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PREQUEL: Effects, Filters & Editing

PREQUEL: Effects, Filters & Editing

Prequel Inc.

Aesthetic video & photo editor with unique presets: VHS, Disco, Miami and more.

4.6 Ratings 181K+ Reviews 5M+ Downloads

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Aesthetic video & photo editor with unique presets: VHS, Disco, Miami and more.
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4.6
180.8K+ Ratings
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  • Insane Price Point Apr 22, 2020

    By Awesome app 554472
    I installed and deleted it immediately... I’ve paid for my favourite mobile editing app (MuseCam) in the past, and enjoy the purchase. I also have paid $40-50 on the Mac App Store for Affinity Photo, my full featured editing suite. For $5/WEEK you can edit with their presets, or for their self claimed 85% discounted yearly subscription of $35/Year, you can have the presets under that price format. Something’s gotta change here Edit: I knew something had to be wrong with my initial notion. I reinstalled the app, and sure enough, I missed a sneaky little greyed out ‘X’ in the top left corner. After clicking it, you can proceed to the free version of the app, which I have to say is quite nice. You seem to get two presets from each of the collections they give you, and I am impressed with their image processing algorithms, they are nice. I still don’t take back my words about the insanely high subscription model price point, but I’ll leave 5 stars for the actual app. It clearly has been well thought out.
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  • Aug 10, 2020

    By broccoli man
    This new update is horrible. Everything that used to be free now costs money. It's much less versatile and constantly shoving the paid membership in your face. I liked how many options it had before but now it's only got a couple per filter. I can't pay for a membership to an editing app. It's just annoying now.
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  • Great Application, Worst subscription system Oct 3, 2019

    By adamgntr
    UPDATE: The watermark has been removed for free users!!!!!! Amazinnnng!!! Thank you Developers. I don’t write that many reviews and much less bad reviews, although this app has some amazing and unique effects you may not find anywhere else, i have to point out to a really turn down fact which is your subscription system, paying weekly with as high price point is probably the worst I’ve came across yet, even if it’s something still affordable but it is absurd to pay such amount weekly for an app that you use once a week. We want to have the feeling of paying for something and not thinking about it much like one time purchases or at least make it monthly and reduce the price point. Anyway if you don’t mind the big water mark than you're fine with the free versions
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  • Aug 11, 2020

    By Iara A. Guillén
    I used this app before and it was acceptable. I reinstalled it and now I can't even edit ever; everytime I select any picture to edit, it goes again to the menu to select a picture as if I didn't already. Please help me with this! I understand that you may be working on it, so good luck I guess. You told to me to communicate via email but the direction is unvalid!
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  • Aug 10, 2020

    By avocado :3
    I love it so much, ive been using it for the past few months for insta pics etc. And its amazing this is one of my favourate editing apps!! And the new update makes it even better bcoz now i can edit my videos etc. For tik tok ! Its the best editing app i have ever used! But theres one tiny problem... when i use it for too long it gets laggy and i cant exit to my home screen idk if its the app or my android phone lol but other than that it is AWESOME i recommend this to u guys!
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  • App refusing to work Mar 19, 2020

    By Lukehemmings.girl_56
    Just recently, maybe a month or two ago, I started noticing that the app wasn’t working. First, it was whenever I wanted to export my video. Once I had finished finding a filter or an effect, it would load as if it’s getting ready to export and then it doesn't export at all. And no matter how many times I would try to export it, or go back into the app, or shut my phone off, it just would take days to export. And now, as I’m trying to use the app, I can’t even get passed from cropping the video. It’s doing the same thing, after I’ve picked a video I want to edit, and cropped it to the size I want, it loads like it’s going to let me continue, and then it doesn’t. And I’ve exited out of the app and tried again, and I’ve shut down my phone multiple times thinking it needs a refresh, but I can’t get passed from cropping the video. I’m not sure why it’s doing that and it’s getting really annoying. The app is really cool and I really enjoy it since I’m a video editor, but I’m thinking about just deleting it and finding a different app because I don’t want to keep wasting my time on a incorporative app. Please fix this issue!
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  • Aug 12, 2020

