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NOTE: It is highly recommended people purchase Filterstorm Neue rather than Filterstorm. Future development has moved to Filterstorm Neue. This app will continue to receive bug fixes.

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 Email, FTP,SFTP, Flickr, Dropbox, Twitter, and Facebook
• Export high-res images. Suggested max: 22MP (iPad2/iPhone4S), 7.5MP (iPhone 4), 5MP (iPad 1)
• 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
• 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

What's New

Version 4.6.5 (Nov 07, 2013)

Bug fixes for issues including:
• Stability issues
• Hidden filters
• Export destination & automation loading
• Loading unfinished images

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Version 4.6.2 (Feb 16, 2013)

• Fixes Crashes and other bugs involving IPTC data
• Fixes bug that could cause automations or IPTC sets to disappear

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Version 4.6.1 (Feb 02, 2013)

• Fixes levels display for left-side controls on iPhone
• Fixes bug where image might not load
• Fixes crashing bug
• Fixes issue where automations or export destinations may not appear immediately
• Fixes issue with adding layers with other images

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Version 4.6 (Jan 17, 2013)

• End curve points no longer locked to x=0 and x=1
• Optimizations for iPhone 5
• