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color effects - Photo Editor
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Create dramatic images by removing colors or changing them entirely. Gray out everyone in an image, except for you. Make the sky green/yellow/rainbow or whatever. Make your hair purple. Change the color of anything! FEATURES: + Import photos directly from your camera or photo library + Recolor images with any color of your choice + Automatic Edge Correction + Fully zoomable (use two fingers) + Save paintings to Photo Library + Select brush size and transparency + Multiple levels of undo + Share via Email, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
Sham
by whitney rozene on 2021/10/10 12:54
This app only lets you recolor pictures if you pay for it. They shouldn’t advertise it as free it’s misleading.
I bought it then it’s ad supported 😡
by Ewett on 2021/10/09 00:07
😡😡😡🤬🤬🤬
Not working
by JNicGuz on 2021/10/05 15:32
Sad that this app hasn’t been working for me. I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled several times.
Bad exporting
by Drez_DLL on 2021/09/17 01:22
I’m definitely asking for a refund, the exported picture is way too blurry for what I was trying to use the picture for. Nowhere does it say it will compress the picture that badly.
Updates
by BeepBopMop on 2021/09/16 15:11
Is there any new updates coming soon? At the same time is there any type of thing that I can see which tells what new apps are coming soon like subscriptions. If so then I’d like that have that. Great app too.
You have to pay for colors
by Thor Roche on 2021/09/05 21:20
I was trying to recolor a phone background and I tried to make it a dark mode for the background but it only lets you use a brush for either the original color or make it in gray. In order to get the other colors you must pay.
Boo. To recolor you actually have to pay a dollar after download. Deceptive.
by Didi Bones on 2021/09/05 06:23
Boo. To recolor you actually have to pay a dollar after download. Deceptive.
Not Free
by Arking1995 on 2021/09/02 18:31
All I wanted to do is change the color of something in my picture, which I thought was free, but it isn’t. It’s $0.99 to use this feature. I’d like to try it out before I’d buy it, but there’s no option.
SAVE WORK SOLUTION!!...
by BANSHEEBOY-999 on 2021/08/28 09:16
To all the people that leave reviews , complaining about how the app has changed, also, not being able to save all your hard “work” that you have been slaving on for hours, days, weeks, ( while the rest of us are slaving away at WoRK)... then push the ‘save’ button , and watch your masterpiece disappear as crash mode takes over... Solution ,I have came up with, all on my own.. (and I have Not even used the app yet, but it has been downloaded for months now).. but kinda leary about using with all these gripes about charges, and crashes and changes.. OhH mYY!! ... Yeah I know...(couldn’t resist).... After you finish with your ‘Picasso ‘ do NoT push the save button if it fails.... Just TAKE A ‘SCREEN SHOT’ so it will be saved to your photos!!.. F the apps NoN ability to keep anything stored.. Besides.. You dont want you personal pics potentially being heisted... I also Forget about the awesome feature of ‘screen snap shots’ on my iPads.. I’ll even take a quick pic of bills payed online.. like PSE.. or CAble .. SCrEEn PIC!.. just in case Sh!t goes haywire .. So thats my solution.. click it, snap it , save it, It can still be edited After saved to pics also...hmmm
Glitchy
by 31flavorsomg on 2021/07/30 17:05
I couldn’t even get it to open a photo.
1/10
by Ashk88 on 2021/07/19 17:37
I did not wanna buy anything today and so I tried to edit a photo without the pro thing and like it won’t let you edit anything without the pro thing like bro
I dunno
by Don't call me, I'll call you on 2021/07/12 18:03
Since I can’t see it work without buy, how can I tell whether it suits my needs? ‘Twould be better if we can see it work, even if we can’t save. Seeing is believing.
Now you have to pay to recolor
by ChildofGod24 on 2021/07/07 02:35
Used to be a basic feature:/ uninstalled
Less than 1 ⭐️
by Auntie mom on 2021/06/29 02:26
I enjoyed using the Pro version of this app for years...until today. When I first tried to open it, I got a message saying that the app needed to be updated first. Ok, no problem (although my settings allow my apps to update automatically)...until it disappeared from my phone! After searching the App Store for it & only finding the free version, I reinstalled it. I thought that I would get would be a message saying that I had already purchased the upgrade & asking if I want to reinstall it. (Of course, I would! I paid for it!) Upon opening the “free” ad-supported version, the 1st thing I saw was a Network Error message telling me to make sure that I'm connected to the internet. Ok, no problem. Then the “Ad-Supported” message popped up: “This free version is supported by ads. Upgrade to permanently remove all ads in the app.” Ok, no problem. As I said, I thought that I would get would be a message saying that I had already purchased the upgrade & asking if I want to reinstall it. Ok, no problem. Great! The banner/link for the Pro version was right there at the bottom of the screen (”Color Effects Pro: Remove all ads now!”). PROBLEM #1: it didn't work for the longest time. PROBLEM #2: the one time that it did work, a message popped up saying that the Pro version is not available in my region!!! What happened to the app?!?! Where did it go (other than off my phone)?!?! What about the update?!?! I hadn't given up on this app yet. I LOVED it (past, as in prehistoric tense). Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't this app for CHANGING the colors in the photos? PROBLEM #3: when tapping “RECOLOR” to CHANGE FROM the original color TO A DIFFERENT color, this question pops up: “Activate the recolor feature and remove all ads? No/Yes!” If you answer “No” you will only be able to color the picture back to the original colors. If you answer “Yes!” it will be an $0.99 PER PHOTO in-app purchase!!! Although this review is long and I said a lot, I feel at a loss for words at how utterly awful this app turned into.
Rodriguez
by my famila on 2021/04/18 13:47
Been used the oldest version for long time love it new version not so much specially all the ads.
Money hungry
by izicnewton on 2021/04/15 21:09
They just want your money!
Going backwards
by DeadFrogDave on 2021/04/12 17:09
I’ve used this app for years. Tried to use it just now and I no longer have features I’ve previously used. Restore doesn’t work. I should’ve been grandfathered or something. Way to reward your fan’s who stuck with you. Bravo.
Won’t let me save images to photo library
by Ac.roadster on 2021/04/11 00:15
Please fix this app so that I can save photos to photo library
Convenient, but..
by BigDen614 on 2021/03/27 17:06
When you recolor photo, the photo resolution is downgraded and makes the photo look blurry compared to the original. That makes most photos not even worth recoloring IMO.
Slot machine game..
by Mikeb70607 on 2021/03/11 13:33
App does nothing. It gets you to add a feature, like recolor for $.99. Then when you press the button, it charges you again.Basically it is a slot machine that you put money into and get nothing from.Also.. no way to contact developer.A-ple needs to remove from store
The best
by fabolus frank on 2021/03/03 02:29
The best
50/50
by Tanane Whitfield on 2021/02/14 05:37
This app would be perfect if it worked everytime.
What the crap is wrong with this app?
by Leelatp on 2021/02/14 01:32
Loved this app when I got it, now it is NOT loading images to color edit. This is beyond frustrating. I’m taking my money elsewhere. Don’t waste your money here.
Will not work
by RoseQ15 on 2021/02/04 01:20
I’ve watched the video 3x I cannot get this to work. It just stays black and white.
Frustrated
by pmrussell on 2021/01/31 17:56
One star because it turns color photo grey. Even face. I found no way to retain face color from original photo. I watched how to video twice. Frustrated so I deleted app.
Terrible
by "willy" on 2021/01/24 07:22
This is genuinely the worst photo editing app I’ve ever used.
Great, just great. Now I have play this game that I have to pay?
by 178965392 on 2021/01/22 05:07
I missed the 2007 color splash
Doesn’t work
by Robbiehalsey20 on 2020/12/25 01:25
This app is terrible. I bought the recolor feature. When I try to use it the photo I selected disappeared and I just have a blank screen. I force closed the app, restarted my phone, etc etc. it just doesn’t work. I would like my money back.
Unusable and worthless unless you pay for the fancy version!
by AngryFish! on 2020/12/24 04:31
I dislike being mislead and having my time wasted. Hope I save you the trouble of downloading unless you are looking to buy an app.
times change
by alex xlea on 2020/12/20 21:24
This app used to be amazing and work wonderfully and be FREE now it’s a free app that you can’t use the main feature without paying. Don’t get mad at them however, they just wanna get a bag like everyone else, I’d just rather see ads than pay
Waste of time
by XxNiCkNamExWasTaken on 2020/12/17 19:55
Makes pictures super pixelated. Must pay money to use the color changer and once you’ve changed the color it is not possible to change it again without redoing the whole thing again. Don’t waste time with this app
Pay?!
by 💦💙💦😂 on 2020/12/17 02:45
I don’t like how you have to pay. I’m not paying for this.
Crashed on trying to save edit.
by SachinC12 on 2020/12/11 16:43
After taking minutes to edit, the paid version does not let me save the image into library. It crashes. It does not work anymore.
This app has too many ads you have to view to work
by hahzisuzbxuibx on 2020/11/30 21:13
I’ve never written a review ever in having an iPhone but don’t waste time with this app. Too many ads you have to click on to do anything.
Not happy
by kdgirl50 on 2020/11/26 23:27
Had this app before, it did much better the first time and it was free. Paid for the upgrade and now cannot even get it to work or figure out how to re-color something. So disappointed.
Grey only
by bela1962 on 2020/11/09 23:05
I purchased the sap however I cannot get the color to change from gray to any other additional color. No matter what I do swiping clicking done nothing works. Frustrating
Ee
by Beautiful girl named Alexis on 2020/11/05 22:11
Nope. I am just frustrated at this app right now. I like is… or I use too. It won’t let me go in and do stuff anymore.it just gives me a blank screen!
unless you pay
by ladyghost34976 on 2020/10/31 15:59
If you don’t buy this app it does not allow you to do anything to your picture. So it’s not free, it won’t even let you do a try out to see if the app it’s worth anything. what’s the point then?
It’s crashing anytime I try to save
by Michaela172 on 2020/10/25 23:35
So disappointed! I’ve just got it and can’t save a photo with it.
Sca
by jazddkdkkde9kcmcj on 2020/10/23 00:15
Have to pay to recolonization
Not free
by MakerMom on 2020/10/22 19:13
App is technically free, but to actually recolor anything you have to pay. Scam.
Says free but all features are priced
by bamd2748483 on 2020/10/17 16:16
FREE VERSION HAS NO COLORS DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME DOWNLOADING THIS💯
Not actually free
by Roeark on 2020/10/13 21:55
App says it’s free. However to actually change the color you have to purchase the app.
Why.
by kittycat134233 on 2020/10/08 07:13
The old version of this was very good, easy to recolor things and lots of more.. but when it got updated.... it turned into trash. When I try to zoom in it goes in very fast. Also I wanted to talk about the recoloring thing, they made it where you had to pay for it.. but the old version it was free to recolor... :/
Horrible and a waste of time
by iamrayjayjones on 2020/10/02 19:36
This app is a waste of time and $0.99. I do not recommend this app.
Fun
by Roadking1966 on 2020/09/27 23:48
This can be a fun app. It’s easy to use and you can create great color on your ic.
Bugged
by NaaPham on 2020/09/16 19:12
Bugged to hell. Image randomly gets distorted and can’t change colors in certain portions. Also, portions of the image get a transparent copy that’s moved to a separate portion of the image. Imagine having a transparent copy of the image you’re editing and then place it overtop the original, without lining the images up. It’s endlessly frustrating and totally prohibitive I’m using this app. Especially frustrating because I’ve already paid to unlock features.