    By itz just me Faith
    I'm honestly so disappointed in this app. I can't even rate it properly because I barely had a good experience. I couldn't load into the editing place because it kept acting up. I'm on an Android device so that's probably why. You guys need too use the same experience that any iOS device would have for an Android.
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  • Aug 8, 2020

    By Sarah Owens
    I just downloadeded this app yesterday and it was one of the best editing apps I've ever used. But unfortunately it only worked on that one picture. Everytime I've tried using it today, it wouldn't let me go past the crop option. I keep pressing the check mark and it just looks like it refreshes the page. Very sad since this was about to be one of my new favorite apps. Edit: even after update, it still won't let me get past cropping the image for imported pictures.
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  • Aug 9, 2020

    By Weird beans
    I love that you guys finaly implemented the video editing feature but I'm disappointed that you have to pay now to use some of the extra effects on videos and photos. I mean iPhone users didn't have to pay to use both features before so, why do we android users have to now? I suggest you guys make all the effects free on photos but not on videos
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  • $5 a week to get rid of watermark Jun 26, 2019

    By Jess8Hess
    Ok, I’ve paid for editing apps before, and I would probably have paid a couple of dollars to get the whole package from this app. But $5/week is just ridiculous. The free version looked pretty cool, until I saved the photo I had edited and they placed a big, ugly logo on the front and told me I couldn’t get rid of it without paying for the full app. For $5/week. That’s just lunacy. This isn’t worth it. There are lots of fun editing apps out there, don’t waste your time with this one. This one will run you $20/month, ~$240/year, that’s honestly ridiculous for an app. Maybe if this was actually a full version of photoshop. But photoshop has an app that’s better than this one, and it doesn’t charge you $5/week. The video effects are cool, but nothing is worth anything with the big ugly watermark on every pic or vid you save. If they got rid of that, I would use the free version, but there’s very little that could persuade me to spend $5/week on an editing app. What are the developers thinking?!
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  • Insane Price Point Apr 22, 2020

    By Awesome app 554472
    I installed and deleted it immediately... I’ve paid for my favourite mobile editing app (MuseCam) in the past, and enjoy the purchase. I also have paid $40-50 on the Mac App Store for Affinity Photo, my full featured editing suite. For $5/WEEK you can edit with their presets, or for their self claimed 85% discounted yearly subscription of $35/Year, you can have the presets under that price format. Something’s gotta change here Edit: I knew something had to be wrong with my initial notion. I reinstalled the app, and sure enough, I missed a sneaky little greyed out ‘X’ in the top left corner. After clicking it, you can proceed to the free version of the app, which I have to say is quite nice. You seem to get two presets from each of the collections they give you, and I am impressed with their image processing algorithms, they are nice. I still don’t take back my words about the insanely high subscription model price point, but I’ll leave 5 stars for the actual app. It clearly has been well thought out.
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  • Great Application, Worst subscription system Oct 3, 2019

    By adamgntr
    UPDATE: The watermark has been removed for free users!!!!!! Amazinnnng!!! Thank you Developers. I don’t write that many reviews and much less bad reviews, although this app has some amazing and unique effects you may not find anywhere else, i have to point out to a really turn down fact which is your subscription system, paying weekly with as high price point is probably the worst I’ve came across yet, even if it’s something still affordable but it is absurd to pay such amount weekly for an app that you use once a week. We want to have the feeling of paying for something and not thinking about it much like one time purchases or at least make it monthly and reduce the price point. Anyway if you don’t mind the big water mark than you're fine with the free versions
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  • My favorite app of all time? Jun 29, 2019

    By MsliceIsNice
    I’ve been using this app and loving every minute of it. So much capability. User friendly. Spectacular outcomes. Super fun to use. Even the free version gives you a lot of innovative and fresh filters, music and so much more for video and stills. I love the simplicity and elegance. With the integration of music too! My own library and the app has a library too. You have the option of dragging to select the few seconds of music of your choice. I don’t have any music capability on IG but...now I do. The power to produce content like PREQUEL affords is priceless in this “look at me” marketplace. If you’re an original content creator and/or you’re curating, repurposing, re-anything? Your now have an addictively classy tool to monetize you. Or make impressive memories for your clients, friends and family. It’s my favorite app. Ever.
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  • My experience Jun 3, 2020

