how different effects change the photo and what they do, especially for older and younger people unfamiliar with editing! This app also clearly lays out all features in each screen and you can save previous editing techniques which is helpful for specific shoots or days. The only thing I would add would be the ability to save photos inside the app. I also love that you can shoot inside of the app and edit as you shoot- this has taught me a lot about photography! Overall a great app!
Generally love this, but latest update created a glitch
by Practicality First on 2020/04/07 20:41
I basically really like using this app to make my iPhone photos look more like 35mm camera photos. I get tons of compliments and people cannot believe I just used an iPhone. My only complaint is that the latest update inexplicably created an annoying problem that didn’t used to be there (and I’ve been using this app for a few years). Now when you finish fixing up a photo and you save it, the app won’t allow you to go on to start working on a new photo. You have to close the app and reopen it to start working on a new photo!! Very annoying — I do hope they fix this as it didn’t used to be an issue.
Pretty Great App!
by Tawny319 on 2018/02/01 01:46
I absolutely love using this app to edit 99.9% of all my photos. The filters I’ve acquired from either free downloads or paid for packs (worth it!) prove to provide the aesthetic I’m looking for. The newest update could use for a little more definition in icons (too much white). One feature I feel is a must for this app is there should be an easier way to see the before and after of the edits. Because there are a lot of ways to edit one photo due to all the creative filters and effects you can use, it’s almost necessary to have! Something as simple as a long hold on the photo would work for me.
Disappointed in changes
by winter_lungs on 2020/02/02 20:24
I’ve been using this app for years and have recommended it countless times to people and other small business owners for product photos processed on your phone. Sadly, with the update, the batch editing feature frequently malfunctions (loads photos, but doesn’t edit them), which greatly impacts me using this to process sets of photos. Yes, I can “technically” got to the extra effort of creating my own preset to apply one at a time to each photo, but the batch editing feature was a huge perk when it was added. Also, the CONSTANT bombardment of adds for other presets or to become a monthly member is off-putting. I’ve started buying other presets for Lightroom from others and use this much less. As a long-time user of this app, I’m very disappointed in these changes.
My favorite app!
by ApocalyptoNoir on 2018/06/09 09:52
I use this app always when it comes to editing photos of my inventory for my online shop. Everything about it is perfect, especially the ability to save your custom filter. My only issue is that using batch edit causes the app to crash. Whether it’s picking photos via batch, or saving the savings after using batch edit. It usually crashes for me when I do this, especially if I have quite the bit to save. This is my only reason for not giving this app a full five stars. But I will definitely edit this review if there is a fix for this. I honestly can’t bring myself to use another photo editor. I really hope the crashing issue gets resolved!
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Named 'Best New App' and 'App of the Day' by Apple! Over 16 million installs and counting. A Color Story focuses on fresh photos and video, on-trend editing styles, and colors that pop. Rather than forcing you into a single look, the app has— • over 500 filters designed by top photographers and influencers, incl. purchases • over 120 movable effects, incl. purchases • over 20 advanced tools, including HSL, curves + selective editing, incl. purchases • custom filters saved from your editing steps • Instagram grid preview + planning • batch editing • options for both photos + videos • touch tools for more precise editing • NEW! Blemish removal tool Get complete access with ACS+ Membership, which includes— • unlimited access to all our filters & effects • access to our Color+ tool • unlimited accounts added to grid planning MEMBERSHIP PRICING, TERMS, & CONDITIONS ACS+ Yearly: The ACS+ Yearly membership is $24.99 USD per year. Pricing in other countries may vary, and charges may be converted to your local currency depending on the country you live in. The ACS+ Yearly membership starts with a free 3-day trial period. Once the trial is over, you'll be charged $24.99 USD per year. Your ACS+ Yearly membership will automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. You can go to your Settings > iTunes Account & App Store > Apple ID > Subscriptions to manage your membership and turn auto-renew off. Your iTunes Account will be charged when the purchase is confirmed. Any unused portion of a free trial period will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription during free trial. ACS+ Monthly: The ACS+ Monthly membership is $4.99 USD per month. Pricing in other countries may vary, and charges may be converted to your local currency depending on the country you live in. The ACS+ Monthly membership automatically starts upon subscription and you'll be charged $4.99 USD per month. Your ACS+ Monthly membership will automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. You can go to your Settings > iTunes Account & App Store > Apple ID > Subscriptions to manage your membership and turn auto-renew off. Your iTunes Account will be charged when the purchase is confirmed. Any unused portion of a free trial period will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription during free trial. Read our full Terms of Use here: https://acolorstory.com/terms-conditions/ Read our full Privacy Policy here: https://acolorstory.com/privacy/
Great App
by KateGoldberg on 2021/01/16 01:50
I like this app better than VSCO. It’s sick. I love the individual color editing option. This is my favorite editing app.
LOVE
by KBWDO on 2021/01/15 16:25
Could not love this app more! Offers so much more than just relying on basic Instagram filters. Pure magic!
Easy to use.
by PLB815 on 2021/01/14 22:43
I’m horrible with photo editing but this app is really easy.
Love this app
by kbfaces on 2021/01/14 19:07
ColorStory is my go to for creating beautiful consistency in my social media.
Best photo app!
by KateEschbach on 2021/01/14 16:25
I love this app. The filters are so natural and there are so many choices.
The best!
by SASM 2019 on 2021/01/14 12:46
Love this app!!!
Love this app!
by Rebrkr on 2021/01/14 00:50
Best color selections to choose from.
Love this app!
by MegMHudson on 2021/01/13 17:47
Best editing app in my opinion! I don’t always care for their filters, but I think after using the curves tool there is no need for a filter.
Love
by aash991 on 2021/01/13 02:17
Super cool
Love it but...
by kaitlyn.are.1234 on 2021/01/13 00:10
I love it so much because made my photos looks so much more professional and I’m trying to be professional photographer when I grow up but the only thing I could say about it is that some of the things cost money which I get I just wish there’s a really good app out there that does not cost any money and I did not buy the pay version and by the way that’s why. I gave it four stars!!😘☺️
Love this app
by Cre8tivemom on 2021/01/12 20:55
My teen and I enjoy this app a lot. It has a lot of great offerings and is easy to use. A little expensive to buy options separately though. :)
Tess.halb
by tess.halb on 2021/01/12 19:06
Easy to use!
It’s Great !
by yazamezola on 2021/01/12 04:21
I love it!
Fun to use
by kabatmat on 2021/01/11 20:03
I have been using color story for several years. I enjoy making subtle changes to pictures I take. Since I take pictures while walking my dog little fixes make a big difference.
