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Carbon - B&W Filters & Effects
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The best B&W photo editor on the App Store, featured by Apple as a top and trending photo app. Add stunning Black and White filters & effects to your photos with simple and efficient controls. “Tried the B&W filters and found it amazing. Unlike the rough filters by some other apps, this one is really stunning and can do lots of different styles. I really like it. Minimalism system is a plus too.” – Elizabeth C, Carbon customer Carbon is the ultimate addition to your B&W photography arsenal. This uncluttered photo editor app provides stunning monochrome filters that will take your work to the next level. Apply over 50 black and white filters to add elegant, unique touches to your photos. Use B&W presets to bring out variations in lighting and skin tone with a single tap and get professional quality black & white effects instantly. Add photo textures, like grunge, grain and dust textures to get the perfect photo effects. Create classy and artistic photos quickly, without needing technical experience and multiple sliders or editing tools. When your photo is finished, you can add hashtags and share your pictures with ease. Developed in partnership with a collective of professional photographers, Carbon's minimal feature set allows you to hone in on what is most important in the world of black and white. "When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. When you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their souls." – Anon Carbon Features: Black & White Photo Editing - Apply black and white photo effects - 58 different B&W filters to bring out the details and style of every photo - Tap to cycle through filter variations to find the perfect photo effects Photo Textures - Apply textures to your photos for atmosphere and depth - Grain textures - Dust textures - Grunge textures - Light leak textures - Bokeh textures Photo Filters & Borders - Old photo filters to add a stylistic flare - Add creative borders - Use blending modes when applying borders Photography Support - A simple, intuitive design lets you edit photos without complicated training - Supports RAW photos from DSLR cameras - Copy and paste hashtags to share your photos on Instagram and other photo sharing sites Apply professional-grade black and white effects to your photos with a tap on Carbon. What users are saying: 
 •  “Love it! One of my favorite photo apps. This one has become one of the apps I can’t live without. This should be a natural part of a photographer’s app collection.” – Mariei Bjorn • “I use 20+ photo editing apps. Carbon is my go to app if I want B&W filters. The output looks very professional.” – Chandra Bodapati •  “This app can make a photo more stunning without any color than most apps can with a full range of colors. Everyone should use this app. Great App.” – Tiffaney Leigh • “Well designed and sophisticated. This is for the serious B/W photographer. Not just another editing too, rather, a highly specialized ‘image maker’.” – Enaekhan --- Carbon Pro Carbon is free to download. You can access more filters and presets by joining Carbon Pro. You can try Carbon Pro for free during a 3-day trial period, after which you will be charged $19.99 USD / Year [NB/ Changes per local]. This subscription auto-renews at the end of each year at $19.99 [NB/ Changes per local]. Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. The subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. You may manage your subscription and turn off auto-renewal by going to your Account Settings after purchase. Any unused portion of a free trial period will be forfeited if you purchase a subscription. More information: Privacy Policy - http://www.livintisapps.com/carbon-privacy-policy/ Terms & Payment Policy - http://www.livintisapps.com/carbon-terms/
Artistic.
by Cesar_Barroso on 2019/11/22 16:38
Artistic and user friendly.
Literally Perfect
by _eyeruh on 2019/11/18 00:47
Honestly I’ve yet to see a better portrait app. 🤷🏾‍♂️ Linke I’ve got some professional-grade looking photo’s mainly because of this app.
Overpriced vs value
by WestCoastLongie13 on 2019/11/15 11:00
Admittedly I did not buy into anything because even the bare minimum process for limited filters is $3.99 and it really does give you many options. I ended up buying the fully loaded Darkroom app in which you can do so much more for half the cost of Carbon. Darkroom plus free Snapseed together gives you unlimited editing, wherever your imagination takes you. Carbon looks like a great application but really should be half the price they’re asking.
Filters okay, Textures amazing.
by Kevo2014 on 2019/11/13 16:59
Most of the black and white filters curve the exposure too heavily so some info is lost. But the textures and border options are AMAZING!!
Don’t make the download
by GustavoQuitto1 on 2019/10/27 23:20
App is very bad and you need to pay for everything.
Filters look OK but impossible to try out
by Eurofrosty on 2019/10/27 00:24
Based on the sample photos, this looks like something you want in you for photo app toolbox. But starting with the demand that you enable notifications, and ending with the upgrade requirement for EVERY filter that looks promising, it’s a giant “meh.” People, let me give it a test drive, if it’s good I’ll pay. Let me try everything out but maybe only for ten photos. But this app hates the user way too much. Sticking with LR thank you.
Incredibly Deceiving
by youeyg96 on 2019/10/26 14:28
This app is horrendous and incredibly deceiving. You have to pay to access it’s most basic functions. Absolute TRASH!!
Great app but can’t upload to Instagram
by Wesley Bishop on 2019/10/25 17:04
Great app but can’t upload to Instagram
One of the best apps
by EMF1959 on 2019/10/17 00:24
User friendly with plenty of features. I love this app.
Amazing app
by RyanGrimshaw on 2019/10/13 15:12
The interface is clean and works beautifully, the layout is simple and easy to understand quickly, and the results are incredible! I’ve looked for a simple yet powerful app like this for years!
Unless you pay... you get B+W 😏
by Cwestlund24 on 2019/10/13 05:36
The only filters available with the free version of the app are just different variations of black and white. That is it! The same thing a smart phone can do within it’s own capacity already. Not worth the time to download unless you plan to pay. I guess it would have been nice to have seen at least a preview of just one neat filter or a glimpse of what was available if you made the purchase.
Not giving me what I purchased
by hlbaird7177 on 2019/10/10 22:16
I’m giving this a 2 star because I love the app.. BUT, I purchased all of the B&W effects but cannot use them! It keeps directing me to purchase AGAIN! Not sure why this is happening
REALLY BAD
by Danigol83 on 2019/09/19 04:17
The app literally only gives you like three filters and if you want to use the other filters you have to pay for it, almost for everything, and the unique three filters that the app let you use are like normal filters from the normal iPhone Camera filters
Best black and white filters
by hi its me making a review on 2019/09/14 14:02
Hands down this app has the best black and white filters.
Nothing special
by cerealKiller420 on 2019/09/14 06:13
The app offers nothing before having to make a sizable purchase. Using apples default photo editing tools you can accomplish much of what carbon tries to sell you.
Outstanding App
by HollyL45 on 2019/09/08 16:51
My go to app for black and white editing and creative options to enhance my photos. Highly recommend this amazing app!!
Best App
by NASDAQ 2000 on 2019/09/08 16:49
I have been using this awhile now and it’s swell. I love the way this app truly gives you the black and white look I have been looking for. There are plenty of them out there and this one is tops
Botched update
by Kauk4s on 2019/09/07 22:07
Nothing works. Maybe so better testing prior releasing updates?
Carbon
by SteveBros on 2019/09/04 19:14
It’s Greeeaaattt
Is the app not working?
by Wgn6044 on 2019/09/04 03:43
It seems kinda glitchy lately. As of now nothing works once you open the app. Maybe an update needed?
App doesn’t work
by baptistadaniel on 2019/09/03 20:05
Do you guys plan on fixing the app? Currently the + button doesn’t do anything, so the app is useless.
A Little Confusing At Times.
by El Poetarican on 2019/09/03 14:11
Although I rarely use this app the bottoms, I feel, are not defined. Perhaps on a bigger screen, like a laptop my choices of selection would look better.
Obnoxious solicitation
by Foto-cat on 2019/09/03 04:52
I repeatedly received solicitations of what I purchased. It’s so annoying. I am also underwhelmed by the images.
Best b&w photo ap
by worldweaver on 2019/09/02 15:58
Easy to navigate, great results
Before and after
by Texasfld on 2019/09/01 20:44
Like the options that are on the BW but would love to see an option of getting the before and after when doing your edits. Like a touch the picture to check.
Terrible -- want money back
by TheMusicPulse on 2019/09/01 15:37
Paid for the app and my intro screen is riddled with offers and cross selling more filters. Poor user experience (must click the + button as only way to get started. Now app doesn't work. No button works, not even settings. Really disappointing.
Frozen
by MissDisappointedJG on 2019/08/31 18:00
Frozen on a carbon for desktop screen. Sigh. All about the upsale these days and product support is secondary.
Love it
by Ivankovacik on 2019/08/31 00:26
Love this application
Really Cool App
by Fardxx on 2019/08/21 22:47
If your a pro or hobbyist you will get want your looking for from this app. I’m a pro and when I shoot with my iPhone I use this app to enhance some of my black & white shots or even shots from my camera uploaded to my phone. Now it’s available for photoshop and Lightroom. Great for beginners and pros alike.
Hands down, the best b&w photo editing ap.
by Hopedj on 2019/08/16 21:13
I have been through tons of b&w apps and Carbon is the first one that gives professional , quality results. I absolutely love all the presets and tools. Edited photos are crisp and dramatic. The ap is also VERY user friendly. The hashtag feature is the cherry on the cake. This editor is worth every penny. Highly recommended.
Great App
by Luke Photo on 2019/08/16 16:18
This app is great for bnw editing. Handles jpegs very well.
Excellent Product - And Company
by DavisBassMan66 on 2019/08/15 14:31
I am 53 years old and a bit of a tech junkie. I took up photography again a number of years ago because I just love the art form. Well I quickly realized, over the years the software has opened up a whole new world to those of use with a creative side that is always gnawing at us, nipping at normal, day after day. You can, and most do, get overwhelmed by the obscene number of photo editing, filtering, tuning, etc. apps or add ons so at some point if we are serious about our craft, we become pretty discerning about which apps we add to the tool bag. So, this one made the cut because 1) Great, clean filters (not something I already have with Lr or anything else - truly different) 2) It’s not just B&W (I’ll let you figure that one out) 3) This company is smart - You are not going to make many friends trying to take on Adobe Lr and honestly I love everything Adobe. My worrkflow already takes too lions and makes me angry so don’t piss off Adobe. So they didn’t, they made their filters available as an add on for Lr. Very smart. 4) They are Incredibly enthusiastic about their product and they are responsive to customers. I love that! Well guys/gals and onward - we photographers need you!!!
5stars
by K1S2R8 on 2019/08/13 22:51
Awesome
Best BNW filters out there
by ChazHollywood on 2019/08/10 12:52
This app provides the best top quality BNW filters out there. I don’t have any of the other filter packs that you can purchase. However, the small price for the expanded full collection of BNW filters is so worth it. It has made some not so great photos out of camera look AMAZING. I get so many comments on my BNW photos posted on IG that came from using this app. Highly recommend!
Just keeps getting better
by JohnBoy5562 on 2019/08/08 20:19
Update August 8, 2019 Love the new Custom Canvas Tool. Thank for the update. The only thing I would like to see added to the app would to be add to add text to your photos so you can watermark them. Right now I have to export into another app to do that. November 15, 2018 I bought this app a while back and don’t know what happened to the review I left, maybe I deleted it by accident. When I first bought the app, the app would not save edited photo at high Rez. Emailed the developer and said higher Rez was coming. And it now saves high Rez edit. Also ask if the EXIF data could be save to edit photo and that has now been added. For every one complaining about the app not being free that’s just not right you can download and use the app with limited function just enough to let you see if you like it or not. Other app that I’ve used that was free is a color story it’s free but you have to pay for the filters scratches and color fog. So I see no different with this app. So download it and give it a try you might just be surprised. Update 6-3-19 This app just keeps getting better and better. I ask the developer if there’s anyway he could add the filters from vintage lab and to add the ability to add a watermark without having to leave the Carbon app and he said it was a good suggestion and it was possible. But he did give me a preview of what they had in store for the app Like canvas controls (black color, shadows), more filters (sepia, tones etc), formulas (so that you can save a certain combination of filters), and favorite filters. I would love to have the option to save combinations of filters as my own preset and definitely would like to be able to save my favorite filters because there’s so many to chose from.
Carbon
by Dgear68 on 2019/08/08 18:19
This app is one of the best i have ever used the black and white is Phenomenal
Description not much accurate
by Aaron B.A. on 2019/08/02 17:43
There are only 5 B&W filters available after downloading; all others are for purchase only. App description is misleading; it would be better to have clearly stated upfront what filters you get after download, and what is available for purchase.
The filters are good but there are 3 main problems
by chr1s reviews on 2019/07/29 04:47
I went for it and bought the full upgrade but they really missed a few important items that would make the whole app more user friendly. 1) you can’t select the folder in your albums you want to search the the photo in. This means if you are looking for an old folder you have to scroll forever and most likely the app will crash before you can find said older photo. 2) when you test out a filter you can’t zoom in. Only being able to see a small version of a photo without being able to zoom in on individuals faces is a pretty big issue to me. 3) it’s very hard to compare filters. With there being so many, it would be better if you could select 3-5 possibilities for each photo so you can more easily narrow things down. There are probably much better black and white photo filters than this and Sadly I didn’t realize the app’s limitations till after I had paid for it.
Far As I'm Concerned, A Scam
by FailingSince1976 on 2019/07/07 06:52
I purchased the bundle pack because it was on sale and it failed to download numerous times. Deleted and reinstalled the app and clicked ”restore purchases” and it only restored the few individual packs I purchased a few days prior. Getting a refund and deleting the app.
