Moon Shadow distorts reality into a wormhole of colourful, glitchy adventure. Map 15 unique generative effects on different portions of the image selected by colour matching. The concatenation of unique, non-deterministic effects creates a unique representation of the users perspective.

The collection of stunning effects in Moon Shadow are a result of a community effort. Graphic programmers were invited to write shaders to be included in the app. These artists include Cale Bradbury (@netgrind), Devin Horsman (@horsman), Yancy Way (@echophons), and Rob Butler (@BoTreats).

There are no in app purchases. Instead, there is a cheat menu that unlocks new features and effects. Cheat codes can be found throughout the app and get hints by following @moonshadowapp on Twitter. Good luck!

What’s New

Version 1.04

Improved stability
Added Buffer effect
Made default blend mode replace

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
135 Ratings

135 Ratings

Malexsi ,

Hero status

One of the best apps ever in all of ever. Such cool effects and I love how much control there is. My only sadness relates to 1. How saving a video you've imported often crashes (crashing on me every time now) 2. When exporting video it compresses, so you can really only import a video that you shoot vertically. Actually...maybe not even that, I should test it. I don't see any similar complaints so also maybe I'm doing something wrong? (Update: Import into premiere and then export the clip and use that version in Moonshadow and now works).

Still, love this app! Please fix the crashing 😢

craiggp ,

Simply stunning

Every now and then an app comes along that has so much capacity that I know it will occupy my attention and expand my work. This is one of them. There are so many ways to alter images, and the results are sharp and colorful. I work with a variety of image editing and glitch apps, and this one has quickly become a favorite. It feels immersive, making use of touch-based ways to interact with images while altering them, rather than just pushing a button and waiting for a one trick filter to do its job. Congrats to the developer on creating a beautiful app.

@MissTsundere ,

Amazing, but it could use some help

I'd love to not only be able to save an imported picture as a video after it's been edited so I can get the full usage out of the gifs, but you should also add an eraser feature where you could get rid of the gifs in places you don't want them, and also maybe be able to paint where you want it to be. Other than that, it's great. Looking forward to seeing more effects being added.


Connor Bell
8 MB
Photo & Video

Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Connor Bell


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