Could benefit from more features 4/5
It’d be incredibly useful to have an exposure slider and blacks slider to go along with the highlights and shadows specific sliders
Create and save your own filters for free. 5/5
By Compliments iMovie
The rest of the stuff you have to buy that’s fine with me. I love these filters that I can create on my own.
language problems 4/5
when starting to edit a photo from the iPhone albums it, it shows weird languages. please fix
even if the iPhone language is only English
Big fan of Darkroom! 4.5 stars 4/5
By Malik Blasingame
I moved to Darkroom from Lightroom CC about 2 months ago now since I’d rather pay a one-time fee rather than a subscription. My experience with Darkroom has been great!
However, the only thing keeping me from purchasing the full app are the lack of a few key features:
- Selective Adjustments (this is the main one)
- Healing tool (spot removal)
- Noise Adjustment
These are listed as future features on Darkroom’s website, so hoping these will be coming very soon (especially the selective tool!). Nonetheless, Darkroom has been wonderful for my photo editing, and I highly recommend it! 😄
P.S. This is my first time writing an app review. I decided it was worth doing so for Darkroom since I’ve gotten lots of value from the app and wish to see it succeed. 🙂
i love this app. it is so amazing and SO helpful! all of the photos i have edited are spectacular and absolutely brilliant. Recommend to anyone who love bright and vibrant photos!
Great professional in every way 5/5
Recommend to any pro
Best App!! 5/5
This is honestly the best picture editing app I’ve ever had. Just the fact that you can create your own filters that actually look really nice, it’s very impressive. I really recommend it. Great Work, great App!
This app is great for editing on the go. Worth every penny.
Use it for every Instagram post! 3/5
I love this app, but have one problem I hope the app developers will fix. I run into a problem where it will not show my most recent photo in my album when I go to select my picture to edit. Sometimes I have to restart my phone or wait a day for it to show up. Hopefully they figure this out soon!
Works good but crashes too much 1/5
By Angel Gutierrez (Panda)
As the title says, the app is great but it crashes on my IPhone 7plus
This is one of the best editing apps I have ever used in my whole life!! It’s even amazing without the pro (I don’t use pro but it’s probably amazing)... I have gotten so many compliments on my pictures and this app just makes me wanna keep on editing and taking photos. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH DARKROOM!!!!!
It supports exporting to HEIF when basically nobody else (not even Adobe) is supporting it! It’s very simple and fun to use as well.
Annoying nag-a-thon 1/5
By Tom Steele
I get it, you want money. But I haven’t even so much as given you permission to look at my photos yet and you are demanding $6.99. I try to load one of the 45 curated filters to try it out and you hit me up for $9.99 - seriously. It’s like the bad date that “forgot his wallet” wanting me to pay for everything and we haven’t even hugged each other yet.
Thank you, next.
App does not sync properly 1/5
A big selling point of this app is that it supposedly preserves edit history. It does not do so. If you make edits on your iPhone, when you sync, the edit history is preserved on your iPhone, but it is not preserved on your iPad. The developer admits this on the help page, saying:
“Edit Syncing: sorely missing, and very complex. But there is a hack! Export your photos and use Modify Original. In that case the edits and original are bundled, and we can restore those on your other device.”
Obviously, there should be no need for a hack. In addition, the hack does not work for me when I sync between my iPhone and iPad.
This app never should have been an “Editors Choice.” Shame on Apple.
Amazing editor, great drop in replacement for Photos 4/5
I’ve switched from editing in Apple Photos to Darkroom (using RAW captures from Halide) and it has drastically improved my mobile photography beyond what I could imagine. Darkroom is a great editor and I absolutely love the workflow and editing control it provides. My only gripe is that sometimes the app crashes when zooming in on RAW captures, but other than that I highly recommend Darkroom for any serious mobile photographers.
Possibly the worst photo editing app I’ve used 1/5
90% of the time edits do not take. The exported file looks nothing like the edits I’ve made the vast majority of the time, to the point I have to create 4-5 different random edits and hope one came out correctly.
No ability to dehaze, control noise, no control over distortion.
Literally the only reason I’m using this and not a vastly superior app like Polarr is because that app has yet to be updated to work with the file-type of my new camera.
Avoid at all costs, not worth the money.