Not sure.
by MrBlind on 2019/07/04 13:39
Lots of filter options. The only problem is lack of free filters to get a good idea of the functionality. That being said. This App isn't for me.
Great App
by Tiffaney Leigh on 2019/07/02 18:03
This app is great for making black and white pictures pop. A lot of apps only focus on color and high definition filters but forget about the black and white filters. This is the only app that has only focused on the black and white photos. This app can make a photo more stunning without any color than most apps can with a full range of colors. Everyone should use this app.
My favorite app so far!
by twadewunder on 2019/07/02 16:10
This has been my go to app for photo editing. The various filters and textures have allowed me to create moody and haunting type photos. I love the wide range of effects it offers and the creative freedom I have found in using it. I’m quite new to photography and I don’t always understand all the technical in’s and out’s, but this app has made my learning process extremely enjoyable! Keep it up!
Versatile, Easy to use App for Creative B&W photos
by TCK1808 on 2019/07/02 15:41
I’ve recently started shootings more black and white photos and have been looking for an app to allow for more creativity in editing. While I have a DSLR and use Lightroom, I’ve been using my phone more and wanted an app to use for b&w editing. Before talking about the app, let me say that I actually had issues with the app not allowing me access to the packages I had purchased. I sent an email and promptly received a reply and the issue was sorted very quickly. The developer is very easy to communicate with, I feel that this alone is a unique characteristic of the app. About the app: I’m shooting on an iphone 8plus and this really adds dimension to my b&w photos, as well as color photos that I’m trying give a rustic or grainy feeling too. The filters are versatile and there are tons of them with a wide range of contrast levels. I use the textures to add grains to my images and thoroughly enjoy the lightning and color fog to certain select photos. You’re able to adjust the intensity on all of the filters which really allows versatility in editing. I used the free version and decided that I wanted to explore other filters so I quickly upgraded. This was a rather low investment compared to what I’ve spent on my gear and monthly on Lightroom and I really enjoy the final edits. Personally I don’t understand why some people feel that apps need to have tons of free content. There’s obviously a lot of time and thought put into this one’s development. I will say the free version did offer a good look at its potential, so I highly recommend downloading and giving it a worthy chance.
Poor sales gimmick
by drjohnfYYC on 2019/06/23 05:22
I am a photography enthusiast and have no problem paying for a good app. But this particular app is a thinly veiled attempt to sell you filters to the point that it is annoying. It really does nothing more than what the sliders can do for you in the Photos app. Anything you try to do with this app, will result in a page redirect to attempt to sell you more bad filters. It could be way better as a non-intrusive and helpful app right out of the box. But the constant pressure to buy at the cost of functionality is a deal breaker. I’m deleting this app and will not be able to recommend it.
Fantastic B&W app
by Grumpee-A on 2019/06/21 09:02
This application has to be one of the best B&W apps that I’ve used. It’s great to use when out and about..
A True Image Maker
by Eneakhan on 2019/06/20 20:26
Well designed and sophisticated. This is for the serious B/W photographer. Not just another editing too, rather, a highly specialized ‘image maker’.
Great app and excellent customer service
by this nickname is taken pls choose another on 2019/06/19 21:48
This app is a must have for b&w enthusiasts. There are a ton of filters and features. Easy to use and my pics look awesome. Customer service beats all hands down. I had a question and it answered quickly and completely. Then I needed some more advice and each time I had a reply in a matter of hours. The developers get 5 stars just for that. They truly want to make sure the customer is happy. The in app purchase is a one time fee. Not some crazy subscription like most apps. Well worth the cost.
Yousef Malallah
by YousefMallah on 2019/06/18 13:01
Very good
Best B/W App for Photo Editing
by Zulmalee on 2019/06/16 23:27
This is definitely worth the money and so easy to use. It also has a hashtag copy/paste for easy posting for all your pic posts. Definitely a big time saver!!! I absolutely love it! ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️
Multiple B& W Edit options
by @Alexflexquest on 2019/06/10 08:52
This will be my go to B&W edit app! Right off the bat, the name it Self Carbon works perfect with the B&W Theme, good and cool branding! Will be experimenting with my photo edits, so far done 2 clean and cool black and white edits.
BEST B&W FILTERS APP.
by f3l1tr0n on 2019/06/09 16:29
I really love using this app to edit my photos with black and white filters. These black and white filters have their unique touch which makes your photos even more special. In addition, u have textures and light leaks to give your photos more detail and more uniqueness. However, my favorite feature on this app has to be the borders. I apply borders to every single pic i edit on this app. These borders give the photo a nice touch of classy which i love. If you are looking for some good B&W filters and some good editing, this app is for you. Amazing app.
Flawless Beauty
by heeny2k2 on 2019/06/08 21:16
She is one amazing subject to photograph
Worth the money
by DarknessKnightmare on 2019/06/08 04:43
I use this for most of my b&w photography and editing. There’s so many different filters to use, textures to apply, and grain to change the look and feel of your photo. I use this to convey a nostalgic feeling to some and others make them into jaw-dropping clarity in b&w. I recently had an issue with the app crashing and not loading properly on my iPhone X (2017) and I messaged the developer Ritvik. His customer service was awesome and he was standing by to make sure I was satisfied with the app. The recent update really changed some details and I’m glad I downloaded this app and i tell my buddies about it too.
Greed + Zero thought given to UX
by MSheop on 2019/06/07 23:01
1) No indication on which filter was free and which one requires you to purchase. 2) When you unintentionally click on a filter that needs to be purchased, the only choice given to proceed is to buy it. No choice given to "X" out of it. 3) Required exiting the app and killing the app instance to get out of that hung experience. STAY AWAY FROM THIS APP UNLESS YOU'RE PLANNING TO THROW A WAD OF CASH ON IT!!
Almost nothing is free
by MAILER-DAEMON on 2019/06/07 08:05
Only 2-3 presets are free, and those are very benign... Can’t see what is it really that they want me to pay for...
Not worth purchasing
by E_rock11 on 2019/06/06 17:46
You can edit photos with free software/just on your iPhone better than you can with this app. I regret purchasing it.
Mediocre and Obnoxious
by Uncoeuraweigh on 2019/06/01 22:04
Downloaded this and then deleted it within about 5 minutes. The available free filters are perfectly standard B/W filters, nothing much different from what you’ll find in your phone or VSCO. You will be bombarded with requests to send you push notifications (no, believe it or not, no one needs a photo editing app sending them push notifications). You’ll also run into paid options really quickly and they don’t just tell you that you can’t use them, they pretty much forve you into a Buy Premium screen thats super slow to load. Just get VSCO.
App does not work
by Xanthi on 2019/05/29 06:45
App crashes and closes. Wish i could get a refund via email vs having to do a credit card dispute.
Yo babes! Let me use it first
by RasRaven on 2019/05/29 00:56
Dear Carbon, please let me use your app before you ask me to read it in the App Store. All I did was download it, open it, and prepare to explore it. But first thing, I am greeted with a screen asking me if I love the app! And asking me to review it! It would be really smart of you to wait to do this until people have actually had a chance to look at the app and see whether or not they like it, if it works, if it’s something that expands their creativity, or inspires them. I have the intention of looking at this app and possibly playing with it even though on the same screen I had a screaming add to buy more things without even knowing what I was looking at. I still haven’t looked at the app because it just seems so ridiculous to ask me for a review before I even got past the very first screen which didn’t show me anything except ask me for review and try to sell me stuff that I thought it would be smart to just let everyone know that this is what they should expect. So there is the review you asked for. Sheesh.
Great app
by Flex the Cat on 2019/05/28 18:07
but I agree with the last review. Options to zoom and crop would be helpful.
Not as advertised
by Gimikero on 2019/05/24 17:42
The filters are good but the reason I bought this app is there’s a supposed update that would allow to save in high resolution but there’s none! Is this false advertising?
Pretty great.
by lee_eli_ban on 2019/05/13 04:09
I have nothing bad to say about this app. It works great and the free content is fairly diverse. 👌
Tiresome selling
by Eardaddy on 2019/05/13 00:23
Limited versions , perpetually trying to sell
The Airbrusher
by The Airbrusher on 2019/05/12 22:38
Just started using it and so far loving it !
Needs a little more
by AustinM0818 on 2019/05/12 04:42
I love this app and it’s cool feature. But, I’d like to see some more regular filters similar to ones on other major apps.
I don’t like the update
by k.c.616c on 2019/05/12 01:22
I love this app and have created very many great looking black and white images using it. I would say control options is what sets this apart from the other apps in its class. However this last big update some of the best things about this app have changed. The warm control now actually changes the color of the image from a cool berg blue color to a warm sepia color. Before the image would stay black and white but the tone would change without the actual color changing which allowed me to get some very interesting tones out of the image. The hue control used to be the same way now it changes the actual hue of the photo which won’t make any difference unless you make it warmer or cooler. Those were the 2 main features that set this app apart from the others for me and now it’s just not as useful or as fun for me to use. I wish developers would change this back or give the user the option to do so. Other than this I would have rated it 5 stars
Trash! Waste of time!
by marciorivera85 on 2019/05/09 23:51
They have a total of 4 black and white filters. The rest you have to pay for. I think instagram has that many. You also have to pay for all the duotone filters and old photo filters. Both of which are clickable prompting the buy screen at which time 2 screens pop up before you are allowed to get back your picture. So there isn’t really a way to tell which filters are off limits to you until you click, Trash! This app is a waste of time stay away.
Artistic Expressions
by tlhopkins7 on 2019/05/09 12:57
The Carbon filter is an artistic way of bringing deep rooted emotions to the surface so that your audience can have a better feel of what is going on.
Very limited
by Bebes3 on 2019/04/30 04:07
Very disappointed!! Very pricey for the few filters in one package. Every set of filters is $3.99; not worth it!!!
Good app
by f5nky on 2019/04/29 18:35
Love it !!
Excellent
by Rumbaboy on 2019/04/26 20:36
Beautiful and well done app!
Outstanding
by JJSADIQ on 2019/04/25 21:58
I love the black and white options that carbon offers. It makes converting images very simple but, with amazing results.
Love
by bec00012 on 2019/04/19 13:58
Absolutely love the ability to increase gray and black scales for better definition
Meh...
by Mars Five on 2019/04/10 07:52
It’s nothing too special. The free version is a sexied up Instagram editor. The premium version is a $20 sexied up version of VSCO. Bottomline: Their branding is better than their app. Buy at your own risk.
Good job.
by DareDevil1975 on 2019/04/08 14:43
I’m loving it!
Real Estes
by RVA Charles on 2019/04/02 11:40
I’m in Real Estate in Richmond Virginia, I am Always looking for new ideas to change things up in social media, Carbon has done just that!! They are the outside of the box...
A great idea but poorly executed
by scottkatz on 2019/03/25 20:13
I’m truly disappointed in the fact that this app costs a premium price but does not include very many updates. Since I’ve owned this app I can only count on maybe one hand a few minor improvements. I’m not fond of the fact that each time you open the app they ask you if you want to use their sample image to practice with the software. There are very few editorial tools that are commonly found in other apps for such things as highlight and shadow compensation, etc. additionally more presets would be a welcome addition. Other apps who use presets typically add presets monthly and if not then at least yearly. I’m disappointed to say the least.
not enough free effects
by mamadjalali on 2019/03/24 09:37
i don't understand if there is just 3 or 4filters available for free say it in the description. what if we cant purchase in some countries like Iran. we cant use many many features and u should write them in the description before we download it
App won't open
by Taylor guerriero on 2019/03/21 21:21
This app won't open. And I don't know why
They Got Me
by Libohound on 2019/03/18 23:22
I’ve had every iteration of iPhone since the 3G, which means I’ve tried just about every photography app on the market. This app is NO DIFFERENT than most of the filter-heavy photo apps available. Seriously. It’s got the exact same tools and the same filters as about three dozen other apps. Yet for some reason (probably the bourbon I was drinking), they duped me into paying $20 to unlock everything. I don’t know what I was thinking, but I did it and then sat in stunned, disappointed silence as it occurred to me that I just paid twenty bucks to do the same thing I’ve been doing for the last decade: apply filters and fine tune photos with a series of basic sliders. So my advice to you is to go grab one of the dozens of competing apps for MUCH less money.
Great, but...
by Kerney Bee on 2019/03/18 15:45
Great app. Would be dope to be able to save along the way. Like, add a texture, save. Put a light leak on that texture. Save. Add an acid look, Save. As it is, gotta save each step, exit out and pull in the piece. Other than that, love this app.
Not much to the free version
by LeedsCB on 2019/03/17 17:59
There are only three or four filters included with the free version so unless you’re willing to make the investment in the full app it’s not worth your while downloading.
Lies
by Sang Arts on 2019/03/14 04:19
I’m leaving a one star review because I’m sick of seeing the “today only sale” lie that I see every time I open the app. Be genuine. Be honest.
Amazing
by Jenn and James on 2019/03/05 16:57
I have tried a few different photo editing apps and nothing compares to this one. Easy to use, and awesome results. I recently had an issue that ended up being my fault, but the owner of this app got back to me fast and helped me out. Would recommend to everyone
I likey
by ZSwann on 2019/03/03 00:36
It’s good stuff
Bobby Blair Songs
by Bobby Blair Music on 2019/02/28 11:44
Filters are very unique & creative!