Stopped working after I paid .99
by Preschoolrocks! on 2020/09/10 02:42
I paid the.99, worked on 3 pictures, then the screen went gray. I uploaded it again and they want .99 again! Ugh
app is so old doesn’t work with newest iOS software
by cheyo92 on 2020/09/08 06:14
tried saving my edited photo just kept crashing and going thru the comments on the ratings seems to be happening to everyone, gonna have to look somewhere else unfortunate since this app was what i needed
I Need A Refund
by Mighty Quester on 2020/09/08 02:26
I didn’t mean to make a purchase on your app and I can’t cancel the payment.
Don’t waste your time
by Linnettechi on 2020/09/05 22:00
I downloaded it with hope. When I wanted to recolor, it told me to upgrade for .99 cents. I upgraded it for nothing. I picked the brightest hue of red and when I recolored where I want it it was more like a pink. Also, saving doesn’t work. Don’t waste your time.
Crashes when saving
by silentRain514 on 2020/09/05 15:29
I just got an iPhone XR and any time I wanna save an image it crashes, on my 7 it works fine
Crashes
by Charlie's grand on 2020/09/01 19:28
The app crashes every time you try to save a project back to your photo roll. Trying to re-install the app doesn’t solve their problem. Using an iPhone X with latest software.
2020 update ?
by beisb38838dbje on 2020/08/25 03:42
For app creator This app is really old needs to be updated *Fix auto to stop uncoloring photos *Add paint bucket to select certain parts of the photo you want to color / gray *FIX DOWNLOAD BUTTON ( I had to email pic to myself to download it..) *fix app glitching & crashing after trying to save *Option to remove watermark For USERS If you’re looking to change a small detail it will take a long time because you have to repaint the whole photo ! If you are looking to repaint a entire photo this app is for you ! Even with the glitches it automatically saves so no progress will be lost . Watermarks are at the bottom of photo
It’s not free.
by Mr-Edge on 2020/08/25 00:59
You can’t re-color unless you pay a dollar. If it’s not free then don’t waste our time and let us download it. I hope you get removed from the App Store. And no, warning people against your app isn’t a waste of time.
Don't buy this app!
by wrytur50 on 2020/08/17 19:13
Great-performing app, BUT the first time I bought it the app was great for about 20 photos, and then it stopped functioning. It's only 99 cents so I bought it again. Then the very same thing happened: it will not load any of my photos after it had been perfect for about the first 20. So, I have bought it twice, and twice it has blown a tire. What gives, Color Effects? I don't want my money back; I want this fine app to work!
Can’t export
by PhantomPhan on 2020/08/17 04:05
It just crashes when I try to save my photo after editing it.
Don’t waste your time or money...
by Macalister Bali on 2020/08/15 03:13
When trying to save the picture to phone the app crashes and when you email the picture it comes out Super blurry and pixelated.
NOT ANYMORE
by tuftung on 2020/08/12 18:01
I’ve had this app for a long time and used to love it. BUT THEN, today it stopped loading pics to edit. I’d select a photo and the edit screen would pop up with no photo. I tried it several times, no update needed, closed the app, reopened. Nothing. So I deleted it to reload it, thought maybe that would help. But now I can’t use the color features like I could before without paying for it!? All the stuff I would do that made the photo editing process fun and WAS FREE, is now trying to charge me if I still want to use it. And all because the app didn’t work in the first place leading me to delete it. I’m just disappointed. So I will be deleting it permanently. Sad, it used to be good.
Doesn’t work
by Lauriecara on 2020/08/12 17:38
As soon as I paid for the ads removed and to change colors, the app quit working. I only see a gray screen where my photo should be. I tried to force close the app and I also deleted the app and reinstalled it. Then it wanted me to pay AGAIN. There is no way to restore purchases.
Works ok, can’t save to Photo Library
by SweetINXS on 2020/08/09 18:36
I was able to do some edits of a photo and it works ok. You have to draw every spot where you want color replacement. There is some app help when it comes to edges but it would be nice to have a shape completely colorized when clicking on it. When trying to save a project to my photo library, the app just crashes.
Works great but has MAJOR ISSUE
by JaGoesRawr on 2020/08/01 19:22
This app works fantastically for it's intended purpose! Labeling it as a free app is very misleading, however, because you do have to purchase the full version to actually use the recolor feature. Despite that, I purchased the full recolor capabilities and it was working great. All the tools work well, and the interface is outdated but very easy to use. BUT... I am unable to save ANYTHING! I worked for a long time on recoloring an image, and am unable to save it, or any other projects. Any time I attempt to save, photo or video, the app crashes and the image doesn't save. Typically, I wouldn't bother leaving a review if this happened and would just delete the app, but because I paid for the full version of the app, I'm very disappointed that I'm unable to save my work. I would request a refund or help with a solution from the developer.
Why did this have 4.3 stars???
by Emperor777 on 2020/07/27 22:35
You have to pay 99 cents for the recoloring feature and the colors you choose aren’t even close to what you end up painting on the photo! Unfortunately, I can’t add photos, but I chose a dark red/maroon and it came up as a gross brownish-salmon color. The only reason I’m doing 2 stars instead of 1 is because the app itself is free and they give you a video tutorial on how to use it.
DISAPPOINTING
by suebama on 2020/07/26 18:32
Do you have to pay $.99… Not a big deal but it is not saving any of my work to my photo album, and it is not posting to Instagram.
Can’t do anything
by Ddaw7137 on 2020/07/26 01:44
Everything is restricted and you have to buy it. If they were going to make you buy all the features, then they should’ve just made the app purchasable.
Not a great app **buggy***
by acecrase on 2020/07/25 00:59
This app is meant to manipulate colors in a photo. It does this in a very basic level. Don’t get this confused with a modern app with intelligence and an intuitive system. This is not that. Additionally, the app has so many bugs and ads, it makes me think it was made in about 10 minutes for the express purpose of extracting .99 from every use just to be able to recolor or get rid of the ads. Good luck actually getting to use your photo though as I’ve not yet been able to export back into my photos. Every time I attempt to save a photo, the app crashes. Do not download this app.
Not worth it
by Catismynickname on 2020/07/21 18:40
I’m not sure what the point of the “free” version is, it forced me to view several adds any time I click on anything, only to find out you can’t really do anything without upgrading to the paid version. Super shady.
Have to buy app
by UpSet4! on 2020/07/18 18:11
Can’t Recolor unless you purchase the full app. Annoying...
This ap used to work years ago.
by NMGOLFGIRL on 2020/07/17 13:21
This ap used to work years ago. Now I just have a gray screen and that’s it. The last software patch was two years ago. I’m guessing they stopped supporting this ap? I loved using this when I did, very sad. Not sure what else out there does what this used to do?
Works fine
by Courtni! on 2020/07/15 15:42
I got what I needed to do once I bought the paid version but the auto feature doesn’t work at all. Glad I only paid .99!
Only have to pay to use colors
by shelly whelly on 2020/07/04 21:01
I think there should be a few colors to try out not just grey. I don’t like the experience enough to pay to open the colors bc I didn’t get to try anything before I bought it.
App crashes, no place to find support
by stemokat on 2020/06/21 22:36
I like this app, and how it does as described, but after working with my photo, every time I try to save to my photos, everything crashes. I can’t load to Instagram either, or anywhere else. I wish there were some kind of support where I could resolve this issue.
Sucked
by heddy0828 on 2020/06/03 02:03
I downloaded and paid the .99 twice didn’t let me do anything either time.
Doesn't Save - Wasted $1.03
by jsvdycor on 2020/05/22 10:13
What is the purpose of editing a picture if you can't save it to picture roll.
Super Hot APP
by DaXtreme on 2020/05/18 22:01
I love all the features. Keep it up!
Won’t color over black
by Are81 on 2020/05/15 19:33
I had to do an in app purchase to get the recolor option, which was annoying but whatever. When I try to change the color of something that is black, it doesn’t work. So pretty much worthless for me and I wasted money.
New app is garbage
by Mr. Eskedittt on 2020/05/15 01:24
You need to pay to be able to recolor. Basically useless app unless you pay.
Horrible. Wish I had read reviews before buying.
by Tamm-e on 2020/05/08 02:45
App is very buggy. Can’t save a picture after editing. App crashes when trying to save to photos every time. Was only $1 but what a waste. Would have rather used that money for a soda. Ha.
Doesn’t even work
by Rachelw857399 on 2020/05/02 23:46
I paid to recolor my pics and now when I try to edit a picture the screen is just gray. No pictures show up.
Worthless
by sydneyemerson on 2020/05/02 19:15
I know the whole black and white with one bright color popping was really popular circa 2010 but I don’t even think this app has updated since then. Super weird sketchy app that just wants you to upgrade for $0.99. Trust me there are FAR better coloring apps out there for free without the weird sketchiness.
No
by chloeèéêëēėę on 2020/04/28 16:32
The app doesn't let you do most anything unless you buy the premium. I wanted to do this for fun but there are no features worth using in the free version, and I'm not about to buy the premium 🙄
Restore purchase
by Eli ♡ on 2020/04/28 01:57
I need to restore my purchase. There is no way to do this since there’s not a settings or menu in the app. The app support website was a dead end for me
Awesome but glitchy
by spaanx on 2020/04/23 15:32
I love this app had it for a long while but now everytime i try to save the picture it closes the app out and never saves the picture. Can this be fixed?
Costs money
by penguin mcd on 2020/04/15 19:20
I thought it would be free but it costs money to actually do the recoloring part I know it’s only a dollar it’s just that was pretty disappointing
Disappointed
by Madrido! on 2020/04/12 22:18
I downloaded the app for free and of course they want you to pay to start it. So I did. It worked nice for my first project which was trying to find a color for my hot rod. I took one from the front and one from the back. I did all my editing and changed several colors. Worked great. I was ready to start my second project. The minute you take another picture the app only shows a grey picture. I deleted my old ones thinking it was limited space. Didn’t work. Tried over and over. I’m assuming you have to delete the app and purchase again! Won’t be using again.
Works fine but...
by Raybo Minotaur on 2020/04/11 01:18
When I try to save my work to my phone it crashes every time. I’m having to screen shot the work or I can’t save it.
Disappointing
by Imamodel on 2020/04/08 14:48
What’s the use having a free app if it’s really not free. I just redownloaded it and discovered that you have to now pay to recolor. Useless. No way am I going to pay the .99 just to have extra fees for every little thing.
App DOES NOT WORK!!!
by Aovy7 on 2020/04/04 19:10
Once you upload the picture or take one...you hit the recollections button the picture dissappears.
Save feature does not work
by CoyoteStreet on 2020/03/31 18:30
Save photo feature will not work on iPhone X.
TRASH
by VickiV on 2020/03/28 23:47
Have to pay to get the recolor features.
Color app
by desrt rat on 2020/03/27 12:24
Not very user friendly, can’t figure out how this works, any tutorials?
Dumb
by dumb x2 on 2020/03/27 02:06
Too many adds and won’t let me save my work. No thanks
Garbage.
by Dr. Parnes on 2020/03/22 01:00
Avoid—scam.
False advertisement
by Gizzerella on 2020/03/15 21:40
You want to do what this app is meant for? You have to pay for it. It isn’t “free” like it says. Worthless and now off my phone.
Greedy
by Bshor11 on 2020/02/27 04:25
App was great for a while until you had to pay to recolor a photo, the whole purpose of the app. Either make the app cost money or don’t charge at all. I can deal with ads cause I understand you need to make money but I just uninstalled instead.