Casual art, just like that
by CorenneParks on 2021/01/11 17:24
Gorgeous, intuitive app.
Amazing app
by trevy837 on 2021/01/11 16:17
Super easy to use and lots of options to fine tune exactly what you want !
Awesome for on the go quick filters
by Jackie Mrwsk on 2021/01/11 15:36
Love it! Makes it easy when I’m on the go and need to capture a photo for work and don’t have time to really photoshop edit. Filters are not over done and great variety.
Love the app
by Delacjen23 on 2021/01/11 02:06
It's amazing the filter definitely are great I love it ! All different types of filter & effects my fav totally worth it
Love it!
by hollyd325 on 2021/01/10 21:00
Great filters and easy to use ✨
Video edit glitch
by Ms. Santangelo on 2021/01/10 20:23
Is it just me or does it not let you edit videos ? It seems you have to try the filters and effects on only the first frame of the video without being able to see how it looks on the whole clip before applying and saving it. That can’t be right
Great
by Melsave on 2021/01/10 19:28
Love it
Best all in one editor!
by Tessy Bannz on 2021/01/10 18:13
Love the new update and love all the filters even more. Very glad they added the grid too!
Super cute!
by Tinyteef on 2021/01/10 14:30
Tons of options to choose from. From subtle to super bold edits. Love!
Good editing app for on the go use
by lovelace-k on 2021/01/10 03:43
Title says it all.
Gorgeous Filters & User Friendly
by meowladyhoo on 2021/01/10 01:19
Simple, yet amazing filters. The app it’s self is user friendly, I have tried a lot of photo apps, by far this one is uncomplicated. It’s perfect for beginners and pros alike. Subtle little effects, colorization, so effective all the same. I only marked off stars for the pricing to gain more filters/effects and the fact the app closes suddenly frequently. They’re quite expensive and I haven’t seen an option to view before buying.
👍🏽👍🏽😃
by Sonja Tayes on 2021/01/09 21:52
👍🏽👍🏽😃
Simple to use!
by moosemulli on 2021/01/09 21:29
Love this app! Very simple to use and play around with. You’ll love the difference in your photos.
Simple and effective
by Camp Winkler on 2021/01/09 17:53
After trying a dozen different photo editing apps this one makes them all obsolete! Enough control to really fine tune, but easy enough that I enjoy the process! Love!
Love Color Story!
by Djasonblack on 2021/01/09 16:08
The first app that makes me feel like a professional photo editor!
the updates are always great
by IcedcoffeeW/breve on 2021/01/09 08:14
i’ve had this app for a long time now and every time they update i’m never disappointed.
LOVE!
by Kimorkel on 2021/01/09 07:57
This app is so fun to play with. Lots of creative options!
Great editing app
by Sarah Costa on 2021/01/09 01:50
Simple with lots of options and variety of beautiful frequently updated edits
Love
by Gingi76 on 2021/01/08 23:14
❤️❤️❤️
Love this app
by NickTheLegend on 2021/01/08 15:58
Helps me keep everything fluid & aesthetically pretty
Color story
by TheHeartPainter on 2021/01/07 20:46
It’s a great app. Omygoodness I love it. So easy to make my photos look better. Thank you
Great app!!
by Lularoe Charlene on 2021/01/07 19:22
Great app and super easy to use.
NextwithAnjali
by nextwithanjali on 2021/01/07 18:14
It’s a great app
Love this appppppp
by Kgrkgr on 2021/01/07 03:33
This app not only helps me make the most out of my photos it helps me make the most out of my memories 💗
Cloud heights
by cloudheights on 2021/01/06 10:45
Limited free options
Love
by Feature issue on 2021/01/06 05:51
This app helps me edit all my social media post pictures of the products I sell online. I use this app 90% more than any of my others
Great but not that great
by random person who uses the app on 2021/01/06 00:23
I like the app a lot it’s amazing what it could do to a picture, but...you have to pay for a lot of it and it doesn’t let you edit all of your pictures. I was impressed but I would be even more impressed if I had more options that I didn’t need to pay for.
Great app! Love the filter options.
by Loshar on 2021/01/05 21:32
I like the variety of filters and individual tools, you have lots of options.
Gorgeous filters!
by eatcute on 2021/01/05 18:39
Can’t live without this app
Can’t get enough!
by chickwire on 2021/01/04 20:06
Makes my life so easy!
Great quick edits
by yoho27 on 2021/01/04 17:37
I like it!
Great app!
by jcbaby09 on 2021/01/04 02:53
I love that it takes the stress out of hours of photo editing and provides exactly the aesthetic I am after.
Love it
by donnamaf on 2021/01/03 22:43
Amazng
Awesome
by osogrizz on 2021/01/03 21:46
I use the free app and it works wonders!
Favorite
by holyshitbatman77 on 2021/01/03 17:57
My favorite editing app
A must.
by B imani on 2021/01/03 04:42
If you’re obsessed with keeping a visually pleasing instagram grid you will love this app. Almost every photo I post goes through this app first. They have hundreds of filters and there’s more than one perfect one for you.
My photo loving heart skipped a beat!
by Tinkertat on 2021/01/03 01:22
Great deal for all these amazing filters!!
Loveeeee
by cris..xx on 2021/01/03 00:31
I have a couple of business/lifestyle instagram accounts, and I’m totally diggin all of the possibilities with this app! I’ve already saved so many filter combinations. I love this app! So many possibilities!
Awesome!
by ally218 on 2021/01/02 23:53
I love this app! I use it all the time!
Color story
by gardenrooms on 2021/01/02 23:42
Love the new presets!
Best filters
by LydiaJenee on 2021/01/02 23:41
The filters always turn out great. They’re basic filters are already the best and the + version has even more better ones!!
:)
by superchicchick on 2021/01/02 20:09
Favorite editing app by far!!
Go to app
by ktran89 on 2021/01/02 17:51
I’ve downloaded tons of editing apps but I always go back to this one!
Frustrating
by utkelli1234 on 2021/01/02 14:29
I really love this app, but EVERY TIME IT UPDATES ALL MY IN-APP PURCHASES DISAPPEAR. Please stop doing that Color Story!
Just Learning
by SimplySydneyBlake on 2021/01/02 13:49
They have great “free” options for someone just starting out in editing photos and affordable packages for accessing tons more. User friendly and easy to navigate!
Great app to edit photos!
by sehsee21 on 2021/01/02 08:36
So clean, clear and pretty!
Makes photos pop!
by MamaDee33 on 2021/01/02 07:33
Love this app!
