Epic app. Love it. Super simple, customizable, and you can create your own filters!!
Stick with Afterlight 1 2/5
As another reviewer stated, there’s really no reason to get this if you have the original. I bought this partly in protest of VSCO’s walling in of new features to their annual fee. However, I quickly realized this app is largely a reskin of Afterlight 1. Notably, frames/borders are missing altogether; this was a feature I used frequently in Afterlight 1. Further, the quality of filters is noticeably poorer than VSCO in my option. Here, they appear artificial. I also found it difficult and unintuitive to try and create my own to save and use for future use. Overall, I’d say VSCO>Afterlight 1>Afterlight 2. At the very least, all of Afterlight 1’s features should be included here. I hope my money might go to such additions.
By I’m Dancin In Atlanta
I can't list one problematic thing about this app.
Great app! 5/5
You can tell the developers of this app spent a lot of extra time getting the perfect user interface. The controls are super responsive and the previews are fast. It’s a simple process to apply quick micro adjustments, saved presets, or go deeper with layers and overlays. As a photog/designer, Afterlight 2 is what I’ve been waiting for!
The circles are back! 5/5
I can finally delete the old Afterlight. Thanks!
Consistently adding great features 5/5
I have to up my four-star review to a five because Afterlight’s devs really keep coming through. Enlight is still the app to beat, but I’m hopeful that, given the rate and quality of updates, Afterlight 2 will be my primary editing app in the near future. Fingers crossed, but until then, it’s still a stellar app that’s absolutely worth the few bucks they modestly ask.
My Ride or Die Photo Editing App 5/5
I started using the first Afterlight several years ago, and never used anything else until their newest launch of Afterlight 2 came out. What I love about this app is that it allows me to create a seamless color theme on my Instagram, but beyond that, the pre curated filters are so stinking beautiful. They don’t look overdone and they don’t minimize the quality of the photo. They add the perfect artsy flair. I also love all the new effects added to this app, and the fact that it’s a one time purchase. They keep adding more cool effects and i don’t have to continually purchase them as they’re released. I recommend this app to literally everyone. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
Much better now 5/5
All the old features coming back into this version along with exciting new tools. Fantastic app now.
Full featured without in app purchases and subscriptions 5/5
This is a great photo editing app that doesn't bait and switch you. It has a strong set of tools and a solid UI
Only suggestion: non-destructive crops. Sometimes I crop and then edit and decide to go back and change the crop. It seems like cropping needs to be the last step of your workflow because you can’t recover anything you cut out later.
Wide selection of tools 5/5
By This is bull ****
I love the wide selection of of tools and filters that are made available. One of my favorites is the selective saturation. What I like about this app that others don’t do is that when you make a change. For example, slide the sharpen button up to 100 (the max) it will save the change as kind of a new image and put the slider back to zero but keep the changes. This lets you go beyond the limits of the slider by just putting it to the maximum multiple times
I only gave it 4 stars because it does not truly support RAW editing. I mean, sure you can upload a RAW file but it will just turn it into a JPEG and let you edit from there. I would like this app to be able to take advantage of all the data stored in the RAW files so that we can make adjustments without having as much noise or distortion. I know this takes lots of processing power but I believe newer phone like the iPhone 10 and 8 have what it takes. I understand that this would be difficult and most people probably won’t use this feature but I would happily pay another $20 for this feature if it was made as an add on (just please don’t make it a subscription). I would like to see a burning and dodging tool as well (darkening and brightening in specific areas). Also can you add a layers system (kind of like photoshop) that way when we want to get rid of a change we don’t have to get rid of all the changes that came after it?
Thank you for your time. I hope you take these thoughts into consideration for the future.
More crashes than the 405 Freeway 1/5
No matter if it’s an image taken with my phone or uploaded from my camera, EVERY TIME I attempt to edit, the program crashes. Refund!
Dope for as long as I can use it 3/5
By Dre jr4
The app from what I can tell is cool and the filters and effects are cool, but every time I'm putting the finishing touches on a photo, crash. Photo lost and I have to start over only for it to crash once again. Don't know if it's just my phone but it's annoying and from I can tell it's fun to use but I can't get too far without losing my creation
Juicy photo editing options, pro tools and easy to use!
Go to App 5/5
By F.Stop Fitzgerald
It seems I always finish up going to Afterlight and finding the things I need to polish up an image. Great tool for creative work.