Can’t change any colors without purchasing
by AngKostre on 2020/02/18 09:33
This app is not free. After you download it, not only are there tons of ads, but it only lets you erase the color from your photos. If you want to change any colors you have to purchase the app.
As bad as it gets, useless, scam.
by Commissiona on 2020/02/16 21:35
App crashes when you try to save. Tried deleting app and reinstalling after paying, but restore feature doesn’t work. Waste of money.
Ugh
by SpartanSpider91 on 2020/01/15 15:27
Just the absolute worse
Uhm, I’m in between at the moment.
by Robbi Samon on 2020/01/11 04:13
Currently on Ipad editing my first picture since the download and now that I’m finished I’m ready to save my picture. Not only is it not saving but even when I attempt to export it to another app it kicks me out of the app. I don’t know why the app is crashing already but I am not a fan. I can sa y I had this app years ago and I never had these issues.
2020 update ?
by beisb38838dbje on 2020/08/25 03:42
For app creator This app is really old needs to be updated *Fix auto to stop uncoloring photos *Add paint bucket to select certain parts of the photo you want to color / gray *FIX DOWNLOAD BUTTON ( I had to email pic to myself to download it..) *fix app glitching & crashing after trying to save *Option to remove watermark For USERS If you’re looking to change a small detail it will take a long time because you have to repaint the whole photo ! If you are looking to repaint a entire photo this app is for you ! Even with the glitches it automatically saves so no progress will be lost . Watermarks are at the bottom of photo
Very Cool
by Djdaniel0717 on 2016/11/18 13:38
We recently had family photos done by a professional photographer. My wife had already picked out matching clothes that would go with mine and my sons outfit. I had a red plaid shirt, he wore a red shirt with navy stripes, and my wife wore a navy shirt to tie it all in. Well, the photos turned out great but my wife was a little bummed that she had failed to add any red in her outfit as the blue color in the plaid shirt I had on showed up more than we expected due to the background. Using "color effects" I altered the color of her shirt from blue to red in about 10 minutes! Once I had the color right, I went back and added the original color to everything else. My only suggestion would be to maybe have an option to grey out a selected area only to so that only that portion of the photo gets changed. This would prevent having to add the original color back to the full photo once the color change is successful. It worked perfect the way it is for this picture specifically but I think that an option like that would benefit in other situations. Regardless, thanks to this app, we now have our perfect Christmas card! I would highly recommend and It does exactly what it describes. Watch the video tutorial and you'll enjoy it quicker with out having to learn it the layout. The video is only about 5 minutes or so and the narrators voice is very monotone, but it did help!
I have to pay again??
by Llama sama on 2019/02/04 23:55
Hey, I downloaded app and have been using it for maybe almost a year now. I purchased the “pro” version to let me actually recollection things back then, too. However, I started having problems with the app today: it wouldn’t let me save any of my work to my photos. So I uninstalled it and went to redownload it... lo and behold, it says I have to pay yet again to access the “pro” version that I’ve had for almost a year. Why? Is there anyway I can just have access to the recolor option again since I’ve already paid?? The reason for the rating is because it’s asking me to pay again for a feature I should still have access to, not allowing me to download my work into my album, and I honestly haven’t been entirely happy with the color wheel provided for recoloring; however, this app is the best I can do at the moment and wish to continue using it. Please help me out here so I can keep recoloring photos.
Works great but has MAJOR ISSUE
by JaGoesRawr on 2020/08/01 19:22
This app works fantastically for it's intended purpose! Labeling it as a free app is very misleading, however, because you do have to purchase the full version to actually use the recolor feature. Despite that, I purchased the full recolor capabilities and it was working great. All the tools work well, and the interface is outdated but very easy to use. BUT... I am unable to save ANYTHING! I worked for a long time on recoloring an image, and am unable to save it, or any other projects. Any time I attempt to save, photo or video, the app crashes and the image doesn't save. Typically, I wouldn't bother leaving a review if this happened and would just delete the app, but because I paid for the full version of the app, I'm very disappointed that I'm unable to save my work. I would request a refund or help with a solution from the developer.
Pretty good
by Scan95 on 2017/12/09 20:50
Changing the color was pretty easy. Two items keep this from being 5 Star. 1. Doesn’t allow the user to start from the original photo. Changes it to black/white then the user must add back in the color. So if you just want to change a very small portion (maybe a shirt color in Family photo) you have to start with the entire photo. 2. Least desired attribute is the exported photo, once finished, looks blurry. Has the characteristics of a photo that has been highly compressed for export. If you are just looking to change something for Facebook ... probably not an issue. If you want to print the final photo, this app probably not the right one.
Paid, crash, reinstall, pay again?
by JuJuIzBac on 2018/07/17 16:23
I just paid the .99 upgrade then all of a sudden I was charged $1.05. No big deal. Got to play with the app and when try to save the pic on my phone it just crashes and apps turns off. Did this several times so I uninstalled it and reinstalled it. Now it’s asking me to pay once again to upgrade! I event have the proof of purchase in my email. Update: I finally got my account back. Didn’t do anything cause I was gonna just get a different app but it still crashes when I try to save the picture to my phone. I have to email it to myself and get it from there. What a hassle. Still looking for different apps if this still keeps up.
Change it back.
by Jane_Ang on 2016/06/25 00:49
So a long time ago I got this app and loved it to death. It was free, worked really well, and was really fun. My iPad crashed and I had to restore the whole thing. I come back to fund that the once free app that I used regularly has been replaced by a paid app. Now this wouldn't be so bad if it was charged up front or if it was pay to get the apps removed. No ladies and gentlemen. To recolonize at all you have to pay a dollar. To recolor like I use to I now have to pay money? I loved this app so much but it became cheap and slick. Do not download if you expect a free app where you recolor. It's false advertising. If it was changed to just if you don't want adds you pay this would be fine, but this has changed it fully. Thank you for ruining my day.
NOT ANYMORE
by tuftung on 2020/08/12 18:01
I’ve had this app for a long time and used to love it. BUT THEN, today it stopped loading pics to edit. I’d select a photo and the edit screen would pop up with no photo. I tried it several times, no update needed, closed the app, reopened. Nothing. So I deleted it to reload it, thought maybe that would help. But now I can’t use the color features like I could before without paying for it!? All the stuff I would do that made the photo editing process fun and WAS FREE, is now trying to charge me if I still want to use it. And all because the app didn’t work in the first place leading me to delete it. I’m just disappointed. So I will be deleting it permanently. Sad, it used to be good.
AMAZING
by Diana Chow on 2017/06/05 00:55
i used this to help me pick the color for a pair of sunglasses i was painting over as a DIY project. this app made all the difference and helped me pick the optimal color since i was able to see what the frames would look like with the colored lenses that were already on it. so much easier than me attempting to do the same in Photoshop. THANK YOU! it took me a couple minutes to figure out on my own. the conversion to grayscale right off the bat threw me off a bit, it'd be nice if that was an option you could disable.
Works Perfectly
by tampico-chan on 2016/06/22 20:08
I love this app. I've had it for years. I love to recolor pics, especially eyes. The zoom is great, it has a full color pallet along with memorizing past colors you have used, and the auto correct is amazing for the small spots. Really the only annoying thing is that the ads are all "minigames" which makes my device run slower. But ads is how the free version is paid for, you wait a few seconds and can click to "X" out, and then you are back to your project. Thanks!
Don't uninstall the app, update your phone instead
by JNodine on 2019/04/04 19:53
I really liked this app until I tried to save my finished image to my photos. It said it saved, but it wasn't there when I opened photos. I came here to the reviews and noticed a lit of other people had the same issue. Then I checked my phone to see if I missed an update, and I had. After I downloaded and ran the latest iPhone update, I opened this app again and saved my work to photos without any problem.
Awesome App and Easy to Use
by iReviewer_IOS_Games~ on 2016/09/06 21:08
I've seen around that people are talking smack about this app beinng horrible and you have to pay for stuff, but I haven't had any problems with it. Recolor is very easy to use with simple tools to get the look you want. I've been using this app for years now and it's been wonderful. The only thing that's been weird is that when I put in a photo is comes out kinda fuzzy. So maybe they could fix the fuzziness. Otherwise, excellent app. (I love the glow one too!!) :D
Some issues
by The-One-Who-Likes-To-Draw on 2017/05/03 03:08
I use this app mainly to recolor the background of a picture. At first this worked out perfectly for me and everything was fine. But recently I have been having some problems. Whenever I try to recolor the background of a picture, it instead Is a pale color far off from what I had intended. For example, say I have a bowl of fruit with a yellow background and I want to change only the background to dark blue. If I color the entire picture, the fruit shows up dark blue, but the background is a pale light blue/purple color. Is there anyway I can fix this?
DO NOT DOWNLOAD
by Loni N on 2016/05/19 12:21
App is horrible! Once you download it does not allow you to do anything. You have to purchase the features. Once I downloaded and uploaded one of my pictures to work on the app wanted my finger scan which is used to purchase from the App Store. Very slick. If you are going to charge for the app just charge for it up front. Don't let me waste my time and storage space if your marketing something that is not actually a free app. If your looking for a app like this I suggest looking for a similar app somewhere else. The one feature that you can use is to bring back color which is on the original picture. And even that is not all that great, I've used better.
It's been better
by Myellow160 on 2017/01/02 20:55
I have used this app a couple of years ago, and fell in love with it, I got a new phone and only just now re downloaded it to quickly do a picture with it. Right away unnoticed a difference, before when I used the recolor option, it was free, and amazing, now that I have re downloaded it, I have to pay .99$ to get that option and remove the adds. I'm not sure why that is, not that .99$ is a big amount or anything, but comparing to before when it was free I don't like that much. But it's still a great app to use.
Looks promising but...
by NightLord Raven on 2019/06/17 04:31
The app looks great and is pretty easy to use... other than of course having to pay for recoloring and to remove ads. I wouldn’t mind the adds to use the recoloring but having to pay to use that and get rid of ads I don’t mind seem a bit... redundant. Even more so that I could get a simple app like this for a computer cost free and able to use all the features it offers. So if the devs of this ever see this review then please get rid of the pay wall and instead make it optional. The app overall shows a lot of promise for mobile users who don’t have access to a computer and still try to do some sort of quality recolor.
Someone else said not to down load, I double that
by Fototico on 2016/06/22 08:03
This app is junk full of ads. And I am talking full screen ads with videos. I refuse to pay for a full version for an app such as this. Full screen ads make the developers look desperate and beggars. It also makes the app look cheap. I am deleting this app. It also has water marks and it seems that it won't go away unless you rate this lousy app five stars. It only shows how pathetic the developers are. How can they watermark a picture that they have no legal rights to? It seeks to be to be a scam app by scam artists. I wonder if Apple knows about this? Don't waste your time, not worth your time and much less your money.
Upgrade isn’t fully functioning
by AllAboutDogs on 2019/05/11 09:40
I first tried the free Color Effects app, I wanted the option to add color, so I almost immediately upgraded to the purchased version. Disappointingly, I’m not able to see much difference, if any at all, I can’t do anything with the color after I choose it. After selecting the color, there is no way to go back to the photo. If I do use the BACK button to return to my photo, either the image isn’t there and there’s only a blank gray screen, or the coloring function isn’t working when the photo is tapped or touched. I tried deleting the app and reinstalling it, but it’s making me buy it again. I’m at a loss...