Color me happy!
by ewallac4 on 2021/01/01 14:57
A powerful app that lets me edit on the fly. It’s removed the useless editing tools and gives simple and easy to understand ones instead. I made the jump and bought the filter pack! It was so worth it! I have fun and always look forward to the new ones that come out!
Outstanding
by Tani_loves_Lilly on 2021/01/01 06:01
Such a great application! Highly recommended!
Excuse me?
by ..kelsay on 2021/01/01 04:15
Not thrilled that the filter folders that I’ve paid for are all of a sudden gone. Idk if it’s a membership package promotion or what but I’d like a refund for my filter packages or to have access to them. Other than that it’s great, I’m just upset about not having the access I paid for
Exceptionally awesome
by exceptionally awesome on 2020/12/31 20:11
I cannot say enough good things about this app.
Lovely
by gigi4247 on 2020/12/31 18:20
I’ve enjoyed this app tremendously. The latest update - taking photos inside, is nice
Awesome
by Adriana Carelys on 2020/12/31 15:54
I love it
Great app!
by shelbywink on 2020/12/31 02:19
This is my go to editing app, love it!
Color Story is great even for a beginner like me!
by BWw52 on 2020/12/30 17:21
I’ve been learning how to edit my photos Color Story is great even for a beginner like me!
A good app
by TheBrandilyn on 2020/12/30 16:39
I use it to edit photos
LOVE
by EDemps on 2020/12/30 15:56
this has been great as a small business owner for creating good flow in my posts and planning how it’ll look
My daily app
by lislazo on 2020/12/30 14:43
I can’t tell you how much I love this app!
Great
by MaudeAvidity on 2020/12/29 21:02
Intuitive and affordable
Awesome!
by kaitosb on 2020/12/29 19:03
This is a great app for editing photos!
❤️✨⭐️💕
by JoshuaChilly on 2020/12/29 15:51
I love this app!!!!!!
Love this app
by glamoe by nancy on 2020/12/29 12:31
This app is absolutely perfect for giving your photos some life. I recommend it to everyone and it’s so easy to use.
Great app
by nana121826 on 2020/12/28 23:00
I live it
Stunning
by shimmery on 2020/12/28 00:16
This app is subtle when you want it to be and a masterpiece when you want something more! Totally worth it.
I’ve been using ColorStory for years!
by Memelmel on 2020/12/27 22:01
I’ve used this app to edit all my brand photos for years and I can’t recommend it enough! Love how customizable and easy this app makes it to create beautiful, on-brand photos/videos from my iPhone ✨
Best photo editing app
by Sundoorbeads on 2020/12/27 17:46
The ease of using this app and the beautiful editing you can achieve is the best I have seen for a mobile application. Thank you for making such a great app!
Trouble accessing camera roll
by mchapman0916 on 2020/12/27 16:19
This has been frustrating. 🥺
Great for beginners and advanced!
by chicogirl07 on 2020/12/27 01:19
I love how the different filter and effects packages tell you the best photography style they’d be used for. Love love love this app!!!
App
by jacpwebbr on 2020/12/26 16:10
Good!
Mr MK
by Min Shwe htike on 2020/12/26 11:47
Very Nice App
Amazing!
by Shishter Addy on 2020/12/26 05:07
This app is awesome!! My photos are always stunning and it looks like I got them professionally edited!
Easy to use
by Kyky:) :) on 2020/12/26 03:09
Nice filters and very easy to use. I enjoy how it automatically saves my edited photos!
Great and Simple!
by Pattie Freeman on 2020/12/26 01:32
I just start using this for IG account and it’s amazing…
Love it!
by Mommytubbs on 2020/12/26 01:26
This app is so useful. I use it for everything!
Love this app!
by SkyRaver13 on 2020/12/25 23:34
I used to use a different app but seriously love this one just as much. It’s very simple to use and it does what I want satisfactorily.
Love it!!
by Sara-mz on 2020/12/25 22:07
Honestly love editing my pictures with this app!!! So many features and filters to chose from!
5 stars
by Baleriebees on 2020/12/25 21:36
The best photo editor! And Best filters! No photo editing apps compare
Love!
by hillisml on 2020/12/25 18:58
The filters are amazing and I love how some are free!
Great app
by 123jazzyj on 2020/12/25 17:50
I’ve been using color story for years!
All you need!
by kristinmth on 2020/12/25 16:52
The besssssst photo editing app. Hands up, down, all around. It makes editing photos a breeze-and FUN! It’s amazing what can be done to a photo within this app.
Lovely
by Act11:11 on 2020/12/25 15:53
So easy to use and navigate!
amazing!!
by haaileyyyyyyyy on 2020/12/25 15:13
it works awesome, and the app meets all of my editing needs!!
The best Editing App!
by Gigi Ladue on 2020/12/25 15:12
The most lovely filters. It helps me keep a constant aesthetic to my content. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Legit to quit
by Debra the Dolphin on 2020/12/25 13:59
This app is legit too legit to quit...legitimately
Very powerful app!!
by lilycyxiphone on 2020/12/25 06:16
ColorStory is incredibly powerful but yet still simple to use and learn!!
as close to perfect as you can get.
by Jo (is sort of a) Farmer on 2018/01/23 17:12
Aside from the apps that came with my phone—text, email, weather, etc—this and Instagram are the only apps I have on my phone and use. And they go together perfectly. I have tried a number of photo editing apps in the past but ended up deleting them because this one is as close to perfect as you can get for a photo editing program on a phone. There’s a huge number of filters and new packs are released periodically. Always on trend colors and looks for your pictures, and with a wealth of classics, too. The filter packs are usually done as collaborations with well-known artists who have very specific styles, and so you end up being able to elevate own iPhone photos into works of art themselves. I use filters from every single pack and enjoy that you can create your own folder of favorites, which makes accessing them quick and easy. There are comprehensive editing tools as well like sharpen and brighten and temp editing. I appreciate that you can edit videos with the filters, too, because Instagram’s app is sorely lacking with video editing tools. I’m a dedicated fan of this app for life.
Update is Meh.
by mamanda6891 on 2020/01/01 17:56
I loved this app until the most recent update. It was always my go to and now I’m a bit disappointed. I think the update isn't as user friendly. Not really a fan of the the new visual icon set up for the filters and effects. The color text box really interferes with seeing the filter effect icon preview. Not a huge issue, but something i noticed immediately. Locating “saved” and “recent” edits takes a bit of getting use to, but what has really shattered my heart is actually using the Saved/Recent edits. Before the update i could easily scroll through my saved edits at the bottom the bottom of my image, click any one I’d like and see a preview of how my image would look. I could keep previewing other saved edits before i decided which one id like to use. Now i actually have to click “use” from the pop up without actually previewing my image with that saved edit. And after i click the use button and realize i don’t actually like that edit with my photo, i then have to go through and undo every single filter layered in the saved edit. I have to start the process all over again hoping the next saved edit i choose will work for my image. If not, the undo process begins again. This is really disappointing and makes the saved edit feature almost useless.
