Advanced tools to create fresh, colorful photos

{right in your pocket}

400+ Filters

Instead of filtering your photos to look all the same, A Color Story filters aim to enhance the color you’ve chosen in your composition. Bright whites, rich color, and clean adjustments.

100+ Effects

Add, rotate and drag a photo effect to the perfect position. These light leaks, flares, color fogs, and grain use multiple layers and blend modes to become truly part of your photo.

20+ Tools

Sometimes a photo needs a little more fine-tuning than any filter can provide, so A Color Story honed in on the most useful editing tools to get it just right, including fully functioning curves and HSL.


Like all the adjustments you just made? At any time, you can save your editing steps to make your own custom filter to use on any photo or video.


Follow along on Instagram and tag your photos #acolorstory to get featured!

Instagram post 2318358078700250636_1098918605 Loving this color!! 🐛🦋 @equinoxodyssey captured this car corner using Silverlake from #AColorStoryMood and the Crescent effect from #AColorStoryPrism 🌈 #AColorStory
Instagram post 2317965240960548323_1098918605 😍🦢🌈 Lovely! Edited by @colourspeak_kerry_ using Puerto Rico from #AColorStoryJetsetter and 2002 from #AColorStoryCake 💙 #AColorStory
Instagram post 2317633031598176227_1098918605 Knock, knock! 🌵💖 @mattcrump captured this shot using Jelly Bean and Simple Syrup from #CandyMinimal 😍 #AColorStory
Instagram post 2317240441178775924_1098918605 Obsessed with this edit from @wildeflowerpaperco!! 🧡 She edited it using Paris from #AColorStoryJourney and custom adjustments 🙌🌈 #AColorStory
Instagram post 2316908472980910514_1098918605 Flower fields forever 🌼🧡😍 @southerncaliforniabelle edited this using the Little Italy filter from #ACSSanFrancisco and Palisades from #AColorStoryMood ✨ #AColorStory
Instagram post 2316515689145557013_1098918605 💐😍 A beautiful one-filter edit from @the_florista_ using the Ice Ice filter from the free Basics pack! image: @audreydarkephoto ❤️ #AColorStory
Instagram post 2316185007524514662_1098918605 🤩🌈🧡 @ariellevey captured this magic using her Tobago preset from Holiday | Desktop with custom adjustments 💫 #AColorStory
Instagram post 2315790870900461634_1098918605 Loving these colors! 🌿 Edited by @littlewing_az using 100% of the Macaron filter, plus a little bit of Jelly Bean. Both of these filters are from the #CandyMinimal filter +pack 🤩 #AColorStory
Instagram post 2315458784396535631_1098918605 Cute Savannah!! 🚲🧡 Edited by @emilynicolejohns using the Lipstick filter from the free Style +pack and the Color+ tool 🦋 #AColorStory
Instagram post 2315066177847549240_1098918605 Have you downloaded the new Dust effects yet?! 📸 We are loving this photo by @majestical_jasmin with the Waves effect added—it's giving us alllll the nostalgia for scanned-in film. 😍❤️ #AColorStoryDust #AColorStory
Instagram post 2314715706669406225_1098918605 🌺📸 Introducing Dust! Our newest effect +pack features dust, grain, specks and flare inspired by the timeless aesthetic of film photography. These effects add juuust the right amount of mood to any photo. See more in our stories! 🤩❤️ #AColorStoryDust #AColorStory
Instagram post 2314341339846452247_1098918605 🌸❤️ So sweet!! Edited by @paulavandekamp using the January and March filters from #AColorStorySeasons 😍 #AColorStory
Instagram post 2314029860085748450_1098918605 Waking up in the desert 🤩🏜 @codunn's filter recipe is 100% Russian Hill from #ACSSanFrancisco and 92% Simple Syrup from #CandyMinimal 🌵 #AColorStory
Instagram post 2313616583845969311_1098918605 🌈😍 @camillamount edited this one using the Ice Ice filter from the free Basics pack 🙌 #AColorStory
Instagram post 2313284522868876074_1098918605 😍✨ Shining bright! A quick + easy edit by @lizziejacklyn using the Sunkiss filter from #AColorStorySunkiss and added brightness 💖 #AColorStory
Instagram post 2312891825595179121_1098918605 The perfect blue 🐳✨ @jessica.eatworld captured this beautiful shore with the Tropic filter from #AColorStorySunkiss 🌞 #AColorStory
Instagram post 2312610868984118933_1098918605 We love a pop of color! 🌵❤️ @stellalunastudio edited this using Chamomile from @ariellevey’s set, Habitat | Desktop ✨ #AColorStory
Instagram post 2312166996253691160_1098918605 😍💜 @ananewyork used Sugar from #AColorStoryPicnic and April from #AColorStorySeasons to capture this beautiful scene! ✨ #AColorStory
Instagram post 2311910518833421254_1098918605 🎂💖 Introducing our newest FREE filter +pack with @loren! Cake celebrates the upbeat, magnetic message featured in loren's newest single by the same name. These 4 filters are perfect for portraits, indoor photos, and a sugary-sweet vibe. Download it now for free in the app!! 🍰🎀 #AColorStoryCake #AColorStory
Instagram post 2311439809243224608_1098918605 🥺💜☁️ The most relaxing edit by @petahlss using the Honey Pot filter from #CandyMinimal ✨ #AColorStory
Instagram post 2311439809243224608_1098918605 🥺💜☁️ The most relaxing edit by @petahlss using the Honey Pot filter from #CandyMinimal ✨ #AColorStory
Instagram post 2311110110634678328_1098918605 ❤️😌 The perfect one-filter edit using Puerto Rico from #AColorStoryJetsetter, by @colourspeak_kerry_ ✨ #AColorStory
Instagram post 2310717494788240276_1098918605 Look up! 🌺 Captured by @stellalunastudio using Manzanita from Holiday | Desktop 😍 #AColorStory
Instagram post 2310385358977457826_1098918605 🌿🧡 @gaborestefan captured dreamy Notting Hill using one of our favorite filters, Hot Toddy! It's available in the free Style pack. 🌞 #AColorStory