Amazing
by *** JJ *** on 2016/04/30 15:29
I've had this app for a long time, and I've got to say, it's one of my favorites. The controls are easy to use, and the possibilities are endless. However recently I just got it on my iPad and found that you had to pay for recoloring, but the recent update fixed it and made it free again. I'm giving this app five stars not just because they added recoloring again, but because this is overall a great app.
0 star. A scam
by jamiemurphy10 on 2019/12/08 00:29
This app doesn’t do anything. If you’re looking to recolor your picture, DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS APP. It’s a free download but you can’t do any recoloring unless you accept the in-app purchases prompted. So I did. But the function still doesn’t work. Once again, IT DOESN’T ALLOW FOR RECOLORING OF YOUR PICTURE that we are looking for when we decide to download this app (only turned grey/ monochromatic color). Oh and one more thing, the app interface is horrible, even such basic underperforming features were made confusing to use. Requested for refund because the app literally doesn’t perform its functions as advertised but got denied. -10 star if I can give that.
Great😐
by Audzzzzz the awesome on 2016/05/12 02:51
It is ok I would not get this app unless you are going to get the pro because the pro has a feature that you can change the color of the picture but the normal one does not do that so get the pro of anything. The problem is with my normal on me o have no idea how to do anything and how it does not explain that or even what to do for mine it is stupid unless you get the pro so get the pro one.
Terrible!
by fconverse on 2019/10/14 15:03
It’s hard to believe that ANY of these positive reviews were written by any objective person. Unless there is some hidden tutorial or instructions to explain how to use what appears to be a simple, or perhaps more accurately, a SIMPLISTIC interface, the description of the features in this app is not just misleading, those features don’t exist. But, because I had to pay 99 cents to actually access the features in this “free” app (which by itself is dishonest), I had know way of knowing beforehand. I am usually very careful about downloading apps without some hint of their reputation, but this app’s creator got me this time. Congratulations!
PURE AMAZINGNESS
by Kittyluv1234 on 2016/05/15 00:18
This app is great. You can make the important parts of your picture pop with color while the background or unwanted parts are gray. I love editing photos and this one really helped with edits. It allows you to change the brush size and opacity when coloring. There are so many wonderful things about this app, sure you have to pay to change the natural color but it's totally worth it!
So far so great!
by Remmik_ on 2017/04/05 18:26
I have only used this app twice but it's very intuitive and simple to get the hang of it. I already had a cheap stylus used to navigate around on your phone or tablet but I never saw much use for it till now. Works much better with a small point stylus. I admit I'm going through the trouble of rating this since it's a free way to remove the watermarks but it's an honest review.
Disappointed
by Madrido! on 2020/04/12 22:18
I downloaded the app for free and of course they want you to pay to start it. So I did. It worked nice for my first project which was trying to find a color for my hot rod. I took one from the front and one from the back. I did all my editing and changed several colors. Worked great. I was ready to start my second project. The minute you take another picture the app only shows a grey picture. I deleted my old ones thinking it was limited space. Didn’t work. Tried over and over. I’m assuming you have to delete the app and purchase again! Won’t be using again.
It's not free. That was a trick!
by TJR 600 on 2016/07/30 04:02
I am sort of being forced to review this before I've had a chance to really use it. I downloaded the app because it was free. I started using it and was interrupted when I tried to recolor my photograph. I was asked to pay. I set up my credit card to buy the app for a dollar and then was asked to leave a review if I wanted to have the app with no ads. They wanted to review at this point so here it is. I have no idea whether I paid for the app yet and what it will do when I start using it. All I can say is the recolors Asian works well.
Best recoiled app EVER
by Buffalo Wing Man on 2017/01/17 22:51
And no I'm not just writing what your reading right now to remove watermarks but I am writing this to inform purchasers be fore purchasing that this app is amazing. You can recolor anything. The first one I did was a Nissan GT-R and it's so good I made it my wallpaper. It's amazing. One improvent I wish was on the app right now is if you could keep the pic grey but let's say a wall is blue then you could make it red on here. Good app :)
Terrible
by AwesomeAqua on 2016/08/01 11:06
Don't get this app. I had it a few months ago and it worked wonderfully, and I could recolor any picture. Besides the full page ads and the fact that it took down the quality of the pictures it was more or less a good app. I redownloaded it a few days ago and now you need to pay to recolor anything, and the app still has ads absolutely everywhere. I was very disappointed and deleted immediately. Save yourself time and don't get this, Facetune costs 2.99 I believe but it has everything this app has and more and is worth the money. Hope this helped.
NOT FREE!!!
by Paskull16 on 2016/05/29 07:16
The performance is pretty good to me but it does cost money. But if you're willing to pay the money this is a good app. Also it has a watermark that you can't remove unless you rate the app 5 stars. I bought it on my phone last year and it didn't have the watermark but when I got it on my iPad it was there. It's easy to crop out though.
Wish their was more color options
by inChrist25 on 2019/01/03 21:09
Would be nice to have more different types of colors like chrome colors and neon colors and other types of color shades. And wish the image save to photo library would work every time I go to save a picture I color it freezes then exits out of the app?
Was working, now not
by KanKapp on 2019/09/19 12:03
I’ve had this app for quite some time. I even paid to remove ads and have extra features. It was a fantastic way to add some great color effects and really make pictures pop. The app wasn’t working (not loading my pictures. Unable to edit.) just a black screen. I deleted the app and redownloaded and now my ads are back with no way to restore purchases and it’s still not working. Now I have to find a new color effect app. Hopefully one some one will update regularly. (App support lead me to a site w no help)
It told me to do this but 😄
by Honesty for the Best on 2017/03/23 19:58
This is a cool app!! I love editing photos and this makes it wayyyy cooler. Sometimes it's hard to color EXACTLY where you want the color to be when you don't have a stylist pen but it works out in the end! This is perfect if you have a theme on Instagram and you don't want every single thing to be one filter. Recomended
Great App!
by Penelope'sMom2017 on 2017/06/21 07:12
When I discovered this new trend of graying out a photo and recoloring, I knew I wanted to try it out on my newborn's photos. But not every app is as easy as you would think. This one is amazing! It's super easy and my photos come out with such great quality- ready to print! Highly recommend. Even for beginners such as myself.
Nolongeraspleased
by hiddenobjectsfanatic on 2016/12/24 18:39
Have had this app for several years. i have another splash app, as well--but, what this goes beyond, is to allow you to change or add additional color of your choice. However, since a recent update, you felt the need to frame my work with your badge. i do not care for this!; plus it covers a bottom portion of my photo. i am left having to crop it out, losing a piece of my work
Does not work as it claims
by acharlie212 on 2017/06/23 21:10
Does not crop objects only zooms in and out. Does not work on black or very dark colors. Does not return the picture to the real original color ex. greens return to blue. Tried to contact the developer without any luck - received a message "safari cannot find the server" However, the app had no problem asking and collecting more money from me before starting the project. Disappointed, I would really like this app to work. I would like the developer to contact me and see if this can be fixed.
Ok, recolor feature not free, won’t save to album
by gilbertsgrapes on 2019/07/12 00:12
App blanks out (not an actual crash) when attempting to save project to photo album. I could only save by emailing the project to myself (.png format). Can’t input color value for true color match, which would be a great feature. Recolor easy to use; I recommend using a stylus for greater precision. Toggling between gray, recolor, and original color brush, especially to correct any mishaps is easy; the “recently used” color palette is nice.
Great app, but...
by Muyenga430 on 2017/07/23 06:39
I would love to see one change. I would really like to save a color permanently. I use the app to "hand color" photos, and had recently worked very hard to get just the right skin tone, but in the process of doing the rest of the photo that skin tone was lost. PLEASE - give us a way to save a color permanently!
Great simple app w/ a fun punch
by Dr.WinMac on 2017/02/26 09:35
I've been using Color Effects for a year or so and I this this is a solid & fun app. It gives a surprising amount of control over coloring effects on pics. Has live camera and library options for importing...plus zoom, brush sizing and walk thru tutorials. 5-stars all the way!!!
Not a free app. Change it back.
by Umbreonlover95 on 2016/09/19 23:10
I used to love this app and would've given it five stars until recently. I had this app for about two years and had to delete it because of storage space. Upon redownloading it this week, I tried to color with it, only to be told I had to buy the pro version. Don't buy this app if you don't want to pay for it. Don't sell an app as free and then charge your consumers in order to get money out of it. Otherwise this is false advertising. I'd give it zero stars if I could.
Worth getting
by Lava glacier on 2017/01/24 08:01
Free, but then you pay a small fee to remove the watermark and unlock certain features. I don't have a problem with that. Just keep improving the app! It's fun to tinker with, use, and the results can be as fine or rushed as you want the to. Great way to add some interest to your photos! ** Improvements A) a target point where the pencil/brush tip is represented by a dot or similar B) An option to allow the pencil/brush to be held at a target point above your finger so that you can see where your pencil/brush tip is. This would be fantastic for tight areas requiring intense detail changes
Love it!
by KitsuneSama on 2017/12/31 06:10
I love using this to make my photos even more unique. It's easy to use, very straightforward. I haven't found an app as good or trustworthy as this one, and always come back to it. Just tonight, I bought the app for the purpose of recoloring some of my older photos. It was totally worth it.
Consistently good
by Geo-genius on 2017/03/08 20:12
I've used this app for years and haven't found a better one for this purpose. The only improvement I'd like to see is and easier to use zoom setting. It's too simple to accidentally recolor the image when zooming. Otherwise, it's great!
Bait and switch
by SYS CRMC on 2016/05/13 03:40
I downloaded the app because I liked the photo editing features, reviews were positive, and it was free. However, once I tried to use it, I was unable to do ANY editing until I bought the upgrade. Since it was 99c I went ahead with the purchase. Now that I've used the app and had time to think about it, I should have removed the app. I rewarded unethical behavior since free does not mean "only if the buyer is held hostage by the app until s/he forks over money." I wish I knew how to report this.
Almost forgot I had this!
by JRB344Boll on 2016/06/07 04:02
I used this briefly a while back and enjoyed it. I almost forgot about it until my kid opened it. I forgot how much fun it is to use and how easy. I've had other similar apps and this is by far the most accurate and easy to use!
Nice for business
by AnW2010 on 2016/08/26 15:51
I hand paint wedding Converse for my business, and have been searching for an app that will help me with making colors pop in photos. This app has worked wonderfully! Easy to use, and I really liked the easy to understand tutorial!
Takes your money then stops working.
by BigWheelsTurnin on 2018/08/18 12:46
You can’t re-color photos without the in-app purchase to activate the feature which is fine for only 99 cents, but then it stops loading photos and you just get s grey screen when you try to load a new photo. I deleted and re-downloaded which allowed me to load new photos to edit but then it didn’t remember that I purchased the upgrade. So I waisted a dollar and never could use the app to re-color photos.
Awesome
by lschimonitz on 2016/07/04 12:22
I've had the ap for quite awhile. It does exactly what it says it will.. I wish I had just a bit more control; that's most likely my user error. I've done some fun recoloring and gotten great feedback! It's my go to when I want to make a picture pop!
Great App.
by MarieGoble on 2016/06/24 20:26
This app is the best at making things POP out! I've been using this app all day long. I've been editing pictures and sending them to my friends and the love them. This app works great. I recommend it for anyone that needs to edit a pic like this app does.
Love it
by Dances4thelord on 2016/05/29 16:22
This app is great and helps me be able to select certain colors to pull out of the picture and make you look so much more unique is very awesome and I keep using it for about everything right now with a few pictures.
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Create dramatic images by removing colors or changing them entirely. Gray out everyone in an image, except for you. Make the sky green/yellow/rainbow or whatever. Make your hair purple. Change the color of anything! FEATURES: + Import photos directly from your camera or photo library + Recolor images with any color of your choice + Automatic Edge Correction + Fully zoomable (use two fingers) + Save paintings to Photo Library + Select brush size and transparency + Multiple levels of undo + Share via Email, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
Sham
by whitney rozene on 2021/10/10 12:54
This app only lets you recolor pictures if you pay for it. They shouldn’t advertise it as free it’s misleading.
I bought it then it’s ad supported 😡
by Ewett on 2021/10/09 00:07
😡😡😡🤬🤬🤬
Not working
by JNicGuz on 2021/10/05 15:32
Sad that this app hasn’t been working for me. I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled several times.
Bad exporting
by Drez_DLL on 2021/09/17 01:22
I’m definitely asking for a refund, the exported picture is way too blurry for what I was trying to use the picture for. Nowhere does it say it will compress the picture that badly.
Updates
by BeepBopMop on 2021/09/16 15:11
Is there any new updates coming soon? At the same time is there any type of thing that I can see which tells what new apps are coming soon like subscriptions. If so then I’d like that have that. Great app too.
You have to pay for colors
by Thor Roche on 2021/09/05 21:20
I was trying to recolor a phone background and I tried to make it a dark mode for the background but it only lets you use a brush for either the original color or make it in gray. In order to get the other colors you must pay.
Boo. To recolor you actually have to pay a dollar after download. Deceptive.
by Didi Bones on 2021/09/05 06:23
Boo. To recolor you actually have to pay a dollar after download. Deceptive.
Not Free
by Arking1995 on 2021/09/02 18:31
All I wanted to do is change the color of something in my picture, which I thought was free, but it isn’t. It’s $0.99 to use this feature. I’d like to try it out before I’d buy it, but there’s no option.
SAVE WORK SOLUTION!!...
by BANSHEEBOY-999 on 2021/08/28 09:16
To all the people that leave reviews , complaining about how the app has changed, also, not being able to save all your hard “work” that you have been slaving on for hours, days, weeks, ( while the rest of us are slaving away at WoRK)... then push the ‘save’ button , and watch your masterpiece disappear as crash mode takes over... Solution ,I have came up with, all on my own.. (and I have Not even used the app yet, but it has been downloaded for months now).. but kinda leary about using with all these gripes about charges, and crashes and changes.. OhH mYY!! ... Yeah I know...(couldn’t resist).... After you finish with your ‘Picasso ‘ do NoT push the save button if it fails.... Just TAKE A ‘SCREEN SHOT’ so it will be saved to your photos!!.. F the apps NoN ability to keep anything stored.. Besides.. You dont want you personal pics potentially being heisted... I also Forget about the awesome feature of ‘screen snap shots’ on my iPads.. I’ll even take a quick pic of bills payed online.. like PSE.. or CAble .. SCrEEn PIC!.. just in case Sh!t goes haywire .. So thats my solution.. click it, snap it , save it, It can still be edited After saved to pics also...hmmm
Glitchy
by 31flavorsomg on 2021/07/30 17:05
I couldn’t even get it to open a photo.
1/10
by Ashk88 on 2021/07/19 17:37
I did not wanna buy anything today and so I tried to edit a photo without the pro thing and like it won’t let you edit anything without the pro thing like bro
I dunno
by Don't call me, I'll call you on 2021/07/12 18:03
Since I can’t see it work without buy, how can I tell whether it suits my needs? ‘Twould be better if we can see it work, even if we can’t save. Seeing is believing.
Now you have to pay to recolor
by ChildofGod24 on 2021/07/07 02:35
Used to be a basic feature:/ uninstalled
Less than 1 ⭐️
by Auntie mom on 2021/06/29 02:26
I enjoyed using the Pro version of this app for years...until today. When I first tried to open it, I got a message saying that the app needed to be updated first. Ok, no problem (although my settings allow my apps to update automatically)...until it disappeared from my phone! After searching the App Store for it & only finding the free version, I reinstalled it. I thought that I would get would be a message saying that I had already purchased the upgrade & asking if I want to reinstall it. (Of course, I would! I paid for it!) Upon opening the “free” ad-supported version, the 1st thing I saw was a Network Error message telling me to make sure that I'm connected to the internet. Ok, no problem. Then the “Ad-Supported” message popped up: “This free version is supported by ads. Upgrade to permanently remove all ads in the app.” Ok, no problem. As I said, I thought that I would get would be a message saying that I had already purchased the upgrade & asking if I want to reinstall it. Ok, no problem. Great! The banner/link for the Pro version was right there at the bottom of the screen (”Color Effects Pro: Remove all ads now!”). PROBLEM #1: it didn't work for the longest time. PROBLEM #2: the one time that it did work, a message popped up saying that the Pro version is not available in my region!!! What happened to the app?!?! Where did it go (other than off my phone)?!?! What about the update?!?! I hadn't given up on this app yet. I LOVED it (past, as in prehistoric tense). Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't this app for CHANGING the colors in the photos? PROBLEM #3: when tapping “RECOLOR” to CHANGE FROM the original color TO A DIFFERENT color, this question pops up: “Activate the recolor feature and remove all ads? No/Yes!” If you answer “No” you will only be able to color the picture back to the original colors. If you answer “Yes!” it will be an $0.99 PER PHOTO in-app purchase!!! Although this review is long and I said a lot, I feel at a loss for words at how utterly awful this app turned into.
Rodriguez
by my famila on 2021/04/18 13:47
Been used the oldest version for long time love it new version not so much specially all the ads.
Money hungry
by izicnewton on 2021/04/15 21:09
They just want your money!
Going backwards
by DeadFrogDave on 2021/04/12 17:09
I’ve used this app for years. Tried to use it just now and I no longer have features I’ve previously used. Restore doesn’t work. I should’ve been grandfathered or something. Way to reward your fan’s who stuck with you. Bravo.
Won’t let me save images to photo library
by Ac.roadster on 2021/04/11 00:15
Please fix this app so that I can save photos to photo library
Convenient, but..
by BigDen614 on 2021/03/27 17:06
When you recolor photo, the photo resolution is downgraded and makes the photo look blurry compared to the original. That makes most photos not even worth recoloring IMO.
Slot machine game..
by Mikeb70607 on 2021/03/11 13:33
App does nothing. It gets you to add a feature, like recolor for $.99. Then when you press the button, it charges you again.Basically it is a slot machine that you put money into and get nothing from.Also.. no way to contact developer.A-ple needs to remove from store
The best
by fabolus frank on 2021/03/03 02:29
The best
50/50
by Tanane Whitfield on 2021/02/14 05:37
This app would be perfect if it worked everytime.
What the crap is wrong with this app?
by Leelatp on 2021/02/14 01:32
Loved this app when I got it, now it is NOT loading images to color edit. This is beyond frustrating. I’m taking my money elsewhere. Don’t waste your money here.
Will not work
by RoseQ15 on 2021/02/04 01:20
I’ve watched the video 3x I cannot get this to work. It just stays black and white.
Frustrated
by pmrussell on 2021/01/31 17:56
One star because it turns color photo grey. Even face. I found no way to retain face color from original photo. I watched how to video twice. Frustrated so I deleted app.
Terrible
by "willy" on 2021/01/24 07:22
This is genuinely the worst photo editing app I’ve ever used.
Great, just great. Now I have play this game that I have to pay?
by 178965392 on 2021/01/22 05:07
I missed the 2007 color splash
Doesn’t work
by Robbiehalsey20 on 2020/12/25 01:25
This app is terrible. I bought the recolor feature. When I try to use it the photo I selected disappeared and I just have a blank screen. I force closed the app, restarted my phone, etc etc. it just doesn’t work. I would like my money back.
Unusable and worthless unless you pay for the fancy version!
by AngryFish! on 2020/12/24 04:31
I dislike being mislead and having my time wasted. Hope I save you the trouble of downloading unless you are looking to buy an app.
times change
by alex xlea on 2020/12/20 21:24
This app used to be amazing and work wonderfully and be FREE now it’s a free app that you can’t use the main feature without paying. Don’t get mad at them however, they just wanna get a bag like everyone else, I’d just rather see ads than pay
Waste of time
by XxNiCkNamExWasTaken on 2020/12/17 19:55
Makes pictures super pixelated. Must pay money to use the color changer and once you’ve changed the color it is not possible to change it again without redoing the whole thing again. Don’t waste time with this app
Pay?!
by 💦💙💦😂 on 2020/12/17 02:45
I don’t like how you have to pay. I’m not paying for this.
Crashed on trying to save edit.
by SachinC12 on 2020/12/11 16:43
After taking minutes to edit, the paid version does not let me save the image into library. It crashes. It does not work anymore.
This app has too many ads you have to view to work
by hahzisuzbxuibx on 2020/11/30 21:13
I’ve never written a review ever in having an iPhone but don’t waste time with this app. Too many ads you have to click on to do anything.
Not happy
by kdgirl50 on 2020/11/26 23:27
Had this app before, it did much better the first time and it was free. Paid for the upgrade and now cannot even get it to work or figure out how to re-color something. So disappointed.
Grey only
by bela1962 on 2020/11/09 23:05
I purchased the sap however I cannot get the color to change from gray to any other additional color. No matter what I do swiping clicking done nothing works. Frustrating
Ee
by Beautiful girl named Alexis on 2020/11/05 22:11
Nope. I am just frustrated at this app right now. I like is… or I use too. It won’t let me go in and do stuff anymore.it just gives me a blank screen!
unless you pay
by ladyghost34976 on 2020/10/31 15:59
If you don’t buy this app it does not allow you to do anything to your picture. So it’s not free, it won’t even let you do a try out to see if the app it’s worth anything. what’s the point then?
It’s crashing anytime I try to save
by Michaela172 on 2020/10/25 23:35
So disappointed! I’ve just got it and can’t save a photo with it.
Sca
by jazddkdkkde9kcmcj on 2020/10/23 00:15
Have to pay to recolonization
Not free
by MakerMom on 2020/10/22 19:13
App is technically free, but to actually recolor anything you have to pay. Scam.
Says free but all features are priced
by bamd2748483 on 2020/10/17 16:16
FREE VERSION HAS NO COLORS DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME DOWNLOADING THIS💯
Not actually free
by Roeark on 2020/10/13 21:55
App says it’s free. However to actually change the color you have to purchase the app.
Why.
by kittycat134233 on 2020/10/08 07:13
The old version of this was very good, easy to recolor things and lots of more.. but when it got updated.... it turned into trash. When I try to zoom in it goes in very fast. Also I wanted to talk about the recoloring thing, they made it where you had to pay for it.. but the old version it was free to recolor... :/
Horrible and a waste of time
by iamrayjayjones on 2020/10/02 19:36
This app is a waste of time and $0.99. I do not recommend this app.
Fun
by Roadking1966 on 2020/09/27 23:48
This can be a fun app. It’s easy to use and you can create great color on your ic.
Bugged
by NaaPham on 2020/09/16 19:12
Bugged to hell. Image randomly gets distorted and can’t change colors in certain portions. Also, portions of the image get a transparent copy that’s moved to a separate portion of the image. Imagine having a transparent copy of the image you’re editing and then place it overtop the original, without lining the images up. It’s endlessly frustrating and totally prohibitive I’m using this app. Especially frustrating because I’ve already paid to unlock features.
Stopped working after I paid .99
by Preschoolrocks! on 2020/09/10 02:42
I paid the.99, worked on 3 pictures, then the screen went gray. I uploaded it again and they want .99 again! Ugh
app is so old doesn’t work with newest iOS software
by cheyo92 on 2020/09/08 06:14
tried saving my edited photo just kept crashing and going thru the comments on the ratings seems to be happening to everyone, gonna have to look somewhere else unfortunate since this app was what i needed
I Need A Refund
by Mighty Quester on 2020/09/08 02:26
I didn’t mean to make a purchase on your app and I can’t cancel the payment.
Don’t waste your time
by Linnettechi on 2020/09/05 22:00
I downloaded it with hope. When I wanted to recolor, it told me to upgrade for .99 cents. I upgraded it for nothing. I picked the brightest hue of red and when I recolored where I want it it was more like a pink. Also, saving doesn’t work. Don’t waste your time.
Crashes when saving
by silentRain514 on 2020/09/05 15:29
I just got an iPhone XR and any time I wanna save an image it crashes, on my 7 it works fine
Crashes
by Charlie's grand on 2020/09/01 19:28
The app crashes every time you try to save a project back to your photo roll. Trying to re-install the app doesn’t solve their problem. Using an iPhone X with latest software.
2020 update ?
by beisb38838dbje on 2020/08/25 03:42
For app creator This app is really old needs to be updated *Fix auto to stop uncoloring photos *Add paint bucket to select certain parts of the photo you want to color / gray *FIX DOWNLOAD BUTTON ( I had to email pic to myself to download it..) *fix app glitching & crashing after trying to save *Option to remove watermark For USERS If you’re looking to change a small detail it will take a long time because you have to repaint the whole photo ! If you are looking to repaint a entire photo this app is for you ! Even with the glitches it automatically saves so no progress will be lost . Watermarks are at the bottom of photo
It’s not free.
by Mr-Edge on 2020/08/25 00:59
You can’t re-color unless you pay a dollar. If it’s not free then don’t waste our time and let us download it. I hope you get removed from the App Store. And no, warning people against your app isn’t a waste of time.
Don't buy this app!
by wrytur50 on 2020/08/17 19:13
Great-performing app, BUT the first time I bought it the app was great for about 20 photos, and then it stopped functioning. It's only 99 cents so I bought it again. Then the very same thing happened: it will not load any of my photos after it had been perfect for about the first 20. So, I have bought it twice, and twice it has blown a tire. What gives, Color Effects? I don't want my money back; I want this fine app to work!
Can’t export
by PhantomPhan on 2020/08/17 04:05
It just crashes when I try to save my photo after editing it.
Don’t waste your time or money...
by Macalister Bali on 2020/08/15 03:13
When trying to save the picture to phone the app crashes and when you email the picture it comes out Super blurry and pixelated.
NOT ANYMORE
by tuftung on 2020/08/12 18:01
I’ve had this app for a long time and used to love it. BUT THEN, today it stopped loading pics to edit. I’d select a photo and the edit screen would pop up with no photo. I tried it several times, no update needed, closed the app, reopened. Nothing. So I deleted it to reload it, thought maybe that would help. But now I can’t use the color features like I could before without paying for it!? All the stuff I would do that made the photo editing process fun and WAS FREE, is now trying to charge me if I still want to use it. And all because the app didn’t work in the first place leading me to delete it. I’m just disappointed. So I will be deleting it permanently. Sad, it used to be good.
Doesn’t work
by Lauriecara on 2020/08/12 17:38
As soon as I paid for the ads removed and to change colors, the app quit working. I only see a gray screen where my photo should be. I tried to force close the app and I also deleted the app and reinstalled it. Then it wanted me to pay AGAIN. There is no way to restore purchases.
Works ok, can’t save to Photo Library
by SweetINXS on 2020/08/09 18:36
I was able to do some edits of a photo and it works ok. You have to draw every spot where you want color replacement. There is some app help when it comes to edges but it would be nice to have a shape completely colorized when clicking on it. When trying to save a project to my photo library, the app just crashes.
Works great but has MAJOR ISSUE
by JaGoesRawr on 2020/08/01 19:22
This app works fantastically for it's intended purpose! Labeling it as a free app is very misleading, however, because you do have to purchase the full version to actually use the recolor feature. Despite that, I purchased the full recolor capabilities and it was working great. All the tools work well, and the interface is outdated but very easy to use. BUT... I am unable to save ANYTHING! I worked for a long time on recoloring an image, and am unable to save it, or any other projects. Any time I attempt to save, photo or video, the app crashes and the image doesn't save. Typically, I wouldn't bother leaving a review if this happened and would just delete the app, but because I paid for the full version of the app, I'm very disappointed that I'm unable to save my work. I would request a refund or help with a solution from the developer.
Why did this have 4.3 stars???
by Emperor777 on 2020/07/27 22:35
You have to pay 99 cents for the recoloring feature and the colors you choose aren’t even close to what you end up painting on the photo! Unfortunately, I can’t add photos, but I chose a dark red/maroon and it came up as a gross brownish-salmon color. The only reason I’m doing 2 stars instead of 1 is because the app itself is free and they give you a video tutorial on how to use it.
DISAPPOINTING
by suebama on 2020/07/26 18:32
Do you have to pay $.99… Not a big deal but it is not saving any of my work to my photo album, and it is not posting to Instagram.
Can’t do anything
by Ddaw7137 on 2020/07/26 01:44
Everything is restricted and you have to buy it. If they were going to make you buy all the features, then they should’ve just made the app purchasable.
Not a great app **buggy***
by acecrase on 2020/07/25 00:59
This app is meant to manipulate colors in a photo. It does this in a very basic level. Don’t get this confused with a modern app with intelligence and an intuitive system. This is not that. Additionally, the app has so many bugs and ads, it makes me think it was made in about 10 minutes for the express purpose of extracting .99 from every use just to be able to recolor or get rid of the ads. Good luck actually getting to use your photo though as I’ve not yet been able to export back into my photos. Every time I attempt to save a photo, the app crashes. Do not download this app.
Not worth it
by Catismynickname on 2020/07/21 18:40
I’m not sure what the point of the “free” version is, it forced me to view several adds any time I click on anything, only to find out you can’t really do anything without upgrading to the paid version. Super shady.
Have to buy app
by UpSet4! on 2020/07/18 18:11
Can’t Recolor unless you purchase the full app. Annoying...
This ap used to work years ago.
by NMGOLFGIRL on 2020/07/17 13:21
This ap used to work years ago. Now I just have a gray screen and that’s it. The last software patch was two years ago. I’m guessing they stopped supporting this ap? I loved using this when I did, very sad. Not sure what else out there does what this used to do?
Works fine
by Courtni! on 2020/07/15 15:42
I got what I needed to do once I bought the paid version but the auto feature doesn’t work at all. Glad I only paid .99!
Only have to pay to use colors
by shelly whelly on 2020/07/04 21:01
I think there should be a few colors to try out not just grey. I don’t like the experience enough to pay to open the colors bc I didn’t get to try anything before I bought it.
App crashes, no place to find support
by stemokat on 2020/06/21 22:36
I like this app, and how it does as described, but after working with my photo, every time I try to save to my photos, everything crashes. I can’t load to Instagram either, or anywhere else. I wish there were some kind of support where I could resolve this issue.
Sucked
by heddy0828 on 2020/06/03 02:03
I downloaded and paid the .99 twice didn’t let me do anything either time.
Doesn't Save - Wasted $1.03
by jsvdycor on 2020/05/22 10:13
What is the purpose of editing a picture if you can't save it to picture roll.
Super Hot APP
by DaXtreme on 2020/05/18 22:01
I love all the features. Keep it up!
Won’t color over black
by Are81 on 2020/05/15 19:33
I had to do an in app purchase to get the recolor option, which was annoying but whatever. When I try to change the color of something that is black, it doesn’t work. So pretty much worthless for me and I wasted money.
New app is garbage
by Mr. Eskedittt on 2020/05/15 01:24
You need to pay to be able to recolor. Basically useless app unless you pay.
Horrible. Wish I had read reviews before buying.
by Tamm-e on 2020/05/08 02:45
App is very buggy. Can’t save a picture after editing. App crashes when trying to save to photos every time. Was only $1 but what a waste. Would have rather used that money for a soda. Ha.
Doesn’t even work
by Rachelw857399 on 2020/05/02 23:46
I paid to recolor my pics and now when I try to edit a picture the screen is just gray. No pictures show up.
Worthless
by sydneyemerson on 2020/05/02 19:15
I know the whole black and white with one bright color popping was really popular circa 2010 but I don’t even think this app has updated since then. Super weird sketchy app that just wants you to upgrade for $0.99. Trust me there are FAR better coloring apps out there for free without the weird sketchiness.
No
by chloeèéêëēėę on 2020/04/28 16:32
The app doesn't let you do most anything unless you buy the premium. I wanted to do this for fun but there are no features worth using in the free version, and I'm not about to buy the premium 🙄
Restore purchase
by Eli ♡ on 2020/04/28 01:57
I need to restore my purchase. There is no way to do this since there’s not a settings or menu in the app. The app support website was a dead end for me
Awesome but glitchy
by spaanx on 2020/04/23 15:32
I love this app had it for a long while but now everytime i try to save the picture it closes the app out and never saves the picture. Can this be fixed?
Costs money
by penguin mcd on 2020/04/15 19:20
I thought it would be free but it costs money to actually do the recoloring part I know it’s only a dollar it’s just that was pretty disappointing
Disappointed
by Madrido! on 2020/04/12 22:18
I downloaded the app for free and of course they want you to pay to start it. So I did. It worked nice for my first project which was trying to find a color for my hot rod. I took one from the front and one from the back. I did all my editing and changed several colors. Worked great. I was ready to start my second project. The minute you take another picture the app only shows a grey picture. I deleted my old ones thinking it was limited space. Didn’t work. Tried over and over. I’m assuming you have to delete the app and purchase again! Won’t be using again.
Works fine but...
by Raybo Minotaur on 2020/04/11 01:18
When I try to save my work to my phone it crashes every time. I’m having to screen shot the work or I can’t save it.
Disappointing
by Imamodel on 2020/04/08 14:48
What’s the use having a free app if it’s really not free. I just redownloaded it and discovered that you have to now pay to recolor. Useless. No way am I going to pay the .99 just to have extra fees for every little thing.
App DOES NOT WORK!!!
by Aovy7 on 2020/04/04 19:10
Once you upload the picture or take one...you hit the recollections button the picture dissappears.
Save feature does not work
by CoyoteStreet on 2020/03/31 18:30
Save photo feature will not work on iPhone X.
TRASH
by VickiV on 2020/03/28 23:47
Have to pay to get the recolor features.
Color app
by desrt rat on 2020/03/27 12:24
Not very user friendly, can’t figure out how this works, any tutorials?
Dumb
by dumb x2 on 2020/03/27 02:06
Too many adds and won’t let me save my work. No thanks
Garbage.
by Dr. Parnes on 2020/03/22 01:00
Avoid—scam.
False advertisement
by Gizzerella on 2020/03/15 21:40
You want to do what this app is meant for? You have to pay for it. It isn’t “free” like it says. Worthless and now off my phone.
Greedy
by Bshor11 on 2020/02/27 04:25
App was great for a while until you had to pay to recolor a photo, the whole purpose of the app. Either make the app cost money or don’t charge at all. I can deal with ads cause I understand you need to make money but I just uninstalled instead.