Needs to keep up with IG updates
by BettyJ97 on 2020/09/16 08:44
I used to give this a five star rating- Been using for a few years and am a yearly subscriber to all the tools the app has to offer. However, due to Instagram updates in the last few years (IGTV and now Instagram Reels), I’m afraid this app no longer serves its main purpose. The post planner cannot detect IGTV posts or Instagram Reels. Considering that the entire point of this app is to be able to schedule posts based on what they look like next to photos that are already on your Instagram account, the point is defeated if I can’t actually see some of my posts. Even if only ONE video post is missing from the planner, it creates a lot of guesswork on the user’s part for AT LEAST ELEVEN posts that come after that one invisible video. It throws off the balance of the whole feed and is an inaccurate visual of how your posts will truly appear next to one another. I’ve tolerated it as long as IGTV has existed, but with the addition of Reels, it’s just too difficult. I have to rely on guesswork rather than this app to see what my posts look like next to each other, which is frustrating considering I’m paying for this app. Please, please update the app so that it detects Reels and IGTV on the feed. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this app. I adore it and don’t want to use another. But if the calendar function does not give me an accurate visual of what my feed looks like, the entire purpose of the app is compromised.
I feel inspired
by cmpsny on 2020/02/25 21:18
Using a color story has been very fun. The plus packs are great, and have made me feel much more inspired as I take and edit photos. I also like the grid function, so I can see what my photos look like next to one another. I wish that it wasn’t so expensive to get all the plus packs and editing tools to keep (I’m not a super fan of subscription services, so far I’ve only bought the filters and effects I like). That said, I’ve still enjoyed using the app quite a lot. I take more pride in taking a nice photo now, and pay much closer attention to color! I feel like I’m starting to develop my own visual language or style in photographs, which I’ve never felt before in this medium. Hope others enjoy as well! **update on current edition: it seems like all the glitches with the most recent update have been resolved—it works fine. I do wish that I could access photos from my shared photo albums in iPhoto from the app. I also don’t like that more and more features move from being a part of the free version to items that must be purchased. I can tell that they are reaaaaaallly pushing the subscription service, which I don’t like because then I don’t permanently own the tool/filters.
So many options, so much control
by HeatherBorges on 2020/12/20 05:42
I do the annual subscription and I have for the last couple years - I used to buy packs individually but sometimes they didn’t turn out how I thought so I’m happy to be able to use everything available. There’s so much control which is nice - opacity of filters, being able to move and flip effects and even being able to change the warmth, brightness and saturation of a filter. This is my #1 photo editing app, I’ve stopped using everything else including VSCO and Afterlight 2. The adjust function is amazing, the curves tool helps so much to get the light perfectly where you want it. I’ve been a fan of ABM for at least a decade and they know what they’re doing when it comes to making photos beautiful. Also: even though they have the Filmm app, you can filter videos with this too, but there’s a lot less functions and options than with Filmm and you can’t preview the whole video/boomerang but if you want to make a small or fun change before posting an insta story, it’s great for that too. Highly recommend.
Why not the date of the photo created?
by Uluwale on 2020/02/25 01:25
I love the app but my only gripe is that it saves as the date that it is edited, not the date of the actually photo taken. E-mailed customer service asking if there was an option to save the edited photo as date taken instead of date edited and the response was “Thanks for your question! Since many of our users like editing their photo and sharing immediately to Instagram, A Color Story records the date as when the photo was edited. Unfortunately, there isn’t a way to change the date. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause!” Yeah.. it is an inconvenience since I don’t have the time to edit the same day as the photo was taken I have to go back and find the date of the photo I edited and go edit the date on the computer when I get the chance and that makes it even more difficult to keep photos and videos organized and harder to find when trying to make photo year books or anything like that. Definitely something this app needs to work on. At least have an on and off option if “many” of their users don’t worry about the time stamp. Especially if I’m paying for this app.
Dare I Say it...
by Cvstles on 2020/05/05 08:36
Dare I say it, but today I cancelled my 2 year long VSCO subscription and have moved to Color Story for my editing needs. I use it in conjunction with a few apps - an app dedicated to shooting, color correcting (you guys!) and an app for blemishes/small details ACS doesn’t handle and it’s a dream. It has made my feed more fluent and visually thematic and I love it. I love the new direction my Instagram feed has taken and ACS has helped me achieve that. I love the fact that I can plan out how my feed is going to look with the use of the grid. I don’t bother with e captions, but it’s such a useful tool to visualize how my feed will turn out once my scheduled posts hit my feed. I’m so happy I bit the bullet and paid for a yearly subscription. My one suggestion is the layout of the filters. I have a lot of trouble sifting through so many on the bottom of my screen. I wish there was a dedicated filter screen in which I could see what many filters would look like applied at a glance.
Problem fixed!
by JaneG67 on 2020/08/18 00:14
Update 8/17- Got a prompt response from the developers, who explained a small bug with the update that has since been fixed. They recommended updating the app and trying the restore purchases option again, and this time it worked! All my prior purchases are there again, and the app is working the way it always has for me. Big props to the team for responding with a solution so quickly. I am happily using this app again. This app used to be fantastic, but as of yesterday’s update it seems to have forgotten all of the filters I’ve purchased over the past year and a bit. Now it’s prompting me to either buy ACS+, or buy all the filters again individually. Since I don’t plan to buy everything for a second time, I’m going to have to say goodbye to this app until this gets sorted out. Few things are as frustrating as being prompted to pay for things you’ve already purchased.
Most Robust Photo Editing App
by Michelle Kane on 2018/01/23 17:23
I’ve used multiple photo editing apps and this one is far and beyond the best. Being a photoshop action creator myself, I truly appreciate the subtle nuances of A Color Story. I appreciate the lovely aesthetics of the design. The presets are not over the top and create truly instagram-worthy edits. And it has curves! Say no more! The curves feature is essential for custom edits. I’ve enjoyed playing, experimenting, and editing my photos using this app. The only feature I would love to see implemented would be for the personalized saved editing presets to allow the user to remove individual steps in the preset formula. Sometimes a saved preset is perfect, minus one or two minor settings like exposure. I’m so thrilled to use this app and can’t wait to keep churning out beautiful, professional-looking phone edits. Thanks for the incredible thought and detail built into this user-friendly app!