    By Card games are awesome
    I downloaded the Prequel app because several of my friends were super satisfied and recommended. I was a little skeptical of the app at first because it was free and it produced creative quality products. I didn’t know much about editing videos and photos until I got the app. It was literally the easiest editing app to use period! It took me like 25 minutes to get the hang of it. The best part was there no annoying ads after finalizing a video or photo like other editing apps. Overall my experience with this app was awesome and fun and would recommend to family and friends. The free 3 day trial was the best 3 days of my life!
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  • ITS AMAZING. Jun 26, 2020

    By AestheticHP
    I fricken love this app, it’s simple and easy to understand. I love that you can mess with the filter sliders to get just what you want, it’s pretty useful! I make instagram edits and none of my programs have cool filters so I decided to try this out... and wow this app is so GOOD?! It has no watermark which I appreciate so much, and even though there is a subscription to get more filters, I can still make a bomb edit with the free filters. 10/10 Would very recommend, it’s just a life saver, makes my post looks more aesthetically pleasing. I really have no complaints.
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  • Aug 11, 2020

    By Iara A. Guillén
    I used this app before and it was acceptable. I reinstalled it and now I can't even edit ever; everytime I select any picture to edit, it goes again to the menu to select a picture as if I didn't already. Please help me with this! I understand that you may be working on it, so good luck I guess. You told to me to communicate via email but the direction is unvalid!
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  • Aug 10, 2020

    By avocado :3
    I love it so much, ive been using it for the past few months for insta pics etc. And its amazing this is one of my favourate editing apps!! And the new update makes it even better bcoz now i can edit my videos etc. For tik tok ! Its the best editing app i have ever used! But theres one tiny problem... when i use it for too long it gets laggy and i cant exit to my home screen idk if its the app or my android phone lol but other than that it is AWESOME i recommend this to u guys!
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  • The app is laggy... Jul 2, 2020

    By SFelony
    I have been using Prequel for some time now because I love the effects it provides. I always use Prequel to make aesthetic edits of myself, my friends and just aesthetically pleasing things in general. But I’ve noticed that over time, Prequel has been slowing down and crashing pretty badly for me. I don’t know if its the same for other people but what happens is that I will import the video, crop it, and attempt to put an effect and boom. There it is. It is slow and ruins the vibe of the video. I just don’t know what’s wrong with the app. I don’t know if the app needs a new update or if I’m doing something wrong. Please fix this! I hope you take my complaint in consideration. (Edited) First of all, thank you for replying back. Second of all, the overall issue is the filter. Once I click on a filter like for example, disco, VHS, just any filter in particular, it will immediately slow down. The filters just sort of crash...but I hope you guys cab fix this soon. That way I can keep using the best editing app for aesthetic edits.😊
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  • I REALLY LOVE THIS APP,BUT... May 8, 2020

    By alanaroyale_
    I really loved a lot of the free filters & effects & how you can customize each filter! I love everything about this app, however, I think that paying $5/week to unlock all the other filters & editing features are a bit too pricey, especially if you’re paying WEEKLY! Even though I really do like this app & I know that I will be using this app a lot, I don’t think it’s necessary to pay a weekly subscription for that kind of price for all those filters. Also, for some strange reason, everytime I go onto the app, after each minute my screen dims & gets darker & darker & it’s very hard to see how I’m editing my photos & videos! My brightness is turned up all the way & the app still causes my screen to dim & I have get out of the app & wait for the brightness to turn up again. Please add a monthly subscription for those who want use all of the features but don’t want to pay high price for them & please fix this bug!
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  • Aug 6, 2020

    By Kiki Tube
    I dont know what's happening but everytime I try to edit a picture it takes me off the app? When I go to save the picture all the effects will be gone, and sometimes the screen will just go completely black, but overall, it's a good app to make thumbnails for your edits
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  • Aug 10, 2020