No raw spport
by Makspaints32 on 2019/02/26 23:00
Does not have raw support from sony
Love this app!!!!
by NEPATSSUCK on 2019/02/26 02:53
If you love B&W photography, this app is a must have!!! See for yourself!
Carbon Clarity
by Jmbown123 on 2019/02/22 19:51
This is the app for anyone who wants to improve their composition skills and understanding of the play of light and dark in exceptional photography--all in the palm of your hand. Kudos!
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by Tareq783738 on 2019/02/19 13:44
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Best app ever
by josefuckboy on 2019/02/18 05:53
I love everything about this app I unlock everything and it help me with my photography so much
Love carbon
by danceswithnikon on 2019/02/16 19:16
It’s a dynamic little app. The ONLY reason it has 4 stars vs 5 is lack of handling for RAW files. But I’ve found a work around (editing in any number of other apps first), so I’m very happy with it. Their (his!) customer service is spot on, too. Give it a try
The Best
by elfisthunter on 2019/02/16 17:14
I love it A lot sooo useful to me 😍😘
Scam or stupidly designed. Your choice.
by migs153 on 2019/01/31 18:00
Paid. Opened. Another page to buy more. Want to continue? Can’t, it freezes. I wish I could get mu $3.99 back.
Worth it
by kelscox on 2019/01/31 04:33
I’ve loved this app since I downloaded it. Worth the cost and has become my go to when I want a black and white image. The other day I had a question and within an hour I had a response and my issue was fixed. Impressive customer service. Keep up the great work!
In-app purchase
by CCCCope on 2019/01/29 19:34
I recently downloaded this app and then purchased the full suite of filters and textures which the app said were half price at that time. But I was charged the full price. Is there any recourse? Have attempted to contact the developer but with no response. Update: I was contacted by the developer, who resolved the problem concerning the charge for filters and textures. Thanks! I have just started using the app, and I like my initial results. I think that this app will meet my needs for b&w images nicely.
⚜️🇷🇴⚜️♥️⚜️
by Mr. Nan Adrian on 2019/01/27 12:45
Marius Manole❤️ Ce tare ne-am indepartat de ce suntem … si cat de mult am pierdut noi, cat am lasat in urma noi, noi care acum le stim si le vrem pe toate …si pentru care trecutul nu mai inseamna nimic. Cat de greu ne lasam furati de emotie si de bun. Fugim disperati sa nu parem, sa nu fim , sa nu credem pana la capat… nu cumva sa se gaseasca cineva care sa intrezareasca in nou un fir de emotie de bunatate , de seriozitate , de responsabilitate.. ca s-ar gasi cineva care sa rada in barba , sa mustaceasca , sa-si arunce priviri , sa-si dea ochii peste cap . Oameni . de cele mai multe ori mici, ( omul nu poate fi mic, el vrea sa devina mic, el cere sa devina mic ) pe care ar trebui sa-i sari, sa-i pierzi , sa-i uiti.. Oameni, carora tu le pui in mana viata ta, le dai tot..pentru ca ei se transforma , au puterea asta si daca nu esti atent , te pacalesc si tu crezi ca ei sunt cineva..Ei sunt spectaculosi , devin spectaculosi si tu trebuie sa li te-nchini , devii usor, usor ca ei si se bucura si sarbatoresc …. si uiti sa- i iubesti pe ceilati, care stau ascunsi , ca n-au nevoie sa rupa din tine, ca sa traiasca…ei se iubesc, se cred, se asculta … nu vor nimic , nu le trebuie nimic, nu asteapta nimic. sunt acolo, daca ai nevoie de ei..Sunt putini , din ce in ce mai putini .. se cauta, ei intre ei, si le e greu, sa se intalneasca, fiindca n-au platosa , n-au masca, n-au plasa de siguranta. Lor le e cel mai greu in perioada asta, care nu mai are nimic sfant, in perioada asta in care scapa cine poate… Ce bine cand iti vine gandul bun, ce bine cand iti ies in cale oameni care sa te traga deasura apei , cand reusesti, fie si pentru o secunda sa vezi lumina…sa traiesti intre doua lumi e greu, aproape imposibil , obositor si trist. Se intampla .. nimeni nu-si da seama la timp sau poate…
Restore my purchase
by Champ III on 2019/01/25 05:02
Upgraded to a new iPhone restore my purchase
Not good
by Paquito Barillas on 2019/01/23 07:48
Not did not like not that many features. Sad
Great but still room for improvement
by eriatarka.pt on 2018/10/28 15:00
B&W filters are awesome and worth the $ investment. Overall the app is really good but I want to share what I would like to see on future upgrades: 1) edit aspect ratio and crop options within other image editing options, for now you need to do it before you can edit the photo, 2) zoom in on the photo while editing, even with the iPhone plus size screen it can be hard to review the smaller details on the photo, 3) marks or numbers on the edition bar, there are no marks when you increase or lower brightness, contrast, etc. therefore harder to remember what was your previous mark, 4) save your filter edition so you can apply it on other photos for a faster workflow, 5) option to change the square canvas color as it is applied a grayish color border, wish it was white, 6) new 25mp output is a really nice addition but it still compresses the images, maybe in future we can see a lossless export option to keep the same image quality - current output is optimal for for online content though. Keep up the good work. Thanks.
Beautiful design
by Jam7382 on 2018/02/05 07:06
Love the sleek black and white filters, really makes my photos look professional. Looking forward to the next update ! Update: been using this app for a while and I'd say it's become a standard part of my workflow. It's missing some stuff but overall I'm happy with it. No other apps have the diversity of black and white filters that carbon has and this is the key reason I keep coming back. Suggestions for the developers is to add in percentages for the sliders, increase output resolution options, allow us to save editing sequences and also to bulk edit photos. Good stuff so far. Looking forward to the updates! Update 2: I have another suggestion for you guys. One thing that I noticed was that sometimes, the hashtag feature won't let me post all the tags, the post will just be cancelled, and so I have to manually delete a couple before it will work. If we could set a number on the tags we wanted to copy, that would be great! I use the tag feature a lot so that would be amazing!
Great app & great customer/app support
by berilynzoeee on 2018/04/08 05:01
One night while using the app I accidentally downloaded/purchased all the filters & textures because of the in-app purchase feature & finger print scanner on iphones (which has since been turned off to avoid that from happening again). I landed in a bit of a panic because I figured if I messaged Livintis they'd probably respond that there was nothing they could do because I'm an idiot. BOY. WAS. I. WRONG. I got an immediate response from the creator of the app apologizing for the mixup & asking me to send him proof of purchase & my paypal info so he can send a refund. While I hadn't actually been charged yet it took a few days for me to send that info to him. Once I sent it my refund was immediate! I couldn't believe how understanding he was of the situation when he could've responded "sorry you're an idiot I can't help you" & leave it at that but he totally understood & helped me out. While I don't have all the fancy filters, using the filters the free pack offers I'll still continue to use the app because I like what it has to offer & because of how Livintis handled everything. I'll be sure to check out what other app's they have to offer now & in the future. A great app & great customer service. Keep up the amazing work everyone!
A love and hate
by R. Rosen on 2018/10/17 18:02
So I must begin by admiring the filters. I am a professional photographer and rarely do images hit my phone without being rendered complete. But with this app I found myself exploring new options for my finished images as black and white photos. And I was impressed. And I’m glad to spend the money to purchase all the add-ons... but like all apps, when I test, I test for many things... including compression. This was most frustrating. I found that if I take a 14mb image, this app would compress it down to 450kb when saved. If I chose to save through direct airdrop, the image. Would still compress but would net out at 850kb. Either way, I would much rather be in control of the compression output, over the app dictating this. For how much I loved the filters, I would consider this app a total waste of time and money unless your goal is to share pixelated images to the world. So, I have a hard time giving a better rating until the compression issue is fixed. But I love the simplicity and filters of the app otherwise. I look forward to changing my review, this is can be a good app, but currently it is not even a consumer-friendly app in a modern high def world.
I don’t like the update
by k.c.616c on 2019/05/12 01:22
I love this app and have created very many great looking black and white images using it. I would say control options is what sets this apart from the other apps in its class. However this last big update some of the best things about this app have changed. The warm control now actually changes the color of the image from a cool berg blue color to a warm sepia color. Before the image would stay black and white but the tone would change without the actual color changing which allowed me to get some very interesting tones out of the image. The hue control used to be the same way now it changes the actual hue of the photo which won’t make any difference unless you make it warmer or cooler. Those were the 2 main features that set this app apart from the others for me and now it’s just not as useful or as fun for me to use. I wish developers would change this back or give the user the option to do so. Other than this I would have rated it 5 stars
Favorite editing app
by nm85927 on 2017/09/19 14:48
I love the black and white filters in carbon. I've tried a lot of other photo editing apps and none of them do black and white so well. Sometimes the filters bring out shades that I didn't think were possible without color. Yes, some of the other apps have some more nuanced controls, but the one click b&w filters in this one offer such a variety that it makes creating a black and white photograph super easy. One thing I wish we could do is save favorite filters and also be able to go back directly to the camera roll if we chose the wrong image instead of going to the start. Oh also would love filters for desktop, i'd definetely get some of them. Video editing would be amazing too. Please add it!
Yo babes! Let me use it first
by RasRaven on 2019/05/29 00:56
Dear Carbon, please let me use your app before you ask me to read it in the App Store. All I did was download it, open it, and prepare to explore it. But first thing, I am greeted with a screen asking me if I love the app! And asking me to review it! It would be really smart of you to wait to do this until people have actually had a chance to look at the app and see whether or not they like it, if it works, if it’s something that expands their creativity, or inspires them. I have the intention of looking at this app and possibly playing with it even though on the same screen I had a screaming add to buy more things without even knowing what I was looking at. I still haven’t looked at the app because it just seems so ridiculous to ask me for a review before I even got past the very first screen which didn’t show me anything except ask me for review and try to sell me stuff that I thought it would be smart to just let everyone know that this is what they should expect. So there is the review you asked for. Sheesh.
Worth the money
by DarknessKnightmare on 2019/06/08 04:43
I use this for most of my b&w photography and editing. There’s so many different filters to use, textures to apply, and grain to change the look and feel of your photo. I use this to convey a nostalgic feeling to some and others make them into jaw-dropping clarity in b&w. I recently had an issue with the app crashing and not loading properly on my iPhone X (2017) and I messaged the developer Ritvik. His customer service was awesome and he was standing by to make sure I was satisfied with the app. The recent update really changed some details and I’m glad I downloaded this app and i tell my buddies about it too.
Greatly improved app
by Kevin D’Elia on 2018/11/22 00:06
I had taken a look at this app a year or so ago and was disappointed with the filters and the price I paid for the full pack. I must now reverse that opinion and review. The developer has done an AMAZING job of revamping all the filters to a very high quality. As it is now Autumn in my area I resort to primarily B&W photography so re-downloaded Carbon. I’ve made some beautiful edits with it. One of the filters rendered a picture of some leaves in my area with terrific creamy tones. I got many likes on EyeEm for it. It is definitely an app you want in your editing arsenal. Keep up the great effort to keep this app top-notch!
Great app and excellent customer service
by this nickname is taken pls choose another on 2019/06/19 21:48
This app is a must have for b&w enthusiasts. There are a ton of filters and features. Easy to use and my pics look awesome. Customer service beats all hands down. I had a question and it answered quickly and completely. Then I needed some more advice and each time I had a reply in a matter of hours. The developers get 5 stars just for that. They truly want to make sure the customer is happy. The in app purchase is a one time fee. Not some crazy subscription like most apps. Well worth the cost.
BEST B&W FILTERS APP.
by f3l1tr0n on 2019/06/09 16:29
I really love using this app to edit my photos with black and white filters. These black and white filters have their unique touch which makes your photos even more special. In addition, u have textures and light leaks to give your photos more detail and more uniqueness. However, my favorite feature on this app has to be the borders. I apply borders to every single pic i edit on this app. These borders give the photo a nice touch of classy which i love. If you are looking for some good B&W filters and some good editing, this app is for you. Amazing app.
Don't Buy The Whole Package IF......
by Oldmanmikey1956 on 2017/09/02 18:09
This is a great app, but what the developers fail to mention is that practically every filter in the "everything" bundle is also included in their "TRIPPY" app. So, if you have "TRIPPY," all you need to buy is the $3.99 b&w bundle. Also, kind of a rip off in that I paid $3.99 just for b&w, then thought I'd go ahead and get everything. Was charged -not the difference-- but for the whole suite, which includes the b&w. So.... ended up paying nearly $25 when all I really needed was a $3.99 b&w bundle.
The filters are good but there are 3 main problems
by chr1s reviews on 2019/07/29 04:47
I went for it and bought the full upgrade but they really missed a few important items that would make the whole app more user friendly. 1) you can’t select the folder in your albums you want to search the the photo in. This means if you are looking for an old folder you have to scroll forever and most likely the app will crash before you can find said older photo. 2) when you test out a filter you can’t zoom in. Only being able to see a small version of a photo without being able to zoom in on individuals faces is a pretty big issue to me. 3) it’s very hard to compare filters. With there being so many, it would be better if you could select 3-5 possibilities for each photo so you can more easily narrow things down. There are probably much better black and white photo filters than this and Sadly I didn’t realize the app’s limitations till after I had paid for it.
