The best B&W photo editor on the App Store. Stunning Black and White filters & effects.

"When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. When you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their souls." - Anon

Carbon is the ultimate addition to your B&W arsenal. An uncluttered app with stunning monochrome filters that will take your work to the next level.

Developed in partnership with a collective of professional photographers, Carbon's minimal feature set allows you to hone in on what is most important in the world of black and white.

What's New

Version 8.91

- Small bug fix with photo picking

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
3K Ratings
3K Ratings

Editors’ Notes

Black and white filters that make your photos pop.

Beautiful design


Love the sleek black and white filters, really makes my photos look professional. Looking forward to the next update !

Update: been using this app for a while and I'd say it's become a standard part of my workflow. It's missing some stuff but overall I'm happy with it. No other apps have the diversity of black and white filters that carbon has and this is the key reason I keep coming back. Suggestions for the developers is to add in percentages for the sliders, increase output resolution options, allow us to save editing sequences and also to bulk edit photos. Good stuff so far. Looking forward to the updates!

Update 2: I have another suggestion for you guys. One thing that I noticed was that sometimes, the hashtag feature won't let me post all the tags, the post will just be cancelled, and so I have to manually delete a couple before it will work. If we could set a number on the tags we wanted to copy, that would be great! I use the tag feature a lot so that would be amazing!

A love and hate

R. Rosen

So I must begin by admiring the filters. I am a professional photographer and rarely do images hit my phone without being rendered complete. But with this app I found myself exploring new options for my finished images as black and white photos. And I was impressed. And I’m glad to spend the money to purchase all the add-ons... but like all apps, when I test I test for many things, including compression. This was most frustrating. I found that if I take a 14mb image, this app would compress it down to 450kb when saved. If I chose to save Through direct airdrop, the image. Would still compress but would net out at 850kb. Either way, I would much rather be in control of the compression output, over the app dictating this. For how much I loved the filters, I would consider my images to remain under that black and white look. So, I have a hard time giving a better rating until the compression issue is fixed. But I love the simplicity and filters of the app otherwise. I look forward to changing my review, this is a good app.

In-App Purchases

B&W Photography Filters
All 56 Stunning Black and White Presets
Grain and Dust Textures
Add atmosphere to your photographs.
22 Grunge Texture Variations
Grit, dirt & mayhem to roughen up your photos
Duotone Madness
20 dramatic duotone presets.
Carbon Full Access
Unlock all premium filters and textures


Livintis W.L.L.
97.5 MB
Photo & Video
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
© 2017 Livintis W.L.L.
In-App Purchases
  1. Carbon Full Access $19.99
  2. B&W Photography Filters $3.99
  3. Carbon Full Access $9.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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