Love this app but....
by Jems Five on 2019/07/07 19:05
I absolutely love this app. I’ve purchased all of the filters, and I use it multiple times a day. However, since the last update it crashes continuously in the middle of editing on my iPad pro. I can be one step away from being done with an edit and it will crash, or I can be on the first step of editing and it will crash. There really is no rhyme or reason to when it will crash, it just does. If this were fixed it would be 5 stars easy. On another note, it’s super simple to navigate and learn. I love that I can edit even the smallest things in a picture. I do wish there was a way to easily compare an original picture to the edited picture or even flash back one step to see the difference. Definitely love the app, just wish this bug would be fixed with crashing on the iPad Pro. I’ve restarted my device, I’ve checked for updates, and I’ve made sure the app is closed completely, and it’s still doing it.
Used to love this app
by Jesuschristkillmenow on 2020/10/08 12:02
I’ve had this editing app for at least 3 years, and have bought all of the filter packs as they came along. At $2-$3 per pack it’s not a big deal, but when I’ve definitely paid for at least 20, maybe 30 of them, it’s kind of an investment. Since they rolled out the monthly subscription price, something I would be interested in had I not already purchased all of the packs, the app has gotten more and more glitchy, to the point where I can’t edit a single photo or video and save it without it crashing, not saving what I’d done. I love the filters and all of the capabilities of this app which is why I’ve dedicated so much time and money into it, but it’s very frustrating to not even be able to use it at all, let alone have an option for the monthly subscription that deducts the cost of what I’ve already paid. I’ve been a loyal customer for 3 years, I also have their sister app, Filmm+ which has presented all of the same problems and won’t let me save anything anymore. Please fix these problems and I’ll return to these apps.
Superior photo editing app!
by agernert on 2018/01/23 17:18
I have been using this app for over a year now, and intend on continuing to this this indefinitely. I have tried most other paid apps as well, in fact I started out on other apps and finally landed here. For what it’s worth I can’t remember ever having the app be glitchy on me, as other reviews are stating, but also... new app updates are rarely flawless. The app itself is quite easy to understand, and once you have a few filters you enjoy and use routinely, you can save them into an easy to navigate folder instead of applying 100 different filters and wasting time (hello, me). I have purchased over 10 packs of filters, without regret. I use this app to edit photos when I’m too lazy to hop on the computer, and process a majority of my photos for a relatively successful lifestyle/art instagram. Highly recommended!
Only Photo Editing App You'll Need
by AshlynneJoy on 2019/07/03 15:51
Before getting A Color Story I solely used VSCOcam. Since getting this app, I've hardly touched VSCO. I love it because you can get bright images that pop and are vibrant without any weird skin tones and funky color changes. They have presets for any style you might like, and fun extras to add a little pizzazz if that's what you like. There are also amazing technical options like adjusting an image using curves. Plus, you can save your favorite filter combinations as your own so it's easy to have consistency. The only (sorta) negative thing is that I wish you could batch edit. That's the one thing I miss about VSCO, but because you can save an exact edit "recipe" on ACS and import another photo to apply that same edit to, it makes up for not being able to batch edit. Regardless, it's by far my favorite photo editing app to date!
Favorite photo app!
by Jessisazombie on 2018/01/23 16:57
I love a color story. I’ve been using it since they first released it and have loved every update they’ve added since then. As with any app, there’s occasionally been a bug here or there. But honestly they always fix them within a few days. The added features are so fun and have really added some fabulous personality to many of my photos and memories. Only complaint is having to buy every new Photo pack!! But also they clearly put A LOT of love and work into each pack. I’ve probably spent about $20 total on the app and it’s an investment worth spending! Still light years EASIER and CHEAPER than photoshop! (Do not care/have time to learn that jazz right now.) Highly recommend this app. Start with the freebies and add filter packs that fit your own personal aesthetic. It’s fun, it’s functional, and it’s constantly growing! 5 stars!
Brought my social media to a whole other level
by annasghostt on 2018/01/29 17:16
This app is wonderful! I use it all the time and it has helped my instagram feed look much better. The app has so many unique and creative touches that really separates it from other photo editing apps I use/have used. I would and have recommended to friends and family. It is nice to have an app that allows you to not just edit photos but illustrate a feeling you had during the time the photo was captured. From happy, saturated and bright to muted, peaceful and calm this app has everything I need to present my photos the way I experienced them. I find this especially helpful because it is often hard to differentiate a person from an account online and this app helps me feel like I am presenting myself in a way that is more true to myself. Anyways, I love it. It’s great.
UPDATE: Would be my favorite but....
by Momoflaj on 2020/11/03 03:03
Wow I LOVE this freaking app. Now that the issues are fixed it is worth every penny. Thank you for being one of the best available apps out there! I sell on Etsy, and I have been searching for an app that will let me batch edit, with preset filters that I love. This app fits that bill, except… I will try to do a batch and it and it will take FOREVER, sometimes shutting down the app and restarting it, reloading pictures, etc. etc. etc. just to get the filters pulled up and usable. I’m not sure why there is such a massive delay, but it is draining for sure. In the time that it takes for me to wait for the effects and filters to actually pull up and be usable, I could’ve edited single pictures by themselves. It defeats the main reason that I love this app! If they fix that, it’s five stars.
Weird Issue with Loading
by laniiibug on 2020/10/05 04:06
I love this app but I have this constant issue. I will open the app and usually try to batch edit but it also happens when editing one photo, I’ll choose my photo/s, click on the filters, and they all appear as a blank white screen. It’s like the filters aren’t loading? And then when I click on the filter it turns my photo into a blank white pic. I have to close and reopen the app about three or four times to get it to finally load the filters. Then other times it works just fine on the first try. I do a lot of IG marketing and use this app solely as my photo editor and it’s getting really annoying that it doesn’t work. I would love a update to fix this. Otherwise this app is great. And yes I’m always updating the app to the current version.
Great app - recent update makes it difficult
by Hahdbekdndndnman on 2020/01/04 03:47
I’ve been using this app for a long time now, I have all the filters and have always loved it. It’s easy to use and easy to mix different styles. However the most recent update makes it harder to edit photos, especially your pre saved filters. There are too many steps involved especially if you are trying to use multiple at a time or trying to edit a bunch of photos in a row. Hopefully they will see this and make a change - I’d recommend being able to select the presets you built as a tab in the filters sections. I thought the saved option was it but instead it’s a square box above the tabs and you have to click into it every time you want to use a different preset. I still like this app but this could defer me to something else just bc I’m editing a lot of photos at once.
