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.
Not free 1/5
Not free, but $9.99. If anyone knows how I can get my money back — it was charged to my credit card — I would appreciate it. The app is way too complicated for me. Further, I have never paid that much for an app.
Nearly perfect! 5/5
So many photo editing apps have been on my phone over the years but this is now the only one I use. Deep features that are accessible and not overwhelming. Great filters. The Halide app connection is awesome too. The only thing I’m waiting for is a service extension for the iOS Photos app so I can edit with Darkroom directly from Photos.
Question for developer 5/5
Great app. In the future will we see an update that allows us to denoise our photos?
Great APP 5/5
By Sweet Allan
Darkroom now can process most of my requirements. It’s easy to use and got great interface, it’s fun using it. The best feature for me is that this APP can process multiple photos with the same adjustments at once, that’s very useful for social media posting.
But please make more inspiring filters and more unlock level-up functions for paid customer.
In all, good job there!
My Go To App for Editing BUT 3/5
Darkroom is an amazing app. I have been using it for the longest time to edit all my photos so I would say it’s always been a 5 star but this last update I can’t adjust my hue, saturation and luminance levels. It seems glitchy and doesn’t glide seamlessly like it used to and it has become very frustrating. I hope Darkroom squashes this bug for the next update 😕
Most amazing app ever. 5/5
The copy and paste of the effects feature is amazing!
Those many bugs... 2/5
Am I using the beta version?
You guys could really make a mark 5/5
By developing a MacOS app. This is top tier quality. Give Adobe a run for it’s money.
Still beta, raw develop broken 1/5
I’m fishing around for a Snapseed alternative since they’ve stopped new camera raw support for quite some time. Darkroom looked the most promising but unfortunately Raw develop is broken. Highlight recovery is ugly, shadows recovery even worse. They don’t behave as you would expect. Looking forward to updates.
Crashing on 2017 iPad Pro 4/5
Crashing on a 2017 iPad Pro when editing RAW files from Sony A7riii. Should be able to handle editing one file at a time even from this camera no? Files are 42Mpx compressed RAW . Fix issue and I will rate an easy 5 stars!
the best 5/5
By Calin sirian
The best photo editor on AppStore. One thing is missing for me: some HDR function to autotune images like SnapSeed
Save my photos 5/5
I had no choice but to give this 5 stars because I took some family photos at home and I didn’t realize I had the lighting all wrong. This app literally saved my photos. I was able to brighten the pictures without making them look over edited. I’m so happy with how they came out.
Photos downloaded from Google Photos don't show up 4/5
The app is great, but my rating is missing one star because pictures that I download from Google Photos don't show up for some reason.
Nothing but upgrade ads 1/5
Most of this app is nothing other than an ad to upgrade. I deleted after one use. Totally ridiculous
I’m not holding a star 5/5
By Jim Artis
Darkroom is a game-changer for me.
For the most-part, I have changed my photo post-processing from my PC to my iPad/iPhone. As I see it, this is a tremendous timesaver and gives me more control over the look of the final image than the PC based application I previously used.
When I have had questions or thought there was a problem, Customer Service has been quick to respond. That is valuable in itself.
I look forward to continued use of this app and welcome new features.
Thanks to the developer(s)
James A Artis
Intuitive design flawless on my iPad Pro 2018 12.9 5/5
I have around 16,000 photos nicely organized in iPhoto. Within minutes I was able to discern the layout and how to utilize the program. Bought the 10 dollar unlock. Unsure if there will be other costs. Even if there is I see no problems. Nothing is free. I would rather pay for an App that works well and is updated.
Like many I find myself rarely using my desktop. Went from iMac to MacBook Pro using the Apple sold LG monitor. Even now with my 2018 Mac mini I find myself gravitating towards my iPad.
Looks stunning and functions well on my 2018 iPad Pro 12.9.
This works well with my iCloud storage and both of our iPhone max phones run this app easily.
Well done Darkroom people. 😳
Very poor integration with iOS photos library 1/5
The developer claims this app works well with the native iOS photos library. That’s clearly not true. First of all, there is no plug-in to access DarkRoom within the Photos app. Second, the folders-and-albums hierarchy is not preserved from within DarkRoom. If you use iOS Photos Library to organize your photos, then DarkRoom is going to be very frustrating. Suggest you skip.
I’m enjoying the app. It’s a great free app to play with
Best App Ever! 5/5
I would say this is the best editing app I have gotten. All of the other ones are bad because the don’t give you many options unless you purchase them. This app though has many options even though you do t purchase the full pack. I purchased the full pack and it is by far better if you do that. I would say that the only downside is that the cropping to is very hard to use and I crop a lot in my photos.
Not so good 2/5
Everything is fine except for the preset filters, and that it’s a big issue for me because sometimes you don’t wanna mess with the curves and complicated settings, you want some good filters, and believe me they’re really bad ,I’m deleting the app and I’m gonna try to get my money back.
Annoying purchase pop ups 1/5
Within one minute of installation and opening I got asked 5 times to purchase premium this and that. Deleted
Almost perfect 4/5
This app is great and better than the competition but misses one essential feature:
Either a brush or layers but a way to apply selective adjustments. Having selective colors and the other tools is great, but it is useless if i cannot apply it to only part of my images. I hope future versions include this.
Was hopeful but this seems almost unusable. 1/5
Was hopeful but this seems almost unusable.
I’ve sent 2 emails to the contact address and will update this review if I get good feedback. I’m hoping I’m just missing something, since I spent money on this app.
But...so far the app crashes sometimes when I export and my exported photos show only crop edits. All other edits are not evident in the exported photo. XS Max, latest OS. Seems like this app might be complete garbage.
