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
167 Ratings

167 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.

Katherine717 ,

Amazing back in the day

I have used this app for years! I have recommended to several people as well. I looove it. A few months ago I was able to do video import, albeit not the whole video in one go it would like “record” part of the video with effects on and I could save and I took that as better than nothing. But yeah as others said this baby needs a good update to fix crashes, especially with imports.
Much love, peace.


Connor Bell
8 MB

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



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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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