A great idea but poorly executed
by scottkatz on 2019/03/25 20:13
I’m truly disappointed in the fact that this app costs a premium price but does not include very many updates. Since I’ve owned this app I can only count on maybe one hand a few minor improvements. I’m not fond of the fact that each time you open the app they ask you if you want to use their sample image to practice with the software. There are very few editorial tools that are commonly found in other apps for such things as highlight and shadow compensation, etc. additionally more presets would be a welcome addition. Other apps who use presets typically add presets monthly and if not then at least yearly. I’m disappointed to say the least.
My favorite app so far!
by twadewunder on 2019/07/02 16:10
This has been my go to app for photo editing. The various filters and textures have allowed me to create moody and haunting type photos. I love the wide range of effects it offers and the creative freedom I have found in using it. I’m quite new to photography and I don’t always understand all the technical in’s and out’s, but this app has made my learning process extremely enjoyable! Keep it up!
Be real. $3.99 to add color?
by FIT SF on 2017/08/15 21:21
You got greedy. Instead of focusing on volume with low profit per download you went high out the gate. I paid the $3.99 because I gave you the benefit of the doubt and thought maybe Just maybe there would be something else. I downloaded on my iPad and now my phone. The worst part is the download on my phone is not recognizing my email as an existing user. 👎🏼 I have one suggestion. Would b great if you offered an erase option at least. This way I can erase the color off the photo on areas I feel will pop through the color more. Just a thought
In-app purchase
by CCCCope on 2019/01/29 19:34
I recently downloaded this app and then purchased the full suite of filters and textures which the app said were half price at that time. But I was charged the full price. Is there any recourse? Have attempted to contact the developer but with no response. Update: I was contacted by the developer, who resolved the problem concerning the charge for filters and textures. Thanks! I have just started using the app, and I like my initial results. I think that this app will meet my needs for b&w images nicely.
Carbon is my favorite B&W filter app
by chandra bodapati on 2018/12/19 06:38
I use 20+ photo editing apps. Carbon is my go to app if I want b&w filters. The filters are easy to use. The output looks very professional. Lot of my photo subjects are from India with varying skin tones and varying color clothes. Carbon provides fantastic output. People love my bw carbon converted image over the color images I get from them. Good job keep developing more great features — One thing I want to see. When i am editing pictures, I like the way it looks with shadow and framing. I would love to be able to safe a high resolution picture with shadows etc At present i snap the image of the screen and use the photo. The resolution is lost. Would love to see a way to save the entire photo and shading as I see on the edit. All the best Chandra
Great App
by Tiffaney Leigh on 2019/07/02 18:03
This app is great for making black and white pictures pop. A lot of apps only focus on color and high definition filters but forget about the black and white filters. This is the only app that has only focused on the black and white photos. This app can make a photo more stunning without any color than most apps can with a full range of colors. Everyone should use this app.
Best BNW filters out there
by ChazHollywood on 2019/08/10 12:52
This app provides the best top quality BNW filters out there. I don’t have any of the other filter packs that you can purchase. However, the small price for the expanded full collection of BNW filters is so worth it. It has made some not so great photos out of camera look AMAZING. I get so many comments on my BNW photos posted on IG that came from using this app. Highly recommend!
Hands down, the best b&w photo editing ap.
by Hopedj on 2019/08/16 21:13
I have been through tons of b&w apps and Carbon is the first one that gives professional , quality results. I absolutely love all the presets and tools. Edited photos are crisp and dramatic. The ap is also VERY user friendly. The hashtag feature is the cherry on the cake. This editor is worth every penny. Highly recommended.
Nothing my iPhone doesn't already do.
by Xanadu Smith on 2018/06/26 11:02
I was excited about this app for B&W photography...until I downloaded and tried it. There is nothing this app can produce that I haven't already done using the regular "edit" features on my iPhone. The ads are gorgeous, what I really downloaded was a beautiful and intrusive commercial instead of a photo editor. Why must there be two pages of the same ads to swipe away, instead of a preview before I buy? Those extras are corny anyway, and can be easily created on any other pic editor for free. Don't waste time, money, or space on your device bothering with this...portfolio.
Mediocre and Obnoxious
by Uncoeuraweigh on 2019/06/01 22:04
Downloaded this and then deleted it within about 5 minutes. The available free filters are perfectly standard B/W filters, nothing much different from what you’ll find in your phone or VSCO. You will be bombarded with requests to send you push notifications (no, believe it or not, no one needs a photo editing app sending them push notifications). You’ll also run into paid options really quickly and they don’t just tell you that you can’t use them, they pretty much forve you into a Buy Premium screen thats super slow to load. Just get VSCO.
Don't take the bait!
by Reuben_Hood on 2017/08/08 18:42
Interface is pretty, and s/w engine works well, but it all seems designed basically to keep taking your money. You're required to create an account (including your email address), which gives you access to 3 or 4 simple B&W "filters" that you can't modify further. After that, you pay for successive packages of other filters @ $3.99 a pop. Sooo... essentially, you're paying them to add your email address to their list, which they can sell to online marketers – who can then use it to send you spam, etc., etc. One star – because the ads are pretty.
Love it but....
by B&W rules on 2018/05/15 16:38
I love this app, my favorite type of photography is B&W. This really increases workflow. I have a problem though after I add texture and click next, it rotates my photo from portrait to landscape. I cannot figure out how to keep this from happening. It squished the photo as it does this. Am I missing something? I use an iPhone 8.
Worth it
by kelscox on 2019/01/31 04:33
I’ve loved this app since I downloaded it. Worth the cost and has become my go to when I want a black and white image. The other day I had a question and within an hour I had a response and my issue was fixed. Impressive customer service. Keep up the great work!
Very smart looking app
by tugg life on 2018/09/15 21:05
The app is great. It is very sleek and easy to use. It really does class up certain photos when you turn them into black and white. This app just makes it simple to do so. Developer responded to email in short amount of time and answered questions I had. Really excellent.
Have not been able to figure it out
by cleverpanther on 2018/03/28 00:47
I’m new here. But I’m having a hard time trying to figure my way around this app. It looks like everything you want to really do you have to purchasing it, everything they offer is for purchasing. There’s not much they give you. A lot of the things that they’re offering already comes in with your iPhone or smart phone. I will add any changes to my comment later, if I could ever figure it out how to use this app. If not, I’ll simply have to delete it.
Trash! Waste of time!
by marciorivera85 on 2019/05/09 23:51
They have a total of 4 black and white filters. The rest you have to pay for. I think instagram has that many. You also have to pay for all the duotone filters and old photo filters. Both of which are clickable prompting the buy screen at which time 2 screens pop up before you are allowed to get back your picture. So there isn’t really a way to tell which filters are off limits to you until you click, Trash! This app is a waste of time stay away.
Amazing
by Jenn and James on 2019/03/05 16:57
I have tried a few different photo editing apps and nothing compares to this one. Easy to use, and awesome results. I recently had an issue that ended up being my fault, but the owner of this app got back to me fast and helped me out. Would recommend to everyone
Amazing App
by jamesdelray520 on 2018/12/11 19:06
I used the free version of this app for a few months and then parched the full Plan for my photography classes in college. It’s easy to use and gives you a clean transition between Black and White. I recommend this app to anyone looking to make some amazing black and white photography
They Got Me
by Libohound on 2019/03/18 23:22
I’ve had every iteration of iPhone since the 3G, which means I’ve tried just about every photography app on the market. This app is NO DIFFERENT than most of the filter-heavy photo apps available. Seriously. It’s got the exact same tools and the same filters as about three dozen other apps. Yet for some reason (probably the bourbon I was drinking), they duped me into paying $20 to unlock everything. I don’t know what I was thinking, but I did it and then sat in stunned, disappointed silence as it occurred to me that I just paid twenty bucks to do the same thing I’ve been doing for the last decade: apply filters and fine tune photos with a series of basic sliders. So my advice to you is to go grab one of the dozens of competing apps for MUCH less money.
Filters look OK but impossible to try out
by Eurofrosty on 2019/10/27 00:24
Based on the sample photos, this looks like something you want in you for photo app toolbox. But starting with the demand that you enable notifications, and ending with the upgrade requirement for EVERY filter that looks promising, it’s a giant “meh.” People, let me give it a test drive, if it’s good I’ll pay. Let me try everything out but maybe only for ten photos. But this app hates the user way too much. Sticking with LR thank you.
Amazing customer service!!!!
by roboe15 on 2017/11/24 00:36
Not only is this app fabulous but I needed to contact the app developer with a question and they got back to me immediately and went above and beyond to resolve my issue. Top notch and high class all the way. This is a perfect example of what an app should be. Bravo!!!
Extremely polished advertisement
by mArcane on 2018/06/26 16:41
How this app managed to get featured I’ll never know, but be forewarned that it’s literally 4 black and white filters, and some frames. All the other features are behind paywalls, and the app nags you constantly to buy them. I mean, even if you happened to be okay with the meager free features as is, the app is pretty much unusable with the constant efforts to get you to buy more packs, filters, premium, etc, etc. It’s possible the paid version of this app is great, but I’ll never try it.
Cripple ware
by Executive Producer on 2018/04/28 21:42
This crippleware takes up too much space on your mobile device, does little, and constantly begs you to buy in app purchases for filters and capabilities. Carbon takes the annoyances to a new level, not just by offering purchases but by interrupting your experience with the apps interface but by driving you to screens hard to back out of that urge you to buy. It acts like a really annoying used car salesman blocking the door until you buy something from him.
Really Cool App
by Fardxx on 2019/08/21 22:47
If your a pro or hobbyist you will get want your looking for from this app. I’m a pro and when I shoot with my iPhone I use this app to enhance some of my black & white shots or even shots from my camera uploaded to my phone. Now it’s available for photoshop and Lightroom. Great for beginners and pros alike.
PLEASE LET US LAYER FILTERS and TEXTURES 😭
by stephen666666666666 on 2018/11/15 04:20
Love everything about this app- even paid the $20 for all the additions. I was very disappointed to see that layering of filters and textures doesn’t seem possible. Maybe I’m missing something, but I recommend figuring some way to accomplish this feature.
Photo editor
by Latinamimi on 2018/11/20 05:37
Great app but, why should pay for unlock filters and all that when I already did, I just upgrade my old phone and now when I trying to use filter is asking to unlock them, can somebody help me with this please
Amazing app
by RyanGrimshaw on 2019/10/13 15:12
The interface is clean and works beautifully, the layout is simple and easy to understand quickly, and the results are incredible! I’ve looked for a simple yet powerful app like this for years!
Give a little more...
by OkeeDoKee80 on 2017/08/18 18:51
It looks like you've got some interesting stuff, but only at $3.99. I almost always delete apps when I can't experience any of the uniqueness they advertise without paying full price. Maybe try letting folks wet their beaks a little more? Maybe allow a certain number of saved images using paid features, then cut it off, so people can better experience what you have to offer?
This is one great app
by Coeyson on 2018/10/24 04:49
Thanks so much for developing this app. The outstanding future, of course, is that wide selection of black-and-white filters. Your latest update which significantly increased output resolution means it my printer is going to be very busy. Thanks so much for the great app.
Overpriced vs value
by WestCoastLongie13 on 2019/11/15 11:00
Admittedly I did not buy into anything because even the bare minimum process for limited filters is $3.99 and it really does give you many options. I ended up buying the fully loaded Darkroom app in which you can do so much more for half the cost of Carbon. Darkroom plus free Snapseed together gives you unlimited editing, wherever your imagination takes you. Carbon looks like a great application but really should be half the price they’re asking.
Do I need to rebuy filters each time
by soose2 on 2018/05/08 03:50
I purchased the B&aw carbon filters for $3.99 a few weeks back and now I’m not able to access those filters without the ad popping up saying I need to purchase them again for $3.99? Why do I need to pay every time I need to use them?
Not pleased !
by tjh3814 on 2017/08/16 18:55
Bought total package ! Then could not access tutorial .. reloaded and then could not access the purchased options .. so far not pleased .. will gladly rescind but so far this app does not meet lowest standards UPDATE day later ... I was able to reload the app .. the app page is slick and inviting .. the application fails to meet any standard of value compared w other photo manipulation sites .. A major disappointment for anyone seeking creative photographic applications..
Easy to use love the option
by creedance65 on 2019/01/16 16:26
Like the options but costly, One thought would be to be able to know what settings you used last so you can re use same
Don’t download expecting anything useful for free
by SpringWise on 2018/03/31 18:03
I downloaded because it looked like a well designed black and white photo editor. Unfortunately, not even a single filter is available without purchase. Not even as a demo or trial. Better iterations of the “unlocked” editing functionality can be found elsewhere. I expect in-app upselling but this just wastes my time. If you’re going to charge for even the basics, why not just make it a paid app?
Unless you pay... you get B+W 😏
by Cwestlund24 on 2019/10/13 05:36
The only filters available with the free version of the app are just different variations of black and white. That is it! The same thing a smart phone can do within it’s own capacity already. Not worth the time to download unless you plan to pay. I guess it would have been nice to have seen at least a preview of just one neat filter or a glimpse of what was available if you made the purchase.
