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A Color Story
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Named 'Best New App' and 'App of the Day' by Apple! Over 12 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 300 filters designed by top photographers and influencers, incl. purchases • over 100 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 NEW! 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 The ACS+ 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+ 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+ 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/
Standard features now add-ons
by Sweetsandhearts on 2019/12/07 03:29
Disappointed that adding a square frame now costs an extra $3. There are already so many add-ons, so it feels greedy to make this one an add-on too, especially when the feature is very basic.
Love!
by M_AudJam on 2019/12/07 03:10
For $25 a year I get all the presets and add ons. It’s definitely taken the pics I do take to another level. Best editing app I’ve found so far.
I love this App!
by Dani mom 3 on 2019/12/07 02:45
I use it for editing pictures for resell & it works great!! ❤️
Amazing app
by Ldyv.Paradise on 2019/12/07 01:19
Helps me edit my Instagram pictures to save my memories in the best lighting and filter possible
I practically use it daily
by Mkmiecik on 2019/12/06 22:30
I will never post a photo that wasn’t edited in color story ever again.
Zero rainy days
by 0 Rainy Days on 2019/12/06 21:20
Fun, creative and beautiful! Happy!
Love this app! Best edit app I bought. I really recommend it.
by Lula2018PT on 2019/12/06 21:14
Love this app! It worth to buy it! I really recommend this app.
Money hungry knock off
by bumblebeezzz88 on 2019/12/06 17:26
Super disappointing app. Bought a full package when the app first started. They added features, but you have to buy each one, which I was ok with . Now, normal features, such as resizing photos with white sides, now cost 2.99. MONEY HUNGRY APP AND PEOPLE. If I wanted to spend money on every feature, I’d invest in a real photo app. Not this joke.
Works well
by speakyourself on 2019/12/06 15:30
I use it to edit photos of my album collection, it’s really nice and easy to use. 👍
The best app
by Vanlupi on 2019/12/06 14:02
I love it, I used everyday.
BEST photo editing app ever!
by Very open and informative on 2019/12/06 04:21
I love this app so much, couldnt live without it ! 12/6/19 Love the update !
5 out of 5
by Kid_From_VA on 2019/12/05 22:33
It’s amazing on iPhone
Started charging for standard feature 🤨
by brandedbyhuys on 2019/12/05 21:38
The framing layout was free and a standard part of the app and all of a sudden it’s $3. Really?
Five stars
by Gemmuti on 2019/12/05 17:11
Amazing selection of great filters! Couldn’t live without it! Thank you for creating it!
my true blue filters
by hautehousefarm on 2019/12/05 17:07
the only photo edit app I use!
Have to pay for edits that were free
by Plumb tree on 2019/12/05 16:43
I have been using this app for over a year and I always use the square crop to put a white border around my pics for IG. It’s my go-to app for that and quick edits. Today I sign in and it won’t allow me unless I pay an additional $3 or buy a monthly subscription. Is this going to continue where I sign in and edits I use now are more $$ to continue using? This is bad form since you already have to pay for most edits in the app and it adds up quick. The app may be free, but you can’t do anything unless you pay quite a bit. Even the little you could do for “free” is apparently being charged now.
Great app for editing video! Finally the only one you will need. Ever.
by Smushie Cat on 2019/12/05 15:04
Ok this is my new favorite video editing app!! It does everything!! There are paid filters and effects but honestly all the free ones are just perfect!! I’ve been looking a long time for an app like this - my search has ended today!! I couldn’t ask for better! Thank you developers so much!!! If you ever need testers I’d love to help out!!
5 stars deserved
by okayrosalie on 2019/12/05 05:08
Literally the best editing app
Pedro g
by gopeter on 2019/12/04 18:02
Awesome
So many free uses
by DianaCarolinaD on 2019/12/04 06:32
Such a great tool for photo editing! Lots of great free things to work with.
Beautiful effects/editing
by Mrs.Mastro on 2019/12/04 03:02
Love it!
Great affordable app!
by I Like the Sun on 2019/12/04 02:44
It’s simple, yet creative! Love the new features!
Colorstory
by fpsparkle on 2019/12/04 00:28
Love the subtleties
The 1 you need!
by Sugden5 on 2019/12/03 21:50
You don’t need any other editing apps . Ever . I promise.
Long time user, first time reviewer
by PhotoMonkey on 2019/12/03 18:09
Have been using ACS since it came out initially for all my personal and business instagram posts. The updates have been so good! Feels even more user friendly!
The only photo editing app I use!
by lrosebay on 2019/12/03 01:41
Love this app, it has all the editing I need in one place!
Can’t get enough!
by chickwire on 2019/12/02 21:14
Makes my life so easy!
Love it!!
by wmarykatherine on 2019/12/02 20:40
Best photo app I own!
It’s Great !
by yazamezola on 2019/12/02 16:52
I love it. It’s the only editing app I use
Wonderful editing app!!
by Clthomason on 2019/12/02 16:24
This is by far the best editing app I have used!!!! I love all the filter and effect packs!!!
Excellent
by Fifolin on 2019/12/02 16:10
Love editing with it
Love
by Marlon brown on 2019/12/02 14:53
Great update!
Love this
by Queen Victoria II on 2019/12/02 02:53
I love this App! So much fun to use 😊
Adorable app but needs improvement
by Evangelic6 on 2019/12/02 01:50
I love this app and all the filters it provides. I wish that it would allow us more samples so we can see what they look like on our own photos before we decide to buy individual filters.
Love this app!
by MooseCheese on 2019/12/01 23:18
I love this app, I think it’s completely worth it to pay the yearly subscription to get all of the filters. I use it so much, and I really like how my pictures turn out.
Enjoying the textures
by juteandgravel on 2019/12/01 21:53
I got a Black Friday deal for some of the settings but the 24 for the year was a better deal. I enjoy the textures and the collaboration designs.
It’s my go-to photo editing app
by Letting_It_Fly on 2019/12/01 19:42
💜💜💜💜💜
a color story
by andydijssgdjsjs on 2019/12/01 18:28
I like how you can edit the pictures and the filters are super cool, but I don’t like that most of them cost money.
WHY AM I SO LATE TO THIS AMAZING APP
by Helen wawis on 2019/12/01 16:48
My Instagram will never be the same again bc of this app!!!! I’m so so happy!!!! New favorite for sure!!!!
One of my favorite photo editing apps!
by Uajjaajaploakak on 2019/12/01 05:51
Buying the premium access to filters is worth it!