I really want to move to iPad only photo editing, this is almost the app I need 4/5
I would LOVE to sell my mac and move to iPad only photo editing, but before I can do that I need an iPad app that includes the functionality I have from Lightroom Classic (Lightroom CC doesn’t have all the features I need).
I found Darkroom from The Sweet Setup and its definitely the best photo editing app I’ve tried but it doesn’t quite make the move for me.
I shoot primarily events and landscapes, sometimes portraits.
Required (for me) features that this app does has:
Paste edits across multiple photos (the batch edit feature wasn’t working for me, I wish it did)
iCloud Photos support
Ability to tap to change adjustments instead of drag a slider
Required features that are missing (or I can’t find):
Brushes (for highlights, shadows, saturation, etc...)
Spot healing brush or repair tool (I forgot what Lightroom calls it, the shortcut is Q)
Wishlist that isn’t a dealbreaker:
Ability to view iCloud photos with the date added view in addition to the chronological view
What’s nice but isn’t a required for me:
Modify copyright metadata on export
Favoriting an image in Darkroom also favorites it in Photos
Crashes when zooming in on raw photos 😣 4/5
Let me start by saying that I really WANT to love darkroom. It is tightly integrated with halide and other camera apps, and the amount of control available in the app is amazing. I also love that you can super easily switch between raw and other versions of your pics. So the reason I just can’t love this app is because for me it is unusable. I am using halide to shoot raw photos and when I edit them in darkroom as soon as I zoom in close on a raw photo and try to pan the view, the app crashes. This happened every time with any raw photo weather it was shot on halide or another iPhone app, or shot on my Sony a6300 and imported through photos app. I have tried deleting the app and rebooting then reinstalling but it just does the same thing with raw photos. Very disappointed. Hope the devs can fix this soon else I really can’t use the program. If this gets fixed it’s easily a 5 star rating!!
App doesn’t see screenshots. 3/5
I use this app for almost 1 year. It’s perfect.
Just the problem it doesn’t see screenshots.
Even in favorites.
Fix it please.
This app is truly amazing!!! So simple to use. And the options it’s give with the grainy look and controlling the filters. Exquisites!
No Photos support 1/5
A photo app without Photos extension support - a nogo. Sad because it looks amazing!
Picture under pictures 5/5
When your edit a picture instead one picture is from and pictures in background please guys fix this problem thanks
Exporting RAW file 3/5
When exporting a RAW file (PNG) format after edits the app continuously crashes on my iPad Pro 10.5. Can it handle raw files or not?
There once was an app called Darkroom... 5/5
By Jackson S. Hayes
There once was an app called Darkroom
Making VSCO look like a push broom
It edits my pictures
With light, color-mixtures
That it deserves a ballad like this tune
Sorry for the horrible limerick…. But Darkroom is the best, I love it!
Please give back the neon light app icon 1/5
FAVORITE EDITING APP OF ALL TIME 5/5
The simplest most advanced image editing app on the App Store without a doubt, you won't be disappointed!
The create custom filter option is so important for creating an all around cohesive aesthetic for your blog/instagram!
Responsive team behind the app as well
On dec 8th 2018 I sent an email explaining how important it would mean to me if darkroom came to the iPad! And not even 10 DAYS LATER, sure enough an update supporting iPad was released! Thank you guys, Keep up the AMAZING WORK!
Smart and Fast 5/5
Fine-grained controls if you need them. Simpler filters that can also be customized. Navigation is simple and sharing photos is great.
The individual controls are well designed for the phone and it encourages me to edit photos I take immediately.
The iPad version is fantastic. It sets the bar.
It's very well done.
When I first time said this is bad, I thought of it. 5/5
To start off, the edits are superficial and professional all around. This app can be related to CS6 Photoshop.
Seems OK Can’t figure out how to resize before exporting. 3/5
By Ole Geiser
Seems OK Can’t figure out how to resize when exporting. User help info is so far non existent. Will keep trying.
It gets better 5/5
The best editing app just got better with full iPad support.
The fluid interface and shortcuts really make my workflow that much easier. Awesome.
IPad version is awesome 5/5
Great photo editor just got 10x with iPad landscape version!
iPad version! 3/5
I love that there’s now landscape mode and a bigger screen for iPad users like myself but I’m still bummed about the curves tool because it’s very limiting since it’s already set up in dots and you can’t get the result you actually want by adjusting and instead of getting images to look vibrant they are dull. It’s great for tweaking edited photos with color for me but it’s not a great standalone editor because the curves is just a huge let down which is why I can only give it 3 stars.
Thanks for the update!
Integrating the Photos library into the app is genius. Finally, no need to manage multiple libraries! Add to that an obvious and intuitive interface? Take my 10 bones, folks.
This replaced Enlight for me 4/5
I’ve liked all the features from the full unlock of Darkroom. Especially like the A200 preset with the lifted blacks. And the finer adjustment controls for perspective straightening and front/back grading of portrait photos.
Only issue I’ve had is Live Photo’s breaking once saved out - not being some to apply loop & bounce to them. That’s the only ding for this app. I hope it can be resolved!
Five star 5/5
Amazing editing but definitely need shareable filters !
the BEST free app for color grading! 5/5
By Ellery Shea
this app, even without the add-ons you can purchase as a bundle for 9.99, is the BEST color grading app on the app store. it’s easy to use, and you can easily copy and paste color grading options on multiple pieces. my photos look awesome! bravo!! ❤️🌟
Crashing when opened 4/5
Recently the app has been crashing every time I try to open it. Please fix this bug!