Sweet filters
by James Wilkson iii on 2018/04/29 23:21
Great filters but you only get 5-6 and have to pay $20 for all the rest (over 100 presets). If you do a lot of photo editing then you might find this useful. Just don’t go and buy only one pack for $4, you might as well go for all of them
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Carbon - B&W Filters & Effects
Description
The best B&W photo editor on the App Store, featured by Apple as a top and trending photo app. Add stunning Black and White filters & effects to your photos with simple and efficient controls. “Tried the B&W filters and found it amazing. Unlike the rough filters by some other apps, this one is really stunning and can do lots of different styles. I really like it. Minimalism system is a plus too.” – Elizabeth C, Carbon customer Carbon is the ultimate addition to your B&W photography arsenal. This uncluttered photo editor app provides stunning monochrome filters that will take your work to the next level. Apply over 50 black and white filters to add elegant, unique touches to your photos. Use B&W presets to bring out variations in lighting and skin tone with a single tap and get professional quality black & white effects instantly. Add photo textures, like grunge, grain and dust textures to get the perfect photo effects. Create classy and artistic photos quickly, without needing technical experience and multiple sliders or editing tools. When your photo is finished, you can add hashtags and share your pictures with ease. Developed in partnership with a collective of professional photographers, Carbon's minimal feature set allows you to hone in on what is most important in the world of black and white. "When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. When you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their souls." – Anon Carbon Features: Black & White Photo Editing - Apply black and white photo effects - 58 different B&W filters to bring out the details and style of every photo - Tap to cycle through filter variations to find the perfect photo effects Photo Textures - Apply textures to your photos for atmosphere and depth - Grain textures - Dust textures - Grunge textures - Light leak textures - Bokeh textures Photo Filters & Borders - Old photo filters to add a stylistic flare - Add creative borders - Use blending modes when applying borders Photography Support - A simple, intuitive design lets you edit photos without complicated training - Supports RAW photos from DSLR cameras - Copy and paste hashtags to share your photos on Instagram and other photo sharing sites Apply professional-grade black and white effects to your photos with a tap on Carbon. What users are saying: 
 •  “Love it! One of my favorite photo apps. This one has become one of the apps I can’t live without. This should be a natural part of a photographer’s app collection.” – Mariei Bjorn • “I use 20+ photo editing apps. Carbon is my go to app if I want B&W filters. The output looks very professional.” – Chandra Bodapati •  “This app can make a photo more stunning without any color than most apps can with a full range of colors. Everyone should use this app. Great App.” – Tiffaney Leigh • “Well designed and sophisticated. This is for the serious B/W photographer. Not just another editing too, rather, a highly specialized ‘image maker’.” – Enaekhan --- Carbon Pro Carbon is free to download. You can access more filters and presets by joining Carbon Pro. You can try Carbon Pro for free during a 3-day trial period, after which you will be charged $19.99 USD / Year [NB/ Changes per local]. This subscription auto-renews at the end of each year at $19.99 [NB/ Changes per local]. Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. The subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. You may manage your subscription and turn off auto-renewal by going to your Account Settings after purchase. Any unused portion of a free trial period will be forfeited if you purchase a subscription. More information: Privacy Policy - http://www.livintisapps.com/carbon-privacy-policy/ Terms & Payment Policy - http://www.livintisapps.com/carbon-terms/
Artistic.
by Cesar_Barroso on 2019/11/22 16:38
Artistic and user friendly.
Literally Perfect
by _eyeruh on 2019/11/18 00:47
Honestly I’ve yet to see a better portrait app. 🤷🏾‍♂️ Linke I’ve got some professional-grade looking photo’s mainly because of this app.
Overpriced vs value
by WestCoastLongie13 on 2019/11/15 11:00
Admittedly I did not buy into anything because even the bare minimum process for limited filters is $3.99 and it really does give you many options. I ended up buying the fully loaded Darkroom app in which you can do so much more for half the cost of Carbon. Darkroom plus free Snapseed together gives you unlimited editing, wherever your imagination takes you. Carbon looks like a great application but really should be half the price they’re asking.
Filters okay, Textures amazing.
by Kevo2014 on 2019/11/13 16:59
Most of the black and white filters curve the exposure too heavily so some info is lost. But the textures and border options are AMAZING!!
Don’t make the download
by GustavoQuitto1 on 2019/10/27 23:20
App is very bad and you need to pay for everything.
Filters look OK but impossible to try out
by Eurofrosty on 2019/10/27 00:24
Based on the sample photos, this looks like something you want in you for photo app toolbox. But starting with the demand that you enable notifications, and ending with the upgrade requirement for EVERY filter that looks promising, it’s a giant “meh.” People, let me give it a test drive, if it’s good I’ll pay. Let me try everything out but maybe only for ten photos. But this app hates the user way too much. Sticking with LR thank you.
Incredibly Deceiving
by youeyg96 on 2019/10/26 14:28
This app is horrendous and incredibly deceiving. You have to pay to access it’s most basic functions. Absolute TRASH!!
Great app but can’t upload to Instagram
by Wesley Bishop on 2019/10/25 17:04
Great app but can’t upload to Instagram
One of the best apps
by EMF1959 on 2019/10/17 00:24
User friendly with plenty of features. I love this app.
Amazing app
by RyanGrimshaw on 2019/10/13 15:12
The interface is clean and works beautifully, the layout is simple and easy to understand quickly, and the results are incredible! I’ve looked for a simple yet powerful app like this for years!
Unless you pay... you get B+W 😏
by Cwestlund24 on 2019/10/13 05:36
The only filters available with the free version of the app are just different variations of black and white. That is it! The same thing a smart phone can do within it’s own capacity already. Not worth the time to download unless you plan to pay. I guess it would have been nice to have seen at least a preview of just one neat filter or a glimpse of what was available if you made the purchase.
Not giving me what I purchased
by hlbaird7177 on 2019/10/10 22:16
I’m giving this a 2 star because I love the app.. BUT, I purchased all of the B&W effects but cannot use them! It keeps directing me to purchase AGAIN! Not sure why this is happening
REALLY BAD
by Danigol83 on 2019/09/19 04:17
The app literally only gives you like three filters and if you want to use the other filters you have to pay for it, almost for everything, and the unique three filters that the app let you use are like normal filters from the normal iPhone Camera filters
Best black and white filters
by hi its me making a review on 2019/09/14 14:02
Hands down this app has the best black and white filters.
Nothing special
by cerealKiller420 on 2019/09/14 06:13
The app offers nothing before having to make a sizable purchase. Using apples default photo editing tools you can accomplish much of what carbon tries to sell you.
Outstanding App
by HollyL45 on 2019/09/08 16:51
My go to app for black and white editing and creative options to enhance my photos. Highly recommend this amazing app!!
Best App
by NASDAQ 2000 on 2019/09/08 16:49
I have been using this awhile now and it’s swell. I love the way this app truly gives you the black and white look I have been looking for. There are plenty of them out there and this one is tops
Botched update
by Kauk4s on 2019/09/07 22:07
Nothing works. Maybe so better testing prior releasing updates?
Carbon
by SteveBros on 2019/09/04 19:14
It’s Greeeaaattt
Is the app not working?
by Wgn6044 on 2019/09/04 03:43
It seems kinda glitchy lately. As of now nothing works once you open the app. Maybe an update needed?
App doesn’t work
by baptistadaniel on 2019/09/03 20:05
Do you guys plan on fixing the app? Currently the + button doesn’t do anything, so the app is useless.
A Little Confusing At Times.
by El Poetarican on 2019/09/03 14:11
Although I rarely use this app the bottoms, I feel, are not defined. Perhaps on a bigger screen, like a laptop my choices of selection would look better.
Obnoxious solicitation
by Foto-cat on 2019/09/03 04:52
I repeatedly received solicitations of what I purchased. It’s so annoying. I am also underwhelmed by the images.
Best b&w photo ap
by worldweaver on 2019/09/02 15:58
Easy to navigate, great results
Before and after
by Texasfld on 2019/09/01 20:44
Like the options that are on the BW but would love to see an option of getting the before and after when doing your edits. Like a touch the picture to check.
Terrible -- want money back
by TheMusicPulse on 2019/09/01 15:37
Paid for the app and my intro screen is riddled with offers and cross selling more filters. Poor user experience (must click the + button as only way to get started. Now app doesn't work. No button works, not even settings. Really disappointing.
Frozen
by MissDisappointedJG on 2019/08/31 18:00
Frozen on a carbon for desktop screen. Sigh. All about the upsale these days and product support is secondary.
Love it
by Ivankovacik on 2019/08/31 00:26
Love this application
Really Cool App
by Fardxx on 2019/08/21 22:47
If your a pro or hobbyist you will get want your looking for from this app. I’m a pro and when I shoot with my iPhone I use this app to enhance some of my black & white shots or even shots from my camera uploaded to my phone. Now it’s available for photoshop and Lightroom. Great for beginners and pros alike.
Hands down, the best b&w photo editing ap.
by Hopedj on 2019/08/16 21:13
I have been through tons of b&w apps and Carbon is the first one that gives professional , quality results. I absolutely love all the presets and tools. Edited photos are crisp and dramatic. The ap is also VERY user friendly. The hashtag feature is the cherry on the cake. This editor is worth every penny. Highly recommended.
Great App
by Luke Photo on 2019/08/16 16:18
This app is great for bnw editing. Handles jpegs very well.
Excellent Product - And Company
by DavisBassMan66 on 2019/08/15 14:31
I am 53 years old and a bit of a tech junkie. I took up photography again a number of years ago because I just love the art form. Well I quickly realized, over the years the software has opened up a whole new world to those of use with a creative side that is always gnawing at us, nipping at normal, day after day. You can, and most do, get overwhelmed by the obscene number of photo editing, filtering, tuning, etc. apps or add ons so at some point if we are serious about our craft, we become pretty discerning about which apps we add to the tool bag. So, this one made the cut because 1) Great, clean filters (not something I already have with Lr or anything else - truly different) 2) It’s not just B&W (I’ll let you figure that one out) 3) This company is smart - You are not going to make many friends trying to take on Adobe Lr and honestly I love everything Adobe. My worrkflow already takes too lions and makes me angry so don’t piss off Adobe. So they didn’t, they made their filters available as an add on for Lr. Very smart. 4) They are Incredibly enthusiastic about their product and they are responsive to customers. I love that! Well guys/gals and onward - we photographers need you!!!
5stars
by K1S2R8 on 2019/08/13 22:51
Awesome
Best BNW filters out there
by ChazHollywood on 2019/08/10 12:52
This app provides the best top quality BNW filters out there. I don’t have any of the other filter packs that you can purchase. However, the small price for the expanded full collection of BNW filters is so worth it. It has made some not so great photos out of camera look AMAZING. I get so many comments on my BNW photos posted on IG that came from using this app. Highly recommend!
Just keeps getting better
by JohnBoy5562 on 2019/08/08 20:19
Update August 8, 2019 Love the new Custom Canvas Tool. Thank for the update. The only thing I would like to see added to the app would to be add to add text to your photos so you can watermark them. Right now I have to export into another app to do that. November 15, 2018 I bought this app a while back and don’t know what happened to the review I left, maybe I deleted it by accident. When I first bought the app, the app would not save edited photo at high Rez. Emailed the developer and said higher Rez was coming. And it now saves high Rez edit. Also ask if the EXIF data could be save to edit photo and that has now been added. For every one complaining about the app not being free that’s just not right you can download and use the app with limited function just enough to let you see if you like it or not. Other app that I’ve used that was free is a color story it’s free but you have to pay for the filters scratches and color fog. So I see no different with this app. So download it and give it a try you might just be surprised. Update 6-3-19 This app just keeps getting better and better. I ask the developer if there’s anyway he could add the filters from vintage lab and to add the ability to add a watermark without having to leave the Carbon app and he said it was a good suggestion and it was possible. But he did give me a preview of what they had in store for the app Like canvas controls (black color, shadows), more filters (sepia, tones etc), formulas (so that you can save a certain combination of filters), and favorite filters. I would love to have the option to save combinations of filters as my own preset and definitely would like to be able to save my favorite filters because there’s so many to chose from.
Carbon
by Dgear68 on 2019/08/08 18:19
This app is one of the best i have ever used the black and white is Phenomenal
Description not much accurate
by Aaron B.A. on 2019/08/02 17:43
There are only 5 B&W filters available after downloading; all others are for purchase only. App description is misleading; it would be better to have clearly stated upfront what filters you get after download, and what is available for purchase.
The filters are good but there are 3 main problems
by chr1s reviews on 2019/07/29 04:47
I went for it and bought the full upgrade but they really missed a few important items that would make the whole app more user friendly. 1) you can’t select the folder in your albums you want to search the the photo in. This means if you are looking for an old folder you have to scroll forever and most likely the app will crash before you can find said older photo. 2) when you test out a filter you can’t zoom in. Only being able to see a small version of a photo without being able to zoom in on individuals faces is a pretty big issue to me. 3) it’s very hard to compare filters. With there being so many, it would be better if you could select 3-5 possibilities for each photo so you can more easily narrow things down. There are probably much better black and white photo filters than this and Sadly I didn’t realize the app’s limitations till after I had paid for it.
Far As I'm Concerned, A Scam
by FailingSince1976 on 2019/07/07 06:52
I purchased the bundle pack because it was on sale and it failed to download numerous times. Deleted and reinstalled the app and clicked ”restore purchases” and it only restored the few individual packs I purchased a few days prior. Getting a refund and deleting the app.