Easy app to use!
by Cool122335789954377 on 2019/12/01 03:00
Thanks!
Love
by Mooninpicies on 2019/12/01 01:24
Beautiful filters. Obsessed with “hot toddy”.
Literally my favorite ap 💁🏼‍♀️
by JessieJaneDIY on 2019/11/30 21:07
Hands down the best filters and best photo correcting tools there are. Love it.
Love it
by mlkDri on 2019/11/30 20:53
Love!!!
The best! Worth paying for all filters
by MadisonLola on 2019/11/30 20:42
I love this app and think it’s worth paying for all filters :)
Fantastic
by jepearson on 2019/11/30 20:27
Fantastic app!! Beautiful pictures!!
Fun and easy to use!
by AmandaRaeCarter on 2019/11/30 16:13
Very user friendly! It’s easy to modify and stack edits. It’s the app I use most when quickly color correcting my photos!
Amazing
by Gigi_Domo on 2019/11/30 16:05
Been using it for years and the new sets are always really nice
Love it
by abeller24 on 2019/11/29 00:23
The best edits
Applw
by DaleandJamie on 2019/11/28 22:43
Apple
Mrsjvanhorn
by mrsjvanhorn on 2019/11/28 22:42
Love it!
my favorite photo app
by Ace-SF on 2019/11/28 21:02
easy to use, great results.
Super user friendly
by beewinter on 2019/11/28 15:10
I always want to edit photos but the filters either look cheesy and ruin the picture or the program is too time consuming and difficult to use. I love a color story. The only paid app I use, and it is 100% worth it. The absolute best photo app.
Great
by Sk8209 on 2019/11/28 01:19
Love this app! And it’s so easy to use
AjGarcia
by Sirtripssalot on 2019/11/27 15:13
Love this app
Photo Easy Amazing
by ashleyberumen on 2019/11/27 12:35
Easy to use LOVE
I love it
by megreldleavesareview on 2019/11/27 04:20
I use it all the time to edit on my phone
Easy to use
by Tantrumbags on 2019/11/27 02:44
Makes my photos stand out
Best editing app
by Mariah_xxi on 2019/11/26 21:07
I purchased the yearly subscription, best value!!
Lots of tools
by seabornetribe on 2019/11/26 20:30
What a great app for editing photos right on your phone. Quick and easy with more tools and options than I expected.
My go-to photo editor
by Amandanonymous on 2019/11/26 16:34
ACS is a an awesome, easy to use, high quality photo editor. It’s the only thing I’ve used for my personal life or business for years now. Love it!
So good!!
by Witedaisy on 2019/11/26 14:56
Finally giving me the look to my photos that I've been looking for. And so fun to play around with! Thanks!
Love it !
by vickietellez28 on 2019/11/26 05:27
Easy to use
Love this app
by simons cat js freaking good on 2019/11/25 23:46
Love this app
This is my faaaavorite photo editing app!
by Kayrruh on 2019/11/25 23:29
Love this app so much, it’s my go to.
Pretty good
by Chickenisgoodandtastyilove on 2019/11/25 22:03
This app is pretty good other than the adds
Great filters !!
by Gar Badge on 2019/11/25 19:30
I love it !
Works really good
by Blardp on 2019/11/25 18:18
My go to for quick, quality edits. Yet am to find a better iOS app with editing tools this on point.
Wonderful Editing App
by JustisO on 2019/11/25 16:11
I’ve been using this app for a few years and have loved the ease of use and the many different looks I can achieve through their editing options!
Awesome so far!
by kittayygall on 2019/11/25 16:04
Love this app! Has all the cutest filters.
Loooove!
by chloespumoni on 2019/11/25 14:33
This app is amazing! I can effortlessly edit photos to look beautiful!
I ALWAYS USE THIS APP. LOVE IT
by acrisgon on 2019/11/25 05:23
It’s just perfect to set up what I’m going to post next on Instagram and editing.
Cooler if you pay the 25 a year
by claytxn on 2019/11/25 03:47
worth it though
I love this app
by roxyramos00 on 2019/11/25 02:11
ALL my photos are edited whit this app... I just love it.. they have all that you need for every moment 😍😍😍
Simple but Powerful
by AnaDGarcia on 2019/11/25 01:17
I'm not the most tech savvy but this app let's me plan posts, write my captions and hasn't crash don me yet! I've used another app that always kept crashing. Like that it makes the tedious task of posting a little easier!
ColorStory
by Setripp on 2019/11/24 23:16
Color story is the bomb
Love the features of this app!
by ShellsSweets on 2019/11/24 22:14
This app has a lot of feature but not so many that it’s overwhelming!! My favorite is the batch editing!
Buy it for sure!
by Mrsnickipage on 2019/11/24 21:12
Just renewed my subscription for another year because it’s just so easy to use, so convenient with all the packages and filter add-ons, I really love it.
Love it
by Tmmygun on 2019/11/24 19:41
Really good filters!! Nice to brighten all your pictures
Idk it’s cool
by jonahbyays on 2019/11/24 16:03
It works really well, and yeah. I don’t want to waist my time writing a review so
My fave photo app!
by Lindsay Scouras on 2019/11/24 15:38
This has literally been my favorite photo editing app since it came out. Forget VSCO girls, I’m a ColorStory woman 👍🏻 I love all the different filters, and they’re always coming out with great new ones. Also it’s nice to be able to edit videos on here too, a lot of editing apps don’t let you do that!
Great Photo Editor
by Holly Suzanne on 2019/11/24 14:37
I’ve been using this app for over a year! I really like it. Easy to use on iPhone!
Perfect
by Stephanie Wood on 2019/11/24 12:51
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Editing easy!
by JodiAman on 2019/11/24 12:38
This is so helpful. I look so good!
:)
by Luxingtonzl on 2019/11/24 06:03
Excellent work to my photos.
Latest version crashes constantly
by yb2134 on 2019/11/24 05:21
Lately for some reason it’s been crashing when I try to apply light leaks. I already tried deleting the app and reinstalling. Just me? Edit: Seems like it’s just one photo, but it happened consistently over two days. Leaving this here in case anyone else runs into this, or in case it leads to bug fixes. Love the app generally!
Love love love
by Henjizzle on 2019/11/24 04:28
This app is beautiful and their presets too!!
Amazing app, awesome customer service
by Cassiet717 on 2019/11/24 03:54
I LOVE this app for the ease of editing photos to look as high quality as possible on the go. The filters are beautiful and aren’t expensive, but I get so much use out of the “tools” (exposure, clarity, vibrancy, etc.), which are free. The update offers even more free options and they’re always adding new filter packs.
My favorite app!
by mncollins on 2019/11/24 03:45
Every photo... every time. I love that I can easily make a quick edit, or take my time and get artsy. I’m not a photographer, so finding something powerful but still user friendly was important! Thank you for the frequent upgrades as well... I’m enjoying the selective edit option a lot!
Perfect except
by dreamysea on 2019/11/24 03:43
I need to be able to have more people able to access the account xoxo
Color Story
by acspiller on 2019/11/24 03:37
So wonderful and easy!
Great photo app!
by Sheika Catahan on 2019/11/24 03:33
Love all the customization to photos!
Good app!
by julieaponte3 on 2019/11/24 03:14
Easy to use, great editing options. My only complaint is the over advertising. I don’t plan to see an ad every single time I edit on a paid app.
Perfect!
by Ellasophia09 on 2019/11/23 22:32
Very user friendly, great quality and I love that you guys are always adding new options/content so that it doesn’t become one-note. I’ve always appreciated the quality and tone of my pictures in this app over all others!
Good option filters but not user friendly
by BrightLautgirl on 2019/11/23 20:15
Functionality is cumbersome to maneuver. Lots of choices for filters, but not very user friendly. Compared to the interface of VSCO where all the filters aren’t all categorized in folders would be my suggestion for the next update.
A+++
by Gingham Ginger on 2019/11/23 19:47
Great Ap! Thanks so much and congratulations on another successful ap ABM team! Side note it’s been crashing on my phone lately 😢
Upset
by ShelbiSnell on 2019/11/23 14:04
after undownloading and redownloading I lost all of my own custom made filters that I spent a ton of time on. So I’m extremely disappointed now.
Best photo editing app!
by meCaldwell1 on 2019/11/23 13:11
So easy to use and amazing filters for those photos with not the most amazing light, I love it!
My FAVORITE photo editing app!
by Booosh34 on 2019/11/23 12:58
I use this app for work & at home for personal use. It’s the best out there!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
*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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
Brilliant photo editing app!
by Affixdoe on 2018/09/17 07:38
This app is so good I want to give it a friendship bracelet! You can edit individual colors; it’s a game changer for foodies that annoyingly need the food photo to match the actual food color. It also lets you move the filters around on the bar so you can access your favorites quickly. ColorStory has given me something I never knew I needed. Now all apps have to give this to me immediately. I wouldn’t say the app is super intuitive at first but once you get it, you G E T I T. I would highly recommend this is app but I’m nervous to tell my friends because I want to horde the secret of this awesome app to myself.
All I use for editing
by Dreebers on 2019/04/21 16:55
This is my go to for all of my photo editing for both my small bizz that I run and for my personal photos. I can’t tell you how many different apps I have tried for editing and this one hits it out of the park. It has all the elements that are essential and the filters both the free and the packs that they offer are actually flattering and worth the small fee. It’s perfect for quick and easy editing which I use for my shop as I want things to look bright and natural and there are so many fun options that you can play around with that I usually save for my own photos.
That’s all I need
by Bokyboky22 on 2018/08/04 20:14
Being a professional photographer, I have dabbled in all the color toning apps out there. So often the technical aspects are so consuming that I’d rather not bother on my mobile. Then this app came along and it’s the only app I use for color toning. It’s so easy, the built in filters are not over the top, the UI is clean, the sample photos don’t make me cringe, and they save my profiles while also allowing for minor adjustments. I also just make my friends install it before I give any more advice on mobile editing. Worth every penny, even for non photographers. That’s what I tell every friend I recommend it to.
2.0 update is awesome!
by MaryChesney on 2018/01/19 22:15
The update is incredibly well thought out. The app now has features that I hadn’t seen in other photo editing apps (but wish they had). You can do a grid planner which can connect to your Instagram acct. The grid is super user friendly - as far as moving the photos around, editing them from the grid, an you can even schedule posts from this app now! The app can now do batch editing as well, which is an awesome time saver and creates a consistent look with your photos. Also I bought the Fawn pack a few weeks ago for editing and am IN LOVE! It makes the photos so dreamy and creamy smooth💕
This is may go to editing app and the only one I’ll ever use
by Littlething11 on 2019/05/13 01:29
I saw that my mom had his app and I throughly I would try it. After I got this app I always edit my photos with it. I love all the options and I definitely would recommend that you get his app. This app is free as I believe and it would be worth it if it was $1,000. I know this is just my opinion but if you are debating on wether or not to get this app... GO GO FOR IT. You should totally just get it and all you will be obsessed with how good YOU can make your photos #perfectinstagram. Even though you have to pay for filters, they give you options and I LOVE THIS APP
2.0 is everything and more!!
by Duder9999 on 2018/01/23 16:22
I’ve been a huge fan of ACS from the beginning and am continually impressed with every tool and new filter pack that comes out. 2.0 is blowing my mind!!! I LOVE the new grid planning feature which allows me to see all my edits at once and it’s super easy to use. The new batch editing feature is already saving me so much time! My edits are really custom so on top of saving my own presets, I can now apply them to however many photos I want all at once. Also, the redesign is absolutely stunning. It’s so convenient to have everything in one app like this...2.0 is everything!!!
Fabulous App with Artsy Flair!!!
by Bob the funny goat on 2019/02/23 19:39
I seriously love this app!!! I love to edit photos and this app gives me enough freedom to do so. I paid extra for all the filters and I am 100% happy with that decision. I now have the most beautiful pictures with minimal storage taken up and relatively good prices for what you get. I highly recommend this app to any photo editors out there. Have fun and edit to your hearts content!!!! I actually love this app so so much. I use it to edit all of my pictures. They make my photos so arty and absolutely gorgeous. I am in love with these filters. I think it is also worth it to buy more packs!!!!
At first I was afraid
by raechuk on 2018/03/03 00:30
But I love it! I use it when I want more subtle changes with photos and I wish the sets weren't so much (it ends up being more expensive than VSCO, which bums me out). But I love the latest update where you can edit video and boomerangs - that makes up for it all! EDIT: Please fix this: when I go to adjust curves, the upper right corner triggers the pull down menu and I have to create another point below it to edit anything. I understand (and love) that they give the photo a larger viewing area, but maybe bump the margins for this one so we can access the original point?
A wonderful app with a couple draw backs
by Taylor.Lynn on 2019/02/20 06:43
This is a very nice editing app, with amazing filters and tools. Not to mention the IG grid is a great plus. HOWEVER, there are some drawbacks which keep my from using the app. The #1 reason I don’t use ACS anymore and won’t pay for the subscription is that photo capture dates are not saved upon import & export. This is huge for me, as I like my photos sorted by the date they were taken, not the date they were edited, which is what happens when exporting out of ACS. It just makes it super hard to sort through photos down the road. Most of the popular editing apps such as VSCO, Dark Room, Lightroom CC, and even Huji Cam maintain capture dates (and GPS location), which is why I resort to using those - and paying for their subscriptions - instead. This seems like a no-brainer feature to have on an editing app personally. Additionally, the curves tool UI is not my fave. It’s hard to adjust without accidentally creating a new curve point/dot. I don’t have this issue with any other curves tools on other apps. If the above were fixed I would strongly consider switching back and paying for the ACS subscription.
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.
Beyond Disappointed
by kaycibear on 2019/03/04 08:43
Literally just downloaded this app and was very excited to try it out but every time I tried to save a video I'd spent time editing and putting filters on (which was a wonderful process and came out beautifully which is why I was so excited for this app in the first place!!) the app crashed. I haven't even tried using this to really edit a photo yet (I played around editing one but didn't save it) which might save without crashed bc that was obviously the original function of this editor but I'm just so frustrated and annoyed that they'd have a feature that works all the way until the end of the process available that I'll probably never use this app again out of pure stubbornness. Very sad bc the interface, editing features, and filters are all really nice.
Fantastic, even without the in-app purchases
by Automne14 on 2018/04/17 04:53
I’m an amateur photographer, mostly just using my iPhone to document everyday events. This app is pretty intuitive to use, and even the free app purchases are plenty for my editing needs. There are many more packages to buy for a few dollars, which are artist created filter packages to completely individualize your IG feed. And it’s not just filters, but editing tools to enhance color, grain, and others! They do ask you to share you IG and email to get some of those free in-app purchases. As long as you’re okay with that, this app is for you.
Sooooo....
by nbidd on 2018/10/04 03:08
I absolutely LOVE A Color Story. It’s legit the only filter/editing app I use. Only downside....that I didn’t download it sooner. I love how there’s a filter for everything. Whether you’re looking for something subtle + natural, something to make your photos (+ videos!) pop, or you just want to express yourself with something funky, retro, + cool—this app has the filters and/or tools to make it happen. It has a bit of everything. I live off of this app. Download it + get the filter packages like NOW. I promise you you won’t regret it!!! And not to mention, that the San Francisco filter pack is to die for!
WAS a perfect app
by Fresh Squeezy on 2019/08/16 04:07
While this seems like a minor gripe at first, I’ve used color story for years and had loved it. Within this past update, instead of just adding features, they’ve removed a key one- the ability to crop a photo at 4:3 or 3:4. Which means if you want to crop a vertical photo into a horizontal one, or vice versa, you can’t, you have to either choose 16:9 or go find a second app to do such a basic crop that was standard in the app prior. Besides that, excellent photo and color editing— but, none the less, such a simple feature being removed makes a simple crop 10x more tedious, and brings this once 5 star down many notches. If an update comes later, back to 5. Until then, download a second app to do basic cropping.
Great app, but impossible to test new packs
by ; [ ) on 2018/05/15 16:13
This app has some great filters and it’s very intuitive. I don’t mind paying extra for new filters, but I wish there was a way to see how much of a difference the filters make before actually buying them. The new packs are advertised on filtered pictures that you can’t compare to the originals. It’s hard to tell how the filters will turn out on my own photography without purchasing. If you could include a side-by-side if filtered and unfiltered images, it’d be really helpful and I’d be less hesitant about buying more packs!
My go to photo editing app
by fionaflaherty on 2018/02/21 22:21
A Color Story App is the only app that truly embodies my colorful & bright brand and my warm yet cool personal self into the most perfect filters you could dream of. The app is user friendly. I love the new addition of gridding edited photos into your existing Instagram feed. Super helpful! I’m a die hard fan with all the packs- they are worth every penny! Also, it’s great to have such a female-centric photo editor on my phone. Elsie & Emma have done a fabulous job setting their brand apart from other similar apps. While I have other options, I use this for every single photo I share.
Top Flight!!!
by Redd Coxx on 2018/10/01 14:32
I have gotten the chance to use many applications, but most have left me totally unsatisfied with the final product. This app gave me the ability to edit both video AND still photography from my portable devices with ease. The results are about as close to professional as I have ever experienced. Even though you have to pay for many effects packs, they are affordable. To be honest, you could possibly create the exact same ones in the adjustments if you take the time to explore the app enough. I am sooo happy that I have purchased this app!
My Absolute Favorite!
by IamScarleth on 2018/01/24 03:37
I’ve been using A Color Story since it launched, I’ve purchased all the packs and honestly it’s one of the only editing apps I use for all 3 of my social media accounts! I honestly love it so much it’s the first thing I recommend to others who are looking for an app that can do it all! If you like pinks, white’s, vintage or modern there’s a look for everyone, don’t believe me follow the hashtag on Instagram #acolorstory and you’ll see what I’m taking about! If you’re looking for an app that has it all look no further and download A Color Story, you can thank me later 🙂🌺❤️
The only editing app I use
by Huks87 on 2018/01/24 00:00
I looove this app! I used to use a few different photo editing apps but now I almost exclusively use A Color Story. I love the way you can make colors really pop using the filters but there are so much other things you can do with it too! The only problem I have sometimes is I notice if you do a lot of cropping/tilting/perspective changes, your image can get a little lower quality, so I tend to save those for last or make the adjustments on my camera roll after. Other than that I love this app and everything it offers!
Batch edit and grid feature glitchy
by elyseedavis on 2018/12/10 23:35
Love this app, I use it for all of my photo editing. However, the new color adjusting tool doesn’t work when you’re editing multiple photos, which is SO frustrating if you need to do the same fixes to tons of photos, and the Instagram grid planning feature crashes almost every single time I use it. I emailed support about this and they were pretty unhelpful, just telling me that it might be my signal in certain areas (nope) and to uninstall/reinstall, update my app, and update my software, all of which I had already done and didn’t fix the problem.
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Named 'Best New App' and 'App of the Day' by Apple! Over 12 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 300 filters designed by top photographers and influencers, incl. purchases • over 100 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 NEW! 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 The ACS+ 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+ 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+ 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/
Standard features now add-ons
by Sweetsandhearts on 2019/12/07 03:29
Disappointed that adding a square frame now costs an extra $3. There are already so many add-ons, so it feels greedy to make this one an add-on too, especially when the feature is very basic.
Love!
by M_AudJam on 2019/12/07 03:10
For $25 a year I get all the presets and add ons. It’s definitely taken the pics I do take to another level. Best editing app I’ve found so far.
I love this App!
by Dani mom 3 on 2019/12/07 02:45
I use it for editing pictures for resell & it works great!! ❤️
Amazing app
by Ldyv.Paradise on 2019/12/07 01:19
Helps me edit my Instagram pictures to save my memories in the best lighting and filter possible
I practically use it daily
by Mkmiecik on 2019/12/06 22:30
I will never post a photo that wasn’t edited in color story ever again.
Zero rainy days
by 0 Rainy Days on 2019/12/06 21:20
Fun, creative and beautiful! Happy!
Love this app! Best edit app I bought. I really recommend it.
by Lula2018PT on 2019/12/06 21:14
Love this app! It worth to buy it! I really recommend this app.
Money hungry knock off
by bumblebeezzz88 on 2019/12/06 17:26
Super disappointing app. Bought a full package when the app first started. They added features, but you have to buy each one, which I was ok with . Now, normal features, such as resizing photos with white sides, now cost 2.99. MONEY HUNGRY APP AND PEOPLE. If I wanted to spend money on every feature, I’d invest in a real photo app. Not this joke.
Works well
by speakyourself on 2019/12/06 15:30
I use it to edit photos of my album collection, it’s really nice and easy to use. 👍
The best app
by Vanlupi on 2019/12/06 14:02
I love it, I used everyday.
BEST photo editing app ever!
by Very open and informative on 2019/12/06 04:21
I love this app so much, couldnt live without it ! 12/6/19 Love the update !
5 out of 5
by Kid_From_VA on 2019/12/05 22:33
It’s amazing on iPhone
Started charging for standard feature 🤨
by brandedbyhuys on 2019/12/05 21:38
The framing layout was free and a standard part of the app and all of a sudden it’s $3. Really?
Five stars
by Gemmuti on 2019/12/05 17:11
Amazing selection of great filters! Couldn’t live without it! Thank you for creating it!
my true blue filters
by hautehousefarm on 2019/12/05 17:07
the only photo edit app I use!
Have to pay for edits that were free
by Plumb tree on 2019/12/05 16:43
I have been using this app for over a year and I always use the square crop to put a white border around my pics for IG. It’s my go-to app for that and quick edits. Today I sign in and it won’t allow me unless I pay an additional $3 or buy a monthly subscription. Is this going to continue where I sign in and edits I use now are more $$ to continue using? This is bad form since you already have to pay for most edits in the app and it adds up quick. The app may be free, but you can’t do anything unless you pay quite a bit. Even the little you could do for “free” is apparently being charged now.
Great app for editing video! Finally the only one you will need. Ever.
by Smushie Cat on 2019/12/05 15:04
Ok this is my new favorite video editing app!! It does everything!! There are paid filters and effects but honestly all the free ones are just perfect!! I’ve been looking a long time for an app like this - my search has ended today!! I couldn’t ask for better! Thank you developers so much!!! If you ever need testers I’d love to help out!!
5 stars deserved
by okayrosalie on 2019/12/05 05:08
Literally the best editing app
Pedro g
by gopeter on 2019/12/04 18:02
Awesome
So many free uses
by DianaCarolinaD on 2019/12/04 06:32
Such a great tool for photo editing! Lots of great free things to work with.
Beautiful effects/editing
by Mrs.Mastro on 2019/12/04 03:02
Love it!
Great affordable app!
by I Like the Sun on 2019/12/04 02:44
It’s simple, yet creative! Love the new features!
Colorstory
by fpsparkle on 2019/12/04 00:28
Love the subtleties
The 1 you need!
by Sugden5 on 2019/12/03 21:50
You don’t need any other editing apps . Ever . I promise.
Long time user, first time reviewer
by PhotoMonkey on 2019/12/03 18:09
Have been using ACS since it came out initially for all my personal and business instagram posts. The updates have been so good! Feels even more user friendly!
The only photo editing app I use!
by lrosebay on 2019/12/03 01:41
Love this app, it has all the editing I need in one place!
Can’t get enough!
by chickwire on 2019/12/02 21:14
Makes my life so easy!
Love it!!
by wmarykatherine on 2019/12/02 20:40
Best photo app I own!
It’s Great !
by yazamezola on 2019/12/02 16:52
I love it. It’s the only editing app I use
Wonderful editing app!!
by Clthomason on 2019/12/02 16:24
This is by far the best editing app I have used!!!! I love all the filter and effect packs!!!
Excellent
by Fifolin on 2019/12/02 16:10
Love editing with it
Love
by Marlon brown on 2019/12/02 14:53
Great update!
Love this
by Queen Victoria II on 2019/12/02 02:53
I love this App! So much fun to use 😊
Adorable app but needs improvement
by Evangelic6 on 2019/12/02 01:50
I love this app and all the filters it provides. I wish that it would allow us more samples so we can see what they look like on our own photos before we decide to buy individual filters.
Love this app!
by MooseCheese on 2019/12/01 23:18
I love this app, I think it’s completely worth it to pay the yearly subscription to get all of the filters. I use it so much, and I really like how my pictures turn out.
Enjoying the textures
by juteandgravel on 2019/12/01 21:53
I got a Black Friday deal for some of the settings but the 24 for the year was a better deal. I enjoy the textures and the collaboration designs.
It’s my go-to photo editing app
by Letting_It_Fly on 2019/12/01 19:42
💜💜💜💜💜
a color story
by andydijssgdjsjs on 2019/12/01 18:28
I like how you can edit the pictures and the filters are super cool, but I don’t like that most of them cost money.
WHY AM I SO LATE TO THIS AMAZING APP
by Helen wawis on 2019/12/01 16:48
My Instagram will never be the same again bc of this app!!!! I’m so so happy!!!! New favorite for sure!!!!
One of my favorite photo editing apps!
by Uajjaajaploakak on 2019/12/01 05:51
Buying the premium access to filters is worth it!
Easy app to use!
by Cool122335789954377 on 2019/12/01 03:00
Thanks!
Love
by Mooninpicies on 2019/12/01 01:24
Beautiful filters. Obsessed with “hot toddy”.
Literally my favorite ap 💁🏼‍♀️
by JessieJaneDIY on 2019/11/30 21:07
Hands down the best filters and best photo correcting tools there are. Love it.
Love it
by mlkDri on 2019/11/30 20:53
Love!!!
The best! Worth paying for all filters
by MadisonLola on 2019/11/30 20:42
I love this app and think it’s worth paying for all filters :)
Fantastic
by jepearson on 2019/11/30 20:27
Fantastic app!! Beautiful pictures!!
Fun and easy to use!
by AmandaRaeCarter on 2019/11/30 16:13
Very user friendly! It’s easy to modify and stack edits. It’s the app I use most when quickly color correcting my photos!
Amazing
by Gigi_Domo on 2019/11/30 16:05
Been using it for years and the new sets are always really nice
Love it
by abeller24 on 2019/11/29 00:23
The best edits
Applw
by DaleandJamie on 2019/11/28 22:43
Apple
Mrsjvanhorn
by mrsjvanhorn on 2019/11/28 22:42
Love it!
my favorite photo app
by Ace-SF on 2019/11/28 21:02
easy to use, great results.
Super user friendly
by beewinter on 2019/11/28 15:10
I always want to edit photos but the filters either look cheesy and ruin the picture or the program is too time consuming and difficult to use. I love a color story. The only paid app I use, and it is 100% worth it. The absolute best photo app.
Great
by Sk8209 on 2019/11/28 01:19
Love this app! And it’s so easy to use
AjGarcia
by Sirtripssalot on 2019/11/27 15:13
Love this app
Photo Easy Amazing
by ashleyberumen on 2019/11/27 12:35
Easy to use LOVE
I love it
by megreldleavesareview on 2019/11/27 04:20
I use it all the time to edit on my phone
Easy to use
by Tantrumbags on 2019/11/27 02:44
Makes my photos stand out
Best editing app
by Mariah_xxi on 2019/11/26 21:07
I purchased the yearly subscription, best value!!
Lots of tools
by seabornetribe on 2019/11/26 20:30
What a great app for editing photos right on your phone. Quick and easy with more tools and options than I expected.
My go-to photo editor
by Amandanonymous on 2019/11/26 16:34
ACS is a an awesome, easy to use, high quality photo editor. It’s the only thing I’ve used for my personal life or business for years now. Love it!
So good!!
by Witedaisy on 2019/11/26 14:56
Finally giving me the look to my photos that I've been looking for. And so fun to play around with! Thanks!
Love it !
by vickietellez28 on 2019/11/26 05:27
Easy to use
Love this app
by simons cat js freaking good on 2019/11/25 23:46
Love this app
This is my faaaavorite photo editing app!
by Kayrruh on 2019/11/25 23:29
Love this app so much, it’s my go to.
Pretty good
by Chickenisgoodandtastyilove on 2019/11/25 22:03
This app is pretty good other than the adds
Great filters !!
by Gar Badge on 2019/11/25 19:30
I love it !
Works really good
by Blardp on 2019/11/25 18:18
My go to for quick, quality edits. Yet am to find a better iOS app with editing tools this on point.
Wonderful Editing App
by JustisO on 2019/11/25 16:11
I’ve been using this app for a few years and have loved the ease of use and the many different looks I can achieve through their editing options!
Awesome so far!
by kittayygall on 2019/11/25 16:04
Love this app! Has all the cutest filters.
Loooove!
by chloespumoni on 2019/11/25 14:33
This app is amazing! I can effortlessly edit photos to look beautiful!
I ALWAYS USE THIS APP. LOVE IT
by acrisgon on 2019/11/25 05:23
It’s just perfect to set up what I’m going to post next on Instagram and editing.
Cooler if you pay the 25 a year
by claytxn on 2019/11/25 03:47
worth it though
I love this app
by roxyramos00 on 2019/11/25 02:11
ALL my photos are edited whit this app... I just love it.. they have all that you need for every moment 😍😍😍
Simple but Powerful
by AnaDGarcia on 2019/11/25 01:17
I'm not the most tech savvy but this app let's me plan posts, write my captions and hasn't crash don me yet! I've used another app that always kept crashing. Like that it makes the tedious task of posting a little easier!
ColorStory
by Setripp on 2019/11/24 23:16
Color story is the bomb
Love the features of this app!
by ShellsSweets on 2019/11/24 22:14
This app has a lot of feature but not so many that it’s overwhelming!! My favorite is the batch editing!
Buy it for sure!
by Mrsnickipage on 2019/11/24 21:12
Just renewed my subscription for another year because it’s just so easy to use, so convenient with all the packages and filter add-ons, I really love it.
Love it
by Tmmygun on 2019/11/24 19:41
Really good filters!! Nice to brighten all your pictures
Idk it’s cool
by jonahbyays on 2019/11/24 16:03
It works really well, and yeah. I don’t want to waist my time writing a review so
My fave photo app!
by Lindsay Scouras on 2019/11/24 15:38
This has literally been my favorite photo editing app since it came out. Forget VSCO girls, I’m a ColorStory woman 👍🏻 I love all the different filters, and they’re always coming out with great new ones. Also it’s nice to be able to edit videos on here too, a lot of editing apps don’t let you do that!
Great Photo Editor
by Holly Suzanne on 2019/11/24 14:37
I’ve been using this app for over a year! I really like it. Easy to use on iPhone!
Perfect
by Stephanie Wood on 2019/11/24 12:51
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Editing easy!
by JodiAman on 2019/11/24 12:38
This is so helpful. I look so good!
:)
by Luxingtonzl on 2019/11/24 06:03
Excellent work to my photos.
Latest version crashes constantly
by yb2134 on 2019/11/24 05:21
Lately for some reason it’s been crashing when I try to apply light leaks. I already tried deleting the app and reinstalling. Just me? Edit: Seems like it’s just one photo, but it happened consistently over two days. Leaving this here in case anyone else runs into this, or in case it leads to bug fixes. Love the app generally!
Love love love
by Henjizzle on 2019/11/24 04:28
This app is beautiful and their presets too!!
