Darkroom is a premium photo & video editor that is easy to use by casual photographers, powerful enough for the pros, and ridiculously fast. Available on iPad and iPhone with deep integration into all of iOS and iPadOS’s latest features, Darkroom sets the standard for high end mobile editing tools.

All the tools you need to bring your photos to life. Our extensive free toolkit helps you edit your Live Photos, RAW images, and Portrait images with a breeze.

Ridiculously fast and simple realtime color grading that doesn’t sacrifice creative expression. All our filters and editing tools are video-compatible, including batch processing. You’ve never seen video editing this fast, powerful, and beautiful.

This is the heart and soul of Darkroom: The most usable Curves and Selective Color tools on iOS. A dance of functionality, simplicity, and power.

Edit the foreground and background of your Portrait photos separately. We not only let you customize the amount of blur in your Portrait photos, but also the Brightness, Contrast, and Saturation of your foreground / background separately.

Our RAW engine makes it fast and easy to edit and navigate through your RAW files as if they were regular images. Edit the full range of details in the shadows and highlights.

Our complete suite of album management tools allow you to organize your library extremely quickly. With drag & drop support on the iPad, adding photos to albums has never been easier.

We provide the same tools that professional photographs use to create filters. Edit any of the built-in or premium filters to suit them to your needs, or create your own from scratch.

Darkroom does not have an import step. All your photos are instantly available. We help you navigate through your entire library extremely quickly, find the right photo, and start editing right away.

Apply edits and filters to many photos at once. Favorite/Delete/Hide many images with a single tap. No other app makes it this easy and fast to manage your ever-growing library of photos.

Create sets of hashtags that you can export with one-tap from anywhere: Home screen, Today widget, Export sheet, and more. Create your own Siri Shortcuts to copy all your favorite hashtags from any app.

Your Darkroom+ membership will automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. You can go to your Settings > iTunes & App Store > Apple ID > Subscriptions to manage your membership and turn auto-renew off. Your iTunes Account will be charged when the purchase is confirmed.

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What’s New

Version 4.8.3

This update fixes a few bugs and addresses some performance issues:
- Fixed an issue preventing you from renaming/deleting your Filters
- Thumbnail badges are loading faster now.
- Fixed an issue causing the wrong background colors in while editing.
- Fixed some layout issues for iPhone 12 devices.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.7K Ratings

1.7K Ratings

Editors' Notes

You don’t need lots of time or pro skills to make the most of this ultra-fast, super-intuitive photo editor. Darkroom can access your whole photo library at once, letting you immediately start cropping, adjusting curves and using preset filters or creating your own—until your pics are exactly how you want them.


This is it!

Wow! What a fantastic app. Love how simple it appears from the outset, utilising the preexisting Apple Photo-editing design language, but then going further, allowing some truly deep modification of your pics. Hands down the best feature is being able to copy and paste profiles from one photo to another. This has already saved me SO MUCH time. Just so good to have on a mobile device.

I also adore the fact they have a real iPad app. It’s not a scaled-up version of the phone app. It’s fully customised for the larger real estate you get on a iPad. And, guys, this app is powerful. And FAST! My MacBook Pro kicks up a fuss whenever I use Photoshop (or even Mac Photos tbh). DarkRoom has never so much as stuttered on my iPad, and is buttery smooth and SO responsive. The phone app is equally good, though I’ve not actually used it much yet. But being able to have all this power in the palm of your hand is pretty nuts when you think about it. Makes editing photos a pleasure rather than a task. I recommend this app to everyone.

Developer Response ,


Bloombells ,

I don’t normally write reviews but...

In this case I’ll make an exception because for photo editing Darkroom is all I need and it’s become such an important part of my photo editing that I’m writing a five star review to give it the credit it deserves. It genuinely does a fantastic job. I used Lightroom for years before using this but this does the same stuff that I needed Lightroom to do but this is way cheaper. A one off payment that’s very inexpensive and I’ve got it for the foreseeable future. I really hope they continue to develop it ;) for years to come. Thank you Darkroom team, you’re doing a fantastic job with this app. Keep it up.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your kind review!


Bergen Co.
86.5 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


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  1. Legacy - Unlock Everything £9.99
  2. Monthly Subscription £3.99
  3. Legacy - All Tools £7.99


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