Great app, missing a few things
by emilyruth290 on 2018/02/20 22:06
I’m an artist and use my phone to take and edit reference photos frequently, so I’ve tried quite a few photo editing apps. Because I'm an artist (and other contributing factors) I’m poor and can’t justify spending money on a bunch of apps and subscriptions and whatnot, so I use what’s available for free. Color Story is, perhaps unsurprisingly, the best app I’ve found for editing color, contrast, temperature, and exposure. The free filters (and ability to adjust the intensity of said filters) are pretty decent, with a few stand outs, and the free effects aren’t bad either. So what’s it missing? The big two for me are easy blemish editing and controlled blurring. It’s irritating to have to edit many of my photos in multiple applications. But hey, for free, I’ll take what I can get and this really is a great, intuitive, simple, but fairly comprehensive photo editing app.
Great App
by Lovejamienicole on 2018/01/24 15:57
I use this exclusively for editing my photos. You can do a lot with just the basic set of filters and additions, but they also roll out filter colabs every so often to keep things new and fresh! Well worth the money on those for sure. It doesn’t just have filters and light leaks/confetti though, it also has some cropping, perspective and color tweaking tools, comparable to the things you might find in photoshop. Any bugs you might experience are always quickly fixed, and they are constantly trying to make the app better. In 2.0 they have us the ability to add a photo to our Instagram grid to see how it looks with the rest of our photos.. with out actually having to upload the photo to Instagram! I LOVE THIS. It also allows you to schedule posts!
My favorite photo app!
by Caroline3495 on 2019/10/04 17:46
I used to VSCO but now only ACS. The filters are beautiful and add polish to a photo without being over the top. I love that there are filter collections developed by photographers and creators that I know and follow on IG (Rebecca’s Seasons pack is my go-to). My only wish is that when browsing filter packs to buy, the example photos should show the before and after of the edited photo. It’s really hard to get an idea of what the filter might actually do when each example photo is different and there’s nothing to compare. This should be a really simple fix, just show half the photo unedited and half with the filter applied. I have bought packs before and then had them turn out pretty different from what I expected because I just can’t tell from the examples.
Recent update makes me no longer want to use
by Gabbergurl30 on 2019/12/14 01:55
Went to edit a photo using ACS like I normally do & tried to add a frame around my picture like I have been for awhile to keep my Instagram feed looking uniform & when I tried to add a plain white frame that is now only available if you purchase ACS+ for $2.99. I wasn’t trying to customize the size or change the color, I was just trying to add a plain white frame, which up until now was FREE. I get trying to make money, but why randomly start charging for something that you previously had for free? You already charge for extra filter packs etc. Why not charge the extra amount if you want to customize the frame? I’m annoyed & will probably switch to an app that I can do my frame/editing all in one. Sad to say that because I do love the filters I currently have. But I don’t want to go back & forth between apps just for a picture.
MOST AMAZING EASY TO USE APP
by Katie at Sunshine Style on 2019/01/05 18:00
I'd recommend this app to anyone! In fact, I wrote a whole blog post about it and all the features that I love! The new update has batch editing, a grid layout to make sure your feed is nice and pretty and the best filters. This app helps me plan out and edit my entire Instagram feed and people even think I’m Insta famous because it looks so well! My fav filters are essentials and blush. Plus I love that once you edit your photo, you can save that edit as a "preset" just like in a desktop computer in Lightroom. Once your ready to edit your next photo, you can go to recent edits or saved edits and use those for your photo editing. The app is great and Id recommend it to anyone! Especially those color lovers! I just paid for ACS+ and it’s totally worth the $2 monthly payment.
Unique photo editing app I’ve been using since day 1
by KAD919 on 2018/01/23 17:47
I’ve used this since ABM released it and I love it. Totally unique filters, and they got ahead of the trend for sure. I have purchased nearly every upgrade/filter pack and love trying new things with the app. My only feedback is that my pics save pretty blurry/degraded quality even with only a minimal filter added on. When I upload the pics to Facebook after editing with ACS, they don’t look great, but on Instagram they are just fine. I spoke to other friends and it’s 50/50 if they experience this or not. Either way, this is just some honest feedback. I still love the app and use it every single day. I have never had issues with this crashing or any other tech issues otherwise! It’s so creative and fun!
Not a fan
by Brittzybug on 2018/05/08 11:20
For one, the app makes you buy almost all of the effects worth using, but on top of that, when shopping and browsing through the sets of filters or overlays, the example pictures for each individual effect within each set are completely different, so it’s impossible to actually know exactly what the filter/effect IS, because you don’t know what is the original picture and what is the effect that you’re looking at (suggestion; they should use the same photo within each set so we can see the difference). They also don’t really let you have much creative freedom within the effects. You can move them sometimes, but it would be nice to get to change the color of many... like it only will let you have an orange light flare when it should be really easy to let you change the color. Also accidentally bought a $10 set of filters and immediately tried to undo it, with no luck.
This app is EVERYTHING for photos
by tiffanytravels on 2018/01/21 22:32
I tell all my friends to download this app for photo editing. You have a wide array of tools in just the basic version, so it’s amazing regardless whether you elect to purchase any additional filters. The 2.0 update does not take away or layer any functionality like some “updates” do. The look is a little cleaner. Best of all, the update will make it possible to add text in conjunction with the new app coming out within the next month or so. Similar to the superiority of ACS over other photo editing apps, the new text-over-photos app is supposed to let you customize all kinds of things (e.g. ombré text, changing brushes, etc.) Between the two, I don’t think I’ll keep other photo apps on my phone. LOVE A Color Story.
*sigh*
by hdkvosksmcckwi on 2019/04/30 02:04
I was unhappy with this app, seeing as I was told by suggestions of ratings that this app was fantastic, earning a grand total of 8.4 star rating averaged. I was completely unaware that when I opened the app, you had to pay for anything unique, and things i had never seen before. Granted, most items are cheep, considering the use you make out of them, but you can easily turn a dollar into 20 when using this app. For the most part though, everything was fine until I found out I had to pay to edit my photos, after I had taken my time to shoot the photo, download this app with high hopes, and be very dissatisfied with the success I received. ( which was none ) o would not recommend this app to you if you are looking to not spend any money, and just look for something free. However, if you are willing to agree with the terms, you should be fine.
good app, could use improvement
by Dreamlandia on 2018/05/10 23:58
I just started using this app. while I like the color filters, I don't like that each pack is $2.99, seems a bit pricey. there are a few that's cheaper I might try them first, it's reminiscent of hipstamatic, which is also pricey but worth it for the lens effects. this app just has filters. also I like the feature of being able to take photos in the app and edit right there. given you have the time. and the ability to batch edit. but the camera app is lacking a few things, such as the ability to take pictures with the volume button which comes in handy sometimes. it also seems to start out with the flash on in rectangular mode which is annoying. there doesn't seem to be any way to adjust or even see what file format or quality the photos are being taken in either.