Not sure.
by MrBlind on 2019/07/04 13:39
Lots of filter options. The only problem is lack of free filters to get a good idea of the functionality. That being said. This App isn't for me.
Great App
by Tiffaney Leigh on 2019/07/02 18:03
This app is great for making black and white pictures pop. A lot of apps only focus on color and high definition filters but forget about the black and white filters. This is the only app that has only focused on the black and white photos. This app can make a photo more stunning without any color than most apps can with a full range of colors. Everyone should use this app.
My favorite app so far!
by twadewunder on 2019/07/02 16:10
This has been my go to app for photo editing. The various filters and textures have allowed me to create moody and haunting type photos. I love the wide range of effects it offers and the creative freedom I have found in using it. I’m quite new to photography and I don’t always understand all the technical in’s and out’s, but this app has made my learning process extremely enjoyable! Keep it up!
Versatile, Easy to use App for Creative B&W photos
by TCK1808 on 2019/07/02 15:41
I’ve recently started shootings more black and white photos and have been looking for an app to allow for more creativity in editing. While I have a DSLR and use Lightroom, I’ve been using my phone more and wanted an app to use for b&w editing. Before talking about the app, let me say that I actually had issues with the app not allowing me access to the packages I had purchased. I sent an email and promptly received a reply and the issue was sorted very quickly. The developer is very easy to communicate with, I feel that this alone is a unique characteristic of the app. About the app: I’m shooting on an iphone 8plus and this really adds dimension to my b&w photos, as well as color photos that I’m trying give a rustic or grainy feeling too. The filters are versatile and there are tons of them with a wide range of contrast levels. I use the textures to add grains to my images and thoroughly enjoy the lightning and color fog to certain select photos. You’re able to adjust the intensity on all of the filters which really allows versatility in editing. I used the free version and decided that I wanted to explore other filters so I quickly upgraded. This was a rather low investment compared to what I’ve spent on my gear and monthly on Lightroom and I really enjoy the final edits. Personally I don’t understand why some people feel that apps need to have tons of free content. There’s obviously a lot of time and thought put into this one’s development. I will say the free version did offer a good look at its potential, so I highly recommend downloading and giving it a worthy chance.
Poor sales gimmick
by drjohnfYYC on 2019/06/23 05:22
I am a photography enthusiast and have no problem paying for a good app. But this particular app is a thinly veiled attempt to sell you filters to the point that it is annoying. It really does nothing more than what the sliders can do for you in the Photos app. Anything you try to do with this app, will result in a page redirect to attempt to sell you more bad filters. It could be way better as a non-intrusive and helpful app right out of the box. But the constant pressure to buy at the cost of functionality is a deal breaker. I’m deleting this app and will not be able to recommend it.
Fantastic B&W app
by Grumpee-A on 2019/06/21 09:02
This application has to be one of the best B&W apps that I’ve used. It’s great to use when out and about..
A True Image Maker
by Eneakhan on 2019/06/20 20:26
Well designed and sophisticated. This is for the serious B/W photographer. Not just another editing too, rather, a highly specialized ‘image maker’.
Great app and excellent customer service
by this nickname is taken pls choose another on 2019/06/19 21:48
This app is a must have for b&w enthusiasts. There are a ton of filters and features. Easy to use and my pics look awesome. Customer service beats all hands down. I had a question and it answered quickly and completely. Then I needed some more advice and each time I had a reply in a matter of hours. The developers get 5 stars just for that. They truly want to make sure the customer is happy. The in app purchase is a one time fee. Not some crazy subscription like most apps. Well worth the cost.
Yousef Malallah
by YousefMallah on 2019/06/18 13:01
Very good
Best B/W App for Photo Editing
by Zulmalee on 2019/06/16 23:27
This is definitely worth the money and so easy to use. It also has a hashtag copy/paste for easy posting for all your pic posts. Definitely a big time saver!!! I absolutely love it! ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️
Multiple B& W Edit options
by @Alexflexquest on 2019/06/10 08:52
This will be my go to B&W edit app! Right off the bat, the name it Self Carbon works perfect with the B&W Theme, good and cool branding! Will be experimenting with my photo edits, so far done 2 clean and cool black and white edits.
BEST B&W FILTERS APP.
by f3l1tr0n on 2019/06/09 16:29
I really love using this app to edit my photos with black and white filters. These black and white filters have their unique touch which makes your photos even more special. In addition, u have textures and light leaks to give your photos more detail and more uniqueness. However, my favorite feature on this app has to be the borders. I apply borders to every single pic i edit on this app. These borders give the photo a nice touch of classy which i love. If you are looking for some good B&W filters and some good editing, this app is for you. Amazing app.
Flawless Beauty
by heeny2k2 on 2019/06/08 21:16
She is one amazing subject to photograph
Worth the money
by DarknessKnightmare on 2019/06/08 04:43
I use this for most of my b&w photography and editing. There’s so many different filters to use, textures to apply, and grain to change the look and feel of your photo. I use this to convey a nostalgic feeling to some and others make them into jaw-dropping clarity in b&w. I recently had an issue with the app crashing and not loading properly on my iPhone X (2017) and I messaged the developer Ritvik. His customer service was awesome and he was standing by to make sure I was satisfied with the app. The recent update really changed some details and I’m glad I downloaded this app and i tell my buddies about it too.
Greed + Zero thought given to UX
by MSheop on 2019/06/07 23:01
1) No indication on which filter was free and which one requires you to purchase. 2) When you unintentionally click on a filter that needs to be purchased, the only choice given to proceed is to buy it. No choice given to "X" out of it. 3) Required exiting the app and killing the app instance to get out of that hung experience. STAY AWAY FROM THIS APP UNLESS YOU'RE PLANNING TO THROW A WAD OF CASH ON IT!!
Almost nothing is free
by MAILER-DAEMON on 2019/06/07 08:05
Only 2-3 presets are free, and those are very benign... Can’t see what is it really that they want me to pay for...
Not worth purchasing
by E_rock11 on 2019/06/06 17:46
You can edit photos with free software/just on your iPhone better than you can with this app. I regret purchasing it.
Mediocre and Obnoxious
by Uncoeuraweigh on 2019/06/01 22:04
Downloaded this and then deleted it within about 5 minutes. The available free filters are perfectly standard B/W filters, nothing much different from what you’ll find in your phone or VSCO. You will be bombarded with requests to send you push notifications (no, believe it or not, no one needs a photo editing app sending them push notifications). You’ll also run into paid options really quickly and they don’t just tell you that you can’t use them, they pretty much forve you into a Buy Premium screen thats super slow to load. Just get VSCO.
App does not work
by Xanthi on 2019/05/29 06:45
App crashes and closes. Wish i could get a refund via email vs having to do a credit card dispute.
Yo babes! Let me use it first
by RasRaven on 2019/05/29 00:56
Dear Carbon, please let me use your app before you ask me to read it in the App Store. All I did was download it, open it, and prepare to explore it. But first thing, I am greeted with a screen asking me if I love the app! And asking me to review it! It would be really smart of you to wait to do this until people have actually had a chance to look at the app and see whether or not they like it, if it works, if it’s something that expands their creativity, or inspires them. I have the intention of looking at this app and possibly playing with it even though on the same screen I had a screaming add to buy more things without even knowing what I was looking at. I still haven’t looked at the app because it just seems so ridiculous to ask me for a review before I even got past the very first screen which didn’t show me anything except ask me for review and try to sell me stuff that I thought it would be smart to just let everyone know that this is what they should expect. So there is the review you asked for. Sheesh.
Great app
by Flex the Cat on 2019/05/28 18:07
but I agree with the last review. Options to zoom and crop would be helpful.
Not as advertised
by Gimikero on 2019/05/24 17:42
The filters are good but the reason I bought this app is there’s a supposed update that would allow to save in high resolution but there’s none! Is this false advertising?
Pretty great.
by lee_eli_ban on 2019/05/13 04:09
I have nothing bad to say about this app. It works great and the free content is fairly diverse. 👌
Tiresome selling
by Eardaddy on 2019/05/13 00:23
Limited versions , perpetually trying to sell
The Airbrusher
by The Airbrusher on 2019/05/12 22:38
Just started using it and so far loving it !
Needs a little more
by AustinM0818 on 2019/05/12 04:42
I love this app and it’s cool feature. But, I’d like to see some more regular filters similar to ones on other major apps.
I don’t like the update
by k.c.616c on 2019/05/12 01:22
I love this app and have created very many great looking black and white images using it. I would say control options is what sets this apart from the other apps in its class. However this last big update some of the best things about this app have changed. The warm control now actually changes the color of the image from a cool berg blue color to a warm sepia color. Before the image would stay black and white but the tone would change without the actual color changing which allowed me to get some very interesting tones out of the image. The hue control used to be the same way now it changes the actual hue of the photo which won’t make any difference unless you make it warmer or cooler. Those were the 2 main features that set this app apart from the others for me and now it’s just not as useful or as fun for me to use. I wish developers would change this back or give the user the option to do so. Other than this I would have rated it 5 stars
Trash! Waste of time!
by marciorivera85 on 2019/05/09 23:51
They have a total of 4 black and white filters. The rest you have to pay for. I think instagram has that many. You also have to pay for all the duotone filters and old photo filters. Both of which are clickable prompting the buy screen at which time 2 screens pop up before you are allowed to get back your picture. So there isn’t really a way to tell which filters are off limits to you until you click, Trash! This app is a waste of time stay away.
Artistic Expressions
by tlhopkins7 on 2019/05/09 12:57
The Carbon filter is an artistic way of bringing deep rooted emotions to the surface so that your audience can have a better feel of what is going on.
Very limited
by Bebes3 on 2019/04/30 04:07
Very disappointed!! Very pricey for the few filters in one package. Every set of filters is $3.99; not worth it!!!
Good app
by f5nky on 2019/04/29 18:35
Love it !!
Excellent
by Rumbaboy on 2019/04/26 20:36
Beautiful and well done app!
Outstanding
by JJSADIQ on 2019/04/25 21:58
I love the black and white options that carbon offers. It makes converting images very simple but, with amazing results.
Love
by bec00012 on 2019/04/19 13:58
Absolutely love the ability to increase gray and black scales for better definition
Meh...
by Mars Five on 2019/04/10 07:52
It’s nothing too special. The free version is a sexied up Instagram editor. The premium version is a $20 sexied up version of VSCO. Bottomline: Their branding is better than their app. Buy at your own risk.
Good job.
by DareDevil1975 on 2019/04/08 14:43
I’m loving it!
Real Estes
by RVA Charles on 2019/04/02 11:40
I’m in Real Estate in Richmond Virginia, I am Always looking for new ideas to change things up in social media, Carbon has done just that!! They are the outside of the box...
A great idea but poorly executed
by scottkatz on 2019/03/25 20:13
I’m truly disappointed in the fact that this app costs a premium price but does not include very many updates. Since I’ve owned this app I can only count on maybe one hand a few minor improvements. I’m not fond of the fact that each time you open the app they ask you if you want to use their sample image to practice with the software. There are very few editorial tools that are commonly found in other apps for such things as highlight and shadow compensation, etc. additionally more presets would be a welcome addition. Other apps who use presets typically add presets monthly and if not then at least yearly. I’m disappointed to say the least.
not enough free effects
by mamadjalali on 2019/03/24 09:37
i don't understand if there is just 3 or 4filters available for free say it in the description. what if we cant purchase in some countries like Iran. we cant use many many features and u should write them in the description before we download it
App won't open
by Taylor guerriero on 2019/03/21 21:21
This app won't open. And I don't know why
They Got Me
by Libohound on 2019/03/18 23:22
I’ve had every iteration of iPhone since the 3G, which means I’ve tried just about every photography app on the market. This app is NO DIFFERENT than most of the filter-heavy photo apps available. Seriously. It’s got the exact same tools and the same filters as about three dozen other apps. Yet for some reason (probably the bourbon I was drinking), they duped me into paying $20 to unlock everything. I don’t know what I was thinking, but I did it and then sat in stunned, disappointed silence as it occurred to me that I just paid twenty bucks to do the same thing I’ve been doing for the last decade: apply filters and fine tune photos with a series of basic sliders. So my advice to you is to go grab one of the dozens of competing apps for MUCH less money.
Great, but...
by Kerney Bee on 2019/03/18 15:45
Great app. Would be dope to be able to save along the way. Like, add a texture, save. Put a light leak on that texture. Save. Add an acid look, Save. As it is, gotta save each step, exit out and pull in the piece. Other than that, love this app.
Not much to the free version
by LeedsCB on 2019/03/17 17:59
There are only three or four filters included with the free version so unless you’re willing to make the investment in the full app it’s not worth your while downloading.
Lies
by Sang Arts on 2019/03/14 04:19
I’m leaving a one star review because I’m sick of seeing the “today only sale” lie that I see every time I open the app. Be genuine. Be honest.
Amazing
by Jenn and James on 2019/03/05 16:57
I have tried a few different photo editing apps and nothing compares to this one. Easy to use, and awesome results. I recently had an issue that ended up being my fault, but the owner of this app got back to me fast and helped me out. Would recommend to everyone
I likey
by ZSwann on 2019/03/03 00:36
It’s good stuff
Bobby Blair Songs
by Bobby Blair Music on 2019/02/28 11:44
Filters are very unique & creative!