Can’t change any colors without purchasing
by AngKostre on 2020/02/18 09:33
This app is not free. After you download it, not only are there tons of ads, but it only lets you erase the color from your photos. If you want to change any colors you have to purchase the app.
As bad as it gets, useless, scam.
by Commissiona on 2020/02/16 21:35
App crashes when you try to save. Tried deleting app and reinstalling after paying, but restore feature doesn’t work. Waste of money.
Ugh
by SpartanSpider91 on 2020/01/15 15:27
Just the absolute worse
Uhm, I’m in between at the moment.
by Robbi Samon on 2020/01/11 04:13
Currently on Ipad editing my first picture since the download and now that I’m finished I’m ready to save my picture. Not only is it not saving but even when I attempt to export it to another app it kicks me out of the app. I don’t know why the app is crashing already but I am not a fan. I can sa y I had this app years ago and I never had these issues.
2020 update ?
by beisb38838dbje on 2020/08/25 03:42
For app creator This app is really old needs to be updated *Fix auto to stop uncoloring photos *Add paint bucket to select certain parts of the photo you want to color / gray *FIX DOWNLOAD BUTTON ( I had to email pic to myself to download it..) *fix app glitching & crashing after trying to save *Option to remove watermark For USERS If you’re looking to change a small detail it will take a long time because you have to repaint the whole photo ! If you are looking to repaint a entire photo this app is for you ! Even with the glitches it automatically saves so no progress will be lost . Watermarks are at the bottom of photo
Very Cool
by Djdaniel0717 on 2016/11/18 13:38
We recently had family photos done by a professional photographer. My wife had already picked out matching clothes that would go with mine and my sons outfit. I had a red plaid shirt, he wore a red shirt with navy stripes, and my wife wore a navy shirt to tie it all in. Well, the photos turned out great but my wife was a little bummed that she had failed to add any red in her outfit as the blue color in the plaid shirt I had on showed up more than we expected due to the background. Using "color effects" I altered the color of her shirt from blue to red in about 10 minutes! Once I had the color right, I went back and added the original color to everything else. My only suggestion would be to maybe have an option to grey out a selected area only to so that only that portion of the photo gets changed. This would prevent having to add the original color back to the full photo once the color change is successful. It worked perfect the way it is for this picture specifically but I think that an option like that would benefit in other situations. Regardless, thanks to this app, we now have our perfect Christmas card! I would highly recommend and It does exactly what it describes. Watch the video tutorial and you'll enjoy it quicker with out having to learn it the layout. The video is only about 5 minutes or so and the narrators voice is very monotone, but it did help!
I have to pay again??
by Llama sama on 2019/02/04 23:55
Hey, I downloaded app and have been using it for maybe almost a year now. I purchased the “pro” version to let me actually recollection things back then, too. However, I started having problems with the app today: it wouldn’t let me save any of my work to my photos. So I uninstalled it and went to redownload it... lo and behold, it says I have to pay yet again to access the “pro” version that I’ve had for almost a year. Why? Is there anyway I can just have access to the recolor option again since I’ve already paid?? The reason for the rating is because it’s asking me to pay again for a feature I should still have access to, not allowing me to download my work into my album, and I honestly haven’t been entirely happy with the color wheel provided for recoloring; however, this app is the best I can do at the moment and wish to continue using it. Please help me out here so I can keep recoloring photos.
Works great but has MAJOR ISSUE
by JaGoesRawr on 2020/08/01 19:22
This app works fantastically for it's intended purpose! Labeling it as a free app is very misleading, however, because you do have to purchase the full version to actually use the recolor feature. Despite that, I purchased the full recolor capabilities and it was working great. All the tools work well, and the interface is outdated but very easy to use. BUT... I am unable to save ANYTHING! I worked for a long time on recoloring an image, and am unable to save it, or any other projects. Any time I attempt to save, photo or video, the app crashes and the image doesn't save. Typically, I wouldn't bother leaving a review if this happened and would just delete the app, but because I paid for the full version of the app, I'm very disappointed that I'm unable to save my work. I would request a refund or help with a solution from the developer.
Pretty good
by Scan95 on 2017/12/09 20:50
Changing the color was pretty easy. Two items keep this from being 5 Star. 1. Doesn’t allow the user to start from the original photo. Changes it to black/white then the user must add back in the color. So if you just want to change a very small portion (maybe a shirt color in Family photo) you have to start with the entire photo. 2. Least desired attribute is the exported photo, once finished, looks blurry. Has the characteristics of a photo that has been highly compressed for export. If you are just looking to change something for Facebook ... probably not an issue. If you want to print the final photo, this app probably not the right one.
Paid, crash, reinstall, pay again?
by JuJuIzBac on 2018/07/17 16:23
I just paid the .99 upgrade then all of a sudden I was charged $1.05. No big deal. Got to play with the app and when try to save the pic on my phone it just crashes and apps turns off. Did this several times so I uninstalled it and reinstalled it. Now it’s asking me to pay once again to upgrade! I event have the proof of purchase in my email. Update: I finally got my account back. Didn’t do anything cause I was gonna just get a different app but it still crashes when I try to save the picture to my phone. I have to email it to myself and get it from there. What a hassle. Still looking for different apps if this still keeps up.
Change it back.
by Jane_Ang on 2016/06/25 00:49
So a long time ago I got this app and loved it to death. It was free, worked really well, and was really fun. My iPad crashed and I had to restore the whole thing. I come back to fund that the once free app that I used regularly has been replaced by a paid app. Now this wouldn't be so bad if it was charged up front or if it was pay to get the apps removed. No ladies and gentlemen. To recolonize at all you have to pay a dollar. To recolor like I use to I now have to pay money? I loved this app so much but it became cheap and slick. Do not download if you expect a free app where you recolor. It's false advertising. If it was changed to just if you don't want adds you pay this would be fine, but this has changed it fully. Thank you for ruining my day.
NOT ANYMORE
by tuftung on 2020/08/12 18:01
I’ve had this app for a long time and used to love it. BUT THEN, today it stopped loading pics to edit. I’d select a photo and the edit screen would pop up with no photo. I tried it several times, no update needed, closed the app, reopened. Nothing. So I deleted it to reload it, thought maybe that would help. But now I can’t use the color features like I could before without paying for it!? All the stuff I would do that made the photo editing process fun and WAS FREE, is now trying to charge me if I still want to use it. And all because the app didn’t work in the first place leading me to delete it. I’m just disappointed. So I will be deleting it permanently. Sad, it used to be good.
AMAZING
by Diana Chow on 2017/06/05 00:55
i used this to help me pick the color for a pair of sunglasses i was painting over as a DIY project. this app made all the difference and helped me pick the optimal color since i was able to see what the frames would look like with the colored lenses that were already on it. so much easier than me attempting to do the same in Photoshop. THANK YOU! it took me a couple minutes to figure out on my own. the conversion to grayscale right off the bat threw me off a bit, it'd be nice if that was an option you could disable.
Works Perfectly
by tampico-chan on 2016/06/22 20:08
I love this app. I've had it for years. I love to recolor pics, especially eyes. The zoom is great, it has a full color pallet along with memorizing past colors you have used, and the auto correct is amazing for the small spots. Really the only annoying thing is that the ads are all "minigames" which makes my device run slower. But ads is how the free version is paid for, you wait a few seconds and can click to "X" out, and then you are back to your project. Thanks!
Don't uninstall the app, update your phone instead
by JNodine on 2019/04/04 19:53
I really liked this app until I tried to save my finished image to my photos. It said it saved, but it wasn't there when I opened photos. I came here to the reviews and noticed a lit of other people had the same issue. Then I checked my phone to see if I missed an update, and I had. After I downloaded and ran the latest iPhone update, I opened this app again and saved my work to photos without any problem.
Awesome App and Easy to Use
by iReviewer_IOS_Games~ on 2016/09/06 21:08
I've seen around that people are talking smack about this app beinng horrible and you have to pay for stuff, but I haven't had any problems with it. Recolor is very easy to use with simple tools to get the look you want. I've been using this app for years now and it's been wonderful. The only thing that's been weird is that when I put in a photo is comes out kinda fuzzy. So maybe they could fix the fuzziness. Otherwise, excellent app. (I love the glow one too!!) :D
Some issues
by The-One-Who-Likes-To-Draw on 2017/05/03 03:08
I use this app mainly to recolor the background of a picture. At first this worked out perfectly for me and everything was fine. But recently I have been having some problems. Whenever I try to recolor the background of a picture, it instead Is a pale color far off from what I had intended. For example, say I have a bowl of fruit with a yellow background and I want to change only the background to dark blue. If I color the entire picture, the fruit shows up dark blue, but the background is a pale light blue/purple color. Is there anyway I can fix this?
DO NOT DOWNLOAD
by Loni N on 2016/05/19 12:21
App is horrible! Once you download it does not allow you to do anything. You have to purchase the features. Once I downloaded and uploaded one of my pictures to work on the app wanted my finger scan which is used to purchase from the App Store. Very slick. If you are going to charge for the app just charge for it up front. Don't let me waste my time and storage space if your marketing something that is not actually a free app. If your looking for a app like this I suggest looking for a similar app somewhere else. The one feature that you can use is to bring back color which is on the original picture. And even that is not all that great, I've used better.
It's been better
by Myellow160 on 2017/01/02 20:55
I have used this app a couple of years ago, and fell in love with it, I got a new phone and only just now re downloaded it to quickly do a picture with it. Right away unnoticed a difference, before when I used the recolor option, it was free, and amazing, now that I have re downloaded it, I have to pay .99$ to get that option and remove the adds. I'm not sure why that is, not that .99$ is a big amount or anything, but comparing to before when it was free I don't like that much. But it's still a great app to use.
Looks promising but...
by NightLord Raven on 2019/06/17 04:31
The app looks great and is pretty easy to use... other than of course having to pay for recoloring and to remove ads. I wouldn’t mind the adds to use the recoloring but having to pay to use that and get rid of ads I don’t mind seem a bit... redundant. Even more so that I could get a simple app like this for a computer cost free and able to use all the features it offers. So if the devs of this ever see this review then please get rid of the pay wall and instead make it optional. The app overall shows a lot of promise for mobile users who don’t have access to a computer and still try to do some sort of quality recolor.
Someone else said not to down load, I double that
by Fototico on 2016/06/22 08:03
This app is junk full of ads. And I am talking full screen ads with videos. I refuse to pay for a full version for an app such as this. Full screen ads make the developers look desperate and beggars. It also makes the app look cheap. I am deleting this app. It also has water marks and it seems that it won't go away unless you rate this lousy app five stars. It only shows how pathetic the developers are. How can they watermark a picture that they have no legal rights to? It seeks to be to be a scam app by scam artists. I wonder if Apple knows about this? Don't waste your time, not worth your time and much less your money.
Upgrade isn’t fully functioning
by AllAboutDogs on 2019/05/11 09:40
I first tried the free Color Effects app, I wanted the option to add color, so I almost immediately upgraded to the purchased version. Disappointingly, I’m not able to see much difference, if any at all, I can’t do anything with the color after I choose it. After selecting the color, there is no way to go back to the photo. If I do use the BACK button to return to my photo, either the image isn’t there and there’s only a blank gray screen, or the coloring function isn’t working when the photo is tapped or touched. I tried deleting the app and reinstalling it, but it’s making me buy it again. I’m at a loss...