Amazing app, awesome customer service
by Cassiet717 on 2019/11/24 03:54
I LOVE this app for the ease of editing photos to look as high quality as possible on the go. The filters are beautiful and aren’t expensive, but I get so much use out of the “tools” (exposure, clarity, vibrancy, etc.), which are free. The update offers even more free options and they’re always adding new filter packs.
My favorite app!
by mncollins on 2019/11/24 03:45
Every photo... every time. I love that I can easily make a quick edit, or take my time and get artsy. I’m not a photographer, so finding something powerful but still user friendly was important! Thank you for the frequent upgrades as well... I’m enjoying the selective edit option a lot!
Perfect except
by dreamysea on 2019/11/24 03:43
I need to be able to have more people able to access the account xoxo
Color Story
by acspiller on 2019/11/24 03:37
So wonderful and easy!
Great photo app!
by Sheika Catahan on 2019/11/24 03:33
Love all the customization to photos!
Good app!
by julieaponte3 on 2019/11/24 03:14
Easy to use, great editing options. My only complaint is the over advertising. I don’t plan to see an ad every single time I edit on a paid app.
Perfect!
by Ellasophia09 on 2019/11/23 22:32
Very user friendly, great quality and I love that you guys are always adding new options/content so that it doesn’t become one-note. I’ve always appreciated the quality and tone of my pictures in this app over all others!
Good option filters but not user friendly
by BrightLautgirl on 2019/11/23 20:15
Functionality is cumbersome to maneuver. Lots of choices for filters, but not very user friendly. Compared to the interface of VSCO where all the filters aren’t all categorized in folders would be my suggestion for the next update.
A+++
by Gingham Ginger on 2019/11/23 19:47
Great Ap! Thanks so much and congratulations on another successful ap ABM team! Side note it’s been crashing on my phone lately 😢
Upset
by ShelbiSnell on 2019/11/23 14:04
after undownloading and redownloading I lost all of my own custom made filters that I spent a ton of time on. So I’m extremely disappointed now.
Best photo editing app!
by meCaldwell1 on 2019/11/23 13:11
So easy to use and amazing filters for those photos with not the most amazing light, I love it!
My FAVORITE photo editing app!
by Booosh34 on 2019/11/23 12:58
I use this app for work & at home for personal use. It’s the best out there!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
*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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
Brilliant photo editing app!
by Affixdoe on 2018/09/17 07:38
This app is so good I want to give it a friendship bracelet! You can edit individual colors; it’s a game changer for foodies that annoyingly need the food photo to match the actual food color. It also lets you move the filters around on the bar so you can access your favorites quickly. ColorStory has given me something I never knew I needed. Now all apps have to give this to me immediately. I wouldn’t say the app is super intuitive at first but once you get it, you G E T I T. I would highly recommend this is app but I’m nervous to tell my friends because I want to horde the secret of this awesome app to myself.
All I use for editing
by Dreebers on 2019/04/21 16:55
This is my go to for all of my photo editing for both my small bizz that I run and for my personal photos. I can’t tell you how many different apps I have tried for editing and this one hits it out of the park. It has all the elements that are essential and the filters both the free and the packs that they offer are actually flattering and worth the small fee. It’s perfect for quick and easy editing which I use for my shop as I want things to look bright and natural and there are so many fun options that you can play around with that I usually save for my own photos.
That’s all I need
by Bokyboky22 on 2018/08/04 20:14
Being a professional photographer, I have dabbled in all the color toning apps out there. So often the technical aspects are so consuming that I’d rather not bother on my mobile. Then this app came along and it’s the only app I use for color toning. It’s so easy, the built in filters are not over the top, the UI is clean, the sample photos don’t make me cringe, and they save my profiles while also allowing for minor adjustments. I also just make my friends install it before I give any more advice on mobile editing. Worth every penny, even for non photographers. That’s what I tell every friend I recommend it to.
2.0 update is awesome!
by MaryChesney on 2018/01/19 22:15
The update is incredibly well thought out. The app now has features that I hadn’t seen in other photo editing apps (but wish they had). You can do a grid planner which can connect to your Instagram acct. The grid is super user friendly - as far as moving the photos around, editing them from the grid, an you can even schedule posts from this app now! The app can now do batch editing as well, which is an awesome time saver and creates a consistent look with your photos. Also I bought the Fawn pack a few weeks ago for editing and am IN LOVE! It makes the photos so dreamy and creamy smooth💕
This is may go to editing app and the only one I’ll ever use
by Littlething11 on 2019/05/13 01:29
I saw that my mom had his app and I throughly I would try it. After I got this app I always edit my photos with it. I love all the options and I definitely would recommend that you get his app. This app is free as I believe and it would be worth it if it was $1,000. I know this is just my opinion but if you are debating on wether or not to get this app... GO GO FOR IT. You should totally just get it and all you will be obsessed with how good YOU can make your photos #perfectinstagram. Even though you have to pay for filters, they give you options and I LOVE THIS APP
2.0 is everything and more!!
by Duder9999 on 2018/01/23 16:22
I’ve been a huge fan of ACS from the beginning and am continually impressed with every tool and new filter pack that comes out. 2.0 is blowing my mind!!! I LOVE the new grid planning feature which allows me to see all my edits at once and it’s super easy to use. The new batch editing feature is already saving me so much time! My edits are really custom so on top of saving my own presets, I can now apply them to however many photos I want all at once. Also, the redesign is absolutely stunning. It’s so convenient to have everything in one app like this...2.0 is everything!!!
Fabulous App with Artsy Flair!!!
by Bob the funny goat on 2019/02/23 19:39
I seriously love this app!!! I love to edit photos and this app gives me enough freedom to do so. I paid extra for all the filters and I am 100% happy with that decision. I now have the most beautiful pictures with minimal storage taken up and relatively good prices for what you get. I highly recommend this app to any photo editors out there. Have fun and edit to your hearts content!!!! I actually love this app so so much. I use it to edit all of my pictures. They make my photos so arty and absolutely gorgeous. I am in love with these filters. I think it is also worth it to buy more packs!!!!
At first I was afraid
by raechuk on 2018/03/03 00:30
But I love it! I use it when I want more subtle changes with photos and I wish the sets weren't so much (it ends up being more expensive than VSCO, which bums me out). But I love the latest update where you can edit video and boomerangs - that makes up for it all! EDIT: Please fix this: when I go to adjust curves, the upper right corner triggers the pull down menu and I have to create another point below it to edit anything. I understand (and love) that they give the photo a larger viewing area, but maybe bump the margins for this one so we can access the original point?
