Named 'Best New App' and 'App of the Day' by Apple! Over 8 million installs and counting.

A Color Story focuses on fresh photos and video, bright whites, and colors that pop. Rather than forcing you into a single look, the app has—

• over 100 carefully crafted filters, incl. purchases
• over 40 movable effects, incl. purchases
• over 20 FREE tools, including curves + selective editing
• custom filters saved from your editing steps
• NEW! Instagram grid preview and planning
• NEW! batch editing

What's New

Version 2.2.1

Minor bug fixes:
- Improved integration with A Design Kit
- General improvements to Color+
- Fixed video import bug on iOS 12

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
7.6K Ratings
7.6K Ratings

Editors’ Notes

Plenty of photo-editing apps will help you apply dreamy vintage-style filters to your pictures, but A Color Story is all about making images crackle with intensity and life. From heightening bold hues to adding wild lens flares, there are dozens upon dozens of filters, creative effects, and powerful tweaking tools in this gorgeous, well-rounded app. Your most prized photo transformations can even be saved as custom filters to use again and again.

Jo (is sort of a) Farmer

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 won’t let me use app

I loved this app from the very beginning and has everything I need to edit photos (and videos!) but since the latest major update I have not been able to load my video clips to edit and gets stuck on the loading screen after selecting a video to edit. I do not use iCloud and my iPhone is updated to the latest software so I’m not sure where this issue is coming from. Editing short clips is the majority of what I do and without being able to open them anymore, the app is unusable to me now :(

UPDATE: not sure what I did on my phone but I pretty much restored my phone to near default settings and the app works for me again good as new.

As a side note, I do applaud the customer service and help team for doing their best to try and help me out with the issues I was having with the app. They were prompt and quick to respond when I emailed them for assistance with the app. Thanks!!

Developer Response

Hello! We're sorry to hear the app isn't uploading your videos. If you contact us at, we would love to troubleshoot this issue with you!


A Color Story LLC
50.4 MB
Photo & Video
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© A Color Story LLC
In-App Purchases
  1. Good Vibes Free
  2. Oui Fresh Free
  3. Fossil Free


  • Family Sharing

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

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