Finally
by Sgracer on 2020/02/12 19:14
The best app for me. As a photographer I've been downloading many photo apps and now I found you so this is it hopefully it will never change or charge in the future. This is an amazing app for bloggers and people like me who needs the easy way to make the photo beautifuly and naturally brings out the colors. I’m going to delete most of unwanted apps that I never use. Thank you and hopefully it stays this way. I will definitely recommend this to all my family and friends. The only prob I have is by the time I saved I can’t re start to go back to home to open another picture so I have to end it and open the app again. Which is kinda confusing. Thank you again. This is 💯 stars ⭐️ for me though. Love it!
The Only Photo Editing App I Use
by Sagerchatter on 2020/01/14 23:22
Partially b/c it’s literally the only photo editing app that will load my photo library, either *at all* or w/o a 2-3 min wait. Seriously. But that speaks to how great this app is: I have 5 other editing apps installed that I’ve favored at one time or another and none of them load my library as fast as ACS does. When ACS was still new, I actually experienced the opposite problem: it would load slower than the other apps, but still never more than maybe 15-20 secs. Yet another point in their favor: it’s gotten better over time!! The filters are the best out of all the other apps I’ve used, and the effects are so awesome! YOU WILL NOT REGRET THIS PURCHASE! They keep getting better and better! Thanks ACS!
Full featured image editor, but...
by Techno-nut on 2019/08/04 13:44
While the app has just about every editing feature a photographer could want, the fatal flaw is the output resolution. I edit 15-24mp DSLR images on my iPadPro, and this app down samples the photos and saves the edited images at 5-6mp. A real disappointment. The other deal-killer for me is the price. While you can buy all the filters separately for $1-2 a pop, the subscription price of $25 per year, IMHO is just too much. And frankly, the differences between the presets is often so subtle, and easily reproduced with the editing tools. I don’t need that many presets. If the resolution issue was fixed, I.e., the app saved at the original image resolution, I would probably spend $20 buying a select set of filters, but not invest in the annual subscription. I use too many other apps to spend that much money on a single app. Frankly, I think the subscription model has ruined the App-Store.
Filters are great, could use some upgrades
by EmilyGrace24 on 2019/09/06 15:04
If it weren’t for just one or two really useful editing tools in Snapseed, A Color Story would be the only editing app I use for planning my IG feed. There are a couple of tiny things I wish they would change. The one that is most frequently annoying to me, is that I can’t do the press and hold to compare the original photo to he edited one until after I’ve committed to the edit. I mean, obviously I can undo it if I don’t like it, but as I’m scrolling through filters, trying to decide which looks best, it would be helpful I I could do a quick press and hold to continuously compare to the original, not just the filter before it. Otherwise, I really do love the app. I find the filters to be subtle and professional looking.
Love the Update!
by Jenn Zetrouer on 2018/01/23 17:12
I have loved this app since it was first released. It is super user-friendly and easy to use. With tons of tools and incredible filter packages, A Color Story really brings out the brightness and depth of photos, which is otherwise often difficult with phone photography. I am able to transform dull and drab images in just seconds with a few filters and tweaks. I am a huge fan of the most recent update as well. Having the ability to view my photos in the grid before posting them to social media allows me to see how each photo I edit works with the others I have taken. This way, it is much easier to keep up with a consistent style and aesthetic. 10/10 would recommend.
Lots of bugs
by Insightfulsister on 2018/07/14 15:00
Love this app, but if you’re trying to schedule out post and use for IG, don’t. I scheduled all my post for the week... not only did it not remind me but it decided to delete all my content and schedules. This was the 2nd time it’s happen to me. Plus if you schedule a post then click on it to check the time it will erase the scheduled time on photo. Will show up in schedule list but will not remind you at scheduled time. Today there is just a big ghost grid when I tried to add in photos there are still 6ghost grid slots. Major bummer. Lots of work down the drain. Might have to go back to planoly. I want this this app to be my favorite and I know maybe it can be once these things are fixed.
Good App
by caitlin1591 on 2019/01/20 20:55
I like this app a lot for editing photos, especially when you want your Instagram feed to have a cohesive look. There are 2 things that dampen the user experience: -The CONSTANT ads for purchasing new packs. I get it, apps need to make money. This one berates you with new packs in every single use. The pop-ups and banners are a big nuisance. -No preview of filters on your own photos. The new pack previews show filters only on high quality photos and on different pictures (vs using the different filters on the same picture so you can see the difference), making it almost impossible to envision what they’d look like on your own photos or what the filters look like at all since you’re not familiar with the original version of the sample photos.
So helpful! Great quality!
by fishpond8711 on 2020/08/17 07:08
I bought a filter and it didn’t add it for a while... I really panicked and I thought I got scammed... But I was really relieved to see that I was not alone and others were experiencing the same problem. The developers of this app seemed to take it very seriously and fix it almost immediately. It just shows and reflects in the quality of this app. It is so unbelievably helpful, especially for business owners who are not social media gurus and would like to make their instagrams look pretty. You have to buy a lot of their features but it looks like you get what you pay for and it’s worth it. - you don’t have to deal with any ads which I love!
great filters - but
by Parichic53 on 2020/01/09 20:39
i have to be honest - i love everything about ACS except for how OFTEN I’m prompted to write/rate a review for the app. it happens every update, even with nothing but minor bug fixes. i thought writing a review would get rid of the prompt boxes, so i’ve submitted multiple reviews and ratings only to still be prompted about how i like the app. i love it. great filters and incredibly user friendly. but when editing multiple photos in a row to prep them for stories sharing, it’s incredibly frustrating to deal with the review pop up that locks up the entire screen and completely interrupts the creative flow. for the reason i’m giving it one star because i deadass avoid opening and editing on this app because of the review prompts.
Where have you been all my life?!
by Angela3950 on 2018/08/12 08:24
Not sure how many photo apps I’ve downloaded, free or fee, that I’ve tried and removed cause they just don’t have any unique features...but it’s a LOT. Credit goes to RealSimple Magazine for suggesting it in their April 2018 issue. Thought, oh well, it’s free. Let’s give it a try. It’s beyond versatile. Has all the editing tools as many other apps but my favorite here is ‘Curves’ under Tools. It creates a color variation I’ve never seen before. The filters themselves are different and adjustable. I could go on but it’s definitely worth a try. I actually was searching for a way to make my photos pink-it has that and MUCH more. Get it-you will not be sorry.
