Excellent app with beautiful filters 4/5
Love this app! After using a few others (including VSCO), Color Story is my go-to for editing photos. Beautiful filters and lots of control over precise editing. I've found that the only thing that could be improved is the highlight-save. I feel like instead of returning some of the lost detail due to blown highlights, the highlight save just kind of gives the highlights a weird matte finish. But everything else is awesome. Highly recommended 👍🏻
Love this app but... 3/5
It stops working at random times. This is my go to app for editing photos. I love it. But recently when I open the app to select a photo from my camera roll it won’t do anything after I tap the photo. It just stays on the screen to select a photo. Super bummed this keeps happening because I can’t use the app at all. Hope they get it fixed soon. :(
Simply a delight (until it stopped working) 1/5
I loved using this app, so much so that I wrote the following review:
“The interface is beautifully designed, the filters & tools are plentiful, and the light leaks add a touch of magic to any photo ~ Happy to give up a bit of phone storage for the ease of this editing experience.”
Sadly, my experience has taken a turn for the worse. The app will no longer allow me to select a photo from my camera roll, even though it lets me view my camera roll. I’ve kept the app up-to-date and have tried reinstalling it, but to no avail.
I would love for this issue to be fixed so I can once again give this app five stars!
Good app 4/5
By Nubs J
Really has some beautiful effects and filters. I wish it had a few more free filters and/or less expensive ones.
Love but... 4/5
I love this app but it would be great if they have a bundle of all the packs instead of selling it one by one
Was great until it stopped working... 3/5
A few months ago, the app stopped working. At first, I’d [try to] select the photo I wanted to edit, but the app would just automatically chose the most recent photo in my Photos app. Over and over, I would restart the app, and try again, but it still only brought up the most recent photo. Checked my app updates to see if I just needed to download an update for the app, but there was nothing. So I stopped using the app for several weeks, thinking surely it would work itself out. It didn’t. Instead, now it just doesn’t pull up any photo to begin editing. I can tap on any photo—older in my Photo stream or the most recent one—and nothing happens. It just stays on the photo selection screen as if I haven’t tapped any photos. This has been the case for the last month or so. I finally uninstalled and reinstalled it today.... didn’t work. I have an iPhone 6s. Not sure if that matters.
I’m bummed it stopped working because it was my favorite editing app once upon a time.
Awesome App! 5/5
I love this app! It's so easy to use, the filters are fun and make my pictures look professional and sharp! Or dreamy and soft! What ever look I'm going for they've got a filter for it; I'm in love❤️
A great tool! 5/5
A nice alternative to VSCO with preset filters
My Favorite App 4/5
By Maddy Shay
I love this app! It’s easy to use, yet you are able to control so much. You can make your photos look retro or enhance the natural colors. I absolutely love that you can edit your videos, too! I only wish there were more features. I wish I could blur, lighten, darken, erase, etc. specific spots.
Can never tap a photo to edit 3/5
I would love to use this app more frequently but I can never tap a photo to edit. I hope they fix this bug soon as it’s been there for quite some time now.
So many options!! 5/5
Love this app! I've been searching for a fun, easy app that I can use to play with my photos!
It's quick and easy and I am loving the effects!!
Won’t load photos 1/5
I used this app for awhile but deleted it because it didn’t seem to have as many filters as other apps. I decided to try it again and it won’t load my photos. Deleted for good this time.
Can’t select pictures to edit 1/5
Bought a filter package but it won’t let me choose pictures to edit so what good does this app do me?? I’m on the latest version of iOS (just downloaded update today) and this app still doesn’t work!
I just got this today ...so far I love it!
Delivers as promised 5/5
My biggest disappointments with these types of apps is that they either over-promise what they can deliver, they are obvious rip-offs of another app, or they have so many ad breaks that you cannot stay focused on the project. This app delivers as promised and doesn't waste your time. Get it.
I use this app every day to edit my handmade product photos! It's fun and easy to use. The colors i achieve are fantastic!
Fun, easy & makes my pictures look awesome
Amazing .. when not buggy 3/5
By Why do I need a nickname 😒
This has been my go-to editing app for well over a year. Completely transforms my photos and I rarely post anything not edited with ACS. However, most times I’ve tried to use it in the last month, I can’t choose the photo I want and it’s so frustrating. I haven’t figured out any way around this bug. Really disappointing.
So easy to use and plenty of options offered, this has been my go-to for a while now!
If only it would work... 1/5
I'm VERY disappointed. I've had this app all of 5 minutes and it won't open ANY of my pictures from my camera roll to edit. 😡
I’ve had it for two days & nothing 1/5
I downloaded this app 2 days ago because I heard good things about it. I have not been able to edit any of my photos or videos. I don’t know if it’s me but I don’t have patience , so unfortunately I am removing it.
