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!

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Support on Twitter - @afterlightapp
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What's New

Version 1.1

Welcome to Afterlight 2 v1.1!

— Afterlight 2 is officially universal, now fully optimized for iPad!

— Introducing a brand new tool, Overlays! Try out this new group of textures including prism effects and real film light leaks. Rotate and expand them freely to give your photos that extra bit of style!
— Also included are 7 new Dust textures! We've moved this feature from the Grain tool into Overlays.
— Double Exposure is now located in this new section.

— The maximum image exporting size is now increased to 6144 x 6144px!
— Added 19 new fonts.
— Rotate is now available on the Gradients & Dust Overlays.
— The Gradient tool got 2 new gradients.
— Sliders have gone through improvements.

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 on Twitter @afterlightapp or email us -
Instagram - @afterlight

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5

242 Ratings

242 Ratings

Some additions, but with caveats


Always searching for that “one” perfect photo/graphics app, and I had more expectations from reading the description & reviews. The good: A lot of great editing options, including selective color (which I’ve found few apps have) and gradient overlays that really do look beautiful. Fusion filters are still good. The addition of text/decal art is wonderful. What I’m a bit iffy on is the layout - some of the editing tools take up a large part of screen real estate (color tools in particular), and I’d like to see the ability to hide them while editing to see a better full-screen preview of my images. There are fewer built-in filters, and no light leak effects in this version. The double exposure feature isn’t more than a single-layer overlay. I don’t regret buying Afterlight 2; I love to support good developers and *especially* those who aren’t gouging with in-app purchases or subscriptions. But while it does add a few powerful features, it doesn’t replace any of the other apps I use to edit, and I’ll still dream of that one perfect photo app. I’ll keep it around and see what the devs spice it up with in future updates.

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.


Afterlight Collective, Inc
148.2 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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