Monokrom is an intuitive and fun way to create monochrome or 'black & white' images. This jargon free app can be enjoyed by a wide variety of users - anyone who has dabbled in finger painting to the finest fine art photographers.

Monokrom makes it easy to find a unique look that suits each image - you can explore many personal variations using simple gestures rather than using only preset looks or image editing parameters with funky names.

Demonstration videos :

Monokrom can save your creations to the Camera Roll or share them on social networks.

To answer a couple of common questions :
- Images are saved in original resolution.
- Changes you make are applied to the image immediately (real-time display).
- Lossless TIFF saving is supported.

What's New

Version 2.05

iOS 11 compatibility.

Ratings and Reviews


Mostly good

Personally I would prefer sliders to x/y pucks, but they work fine. Photoshop-like controls for each colors conversion to brightness would be nice too. The ability to take photo from the app wouldn't hurt. And finally, an update for the bigger phone screens would be nice.

But so far this is the most powerful black and white photo app I've found to date. No annoying in-app photo library and tiff exporting works great with other photo apps that save tiffs.

A Gem of an App!

I'm an artist who spends anywhere from days to weeks on a piece, generating hundreds (and sometimes well over a thousand) intermediate versions and bits and pieces before a work is DONE done. ;)

So, I'm always refreshed by an app that makes a result...simpler. This is it for monochrome. Wow! What a great UI. Fun, intuitive, responsive, and immediate. (It also doesn't hurt that those nice controls are hooked up to some fantastic looking output.)

Also: original res and TIFF saves. This Dev is serious. My hat's off to him--all of that, plus the vast wasteland of bad/hinky clones of everything else out there. This has some personality to it without being trendy.

Nick Rusko-Berger
artist, illustrator, musician, photographer
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Fun & easy to use App that not only changes color pictures into black and white images, but also allows the user to play around with pictures making them blacker & whiter until the desired look is achieved. Quick, simple, & classy; what more could you want?


Darren Richards
2.3 MB
Photo & Video
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Darren Richards


  • Family Sharing

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

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