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A Color Story

A Color Story

A Color Story

Make your photo colors pop—not fade—with A Color Story.

4.5 Ratings 44K+ Reviews 1M+ Downloads

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4.5
44.5K+ Ratings
  1. 5
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  2. 4
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  3. 3
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  4. 2
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  • as close to perfect as you can get. Jan 23, 2018

    By Jo (is sort of a) Farmer
    Aside from the apps that came with my phone—text, email, weather, etc—this and Instagram are the only apps I have on my phone and use. And they go together perfectly. I have tried a number of photo editing apps in the past but ended up deleting them because this one is as close to perfect as you can get for a photo editing program on a phone. There’s a huge number of filters and new packs are released periodically. Always on trend colors and looks for your pictures, and with a wealth of classics, too. The filter packs are usually done as collaborations with well-known artists who have very specific styles, and so you end up being able to elevate own iPhone photos into works of art themselves. I use filters from every single pack and enjoy that you can create your own folder of favorites, which makes accessing them quick and easy. There are comprehensive editing tools as well like sharpen and brighten and temp editing. I appreciate that you can edit videos with the filters, too, because Instagram’s app is sorely lacking with video editing tools. I’m a dedicated fan of this app for life.
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  • Apr 10, 2021

    By Soy Paty Pats
    In love with the app. I just think going "back" is a bit confusing. And its kind of hard to find a filter since there are so many. But that's a good thing too. Lots to choose from. Thanks for a great app!
  • Update is Meh. Jan 1, 2020

    By mamanda6891
    I loved this app until the most recent update. It was always my go to and now I’m a bit disappointed. I think the update isn't as user friendly. Not really a fan of the the new visual icon set up for the filters and effects. The color text box really interferes with seeing the filter effect icon preview. Not a huge issue, but something i noticed immediately. Locating “saved” and “recent” edits takes a bit of getting use to, but what has really shattered my heart is actually using the Saved/Recent edits. Before the update i could easily scroll through my saved edits at the bottom the bottom of my image, click any one I’d like and see a preview of how my image would look. I could keep previewing other saved edits before i decided which one id like to use. Now i actually have to click “use” from the pop up without actually previewing my image with that saved edit. And after i click the use button and realize i don’t actually like that edit with my photo, i then have to go through and undo every single filter layered in the saved edit. I have to start the process all over again hoping the next saved edit i choose will work for my image. If not, the undo process begins again. This is really disappointing and makes the saved edit feature almost useless.
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  • Mar 27, 2021

    By Drew Muchiri
    Great app for beginners, lots of tools and filters available, it's my favourite editing app. I just wish this app had the X & Y axis skew, then I would delete all my other photo editing apps and only use a color story😃
  • I feel inspired Feb 25, 2020

    By cmpsny
    Using a color story has been very fun. The plus packs are great, and have made me feel much more inspired as I take and edit photos. I also like the grid function, so I can see what my photos look like next to one another. I wish that it wasn’t so expensive to get all the plus packs and editing tools to keep (I’m not a super fan of subscription services, so far I’ve only bought the filters and effects I like). That said, I’ve still enjoyed using the app quite a lot. I take more pride in taking a nice photo now, and pay much closer attention to color! I feel like I’m starting to develop my own visual language or style in photographs, which I’ve never felt before in this medium. Hope others enjoy as well! **update on current edition: it seems like all the glitches with the most recent update have been resolved—it works fine. I do wish that I could access photos from my shared photo albums in iPhoto from the app. I also don’t like that more and more features move from being a part of the free version to items that must be purchased. I can tell that they are reaaaaaallly pushing the subscription service, which I don’t like because then I don’t permanently own the tool/filters.
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  • Used to love this app Oct 8, 2020

    By Jesuschristkillmenow
    I’ve had this editing app for at least 3 years, and have bought all of the filter packs as they came along. At $2-$3 per pack it’s not a big deal, but when I’ve definitely paid for at least 20, maybe 30 of them, it’s kind of an investment. Since they rolled out the monthly subscription price, something I would be interested in had I not already purchased all of the packs, the app has gotten more and more glitchy, to the point where I can’t edit a single photo or video and save it without it crashing, not saving what I’d done. I love the filters and all of the capabilities of this app which is why I’ve dedicated so much time and money into it, but it’s very frustrating to not even be able to use it at all, let alone have an option for the monthly subscription that deducts the cost of what I’ve already paid. I’ve been a loyal customer for 3 years, I also have their sister app, Filmm+ which has presented all of the same problems and won’t let me save anything anymore. Please fix these problems and I’ll return to these apps.
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  • Feb 10, 2021

    By Becca Grace
    It's okay. Nice, clean, appealing design and great filters. The free filters are very limited so I've decided to use different editing apps than this, but ACS has potential.
  • Nov 28, 2020

    By Jessica Deck
    This app used to be my go to for editing photos, but I can't even get a picture to load. Completely unusable. I've Uninstalled and re installed and it still doesn't work. So frustrating.