    By broccoli man
    This new update is horrible. Everything that used to be free now costs money. It's much less versatile and constantly shoving the paid membership in your face. I liked how many options it had before but now it's only got a couple per filter. I can't pay for a membership to an editing app. It's just annoying now.
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  • Aug 5, 2020

    By Bubblegum Kyouko
    Yesterday it went from crashing very bad, and now today it works like a charm! I'm glad I decided to wait it out instead of un-install immediately!... Edit: I'm sorry to say I'm changing to 3 stars. I'm still keeping the app, but I'm dissapointed to see that all photo options arent unlocked anymore. I understand you have to get your money, but I'd rather have more ads than this alternative :(.
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  • i wish you would get rid of this Jul 13, 2019

    By pristidle
    everything about this app is AMAZING and i’m so happy that you offer users who want to use the limited version so many filters and effects for free, but the only thing that ruins it is the fact that you have to deal with a big watermark on your photo/video when you want to share it. the only way that i can get rid of the watermark is if i pay $5/WEEK and that’s to use everything in the app, there’s no option to just get rid of the watermark. i really wish that for the free version that you could get rid of the watermark because users are so excited once they’re done editing their photo/video and then a big watermark appears that you can’t get rid of. i’m completely fine with the fact that you don’t have access to all do the effects and filters unless you pay, but for me the watermark in the limited version makes this app so useless and not fun to use. i don’t have to money to be spending $5/week on an app i won’t use every single day. please understand and take the forced watermark away..
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  • Aug 12, 2020

    By Diyana Salimovna
    Can't even load the filters and effects, what the-- Edit: The filters and effects are pretty but I find that they load longer on my phone. I think some of them need internet connection to load since I can't use some filters when the connection is off. I would love you to add more options for VHS.
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  • It’s Okay But.. Aug 4, 2020

    By SushiKat77
    It does not allow you to rotate videos. I shot a horizontal video, so it’s not vertical. I want to rotate it so you can turn your phone and watch it on the whole screen. I was able to do it on another app, and I tried add effects on Prequel. But prequel rotates it back, and does not allow you to rotate videos. I don’t like to zoom in, or have the background filled in. And after exporting it with the background filled in cause zooming in compromises the video—if I try to rotate it on another app back to the way I had it, it has the background Prequel filled in and doesn’t rotate right, if that makes sense, and so I can’t use this app. The effect is not as important as having the right orientation on a video. I just want to to rotate the darn video. Such a basic feature, you ought to give more control of that. Otherwise it’s a nice app.
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  • App refusing to work Mar 19, 2020

    By Lukehemmings.girl_56
    Just recently, maybe a month or two ago, I started noticing that the app wasn’t working. First, it was whenever I wanted to export my video. Once I had finished finding a filter or an effect, it would load as if it’s getting ready to export and then it doesn't export at all. And no matter how many times I would try to export it, or go back into the app, or shut my phone off, it just would take days to export. And now, as I’m trying to use the app, I can’t even get passed from cropping the video. It’s doing the same thing, after I’ve picked a video I want to edit, and cropped it to the size I want, it loads like it’s going to let me continue, and then it doesn’t. And I’ve exited out of the app and tried again, and I’ve shut down my phone multiple times thinking it needs a refresh, but I can’t get passed from cropping the video. I’m not sure why it’s doing that and it’s getting really annoying. The app is really cool and I really enjoy it since I’m a video editor, but I’m thinking about just deleting it and finding a different app because I don’t want to keep wasting my time on a incorporative app. Please fix this issue!
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  • Aug 8, 2020

    By Sarah Owens
    I just downloadeded this app yesterday and it was one of the best editing apps I've ever used. But unfortunately it only worked on that one picture. Everytime I've tried using it today, it wouldn't let me go past the crop option. I keep pressing the check mark and it just looks like it refreshes the page. Very sad since this was about to be one of my new favorite apps. Edit: even after update, it still won't let me get past cropping the image for imported pictures.
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  • Aug 9, 2020

    By Weird beans
    I love that you guys finaly implemented the video editing feature but I'm disappointed that you have to pay now to use some of the extra effects on videos and photos. I mean iPhone users didn't have to pay to use both features before so, why do we android users have to now? I suggest you guys make all the effects free on photos but not on videos
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  • Please fix how often the app crashes. Feb 22, 2020

