The most powerful, full-featured photo editing experience. One price, no subscriptions. New free content updated every month!

Afterlight 2 is a complete overhaul of the original and widely popular "Afterlight", thoughtfully redesigned with ease of use in mind and an extensive list of brand new features.

New tools like Curves, Selective Hue/Saturation, Clarify, Tone and more help you get the very best out of your photos!

Now freshly updated with a brand new tool, Overlays! Try out this new group of textures including prism effects, real film light leaks, and dusty film overlays. Rotate and expand them freely to give your photos that extra bit of style!

Get creative and inspired using a fun list of hand-picked fonts + designs created by us! Customizable with useful tools like drop shadows, unlimited color options, masking and non-destructive layering. New fonts and designs to be added frequently, always free.

A regularly updated list of high quality filter packs created by photographers we love! Always free.

All filters are created using an advanced process that ensures a unique touch across a wide variety of photos. Customize existing filters to fit your needs or create your own as Fusions!

Blend photos together to create unique one-of-a-kind combinations!

Undo or redo any action at any time during the editing process.

Use multi-touch gestures to zoom into fine details for precision editing without losing quality.

No subscription, no in-app purchases, updates are always free!

Have a question?
Support on Twitter - @afterlightapp
Instagram - @afterlight

What's New

Version 1.3

What's New in v1.3!

— Adjustment Tools
Introducing a new adjustment tool — Glow! Add a dreamy effect to your portraits with this unique new tool.
Added an intensity slider to the Hue tool.

— Filters
1 New Original filter, Alchemy (green category).
1 New Collection (3 filters) called EDEN by our friend Jack Anstey (@JackAnstey)! Visit Collections in Filters to browse and add them!
Filter editing now greatly improved and updates when you let go of a slider!
Filter editing now scales to show the full image preview above sliders.

— Overlays
Introducing Color Shift, a brand new Overlay tool! Shift the color channels (RGB) on your image horizontally for a fun visual effect.
Added 2 New Light Leaks to Light Overlays, created by us using real 35mm film!

— Frames
The Circle frame is back, try it out! ;)

— Settings
You can now toggle between light & dark mode!

Thanks for using Afterlight 2! We're always working on new features/content and constantly working to improve your photo editing experience. We've been enjoying all the feedback and suggestions since we launched and we're always listening!

If you have any questions or feedback, please contact us:
Twitter — @afterlightapp
Instagram — @afterlight
Email us —

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5

317 Ratings

317 Ratings

Initial thoughts

Ahh Chet!

After using the 1st Afterlight app for a few years I couldn’t wait to get the newest creation. I absolutely loved the 1st Afterlight, using it over any other photo editing apps. That being said, the newest version of Afterlight is very much the same except for the new “Fusion” and “Double exposure” features. While the features are nice and provide an additional touch to your editing they aren’t enough for me to justify the cost to get this newer version of Afterlight. In my opinion, if you already have the 1st version of Afterlight then you don’t have a need for Afterlight 2. Afterlight 2 does have an updated look and layout which is extremely appealing and easy to use. Overall it is the same app minus a few newly added features, which I feel shouldn’t have been a qualification for a new app and should have been an update to the original Afterlight. FINAL THOUGHTS, I am an avid user of photo editing applications so I would absolutely purchase Afterlight 2 again due to the overall experience and quality of the app. Afterlight is in my opinion the best photo editing application available for your smart devices!

Forever Afterlight


I have used various photo editing applications including VSCO, MuseCam, Darkroom, and Mextures and Afterlight is the only one that has kept me coming back.

I have used Afterlight for years, ever since it’s initial release and have purchased every single in-app filter pack available, including the borders and other effects in the first application. When I found out about Afterlights successor application release, I immediately purchased it and did not regret it. I also adore the fact that the developers made it clear that once you purchase the second, there are no more in-app purchases thereafter. Even if there were, I’d be the first to buy them. The application is quality, and the filters are good.

I work as a professional digital artist and would love to create a set of filters for Afterlight. I’ve tried contacting the devs via email and Twitter to no avail. Oh well, I still admire the application and the hard work put into it. This will always be my #1 go to application.

Breath of fresh air


Finally a developer recognizes that they can provide a revenue stream the old fashioned way - by building in new features and capabilities BEFORE reaching into their customers' pockets. The new Afterlight isn't a breakthrough product, but it assembles features that might otherwise require several separate apps. And it isn't just that convenience -- they are competently wrapped into a new shiny package.

If you have the original Afterlight, and found it useful, I recommend buying the upgrade for no more reason than as a tip to the developers for a job well done. If you never used the first version, I heartily recommend adding it to your post-photo session tool kit.

And to developers going out of their way to slice their apps up into half a dozen in-app purchases or even worse, subscriptions, Afterlight 2 shows that there is a more respectable way to make a living.


Afterlight Collective, Inc
151.5 MB
Photo & Video
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Afterlight Collective, Inc.


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