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  • as close to perfect as you can get. Jan 23, 2018

    By Jo (is sort of a) Farmer
    Aside from the apps that came with my phone—text, email, weather, etc—this and Instagram are the only apps I have on my phone and use. And they go together perfectly. I have tried a number of photo editing apps in the past but ended up deleting them because this one is as close to perfect as you can get for a photo editing program on a phone. There’s a huge number of filters and new packs are released periodically. Always on trend colors and looks for your pictures, and with a wealth of classics, too. The filter packs are usually done as collaborations with well-known artists who have very specific styles, and so you end up being able to elevate own iPhone photos into works of art themselves. I use filters from every single pack and enjoy that you can create your own folder of favorites, which makes accessing them quick and easy. There are comprehensive editing tools as well like sharpen and brighten and temp editing. I appreciate that you can edit videos with the filters, too, because Instagram’s app is sorely lacking with video editing tools. I’m a dedicated fan of this app for life.
    more
  • Mar 27, 2021

    By Drew Muchiri
    Great app for beginners, lots of tools and filters available, it's my favourite editing app. I just wish this app had the X & Y axis skew, then I would delete all my other photo editing apps and only use a color story😃
  • So many options, so much control Dec 20, 2020

    By HeatherBorges
    I do the annual subscription and I have for the last couple years - I used to buy packs individually but sometimes they didn’t turn out how I thought so I’m happy to be able to use everything available. There’s so much control which is nice - opacity of filters, being able to move and flip effects and even being able to change the warmth, brightness and saturation of a filter. This is my #1 photo editing app, I’ve stopped using everything else including VSCO and Afterlight 2. The adjust function is amazing, the curves tool helps so much to get the light perfectly where you want it. I’ve been a fan of ABM for at least a decade and they know what they’re doing when it comes to making photos beautiful. Also: even though they have the Filmm app, you can filter videos with this too, but there’s a lot less functions and options than with Filmm and you can’t preview the whole video/boomerang but if you want to make a small or fun change before posting an insta story, it’s great for that too. Highly recommend.
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  • Mar 14, 2021

    By R
    Best app! Why? 1. LIGHT background for editing photos. ACS's team understand that we all post to Instagram, Twitter etc. platforms with white background. It seems other apps don't get it giving us black background. 2. HSL tool. It's always my favourite tool in an app because I use photo editing app often to edit my artworks. 3. One time payment. I hate subscriptions. Plus of course great filters and other amazing tools like e.g. grid planning. Big thank you.
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  • Mar 6, 2021

    By Silvana Avram
    Excellent experience! The app was recommended by a friend and did not disappoint. Smart, lots of options, intuitive, easy to use...+ making photos look gorgeous- what's not to like? :)
  • Apr 10, 2021

    By Soy Paty Pats
    In love with the app. I just think going "back" is a bit confusing. And its kind of hard to find a filter since there are so many. But that's a good thing too. Lots to choose from. Thanks for a great app!
  • I feel inspired Feb 25, 2020

    By cmpsny
    Using a color story has been very fun. The plus packs are great, and have made me feel much more inspired as I take and edit photos. I also like the grid function, so I can see what my photos look like next to one another. I wish that it wasn’t so expensive to get all the plus packs and editing tools to keep (I’m not a super fan of subscription services, so far I’ve only bought the filters and effects I like). That said, I’ve still enjoyed using the app quite a lot. I take more pride in taking a nice photo now, and pay much closer attention to color! I feel like I’m starting to develop my own visual language or style in photographs, which I’ve never felt before in this medium. Hope others enjoy as well! **update on current edition: it seems like all the glitches with the most recent update have been resolved—it works fine. I do wish that I could access photos from my shared photo albums in iPhoto from the app. I also don’t like that more and more features move from being a part of the free version to items that must be purchased. I can tell that they are reaaaaaallly pushing the subscription service, which I don’t like because then I don’t permanently own the tool/filters.
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  • Mar 15, 2021