RAW editing needs improvements 4/5
This is a great app. I love the UI and UX. Love the integration with Halide. The filters are great. Copy hashtag feature is absolutely great - love it. But what I think needs more work is raw editing features. The photos are underexposed sometimes. Even after increasing exposure and brightness, they remain underexposed. With Adobe Lightroom, the same photo gets a lot of light when I move up exposure a bit. This is my only issue with the app. I am quite fine with it missing some other useful features like selective editing. Darkroom in app purchase is a one time thing, so compared to Lightroom, Darkroom definitely offers better value at a lower price. If the under exposure issue is fixed, I will continue using Darkroom for almost all my photo editing.
Great App 5/5
I bought this app yesterday. It is intuitive, simple to use and elegant. It is a powerful tool for converting color to black and white images.
nice but.... 3/5
i love hue saturation control, i love grain, i love coping and pasting effects and love modifying photos without having duplicates BUT! there is so much bugs 😩 end filters are really poor! add some good vintage filters like agfa or fuji please 🙏
The best 5/5
Great App 4/5
I think its is a great app it has almost everything that I want. It just doesn't have luminance noise reduction and color noise reduction. If it had those it would be perfect for me.
Great simple clean app
I HAVE FOUND THE ONE 5/5
Little did I know great minds think alike. Come to find out PRO SHOT AND MANY OTHER OF THEIR APPS I ALREADY HAVE. THIS ONE IS THE MOST IN-DEPTH & EASY TO GET THE BEST OUT OF MY PHOTOS. GREAT APP YOU’LL NOT BE SORRY.
Photo Editing 5/5
De todos los app de photo edit, diría que es el mejor by far ... vale la pena comprar el premium, porque te ofrece otras opciones que puedes incrementar al editar tus fotos. Tiene muchísimo mejores filtros que VSCO. Fácil en su uso y manejo.
Lo recomiendo al 💯👌🏼 !!!
Amazing amazing amazing!! Just the app I needed! I love the fact it allows me to edit the background brightness, shadows, ect. Without affecting the subject of the picture.
Best photos 5/5
This my favorite app whether to enhance or edit a well or poorly taken photo
Please fix bugs 4/5
By I've done this 10 times
- sliders are not sliding smooth
- photos already edited and replaced are not displaying correctly in app
- pre-cropped photos are not showing up cropped
Not properly rendering RAW images 3/5
I’m having issues with how images are rendering within Darkroom vs. after I export. For example, RAW images I took in Halide were pretty underexposed and display that way within Halide, but when I loaded them in Darkroom they look completely different. The blacks and shadows are significantly brighter within Darkroom, but after I export them they are underexposed again.
Other than that, I LOVE the app. But it’s a challenging issue when I’m trying to edit.
My favorite image editor by far 5/5
So well laid out. The controls, export options, ability to create presets, everything is so thoughtfully done. I used to always take my point-and-shoot with me on casual trips— new between Halide and Darkroom I’m comfortable taking just my phone.
Best iPhone Photo Editing App 4/5
By The Other Elf
I like this app for editing RAW photos I take with my iPhone. While currently I don’t use it for photos from my DSLR, if my next body has Bluetooth/WiFi, I certainly will. One feature I think it is missing is local adjustments. While that might be a tall order for an iPhone app, I’d love to see it happen.
I do wish the highlight/shadow tools were less destructive on RAW photos. They behave like they’re adjusting a jpg even on RAW. The temperature tool could also be a little more powerful.
Used to be great... 2/5
This was my favorite, go-to photo editor. The latest version is super buggy. Some of the tools don’t work at all without restarting the app. For some reason the app gets hung up on previously viewed photos; I try editing a photo, but nothing happens, turns out the previously viewed photo is being changed! This happens when trying to delete photos also; the app deletes a photo other than the one selected for deletion. These issues don’t happen constantly, but consistently enough to make the app extremely frustrating to use! FYI, this happens with .HEIC and .JPEG, I am not using this app to edit RAW.
What a great app!!!
Very useful even for Pros 4/5
I use this app when I want to import dslr images (via google drive or canon) to my iphone and display these images on social media or photo share. Obviously I won’t be printing from iPhone files since it’s smaller resolution files. For pro work I would use the real file on my computer and adobe products to edit. But for a quick edit with some nice filters curves perspective cropping and sending previews to clients or even personal use this works well. What I really like is I don’t have to save as a edited image and duplicate files since all edits are non destructive and can easily revert to originals.
