Brightly - Fix Dark Photos 4+

Brighten photos & videos

Code Organa

    • $6.99



Automatically brighten your photos and videos where they need it most.

With a single slider, Brightly adaptively brightens your photos instantly to bring out hidden details while maintaining a pleasing balance between light and dark without overexposing already lit areas. Brightly also brightens videos while applying lighting changes smoothly over time. Brightly is designed for iOS with an intuitive, single window interface that has all the photo editing features you'd expect to show your photos and videos in their best light. Take your editing to the next level with must-have professional features like RAW photos and 4K video.

Magic Bar

When taking a photo, there are many lighting challenges often out of one's control: low or uneven lighting, inadequate exposure, backlit subjects, some subjects are shadowed and others are not. Because its image processing algorithm is aware of the dark and light areas of a photo and how they interact, Brightly can handle these challenges where traditional photo editing apps fall short. Not only are the dark areas brightened, but their detail and contrast are enhanced. Already lit areas are not overexposed and blend seamlessly with the dark areas. The result is a pleasant, natural looking image.

All those computations are combined into just one slider: the Magic Bar. It's simple, fast and intuitive. Quickly make lighting corrections to your photos and videos in a single mouse click, saving you time and requiring far less editing than other photo apps.

Video and Live Photos

Unlike other low light photo apps, Brightly works on videos, including 4K, Slo-mo and Time-lapse videos, as well as Live Photos. Algorithms specific to video dynamically brighten your video and smooth the changes over time to keep them looking great regardless of changing lighting conditions.

RAW and Wide Color Photos

Brightly reads RAW, Apple ProRAW and Wide color photos and processes these photos at a high precision, making it suitable for professional workflows. Results can be saved as JPEG and lossless PNG and TIFF.


Brightly has over a dozen adjustments to fine-tune the Magic Bar results. Some you'd expect from a photo app: cropping, exposure, contrast, saturation, vibrance, warmth, shadows, highlights, blacks, whites, vignette, sharpen and noise reduction. Others are designed specifically for Brightly. Brilliance provides an additional boost to brightness when it's needed without overexposing. Structure improves local detail, but more so in darker areas than in lighter. White balance is a two part control calibrated to remove indoor or outdoor color casts. Surface blur instantly smooths out large areas while preserving edges.

Capture More

Other low light photo apps require long exposure times and/or multiple exposures of the scene and a steady hand or camera in a fixed position. Objects that move during an exposure introduce blur, and videos aren't possible. Additionally, those apps cannot improve photos already in your album. This is where Brightly excels.

Whether it's a photo or video, Brightly lets you be spontaneous and capture the moment, giving you the freedom to adjust the lighting later. This also allows you to breathe new life into photos and videos in your album that were once thought unusable.

Brightly’s computational photography engine combines the science of computer vision, how the eye sees light, color and contrast, with the art of photography to restore photos harmoniously.

Brightly makes a perfect addition to any professional photographer’s toolbox.

Made for iOS

Brightly is designed for iOS with deep integration, including drag and drop and Dark Mode. Brightly seamlessly integrates with the Photos app with Photo Editing and Share extensions, and you can quickly launch it from other apps or with the Today widget, making editing easy and convenient.

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What’s New

Version 2.2.1

• Bug fixes and other improvements

We’d love to hear what you think! If you have any questions or comments, email us at

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1K Ratings

1K Ratings

Newstog ,

“Try it…you’ll like it” says my friend…

OK , I will …. I took the most extreme photo I had of a sunset with a totally dark foreground and bam… Keep in mind, that’s the app making the decision for the perfect picture but it’s still allows for multiple layer of fine-tuning should you want to. Nine times out of ten It seems to do it perfectly for you! I’ve been taking pictures for 65 years… Trust me on this one. Get it . I figure it would’ve added at least 10 years to my life not having to adjust all my photographs in the past. ha ha ha. Now go forth and photograph.

Don21061 ,

Simply Amazing !!

I’ve been a photographer for about 50 years. I use various professional camcorders and Dslr still cameras. I am amazed at how well this app is able to adjust things to improve my photos. Select the photo from your camera album and it’s enhanced. Even though there are slide adjustments available to fine tune things, there doesn’t seem to be a need. The automatic selection seems to get it right, just the way I like it. Simply save it and your done.

Lucid17 ,

Useful app for quick photo modification

To get a little more specific, as an architect and engineer, I've been using this app to quickly adjust some on-site photos of existing conditions that may occur in dark places: attic, crawlspace(foundations), etc; as much as the camera light helps, you sometimes get back to the office and wish it were a better quality. The Ui/Ux is very simple and comprehensive - the ideal combo for me.

App Privacy

The developer, Code Organa, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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