    By Ang
    This app is pretty cool for picture editing. A lot of filters are free and you have the option to buy more packages. It's not like Photoshop but easy to use for beginners. I shall explore more of the app and update this
  • Why not the date of the photo created? Feb 25, 2020

    By Uluwale
    I love the app but my only gripe is that it saves as the date that it is edited, not the date of the actually photo taken. E-mailed customer service asking if there was an option to save the edited photo as date taken instead of date edited and the response was “Thanks for your question! Since many of our users like editing their photo and sharing immediately to Instagram, A Color Story records the date as when the photo was edited. Unfortunately, there isn’t a way to change the date. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause!” Yeah.. it is an inconvenience since I don’t have the time to edit the same day as the photo was taken I have to go back and find the date of the photo I edited and go edit the date on the computer when I get the chance and that makes it even more difficult to keep photos and videos organized and harder to find when trying to make photo year books or anything like that. Definitely something this app needs to work on. At least have an on and off option if “many” of their users don’t worry about the time stamp. Especially if I’m paying for this app.
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  • Mar 23, 2021

    By Bangs Zaldivar
    It brightened my ig, made the colors pop. So easy to use and there's so many other features to explore
  • Update is Meh. Jan 1, 2020

    By mamanda6891
    I loved this app until the most recent update. It was always my go to and now I’m a bit disappointed. I think the update isn't as user friendly. Not really a fan of the the new visual icon set up for the filters and effects. The color text box really interferes with seeing the filter effect icon preview. Not a huge issue, but something i noticed immediately. Locating “saved” and “recent” edits takes a bit of getting use to, but what has really shattered my heart is actually using the Saved/Recent edits. Before the update i could easily scroll through my saved edits at the bottom the bottom of my image, click any one I’d like and see a preview of how my image would look. I could keep previewing other saved edits before i decided which one id like to use. Now i actually have to click “use” from the pop up without actually previewing my image with that saved edit. And after i click the use button and realize i don’t actually like that edit with my photo, i then have to go through and undo every single filter layered in the saved edit. I have to start the process all over again hoping the next saved edit i choose will work for my image. If not, the undo process begins again. This is really disappointing and makes the saved edit feature almost useless.
    more
  • Feb 6, 2021

    By Rachel Olivia
    I love the options and useability of this app SO much better than the other editing programs I've tried 5 stars for that, however the android app was completely unusable awhile last year and it just crashed again, making me wary.
  • It’s great when it works Apr 5, 2021

    By fbeoslrnfbsosufbf
    I love this app. They really listen to what we need, and do updates that make it easier to edit. They added blemish removal, and perspective changes. However, it’s only my favorite app when it works. Many times I’ve spent half an hour + editing one photo, only to have the app close out automatically and not save. Also, it closes out anytime I try to go to my grid. Sometimes when I save and grid photos, it doesn’t save the photo, and crashes every time I try to go to my grid. I paid for the upgrade to the app, so idk why it doesn’t work. I also can’t use anything on my iPad, which is linked to my phone. I’ve paid for the year sub. on my iPad as well as my phone, and it charged me but won’t let me use unless I pay. There’s no sign in or anything. It’s just frustrating because I’ve lost a lot of really good work, and I do really love the app. Just don’t expect to have your work when your completed.
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  • Used to love this app Oct 8, 2020

    By Jesuschristkillmenow
    I’ve had this editing app for at least 3 years, and have bought all of the filter packs as they came along. At $2-$3 per pack it’s not a big deal, but when I’ve definitely paid for at least 20, maybe 30 of them, it’s kind of an investment. Since they rolled out the monthly subscription price, something I would be interested in had I not already purchased all of the packs, the app has gotten more and more glitchy, to the point where I can’t edit a single photo or video and save it without it crashing, not saving what I’d done. I love the filters and all of the capabilities of this app which is why I’ve dedicated so much time and money into it, but it’s very frustrating to not even be able to use it at all, let alone have an option for the monthly subscription that deducts the cost of what I’ve already paid. I’ve been a loyal customer for 3 years, I also have their sister app, Filmm+ which has presented all of the same problems and won’t let me save anything anymore. Please fix these problems and I’ll return to these apps.
    more
  • Feb 10, 2021

    By Becca Grace
    It's okay. Nice, clean, appealing design and great filters. The free filters are very limited so I've decided to use different editing apps than this, but ACS has potential.
  • Nov 28, 2020

    By Jessica Deck
    This app used to be my go to for editing photos, but I can't even get a picture to load. Completely unusable. I've Uninstalled and re installed and it still doesn't work. So frustrating.

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