    By Captain Odd
    It has super cute filters and effects and everything but I find myself using it less and less because it usually crashes like 11 times before it actually wants to work. Doesn’t even make it past the start-up/loading screen because it doesn’t want to start loading; there’d be a frozen grey screen with the app logo for like a minute before it crashes. I would give this more stars for the filters alone but at this point I don’t even think the filters are worth dealing with trying to get the app to work in the first place. I’ve never dealt with an app that crashes more than this one, or even came close lol I really like the filters so I used to stick it out and would try to reopen it every time it crashed until it finally worked but I’m getting sick of it. I kept the app in my phone for almost a year already waiting for an update to fix the crashes (I get my hopes up when I read “minor bug fixes”) but it never came so I think I’m gonna delete the app. Please fix the issue. The app feels like it only works well when it wants to. None of the other apps in my phone crash either so I know my phone is not the problem. So Performance when the app wants to work: 5/5 Performance the rest of the time: 0/5 Would have given a 1/5 but the filters salvaged it a little.
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  • Unable to restore purchase Jul 13, 2020

    By dicklover4400400
    I learned about the app from TikTok and was immediately intrigued by it since I love to edit videos. I wound up getting the yearly pass on my iPhone (mostly because I didn’t notice the free version being available at first lol) but I did enjoy having the ability to use all of features the app had to offer. My problem occurred when I got a new phone. I downloaded prequel using the same Apple ID I used to purchase it originally on my new phone but it wouldn’t restore my yearly pass which means I would have to pay $34 AGAIN. I’ve only had prequel for two months or so, so obviously that isn’t letting me make the most of my money. I’m super disappointed and unless I can figure out how to restore my purchase, I’m cancelling my subscription and have no plans on renewing it.
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  • Aug 12, 2020

    By itz just me Faith
    I'm honestly so disappointed in this app. I can't even rate it properly because I barely had a good experience. I couldn't load into the editing place because it kept acting up. I'm on an Android device so that's probably why. You guys need too use the same experience that any iOS device would have for an Android.
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  • $5 a week to get rid of watermark Jun 26, 2019

    By Jess8Hess
    Ok, I’ve paid for editing apps before, and I would probably have paid a couple of dollars to get the whole package from this app. But $5/week is just ridiculous. The free version looked pretty cool, until I saved the photo I had edited and they placed a big, ugly logo on the front and told me I couldn’t get rid of it without paying for the full app. For $5/week. That’s just lunacy. This isn’t worth it. There are lots of fun editing apps out there, don’t waste your time with this one. This one will run you $20/month, ~$240/year, that’s honestly ridiculous for an app. Maybe if this was actually a full version of photoshop. But photoshop has an app that’s better than this one, and it doesn’t charge you $5/week. The video effects are cool, but nothing is worth anything with the big ugly watermark on every pic or vid you save. If they got rid of that, I would use the free version, but there’s very little that could persuade me to spend $5/week on an editing app. What are the developers thinking?!
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  • Aug 12, 2020

    By Jonathán Lara
    I literally don't understand why Android users have to pay for features that are COMPLETELY FREE for iOS, why are y'all suddenly trying to make us pay for basic editing features? it's really annoying and disappointing. I hope you think twice for the next update because this is completely UNFAIR. I have been reading the responses and that 'we have the same conditions' thing is such a very hypocritical excuse.
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  • Aug 8, 2020

    By diva speedcarr
    Disappointed with the new update, I was happy when all the filters were all free and now I have to pay? Crashing for Android video editing, when I select a video it takes me back to my home screen. I'll be finding a new app to edit.
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  • Aug 6, 2020

    By pavani gajjar
    it was all good until I found out that I had to pay for simple editing tools like highlight and grain. I don't know when you decided to make the change but it's really annoying for people like me who just want to edit. I am merely a teenager and have no source of income, why do you expect me to pay for such simple editing tools!!!! I really liked this app until this point. I hope you change your decision so that people like me can enjoy editing pictures whilst not having to get a job to do so x
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