No raw spport
by Makspaints32 on 2019/02/26 23:00
Does not have raw support from sony
Love this app!!!!
by NEPATSSUCK on 2019/02/26 02:53
If you love B&W photography, this app is a must have!!! See for yourself!
Carbon Clarity
by Jmbown123 on 2019/02/22 19:51
This is the app for anyone who wants to improve their composition skills and understanding of the play of light and dark in exceptional photography--all in the palm of your hand. Kudos!
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by Tareq783738 on 2019/02/19 13:44
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Best app ever
by josefuckboy on 2019/02/18 05:53
I love everything about this app I unlock everything and it help me with my photography so much
Love carbon
by danceswithnikon on 2019/02/16 19:16
It’s a dynamic little app. The ONLY reason it has 4 stars vs 5 is lack of handling for RAW files. But I’ve found a work around (editing in any number of other apps first), so I’m very happy with it. Their (his!) customer service is spot on, too. Give it a try
The Best
by elfisthunter on 2019/02/16 17:14
I love it A lot sooo useful to me 😍😘
Scam or stupidly designed. Your choice.
by migs153 on 2019/01/31 18:00
Paid. Opened. Another page to buy more. Want to continue? Can’t, it freezes. I wish I could get mu $3.99 back.
Worth it
by kelscox on 2019/01/31 04:33
I’ve loved this app since I downloaded it. Worth the cost and has become my go to when I want a black and white image. The other day I had a question and within an hour I had a response and my issue was fixed. Impressive customer service. Keep up the great work!
In-app purchase
by CCCCope on 2019/01/29 19:34
I recently downloaded this app and then purchased the full suite of filters and textures which the app said were half price at that time. But I was charged the full price. Is there any recourse? Have attempted to contact the developer but with no response. Update: I was contacted by the developer, who resolved the problem concerning the charge for filters and textures. Thanks! I have just started using the app, and I like my initial results. I think that this app will meet my needs for b&w images nicely.
⚜️🇷🇴⚜️♥️⚜️
by Mr. Nan Adrian on 2019/01/27 12:45
Marius Manole❤️ Ce tare ne-am indepartat de ce suntem … si cat de mult am pierdut noi, cat am lasat in urma noi, noi care acum le stim si le vrem pe toate …si pentru care trecutul nu mai inseamna nimic. Cat de greu ne lasam furati de emotie si de bun. Fugim disperati sa nu parem, sa nu fim , sa nu credem pana la capat… nu cumva sa se gaseasca cineva care sa intrezareasca in nou un fir de emotie de bunatate , de seriozitate , de responsabilitate.. ca s-ar gasi cineva care sa rada in barba , sa mustaceasca , sa-si arunce priviri , sa-si dea ochii peste cap . Oameni . de cele mai multe ori mici, ( omul nu poate fi mic, el vrea sa devina mic, el cere sa devina mic ) pe care ar trebui sa-i sari, sa-i pierzi , sa-i uiti.. Oameni, carora tu le pui in mana viata ta, le dai tot..pentru ca ei se transforma , au puterea asta si daca nu esti atent , te pacalesc si tu crezi ca ei sunt cineva..Ei sunt spectaculosi , devin spectaculosi si tu trebuie sa li te-nchini , devii usor, usor ca ei si se bucura si sarbatoresc …. si uiti sa- i iubesti pe ceilati, care stau ascunsi , ca n-au nevoie sa rupa din tine, ca sa traiasca…ei se iubesc, se cred, se asculta … nu vor nimic , nu le trebuie nimic, nu asteapta nimic. sunt acolo, daca ai nevoie de ei..Sunt putini , din ce in ce mai putini .. se cauta, ei intre ei, si le e greu, sa se intalneasca, fiindca n-au platosa , n-au masca, n-au plasa de siguranta. Lor le e cel mai greu in perioada asta, care nu mai are nimic sfant, in perioada asta in care scapa cine poate… Ce bine cand iti vine gandul bun, ce bine cand iti ies in cale oameni care sa te traga deasura apei , cand reusesti, fie si pentru o secunda sa vezi lumina…sa traiesti intre doua lumi e greu, aproape imposibil , obositor si trist. Se intampla .. nimeni nu-si da seama la timp sau poate…
Restore my purchase
by Champ III on 2019/01/25 05:02
Upgraded to a new iPhone restore my purchase
Not good
by Paquito Barillas on 2019/01/23 07:48
Not did not like not that many features. Sad
Great but still room for improvement
by eriatarka.pt on 2018/10/28 15:00
B&W filters are awesome and worth the $ investment. Overall the app is really good but I want to share what I would like to see on future upgrades: 1) edit aspect ratio and crop options within other image editing options, for now you need to do it before you can edit the photo, 2) zoom in on the photo while editing, even with the iPhone plus size screen it can be hard to review the smaller details on the photo, 3) marks or numbers on the edition bar, there are no marks when you increase or lower brightness, contrast, etc. therefore harder to remember what was your previous mark, 4) save your filter edition so you can apply it on other photos for a faster workflow, 5) option to change the square canvas color as it is applied a grayish color border, wish it was white, 6) new 25mp output is a really nice addition but it still compresses the images, maybe in future we can see a lossless export option to keep the same image quality - current output is optimal for for online content though. Keep up the good work. Thanks.
Beautiful design
by Jam7382 on 2018/02/05 07:06
Love the sleek black and white filters, really makes my photos look professional. Looking forward to the next update ! Update: been using this app for a while and I'd say it's become a standard part of my workflow. It's missing some stuff but overall I'm happy with it. No other apps have the diversity of black and white filters that carbon has and this is the key reason I keep coming back. Suggestions for the developers is to add in percentages for the sliders, increase output resolution options, allow us to save editing sequences and also to bulk edit photos. Good stuff so far. Looking forward to the updates! Update 2: I have another suggestion for you guys. One thing that I noticed was that sometimes, the hashtag feature won't let me post all the tags, the post will just be cancelled, and so I have to manually delete a couple before it will work. If we could set a number on the tags we wanted to copy, that would be great! I use the tag feature a lot so that would be amazing!
Great app & great customer/app support
by berilynzoeee on 2018/04/08 05:01
One night while using the app I accidentally downloaded/purchased all the filters & textures because of the in-app purchase feature & finger print scanner on iphones (which has since been turned off to avoid that from happening again). I landed in a bit of a panic because I figured if I messaged Livintis they'd probably respond that there was nothing they could do because I'm an idiot. BOY. WAS. I. WRONG. I got an immediate response from the creator of the app apologizing for the mixup & asking me to send him proof of purchase & my paypal info so he can send a refund. While I hadn't actually been charged yet it took a few days for me to send that info to him. Once I sent it my refund was immediate! I couldn't believe how understanding he was of the situation when he could've responded "sorry you're an idiot I can't help you" & leave it at that but he totally understood & helped me out. While I don't have all the fancy filters, using the filters the free pack offers I'll still continue to use the app because I like what it has to offer & because of how Livintis handled everything. I'll be sure to check out what other app's they have to offer now & in the future. A great app & great customer service. Keep up the amazing work everyone!
A love and hate
by R. Rosen on 2018/10/17 18:02
So I must begin by admiring the filters. I am a professional photographer and rarely do images hit my phone without being rendered complete. But with this app I found myself exploring new options for my finished images as black and white photos. And I was impressed. And I’m glad to spend the money to purchase all the add-ons... but like all apps, when I test, I test for many things... including compression. This was most frustrating. I found that if I take a 14mb image, this app would compress it down to 450kb when saved. If I chose to save through direct airdrop, the image. Would still compress but would net out at 850kb. Either way, I would much rather be in control of the compression output, over the app dictating this. For how much I loved the filters, I would consider this app a total waste of time and money unless your goal is to share pixelated images to the world. So, I have a hard time giving a better rating until the compression issue is fixed. But I love the simplicity and filters of the app otherwise. I look forward to changing my review, this is can be a good app, but currently it is not even a consumer-friendly app in a modern high def world.
I don’t like the update
by k.c.616c on 2019/05/12 01:22
I love this app and have created very many great looking black and white images using it. I would say control options is what sets this apart from the other apps in its class. However this last big update some of the best things about this app have changed. The warm control now actually changes the color of the image from a cool berg blue color to a warm sepia color. Before the image would stay black and white but the tone would change without the actual color changing which allowed me to get some very interesting tones out of the image. The hue control used to be the same way now it changes the actual hue of the photo which won’t make any difference unless you make it warmer or cooler. Those were the 2 main features that set this app apart from the others for me and now it’s just not as useful or as fun for me to use. I wish developers would change this back or give the user the option to do so. Other than this I would have rated it 5 stars
Favorite editing app
by nm85927 on 2017/09/19 14:48
I love the black and white filters in carbon. I've tried a lot of other photo editing apps and none of them do black and white so well. Sometimes the filters bring out shades that I didn't think were possible without color. Yes, some of the other apps have some more nuanced controls, but the one click b&w filters in this one offer such a variety that it makes creating a black and white photograph super easy. One thing I wish we could do is save favorite filters and also be able to go back directly to the camera roll if we chose the wrong image instead of going to the start. Oh also would love filters for desktop, i'd definetely get some of them. Video editing would be amazing too. Please add it!
Yo babes! Let me use it first
by RasRaven on 2019/05/29 00:56
Dear Carbon, please let me use your app before you ask me to read it in the App Store. All I did was download it, open it, and prepare to explore it. But first thing, I am greeted with a screen asking me if I love the app! And asking me to review it! It would be really smart of you to wait to do this until people have actually had a chance to look at the app and see whether or not they like it, if it works, if it’s something that expands their creativity, or inspires them. I have the intention of looking at this app and possibly playing with it even though on the same screen I had a screaming add to buy more things without even knowing what I was looking at. I still haven’t looked at the app because it just seems so ridiculous to ask me for a review before I even got past the very first screen which didn’t show me anything except ask me for review and try to sell me stuff that I thought it would be smart to just let everyone know that this is what they should expect. So there is the review you asked for. Sheesh.
Worth the money
by DarknessKnightmare on 2019/06/08 04:43
I use this for most of my b&w photography and editing. There’s so many different filters to use, textures to apply, and grain to change the look and feel of your photo. I use this to convey a nostalgic feeling to some and others make them into jaw-dropping clarity in b&w. I recently had an issue with the app crashing and not loading properly on my iPhone X (2017) and I messaged the developer Ritvik. His customer service was awesome and he was standing by to make sure I was satisfied with the app. The recent update really changed some details and I’m glad I downloaded this app and i tell my buddies about it too.
Greatly improved app
by Kevin D’Elia on 2018/11/22 00:06
I had taken a look at this app a year or so ago and was disappointed with the filters and the price I paid for the full pack. I must now reverse that opinion and review. The developer has done an AMAZING job of revamping all the filters to a very high quality. As it is now Autumn in my area I resort to primarily B&W photography so re-downloaded Carbon. I’ve made some beautiful edits with it. One of the filters rendered a picture of some leaves in my area with terrific creamy tones. I got many likes on EyeEm for it. It is definitely an app you want in your editing arsenal. Keep up the great effort to keep this app top-notch!
Great app and excellent customer service
by this nickname is taken pls choose another on 2019/06/19 21:48
This app is a must have for b&w enthusiasts. There are a ton of filters and features. Easy to use and my pics look awesome. Customer service beats all hands down. I had a question and it answered quickly and completely. Then I needed some more advice and each time I had a reply in a matter of hours. The developers get 5 stars just for that. They truly want to make sure the customer is happy. The in app purchase is a one time fee. Not some crazy subscription like most apps. Well worth the cost.
BEST B&W FILTERS APP.
by f3l1tr0n on 2019/06/09 16:29
I really love using this app to edit my photos with black and white filters. These black and white filters have their unique touch which makes your photos even more special. In addition, u have textures and light leaks to give your photos more detail and more uniqueness. However, my favorite feature on this app has to be the borders. I apply borders to every single pic i edit on this app. These borders give the photo a nice touch of classy which i love. If you are looking for some good B&W filters and some good editing, this app is for you. Amazing app.
Don't Buy The Whole Package IF......
by Oldmanmikey1956 on 2017/09/02 18:09
This is a great app, but what the developers fail to mention is that practically every filter in the "everything" bundle is also included in their "TRIPPY" app. So, if you have "TRIPPY," all you need to buy is the $3.99 b&w bundle. Also, kind of a rip off in that I paid $3.99 just for b&w, then thought I'd go ahead and get everything. Was charged -not the difference-- but for the whole suite, which includes the b&w. So.... ended up paying nearly $25 when all I really needed was a $3.99 b&w bundle.
The filters are good but there are 3 main problems
by chr1s reviews on 2019/07/29 04:47
I went for it and bought the full upgrade but they really missed a few important items that would make the whole app more user friendly. 1) you can’t select the folder in your albums you want to search the the photo in. This means if you are looking for an old folder you have to scroll forever and most likely the app will crash before you can find said older photo. 2) when you test out a filter you can’t zoom in. Only being able to see a small version of a photo without being able to zoom in on individuals faces is a pretty big issue to me. 3) it’s very hard to compare filters. With there being so many, it would be better if you could select 3-5 possibilities for each photo so you can more easily narrow things down. There are probably much better black and white photo filters than this and Sadly I didn’t realize the app’s limitations till after I had paid for it.