This app is amazing! 5/5
I never rate anything and I think this app is worth rating. Enough said.
Can’t select photos 2/5
I used to LOVE this app. The curve feature alone was enough to make me want to buy all the packages. Sadly, I can’t use it anymore because I can’t select photos to edit within the app..... which is the whole point of the app. No matter which photos I click from my camera roll, I get no response.
Essential Filter App 5/5
By Elisa Nagrom
Before you purchase any packages... 1/5
It's a nice app with a plethora of filter packages to choose from but they should put a disclosure saying that this app is not compatible with certain older iPhone versions. I purchased a package and it did not download, yet I was still charged for it! I talked to a customer rep and she told me to contact Apple directly to see if I can get a refund. Not worth the hassle, though. I just know I won't be purchasing from them anymore.
Great tool 5/5
Simply to use, and yet lots of tools to transform images into something really beautiful.
Certain pictures will edit. 2/5
I love this app dearly but I’ve been struggling to use it because my more recent pictures won’t edit at all. Especially ones I’ve downloaded from my Google photos app.
I would love to write a review… If only I could open this crappy app which crashes upon me trying to load. Please send me my money back. If there was a half star on here I would rate it that
Love the upgrade!! 5/5
I already loved this app. Use it nearly every single day. Just upgraded and am so very excited that you now have video functionality!!! Thank you!
I can edit all of my photos that are very special but that are not taken that good or as good I I wanted. Now I can with this app. I always want to find things to use that I will love and be thankful that this app is made and it found it. This app is AWESOME!!!
Jeff Mindel is where I saw this app and I love it
Why so many people are leaving good reviews? 1/5
Geez. If I can only use this app then I may could review this better. I have been trying and trying to edit the photos I want on my iPhone 7 plus. I cannot even select the photos I want to edit, It only let me selected videos but then it would freeze and won’t respond.
Bugged to hell 1/5
Bugged to hell, I cannot even select a photo for edit, video i can, photo absolutely can’t, i can but only small resolution, like 320x320
you don't get a whole lot for free but... 3/5
it's great photo editing. i'm just not one to pay for apps really. if i were i would use this more i'm sure.
Great Photo Editor 5/5
🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻Love this app for my business photos and more!
So Many Great Filters and Features! 5/5
I'm always happy with the results I get from ColorStory and the many terrific options!
Easy to use and makes beautiful photos 5/5
I don't use many of the filters on this app, but I consistently use the manual adjustments to change contrast, lighting, and tone. The app is easy to use and helps to subtly improve iPhone photos without looking over edited.
Gold stars for days and years 💛💛💛 5/5
Beautiful edits, very customizable, fits with any kind of aesthetic and is incredibly natural and not like an overly edited photo + video! This is my favorite app!
Stupid, money sucking app 1/5
This app makes you pay for everything and it's super hard to use. Stupid app, cool idea. But dumb app
Never using another Instagram filter 5/5
This is an AMAZING app. Would love to see something on the blog about best uses for different filters (portraits, vegetation, etc). Wish there was an option to buy all of the +packs at once!
Great app! Fun to use! 5/5
By Fifi chappy
Great for interior designers 5/5
This is a great tool for interior designers growing their business via Instagram. I love who founded the company and how they just have profits to hurricane relief to. These are the kinds of business we should all support!
Lost filter 5/5
Hi ... so I download the new filter “oui” and then I restore my shops, but the filter is not in my shops, what can I do ? I didn’t get the chance of using:( help please
100% recommend 5/5
Love the app. The filters. The lay out. Not to mention it's easy to use and understand. New favorite app!!!
Don't bother downloading this app. You have to buy most filters and the free ones are like any other filter on your iPhone. The free tools are useless too.
Easy to use! 4/5
This app is easy to use and has great options!
I love it! 5/5
By Embracing Beauty
It's easy to use and makes editing pictures fun!
Easy to use 5/5
This app is great for touching up photos of my clothes to sell. Wish they sold the extras all in one bundle.
Really on route to be awesome 5/5
Such a great selection. I love the filters, I love the selections and how easy it is. It would be great if you could buy all the filters at once. I would like to see the option to preview the filters on my image before buying. But the developers did a lovely job.
I really like the app 5/5
It's a great l app and the cost for more filters is fine. With around $1-$2 average it's pretty affordable also, the tools and filters you get for free are great. They are way better than the filters already on my device. People keep complaining about the in-app purchases, but what would you expect? Luvs it!