Named 'Best New App' and 'App of the Day' by Apple! Over 16 million installs and counting.
A Color Story focuses on fresh photos and video, on-trend editing styles, and colors that pop. Rather than forcing you into a single look, the app has—
• over 500 filters designed by top photographers and influencers, incl. purchases
• over 120 movable effects, incl. purchases
• over 20 advanced tools, including HSL, curves + selective editing, incl. purchases
• custom filters saved from your editing steps
• Instagram grid preview + planning
• batch editing
• options for both photos + videos
• touch tools for more precise editing
• NEW! Object removal tool
Get complete access with ACS+ Membership, which includes—
• unlimited access to all our filters & effects
• access to our Color+ tool
• unlimited accounts added to grid planning
MEMBERSHIP PRICING, TERMS, & CONDITIONS
The ACS+ Yearly membership is $32.99 USD per year. Pricing in other countries may vary, and charges may be converted to your local currency depending on the country you live in.
The ACS+ Yearly membership starts with a free 3-day trial period. Once the trial is over, you'll be charged $32.99 USD per year. Your ACS+ Yearly 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 Account & 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. Any unused portion of a free trial period will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription during free trial.
The ACS+ Monthly membership is $4.99 USD per month. Pricing in other countries may vary, and charges may be converted to your local currency depending on the country you live in.
The ACS+ Monthly membership automatically starts upon subscription and you'll be charged $4.99 USD per month. Your ACS+ Monthly 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 Account & 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. Any unused portion of a free trial period will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription during free trial.
General bug fixes and optimizations
What filters best fit your style?
- Take the NEW filter quiz to get a personalized set a filters just for you!
- Update the app to access the quiz or access it on the home screen menu
Ratings and Reviews
as close to perfect as you can get.
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.
Update is Meh.
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.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for sending in your feedback about our saved + recent editing function! We’ve created a new update that enables you to preview these before applying the edit. The user experience is much stronger, and we hope you love it! Thanks again for letting us know how we can improve the app for your use. You can download 4.0.2 now in the App Store! 💛
I feel inspired
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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- A Color Story LLC
- 116.3 MB
- Photo & Video
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © A Color Story LLC
- In-App Purchases
- Good Vibes $0.99
- Oui Fresh $0.00
- Happiness Begins $0.00
- Island $0.99
- ACS+ Yearly Membership $29.99
- Fossil $0.00
- Starter Collection $10.99
- ACS+ Monthly $4.99
- Story Collection $9.99
- Glitter Guide $2.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.