A great idea but poorly executed
by scottkatz on 2019/03/25 20:13
I’m truly disappointed in the fact that this app costs a premium price but does not include very many updates. Since I’ve owned this app I can only count on maybe one hand a few minor improvements. I’m not fond of the fact that each time you open the app they ask you if you want to use their sample image to practice with the software. There are very few editorial tools that are commonly found in other apps for such things as highlight and shadow compensation, etc. additionally more presets would be a welcome addition. Other apps who use presets typically add presets monthly and if not then at least yearly. I’m disappointed to say the least.
My favorite app so far!
by twadewunder on 2019/07/02 16:10
This has been my go to app for photo editing. The various filters and textures have allowed me to create moody and haunting type photos. I love the wide range of effects it offers and the creative freedom I have found in using it. I’m quite new to photography and I don’t always understand all the technical in’s and out’s, but this app has made my learning process extremely enjoyable! Keep it up!
Be real. $3.99 to add color?
by FIT SF on 2017/08/15 21:21
You got greedy. Instead of focusing on volume with low profit per download you went high out the gate. I paid the $3.99 because I gave you the benefit of the doubt and thought maybe Just maybe there would be something else. I downloaded on my iPad and now my phone. The worst part is the download on my phone is not recognizing my email as an existing user. 👎🏼 I have one suggestion. Would b great if you offered an erase option at least. This way I can erase the color off the photo on areas I feel will pop through the color more. Just a thought
In-app purchase
by CCCCope on 2019/01/29 19:34
I recently downloaded this app and then purchased the full suite of filters and textures which the app said were half price at that time. But I was charged the full price. Is there any recourse? Have attempted to contact the developer but with no response. Update: I was contacted by the developer, who resolved the problem concerning the charge for filters and textures. Thanks! I have just started using the app, and I like my initial results. I think that this app will meet my needs for b&w images nicely.
Carbon is my favorite B&W filter app
by chandra bodapati on 2018/12/19 06:38
I use 20+ photo editing apps. Carbon is my go to app if I want b&w filters. The filters are easy to use. The output looks very professional. Lot of my photo subjects are from India with varying skin tones and varying color clothes. Carbon provides fantastic output. People love my bw carbon converted image over the color images I get from them. Good job keep developing more great features — One thing I want to see. When i am editing pictures, I like the way it looks with shadow and framing. I would love to be able to safe a high resolution picture with shadows etc At present i snap the image of the screen and use the photo. The resolution is lost. Would love to see a way to save the entire photo and shading as I see on the edit. All the best Chandra
Great App
by Tiffaney Leigh on 2019/07/02 18:03
This app is great for making black and white pictures pop. A lot of apps only focus on color and high definition filters but forget about the black and white filters. This is the only app that has only focused on the black and white photos. This app can make a photo more stunning without any color than most apps can with a full range of colors. Everyone should use this app.
Best BNW filters out there
by ChazHollywood on 2019/08/10 12:52
This app provides the best top quality BNW filters out there. I don’t have any of the other filter packs that you can purchase. However, the small price for the expanded full collection of BNW filters is so worth it. It has made some not so great photos out of camera look AMAZING. I get so many comments on my BNW photos posted on IG that came from using this app. Highly recommend!
Hands down, the best b&w photo editing ap.
by Hopedj on 2019/08/16 21:13
I have been through tons of b&w apps and Carbon is the first one that gives professional , quality results. I absolutely love all the presets and tools. Edited photos are crisp and dramatic. The ap is also VERY user friendly. The hashtag feature is the cherry on the cake. This editor is worth every penny. Highly recommended.
Nothing my iPhone doesn't already do.
by Xanadu Smith on 2018/06/26 11:02
I was excited about this app for B&W photography...until I downloaded and tried it. There is nothing this app can produce that I haven't already done using the regular "edit" features on my iPhone. The ads are gorgeous, what I really downloaded was a beautiful and intrusive commercial instead of a photo editor. Why must there be two pages of the same ads to swipe away, instead of a preview before I buy? Those extras are corny anyway, and can be easily created on any other pic editor for free. Don't waste time, money, or space on your device bothering with this...portfolio.
Mediocre and Obnoxious
by Uncoeuraweigh on 2019/06/01 22:04
Downloaded this and then deleted it within about 5 minutes. The available free filters are perfectly standard B/W filters, nothing much different from what you’ll find in your phone or VSCO. You will be bombarded with requests to send you push notifications (no, believe it or not, no one needs a photo editing app sending them push notifications). You’ll also run into paid options really quickly and they don’t just tell you that you can’t use them, they pretty much forve you into a Buy Premium screen thats super slow to load. Just get VSCO.
Don't take the bait!
by Reuben_Hood on 2017/08/08 18:42
Interface is pretty, and s/w engine works well, but it all seems designed basically to keep taking your money. You're required to create an account (including your email address), which gives you access to 3 or 4 simple B&W "filters" that you can't modify further. After that, you pay for successive packages of other filters @ $3.99 a pop. Sooo... essentially, you're paying them to add your email address to their list, which they can sell to online marketers – who can then use it to send you spam, etc., etc. One star – because the ads are pretty.
Love it but....
by B&W rules on 2018/05/15 16:38
I love this app, my favorite type of photography is B&W. This really increases workflow. I have a problem though after I add texture and click next, it rotates my photo from portrait to landscape. I cannot figure out how to keep this from happening. It squished the photo as it does this. Am I missing something? I use an iPhone 8.
Worth it
by kelscox on 2019/01/31 04:33
I’ve loved this app since I downloaded it. Worth the cost and has become my go to when I want a black and white image. The other day I had a question and within an hour I had a response and my issue was fixed. Impressive customer service. Keep up the great work!
Very smart looking app
by tugg life on 2018/09/15 21:05
The app is great. It is very sleek and easy to use. It really does class up certain photos when you turn them into black and white. This app just makes it simple to do so. Developer responded to email in short amount of time and answered questions I had. Really excellent.
Have not been able to figure it out
by cleverpanther on 2018/03/28 00:47
I’m new here. But I’m having a hard time trying to figure my way around this app. It looks like everything you want to really do you have to purchasing it, everything they offer is for purchasing. There’s not much they give you. A lot of the things that they’re offering already comes in with your iPhone or smart phone. I will add any changes to my comment later, if I could ever figure it out how to use this app. If not, I’ll simply have to delete it.
Trash! Waste of time!
by marciorivera85 on 2019/05/09 23:51
They have a total of 4 black and white filters. The rest you have to pay for. I think instagram has that many. You also have to pay for all the duotone filters and old photo filters. Both of which are clickable prompting the buy screen at which time 2 screens pop up before you are allowed to get back your picture. So there isn’t really a way to tell which filters are off limits to you until you click, Trash! This app is a waste of time stay away.
Amazing
by Jenn and James on 2019/03/05 16:57
I have tried a few different photo editing apps and nothing compares to this one. Easy to use, and awesome results. I recently had an issue that ended up being my fault, but the owner of this app got back to me fast and helped me out. Would recommend to everyone
Amazing App
by jamesdelray520 on 2018/12/11 19:06
I used the free version of this app for a few months and then parched the full Plan for my photography classes in college. It’s easy to use and gives you a clean transition between Black and White. I recommend this app to anyone looking to make some amazing black and white photography
They Got Me
by Libohound on 2019/03/18 23:22
I’ve had every iteration of iPhone since the 3G, which means I’ve tried just about every photography app on the market. This app is NO DIFFERENT than most of the filter-heavy photo apps available. Seriously. It’s got the exact same tools and the same filters as about three dozen other apps. Yet for some reason (probably the bourbon I was drinking), they duped me into paying $20 to unlock everything. I don’t know what I was thinking, but I did it and then sat in stunned, disappointed silence as it occurred to me that I just paid twenty bucks to do the same thing I’ve been doing for the last decade: apply filters and fine tune photos with a series of basic sliders. So my advice to you is to go grab one of the dozens of competing apps for MUCH less money.
Filters look OK but impossible to try out
by Eurofrosty on 2019/10/27 00:24
Based on the sample photos, this looks like something you want in you for photo app toolbox. But starting with the demand that you enable notifications, and ending with the upgrade requirement for EVERY filter that looks promising, it’s a giant “meh.” People, let me give it a test drive, if it’s good I’ll pay. Let me try everything out but maybe only for ten photos. But this app hates the user way too much. Sticking with LR thank you.
Amazing customer service!!!!
by roboe15 on 2017/11/24 00:36
Not only is this app fabulous but I needed to contact the app developer with a question and they got back to me immediately and went above and beyond to resolve my issue. Top notch and high class all the way. This is a perfect example of what an app should be. Bravo!!!
Extremely polished advertisement
by mArcane on 2018/06/26 16:41
How this app managed to get featured I’ll never know, but be forewarned that it’s literally 4 black and white filters, and some frames. All the other features are behind paywalls, and the app nags you constantly to buy them. I mean, even if you happened to be okay with the meager free features as is, the app is pretty much unusable with the constant efforts to get you to buy more packs, filters, premium, etc, etc. It’s possible the paid version of this app is great, but I’ll never try it.
Cripple ware
by Executive Producer on 2018/04/28 21:42
This crippleware takes up too much space on your mobile device, does little, and constantly begs you to buy in app purchases for filters and capabilities. Carbon takes the annoyances to a new level, not just by offering purchases but by interrupting your experience with the apps interface but by driving you to screens hard to back out of that urge you to buy. It acts like a really annoying used car salesman blocking the door until you buy something from him.
Really Cool App
by Fardxx on 2019/08/21 22:47
If your a pro or hobbyist you will get want your looking for from this app. I’m a pro and when I shoot with my iPhone I use this app to enhance some of my black & white shots or even shots from my camera uploaded to my phone. Now it’s available for photoshop and Lightroom. Great for beginners and pros alike.
PLEASE LET US LAYER FILTERS and TEXTURES 😭
by stephen666666666666 on 2018/11/15 04:20
Love everything about this app- even paid the $20 for all the additions. I was very disappointed to see that layering of filters and textures doesn’t seem possible. Maybe I’m missing something, but I recommend figuring some way to accomplish this feature.
Photo editor
by Latinamimi on 2018/11/20 05:37
Great app but, why should pay for unlock filters and all that when I already did, I just upgrade my old phone and now when I trying to use filter is asking to unlock them, can somebody help me with this please
Amazing app
by RyanGrimshaw on 2019/10/13 15:12
The interface is clean and works beautifully, the layout is simple and easy to understand quickly, and the results are incredible! I’ve looked for a simple yet powerful app like this for years!
Give a little more...
by OkeeDoKee80 on 2017/08/18 18:51
It looks like you've got some interesting stuff, but only at $3.99. I almost always delete apps when I can't experience any of the uniqueness they advertise without paying full price. Maybe try letting folks wet their beaks a little more? Maybe allow a certain number of saved images using paid features, then cut it off, so people can better experience what you have to offer?
This is one great app
by Coeyson on 2018/10/24 04:49
Thanks so much for developing this app. The outstanding future, of course, is that wide selection of black-and-white filters. Your latest update which significantly increased output resolution means it my printer is going to be very busy. Thanks so much for the great app.
Overpriced vs value
by WestCoastLongie13 on 2019/11/15 11:00
Admittedly I did not buy into anything because even the bare minimum process for limited filters is $3.99 and it really does give you many options. I ended up buying the fully loaded Darkroom app in which you can do so much more for half the cost of Carbon. Darkroom plus free Snapseed together gives you unlimited editing, wherever your imagination takes you. Carbon looks like a great application but really should be half the price they’re asking.
Do I need to rebuy filters each time
by soose2 on 2018/05/08 03:50
I purchased the B&aw carbon filters for $3.99 a few weeks back and now I’m not able to access those filters without the ad popping up saying I need to purchase them again for $3.99? Why do I need to pay every time I need to use them?
Not pleased !
by tjh3814 on 2017/08/16 18:55
Bought total package ! Then could not access tutorial .. reloaded and then could not access the purchased options .. so far not pleased .. will gladly rescind but so far this app does not meet lowest standards UPDATE day later ... I was able to reload the app .. the app page is slick and inviting .. the application fails to meet any standard of value compared w other photo manipulation sites .. A major disappointment for anyone seeking creative photographic applications..
Easy to use love the option
by creedance65 on 2019/01/16 16:26
Like the options but costly, One thought would be to be able to know what settings you used last so you can re use same
Don’t download expecting anything useful for free
by SpringWise on 2018/03/31 18:03
I downloaded because it looked like a well designed black and white photo editor. Unfortunately, not even a single filter is available without purchase. Not even as a demo or trial. Better iterations of the “unlocked” editing functionality can be found elsewhere. I expect in-app upselling but this just wastes my time. If you’re going to charge for even the basics, why not just make it a paid app?
Unless you pay... you get B+W 😏
by Cwestlund24 on 2019/10/13 05:36
The only filters available with the free version of the app are just different variations of black and white. That is it! The same thing a smart phone can do within it’s own capacity already. Not worth the time to download unless you plan to pay. I guess it would have been nice to have seen at least a preview of just one neat filter or a glimpse of what was available if you made the purchase.
Sweet filters
by James Wilkson iii on 2018/04/29 23:21
Great filters but you only get 5-6 and have to pay $20 for all the rest (over 100 presets). If you do a lot of photo editing then you might find this useful. Just don’t go and buy only one pack for $4, you might as well go for all of them
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