A wonderful app with a couple draw backs
by Taylor.Lynn on 2019/02/20 06:43
This is a very nice editing app, with amazing filters and tools. Not to mention the IG grid is a great plus. HOWEVER, there are some drawbacks which keep my from using the app. The #1 reason I don’t use ACS anymore and won’t pay for the subscription is that photo capture dates are not saved upon import & export. This is huge for me, as I like my photos sorted by the date they were taken, not the date they were edited, which is what happens when exporting out of ACS. It just makes it super hard to sort through photos down the road. Most of the popular editing apps such as VSCO, Dark Room, Lightroom CC, and even Huji Cam maintain capture dates (and GPS location), which is why I resort to using those - and paying for their subscriptions - instead. This seems like a no-brainer feature to have on an editing app personally. Additionally, the curves tool UI is not my fave. It’s hard to adjust without accidentally creating a new curve point/dot. I don’t have this issue with any other curves tools on other apps. If the above were fixed I would strongly consider switching back and paying for the ACS subscription.
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.
Beyond Disappointed
by kaycibear on 2019/03/04 08:43
Literally just downloaded this app and was very excited to try it out but every time I tried to save a video I'd spent time editing and putting filters on (which was a wonderful process and came out beautifully which is why I was so excited for this app in the first place!!) the app crashed. I haven't even tried using this to really edit a photo yet (I played around editing one but didn't save it) which might save without crashed bc that was obviously the original function of this editor but I'm just so frustrated and annoyed that they'd have a feature that works all the way until the end of the process available that I'll probably never use this app again out of pure stubbornness. Very sad bc the interface, editing features, and filters are all really nice.
Fantastic, even without the in-app purchases
by Automne14 on 2018/04/17 04:53
I’m an amateur photographer, mostly just using my iPhone to document everyday events. This app is pretty intuitive to use, and even the free app purchases are plenty for my editing needs. There are many more packages to buy for a few dollars, which are artist created filter packages to completely individualize your IG feed. And it’s not just filters, but editing tools to enhance color, grain, and others! They do ask you to share you IG and email to get some of those free in-app purchases. As long as you’re okay with that, this app is for you.
Sooooo....
by nbidd on 2018/10/04 03:08
I absolutely LOVE A Color Story. It’s legit the only filter/editing app I use. Only downside....that I didn’t download it sooner. I love how there’s a filter for everything. Whether you’re looking for something subtle + natural, something to make your photos (+ videos!) pop, or you just want to express yourself with something funky, retro, + cool—this app has the filters and/or tools to make it happen. It has a bit of everything. I live off of this app. Download it + get the filter packages like NOW. I promise you you won’t regret it!!! And not to mention, that the San Francisco filter pack is to die for!
WAS a perfect app
by Fresh Squeezy on 2019/08/16 04:07
While this seems like a minor gripe at first, I’ve used color story for years and had loved it. Within this past update, instead of just adding features, they’ve removed a key one- the ability to crop a photo at 4:3 or 3:4. Which means if you want to crop a vertical photo into a horizontal one, or vice versa, you can’t, you have to either choose 16:9 or go find a second app to do such a basic crop that was standard in the app prior. Besides that, excellent photo and color editing— but, none the less, such a simple feature being removed makes a simple crop 10x more tedious, and brings this once 5 star down many notches. If an update comes later, back to 5. Until then, download a second app to do basic cropping.
Great app, but impossible to test new packs
by ; [ ) on 2018/05/15 16:13
This app has some great filters and it’s very intuitive. I don’t mind paying extra for new filters, but I wish there was a way to see how much of a difference the filters make before actually buying them. The new packs are advertised on filtered pictures that you can’t compare to the originals. It’s hard to tell how the filters will turn out on my own photography without purchasing. If you could include a side-by-side if filtered and unfiltered images, it’d be really helpful and I’d be less hesitant about buying more packs!
My go to photo editing app
by fionaflaherty on 2018/02/21 22:21
A Color Story App is the only app that truly embodies my colorful & bright brand and my warm yet cool personal self into the most perfect filters you could dream of. The app is user friendly. I love the new addition of gridding edited photos into your existing Instagram feed. Super helpful! I’m a die hard fan with all the packs- they are worth every penny! Also, it’s great to have such a female-centric photo editor on my phone. Elsie & Emma have done a fabulous job setting their brand apart from other similar apps. While I have other options, I use this for every single photo I share.
Top Flight!!!
by Redd Coxx on 2018/10/01 14:32
I have gotten the chance to use many applications, but most have left me totally unsatisfied with the final product. This app gave me the ability to edit both video AND still photography from my portable devices with ease. The results are about as close to professional as I have ever experienced. Even though you have to pay for many effects packs, they are affordable. To be honest, you could possibly create the exact same ones in the adjustments if you take the time to explore the app enough. I am sooo happy that I have purchased this app!
My Absolute Favorite!
by IamScarleth on 2018/01/24 03:37
I’ve been using A Color Story since it launched, I’ve purchased all the packs and honestly it’s one of the only editing apps I use for all 3 of my social media accounts! I honestly love it so much it’s the first thing I recommend to others who are looking for an app that can do it all! If you like pinks, white’s, vintage or modern there’s a look for everyone, don’t believe me follow the hashtag on Instagram #acolorstory and you’ll see what I’m taking about! If you’re looking for an app that has it all look no further and download A Color Story, you can thank me later 🙂🌺❤️
The only editing app I use
by Huks87 on 2018/01/24 00:00
I looove this app! I used to use a few different photo editing apps but now I almost exclusively use A Color Story. I love the way you can make colors really pop using the filters but there are so much other things you can do with it too! The only problem I have sometimes is I notice if you do a lot of cropping/tilting/perspective changes, your image can get a little lower quality, so I tend to save those for last or make the adjustments on my camera roll after. Other than that I love this app and everything it offers!
Batch edit and grid feature glitchy
by elyseedavis on 2018/12/10 23:35
Love this app, I use it for all of my photo editing. However, the new color adjusting tool doesn’t work when you’re editing multiple photos, which is SO frustrating if you need to do the same fixes to tons of photos, and the Instagram grid planning feature crashes almost every single time I use it. I emailed support about this and they were pretty unhelpful, just telling me that it might be my signal in certain areas (nope) and to uninstall/reinstall, update my app, and update my software, all of which I had already done and didn’t fix the problem.
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