My suggestion for the developers would be people like me would love more functionality that more closely resembles what I can do on Lightroom or photoshop. I know that means more cost but off top of my head I would really like things like
1) stitching images for panoramas
2) focus stacking
3) spot removal (brush tool)
4) masks (for local edits)
6) more filters esp for B&W. I would pay for these. Carbon has some good ones.
7) Gaussian blurs
9) selective coloring (making eyes whiter, teeth whiter etc)
I realize this may be a sophisticated set of functions for a mobile app but hopefully in future it is available.
Good app but missing ALOT... 2/5
To developer ,
As a photographer i really liked the layout...
But thats all i can think off !
The app has alot of potentials but currently missing ALOT
My biggest concern of not buying this app was the ability to edit. RAW format.
Then missing : “selective editing” ; “masking” ; “lens blur” ; “editing vignetting “ ...
These are the top main missing tools
It could of been great if u could put “Sunray” effect (somrthing like Luminar has...
(I think then it worth $10...)
Many thanx and good luck
Best app I found ever 5/5
I mean it even the free version gives you so many options compared to the other apps and I have yet to come into a problem so my favorite app by far
By Soccer_lover ⚽️❤️
LOVE ❤️ this!! give it a 5 star!!!!! i took a dark looking photo of my dog, and turned it into this beautiful picture!!! 😝😝👍👍👍👍i just wish their were no in-app purchases. honestly they do give u lots of filters, frames, frame colors, etc. so don’t spend the money!! i’m so happy with this app!!!
Great app! BUT! 2/5
UI is easy, much better than lightroom mobile, presets looks nice BUTT! it cost too much! Just for tools and some presets is too much! If you could lower it I’d be much happier to switch to your app but as of now ill stick to lightroom and snapseed i could just switch between apps to get your premium tools thats why $9.99 is unreasonable.
Instant haranguing 2/5
By The Evidence
Says "free" with in-app purchases. Baloney. As soon as you start you are bombarded with pop-ups demanding that you buy the paid version. Might be OK with some people, but I promptly deleted the app. Not technically lying I suppose, but total bull cookies. Hopefully they will fold.
By Amherst Owens
DarkRoom is a fantastic iOS photo editing app that I have been using for a few months now. I really like the slider functions as it gives almost pinpoint accuracy over editing your photos. Also this app lets you edit Raw files as well as other more common file types. You have to buy other functions within the app, but most other notable apps like Polarr do the same. At $5.00 per unlock it can get costly. You don’t have to buy them if you don’t want to use the app and it even lets you try before you buy to see if you even want the extras. But over all its functions, and clean interface make it a wonderful photo editing app to use.
Great app 5/5
Keep it up
Terrible app/business model/don’t waste your time 2/5
This app uses the now ubiquitous “charge for every feature" model and that Isashame. The developer had responded saying they allow you to use all the pro features so it really is a "try it for free" app, I say that’s not accurate. Unless your workflow is done entirely on your phone then maybe you can get a solid feel for it, but I don’t trust edit until I’ve examined them on a monitor.
YOU CANT EXPORT/SAVE A SINGLE PHOTO IF IT USES EVEN A SINGLE “PROFESSIONAL” feature
So yea, you can “try” it, good luck getting a solid feel for whether the results are worth paying for when you can’t even export a file to evaluate the results
It not letting me buy 2/5
I have 10.82 in my app credit and it’s not letting me buy anything
Super Fun 5/5
Allows me to play with different photos without damaging or having to purchase another print that was not what expected.
Me Encanta❤️ 5/5
By Soy 4rdon
es asombrosa la uso siempre los filtros son increíbles😍 totalmente recomendable
Love the features, UI and handoff from Halide. My only gripe is I wish the app allowed for brushes or targeting only specific parts of an image to adjust contrast, color, etc. I want to be able to adjust maybe just the sky or just something in the forefront. Is this in the works?
Won’t let me edit Raw photos 4/5
I love this app especially when u pair it with halide but when I try to edit raw photos it says error and I have to switch to jpeg
This is really a lot of fun, I may have to buy this one.
Not a good app 1/5
It doesn’t really do anything
Easy to use 5/5
I am using the free version of the app and it has more than enough features for me. This is my first time using an app like this and I managed to figure things out right away. I made all my edits in just a few moments and was able to save it as a preset for all my other photos. Super easy timesaver.