I Love This App 5/5
it’s worth the buy🤗 . I’ve never been so satisfied with an app I was a lil cautious about purchasing it because so many apps crash after you buy them but not this one. Follow me on Facebook to see my work: Yessina caicedo
Constant Crashes 1/5
Bought this app because I was a user of the original Afterlight. Since I downloaded it I can't use the filters or selective saturation, the two elements I'm most interested in, without crashing.
My obsession 😍 5/5
I used to use multiple apps for one photo but now I only use this one. I love all the new features! My photos have absolutely transformed.
Afterlight 1 is better 3/5
I prefer afterlight 1. And snapseed is much much better. I did not see much difference between afterlight 1 and afterlight 2.
Hard to distinguish.. 3/5
This app has lots of great features but it took me a while to figure out how to use seemingly simple tools. Maybe point out what certain tools do in an more obvious way.
So far so good! 5/5
So far this app is great, Afterlight has been my go to photo editor for as long as I can remember. Afterlight 2 really pushes creativity to a whole new level, while I still have to figure out all the features , I’m leaving this review as my first thoughts 😊
edit: after having this app since it came out, im so so happy how far it has come. i freaking adore this app so much. it is super cheap for as much as it can do, they should release an afterlight 3 with reshape and relight and smooth options like facetune 2 , and charge even $10-20 i would still buy. amazing app
Immediately deleted it 2/5
By Raze 2012
Honestly, Snapseed does a lot of this for free, affinity photo does everything this app does and a lot more. was looking more of a Lightroom replacement if anything, has a bunch of filters, I give it that much, but nothing really special about it, I’m glad I didn’t spend much on it.
Nice frames now
I’ve been using Afterlight for years, and I’m disappointed that this new version is still slow. 3/5
By Jocelynkathleen (:
I love Afterlight. I really do. Its been one of my primary iPhone photo editing apps for years, mainly for the filters. I really love the color overlay in this new version, as well as all the new filters. They’re awesome!
What I’m disappointed in, is that Afterlight (1) always tended to be on the slower side. Not just compared to other photo editing apps, but even compared to other apps in general. I was really hoping that would change with this app. But saving photos causes it to freeze, picking filters sometimes makes it freeze. It’s not close to the end of the world, but it is frustrating.
You guys rock. I’ve been Afterlighting for years and I’m going to stick with it
Muy básica! 1/5
By Alex Espinales
No vale la pena comprarle ya que tiene pocas funciones es mejor la Afterlight 1
There was a lot of hype over this app and I really wanted to like it, but it doesn’t seem to do anything you can’t find in free alternatives.
Creates pictures of our infant 5/5
Upgraded our phone to 8+ for better pictures of our infant. Needed an easier way to edit as we have little time to use PSE anymore. This is easy enough for the sleep deprived to use to make beautiful pictures while they nap!
Is it me or have they removed frames?
Love love love! 4/5
Honestly this app is so much better than any other editing app I’ve ever had, even the first Afterlight which is what I use to ALWAYS use so I’m so happy this one came out :) definitely loving!
Crashes when skewing 1/5
The app continues to crash when I try to skew my images. Please fix this is very frustrating.
Glitchy still 1/5
Glitches all my photos and filters to a black and white live tv kind of picture.
So many amaiznf things so many dumb apps make you pay then you have to keep buying stuff just to be happy this u but get the whole package amazing
This app is one of the best if not, THE BEST editing apps you can get it is totally worth the $3 you can do so much with that!
Beautiful editor 5/5
Really liking this one. It’s fast to get some photo magic going on, much thanks to the sparse UI which typically offer up just one slider, or the very basic/essential parameters for any given process. In this app it works really well. Sometimes you don’t need a million parameters and cluttered UIs to add a bit of magic to a photo. Especially if the app is good at what it does to start with, which this one most definitely is.
Few issues as of current version with the iPad update (December)...iPad Pro 10,5” latest iOS.
1. Editing filter settings (on the stock filters) isn’t reflected in real-time, you only see the results after tapping the check mark. Obviously this will get fixed, but pointing it out here just Incase no one else has.
2. I had a crash (while messing around with the perspective, I couldn’t reproduce it tho) and I was surprised to...not see the picture I was working on when opening the app again. There’s no “save project” kinda thing in this app as far as I can tell, but I’m thinking that might not be a bad idea to implement? Working with music apps (on iOS as well), they usually save a project snapshot in the background every time you make a change to any parameter (the DAWs at least), because they are by their nature resource heavy apps that might crash and, they are productivity apps. Crashes, losing work, brings back memories of yesterday’s iOS.