My “go to” photo app
by galexiegirl on 2018/01/23 17:29
I’ve been using A Color Story since it’s release and I love it. The basic pack is fabulous but I also love the new releases....I feel like my photos have so much more pop and finesse when I use this app. The creators definitely have a passion for photography and it’s evident in the many updates and refinements they are always doing. One of my fave features is the ability to edit boomerangs and videos....LOVE this feature. If I have a complaint it’s that there are TOO many beautiful filters to choose from and it’s overwhelming (but not a bad problem to have at all!). I need to be better about using the “favorites” to keep track of the ones I love best. 5 Stars!
Love the editing options, interface maybe needs tweaks
by clynnr18 on 2019/03/18 23:15
Love that there are so many more editing controls than instagram. The interface I found a little slow to navigate through. I’m not sure if it’s because I’m just so used to Instagram’s that something different was throwing me off, or if it just needs a few tweaks, like the buttons need to be put in more intuitive places. Particularly when I’ve drilled down into one of the editing menus, it’s hard to figure out how to get back to the main editing menu. Also the controls are very small. But I’ll definitely keep using this. It really does help photos pop a lot more than anything I can do to them on Instagram or iPhone’s built in editing tools.
Great App!!! Tons of options!
by Mel Workman on 2018/01/24 02:45
I have used this app since it came out and it has become my go to app for editing pictures. When I first started using it I mainly used the filters I had purchased, but now that I have used the app for a while, I have learned how to edit photos using the settings too and I love the control I can have over the end results! I also love the variety of options I can use and how my pictures turn out. There really is a huge variety of picture styles to choose from. I also love that the app creators are always finding new things to add and listen to the suggestions made by app users. I highly recommend this app!!!
My fave photo editing app!
by Not a grandma on 2018/01/23 17:16
I’ve tried all of the major photo editing apps out there and none are as user friendly or visually appealing as A Color Story. I downloaded the app the day it was released and have purchased every plus pack. As long as my camera roll photos aren’t awful (and sometimes even if they are!) it makes any photo look better. I can instantly get brighter whites and bolder colors with tools, and can throw on great warm, and vintage filters for the clean but seventies look I like for my photos. The new update includes a grid for Instagram planning and it’s the app I so needed as a social media manager. Love love love A Color Story and couldn’t recommend it enough.
Incredible App
by emamunat on 2019/03/01 21:17
I’m a photographer who hasn’t taken photos for a few months since moving, but I decided to head for a fun, freelance style direction and experiment with “Instagram” style photography. I downloaded a few other apps such as PS and LR mobile which are of course great, but I saw an ad for A Color Story and decided to try it. I was stunned by the amount of options available including filters, effects, and more. I’m still on the free trial but definitely plan on paying for the full plan-which is ONLY $24 total for a year. Absolutely worth the inexpensive cost. My photos look professionally edited and it only takes a few taps. Highly recommend!
Updates have ruined this app for me
by ChelseaLF on 2020/01/18 17:34
I am disappointed because I really used to love this app, but with every update, some of the features I used the most get removed from being free features and added to the paid version. I am not opposed to paying for apps. I have spent quite a bit of money on this app purchasing filters before they moved to the subscription model. But when you take BASIC features like the “frame” feature and force a user to purchase a subscription to use it, I feel like this is just greed on the part of the company. I support paying for apps to fund the vast amount of work that goes into them, but I do NOT support taking free features that users are accustomed to using and forcing them into purchasing a subscription to continue to use them. There are plenty of photo editing apps out there and I guess I’ll just switch to one of those.
LOVE this app!
by Cpsd1994 on 2018/01/24 06:12
I have purchased about $15 in packages from this app and I love everything about it! It's great for all ages and the curves tool is a great way to learn about how different effects change the photo and what they do, especially for older and younger people unfamiliar with editing! This app also clearly lays out all features in each screen and you can save previous editing techniques which is helpful for specific shoots or days. The only thing I would add would be the ability to save photos inside the app. I also love that you can shoot inside of the app and edit as you shoot- this has taught me a lot about photography! Overall a great app!
Generally love this, but latest update created a glitch
by Practicality First on 2020/04/07 20:41
I basically really like using this app to make my iPhone photos look more like 35mm camera photos. I get tons of compliments and people cannot believe I just used an iPhone. My only complaint is that the latest update inexplicably created an annoying problem that didn’t used to be there (and I’ve been using this app for a few years). Now when you finish fixing up a photo and you save it, the app won’t allow you to go on to start working on a new photo. You have to close the app and reopen it to start working on a new photo!! Very annoying — I do hope they fix this as it didn’t used to be an issue.
Pretty Great App!
by Tawny319 on 2018/02/01 01:46
I absolutely love using this app to edit 99.9% of all my photos. The filters I’ve acquired from either free downloads or paid for packs (worth it!) prove to provide the aesthetic I’m looking for. The newest update could use for a little more definition in icons (too much white). One feature I feel is a must for this app is there should be an easier way to see the before and after of the edits. Because there are a lot of ways to edit one photo due to all the creative filters and effects you can use, it’s almost necessary to have! Something as simple as a long hold on the photo would work for me.
Disappointed in changes
by winter_lungs on 2020/02/02 20:24
I’ve been using this app for years and have recommended it countless times to people and other small business owners for product photos processed on your phone. Sadly, with the update, the batch editing feature frequently malfunctions (loads photos, but doesn’t edit them), which greatly impacts me using this to process sets of photos. Yes, I can “technically” got to the extra effort of creating my own preset to apply one at a time to each photo, but the batch editing feature was a huge perk when it was added. Also, the CONSTANT bombardment of adds for other presets or to become a monthly member is off-putting. I’ve started buying other presets for Lightroom from others and use this much less. As a long-time user of this app, I’m very disappointed in these changes.
My favorite app!
by ApocalyptoNoir on 2018/06/09 09:52
I use this app always when it comes to editing photos of my inventory for my online shop. Everything about it is perfect, especially the ability to save your custom filter. My only issue is that using batch edit causes the app to crash. Whether it’s picking photos via batch, or saving the savings after using batch edit. It usually crashes for me when I do this, especially if I have quite the bit to save. This is my only reason for not giving this app a full five stars. But I will definitely edit this review if there is a fix for this. I honestly can’t bring myself to use another photo editor. I really hope the crashing issue gets resolved!
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