A very powerful iPhoneography app bringing desktop functionality to the iPhone. Vast array of image editing features including curves, colour correction, layers, masking (with gradients) to name just a few. Primarily used by me for cropping, re-sizing and text.

Rating (all versions): 3.5 (1827 ratings).
Rating (current version): 3.5 (12 ratings).
Current Price: USD3.99.
Where there are iPhone and iPad apps, rating data and pricing relate to the iPhone app.

NOTE: It is recommended you first look at the newer version Filterstorm Neue.

"It's the closest you'll get to Aperture or Lightroom on your iPhone" - Wired Magazine

Filterstorm has been designed from the ground up to meet your iPad and iPhone photo editing needs. Using a uniquely crafted touch interface, Filterstorm allows for more intuitive editing than its desktop counterparts with a toolset designed for serious photography. A favorite of Photojournalists, Filterstorm is at home in a professional workflow, or for anyone who simply wants to get the most out of their pictures while on the road.

Filterstorm contains a suite of powerful tools including layers, curves manipulation, color correction abilities, noise reduction, sharpening, vignetting, and black and white conversion fine-tuning. It also includes the powerful ability to adjust masks by brush, color range, gradient, and vignettes.

Tutorial videos are available at and are linked to from within the app.

• Layers (Max 5 at a time. When a 6th is added, the bottom two layers will be automatically merged)
• Ability to apply adjustments to entire image, by brush, gradient, color range, vignette, or selecting opacity.
• Send images via FTP and SFTP as well as standard export options
• Export high-res images.
• Save edits as automations to apply to other images
• Edit masks with brushes (adjustable size, softness, and opacity)
• Edit masks with gradients
• Edit masks by color selection
• Edit masks by vignette
• Combine multiple images using layers and masks
• Curves: Luminance, RGB, Red, Green, Blue, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
• Levels tool: Luminance, RGB, Red, Green, Blue, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
• Autoexposure
• Brightness/Contrast
• Clarity/Vibrance
• Shadows/Highlights
• Color balance
• White point picker
• Temperature
• Saturation
• Text tool
• Black and white fine-tuning
• Image editing History
• Cropping, with the ability to specify aspect ratio
• Scaling/Scale to Fit
• Rotation & Image Straightening
• Add Borders
• Combine multiple exposures
• Vignetting (circular, or oval scaled to image aspect ratio)
• Sharpen
• Tone map (Simulated HDR)
• Blur
• Noise reduction
• Add noise
• Clone Tool
• Numerous layer blend modes
• EXIF support for JPEG and some RAWs
• IPTC support: For a full list of supported metadata tags, visit Filterstorm's website at

Recommended by "Rough Guide to the iPad"

"Filterstorm was designed for the iPad from the beginning, and is a study in limitation and excellence." - App Craver

"While Filterstorm certainly won’t replace your image-optimization workflow on your desktop computer, it can prove useful (and fun) enough that you will want to put it to use for quick adjustments to fine-tune an image you want to share via your iPad. " - Digital Photo Pro

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