Even if no save project function is planned, a temp save that constantly saves in the background, so when it crashes, you’re safe and/or if you need to close the app and come back later, just close it, the last thing you were doing would open back up later. Something like that.👌 I know this is optimized for a fast workflow, but...por favor, dev(s)? 👊
3. Sometimes you really, really wanna nudge that flare (or whatever) a bit up/down/left/right, so nudge controls? Obviously just putting your finger on the screen and move it around would work as well.
4. Pinching to zoom-in doesn’t zoom into the area of the photo you are pinching (it zooms into the center of the photo which means you gotta zoom, stop zoom, pan, zoom again, stop and pan). A minor issue, but having the pinch/zoom work just like in most other apps would be nice.
5. Grain isn’t really grain, it’s just a couple of different grainy overlays where you change a transparency parameter. If you guys could implement proper grain in this one it would lift the app even further. Using an overlay for grain will only make your photo look washed out but, grain is one of those tools that will make (or break) a photo. Please consider it? :-)
Glad to have on iPad now, BUT 3/5
Good all-purpose photo editor; however, why the low-resolution saving: “Max” = 639 x 1309 for an iPhone photo?
iPhone or dslr this seems to work 5/5
Not my first choice for photo editor but it’s quick and easy
Amazing but, 4/5
By Kate Gearin
I have lived and died by Afterlight (the OG) and was wicked stoked when I saw they launched a 2. But they striped the new one of the filters I have become so conditioned to using for my artwork. I adore the time and attention the developers put into this new version. It represents a huge step forward and provides so much more control to the user. I only wish they had kept the same filters from the original. The “captain” filter is lined with my instagram and I would love to see it in 2 at some point. Thank you guys! 🙏🏻🌎☘️
Doesn’t work on my IPhone 6S 2/5
I like the features but I cannot use on my phone. On the rare occasion that it will let me edit and save without kicking me out, the edited photo ends up with an “!” In the bottom corner and it looks blurry. It worked ok for the first week I had it but now I’m trying to find an app that will work on my iphone that I’m stuck with for another year. Wasted a lot of time editing pics that ended up being unusable or getting kicked out before finishing. Huge bummer.
Needs More Options For Double Exposure 2/5
It does a good job with how the double exposure looks, nice options there, but with no way to crop, move, or edit your second photo, unless you’re lucky often most pictures are unusable.
Lighting in a bottle 5/5
By Beth Lapp
I couldn’t love this program anymore. It just gets me and delivers everything!!
As a colorist, this app nails it. 5/5
By Josh vfx
I’d almost prefer this to filmconvert or davinci resolve.
By Just A Word Or Two
Either it’s iOS 11 or an iPhone X that makes it freeze and unusable after checking two or three different filters. I love that you can use this in the photo app so I’ll eagerly await an update. For now back to version 1
VSCO worthy 5/5
Yup. Using this just as much as VSCO. I hate paying for apps
Yea good replacement 4/5
Just wish we could change colors of the light affects like you used to be able too!
By Satisfied 17 Year Old
I have no complaints! Well, seeing as how I just bought the app, but it’s perfect! I’ve got it all! 👌🏽
I had the first version of this app and I loved using it.
This new version is really good,however,it lacks the FRAMES which I liked in the old version.
Please try to add it in the next update. Thanks!
Updated review. Powerful editing 2/5
My previous concern with the export size limit has been addressed and images can be exported as large as 6144x6144 pixels in size which is greater than 24 mp. Much more usable. It has a very large variety of tools that allow for just about every kind of enhancement or modification. Much better than before.
Now if the would just arrange the tools in a more logical order or better yet allow users to arrange the tools and hide tools they don’t use, it would be great. Current tool arrangement is haphazard and random.
It doesn’t support RAW files 1/5
Read the title.
Background Borders and Colors Removed 3/5
If I’m over product at Afterlight, I would know that background colors and borders are:
a.) a most used feature by our users
b.) a differentiator from VSCO (who now charges a subscription fee for the feature) and the other more difficult to use editors
c.) is a must have feature to include in a paid 2.0 version of the app, which had been in the making for at least 4-5 years; aeons in the mobile app space.
I downloaded 2.0 anticipating it would be in the build and deleted my old version.
I’ve since re-downloaded Afterlight 1.X just to use this feature and with it, add more taps and time to getting the perfect capture-edit.
If they decide to charge for background borders and colors, then the 3.0 rating will be most certainly justified.
Waste Of Money 1/5
Stick with the first one, I bought it thinking it’s like the first one but my favorite filter isn’t there and the features I use aren’t there. Very disappointing.
By Already did this
Add back the Polaroid frames