Amazing
by *** JJ *** on 2016/04/30 15:29
I've had this app for a long time, and I've got to say, it's one of my favorites. The controls are easy to use, and the possibilities are endless. However recently I just got it on my iPad and found that you had to pay for recoloring, but the recent update fixed it and made it free again. I'm giving this app five stars not just because they added recoloring again, but because this is overall a great app.
0 star. A scam
by jamiemurphy10 on 2019/12/08 00:29
This app doesn’t do anything. If you’re looking to recolor your picture, DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS APP. It’s a free download but you can’t do any recoloring unless you accept the in-app purchases prompted. So I did. But the function still doesn’t work. Once again, IT DOESN’T ALLOW FOR RECOLORING OF YOUR PICTURE that we are looking for when we decide to download this app (only turned grey/ monochromatic color). Oh and one more thing, the app interface is horrible, even such basic underperforming features were made confusing to use. Requested for refund because the app literally doesn’t perform its functions as advertised but got denied. -10 star if I can give that.
Great😐
by Audzzzzz the awesome on 2016/05/12 02:51
It is ok I would not get this app unless you are going to get the pro because the pro has a feature that you can change the color of the picture but the normal one does not do that so get the pro of anything. The problem is with my normal on me o have no idea how to do anything and how it does not explain that or even what to do for mine it is stupid unless you get the pro so get the pro one.
Terrible!
by fconverse on 2019/10/14 15:03
It’s hard to believe that ANY of these positive reviews were written by any objective person. Unless there is some hidden tutorial or instructions to explain how to use what appears to be a simple, or perhaps more accurately, a SIMPLISTIC interface, the description of the features in this app is not just misleading, those features don’t exist. But, because I had to pay 99 cents to actually access the features in this “free” app (which by itself is dishonest), I had know way of knowing beforehand. I am usually very careful about downloading apps without some hint of their reputation, but this app’s creator got me this time. Congratulations!
PURE AMAZINGNESS
by Kittyluv1234 on 2016/05/15 00:18
This app is great. You can make the important parts of your picture pop with color while the background or unwanted parts are gray. I love editing photos and this one really helped with edits. It allows you to change the brush size and opacity when coloring. There are so many wonderful things about this app, sure you have to pay to change the natural color but it's totally worth it!
So far so great!
by Remmik_ on 2017/04/05 18:26
I have only used this app twice but it's very intuitive and simple to get the hang of it. I already had a cheap stylus used to navigate around on your phone or tablet but I never saw much use for it till now. Works much better with a small point stylus. I admit I'm going through the trouble of rating this since it's a free way to remove the watermarks but it's an honest review.
Disappointed
by Madrido! on 2020/04/12 22:18
I downloaded the app for free and of course they want you to pay to start it. So I did. It worked nice for my first project which was trying to find a color for my hot rod. I took one from the front and one from the back. I did all my editing and changed several colors. Worked great. I was ready to start my second project. The minute you take another picture the app only shows a grey picture. I deleted my old ones thinking it was limited space. Didn’t work. Tried over and over. I’m assuming you have to delete the app and purchase again! Won’t be using again.
It's not free. That was a trick!
by TJR 600 on 2016/07/30 04:02
I am sort of being forced to review this before I've had a chance to really use it. I downloaded the app because it was free. I started using it and was interrupted when I tried to recolor my photograph. I was asked to pay. I set up my credit card to buy the app for a dollar and then was asked to leave a review if I wanted to have the app with no ads. They wanted to review at this point so here it is. I have no idea whether I paid for the app yet and what it will do when I start using it. All I can say is the recolors Asian works well.
Best recoiled app EVER
by Buffalo Wing Man on 2017/01/17 22:51
And no I'm not just writing what your reading right now to remove watermarks but I am writing this to inform purchasers be fore purchasing that this app is amazing. You can recolor anything. The first one I did was a Nissan GT-R and it's so good I made it my wallpaper. It's amazing. One improvent I wish was on the app right now is if you could keep the pic grey but let's say a wall is blue then you could make it red on here. Good app :)
Terrible
by AwesomeAqua on 2016/08/01 11:06
Don't get this app. I had it a few months ago and it worked wonderfully, and I could recolor any picture. Besides the full page ads and the fact that it took down the quality of the pictures it was more or less a good app. I redownloaded it a few days ago and now you need to pay to recolor anything, and the app still has ads absolutely everywhere. I was very disappointed and deleted immediately. Save yourself time and don't get this, Facetune costs 2.99 I believe but it has everything this app has and more and is worth the money. Hope this helped.
NOT FREE!!!
by Paskull16 on 2016/05/29 07:16
The performance is pretty good to me but it does cost money. But if you're willing to pay the money this is a good app. Also it has a watermark that you can't remove unless you rate the app 5 stars. I bought it on my phone last year and it didn't have the watermark but when I got it on my iPad it was there. It's easy to crop out though.
Wish their was more color options
by inChrist25 on 2019/01/03 21:09
Would be nice to have more different types of colors like chrome colors and neon colors and other types of color shades. And wish the image save to photo library would work every time I go to save a picture I color it freezes then exits out of the app?
Was working, now not
by KanKapp on 2019/09/19 12:03
I’ve had this app for quite some time. I even paid to remove ads and have extra features. It was a fantastic way to add some great color effects and really make pictures pop. The app wasn’t working (not loading my pictures. Unable to edit.) just a black screen. I deleted the app and redownloaded and now my ads are back with no way to restore purchases and it’s still not working. Now I have to find a new color effect app. Hopefully one some one will update regularly. (App support lead me to a site w no help)
It told me to do this but 😄
by Honesty for the Best on 2017/03/23 19:58
This is a cool app!! I love editing photos and this makes it wayyyy cooler. Sometimes it's hard to color EXACTLY where you want the color to be when you don't have a stylist pen but it works out in the end! This is perfect if you have a theme on Instagram and you don't want every single thing to be one filter. Recomended
Great App!
by Penelope'sMom2017 on 2017/06/21 07:12
When I discovered this new trend of graying out a photo and recoloring, I knew I wanted to try it out on my newborn's photos. But not every app is as easy as you would think. This one is amazing! It's super easy and my photos come out with such great quality- ready to print! Highly recommend. Even for beginners such as myself.
Nolongeraspleased
by hiddenobjectsfanatic on 2016/12/24 18:39
Have had this app for several years. i have another splash app, as well--but, what this goes beyond, is to allow you to change or add additional color of your choice. However, since a recent update, you felt the need to frame my work with your badge. i do not care for this!; plus it covers a bottom portion of my photo. i am left having to crop it out, losing a piece of my work
Does not work as it claims
by acharlie212 on 2017/06/23 21:10
Does not crop objects only zooms in and out. Does not work on black or very dark colors. Does not return the picture to the real original color ex. greens return to blue. Tried to contact the developer without any luck - received a message "safari cannot find the server" However, the app had no problem asking and collecting more money from me before starting the project. Disappointed, I would really like this app to work. I would like the developer to contact me and see if this can be fixed.
Ok, recolor feature not free, won’t save to album
by gilbertsgrapes on 2019/07/12 00:12
App blanks out (not an actual crash) when attempting to save project to photo album. I could only save by emailing the project to myself (.png format). Can’t input color value for true color match, which would be a great feature. Recolor easy to use; I recommend using a stylus for greater precision. Toggling between gray, recolor, and original color brush, especially to correct any mishaps is easy; the “recently used” color palette is nice.
Great app, but...
by Muyenga430 on 2017/07/23 06:39
I would love to see one change. I would really like to save a color permanently. I use the app to "hand color" photos, and had recently worked very hard to get just the right skin tone, but in the process of doing the rest of the photo that skin tone was lost. PLEASE - give us a way to save a color permanently!
Great simple app w/ a fun punch
by Dr.WinMac on 2017/02/26 09:35
I've been using Color Effects for a year or so and I this this is a solid & fun app. It gives a surprising amount of control over coloring effects on pics. Has live camera and library options for importing...plus zoom, brush sizing and walk thru tutorials. 5-stars all the way!!!
Not a free app. Change it back.
by Umbreonlover95 on 2016/09/19 23:10
I used to love this app and would've given it five stars until recently. I had this app for about two years and had to delete it because of storage space. Upon redownloading it this week, I tried to color with it, only to be told I had to buy the pro version. Don't buy this app if you don't want to pay for it. Don't sell an app as free and then charge your consumers in order to get money out of it. Otherwise this is false advertising. I'd give it zero stars if I could.
Worth getting
by Lava glacier on 2017/01/24 08:01
Free, but then you pay a small fee to remove the watermark and unlock certain features. I don't have a problem with that. Just keep improving the app! It's fun to tinker with, use, and the results can be as fine or rushed as you want the to. Great way to add some interest to your photos! ** Improvements A) a target point where the pencil/brush tip is represented by a dot or similar B) An option to allow the pencil/brush to be held at a target point above your finger so that you can see where your pencil/brush tip is. This would be fantastic for tight areas requiring intense detail changes
Love it!
by KitsuneSama on 2017/12/31 06:10
I love using this to make my photos even more unique. It's easy to use, very straightforward. I haven't found an app as good or trustworthy as this one, and always come back to it. Just tonight, I bought the app for the purpose of recoloring some of my older photos. It was totally worth it.
Consistently good
by Geo-genius on 2017/03/08 20:12
I've used this app for years and haven't found a better one for this purpose. The only improvement I'd like to see is and easier to use zoom setting. It's too simple to accidentally recolor the image when zooming. Otherwise, it's great!
Bait and switch
by SYS CRMC on 2016/05/13 03:40
I downloaded the app because I liked the photo editing features, reviews were positive, and it was free. However, once I tried to use it, I was unable to do ANY editing until I bought the upgrade. Since it was 99c I went ahead with the purchase. Now that I've used the app and had time to think about it, I should have removed the app. I rewarded unethical behavior since free does not mean "only if the buyer is held hostage by the app until s/he forks over money." I wish I knew how to report this.
Almost forgot I had this!
by JRB344Boll on 2016/06/07 04:02
I used this briefly a while back and enjoyed it. I almost forgot about it until my kid opened it. I forgot how much fun it is to use and how easy. I've had other similar apps and this is by far the most accurate and easy to use!
Nice for business
by AnW2010 on 2016/08/26 15:51
I hand paint wedding Converse for my business, and have been searching for an app that will help me with making colors pop in photos. This app has worked wonderfully! Easy to use, and I really liked the easy to understand tutorial!
Takes your money then stops working.
by BigWheelsTurnin on 2018/08/18 12:46
You can’t re-color photos without the in-app purchase to activate the feature which is fine for only 99 cents, but then it stops loading photos and you just get s grey screen when you try to load a new photo. I deleted and re-downloaded which allowed me to load new photos to edit but then it didn’t remember that I purchased the upgrade. So I waisted a dollar and never could use the app to re-color photos.
Awesome
by lschimonitz on 2016/07/04 12:22
I've had the ap for quite awhile. It does exactly what it says it will.. I wish I had just a bit more control; that's most likely my user error. I've done some fun recoloring and gotten great feedback! It's my go to when I want to make a picture pop!
Great App.
by MarieGoble on 2016/06/24 20:26
This app is the best at making things POP out! I've been using this app all day long. I've been editing pictures and sending them to my friends and the love them. This app works great. I recommend it for anyone that needs to edit a pic like this app does.
Love it
by Dances4thelord on 2016/05/29 16:22
This app is great and helps me be able to select certain colors to pull out of the picture and make you look so much more unique is very awesome and I keep using it for about everything right now with a few pictures.
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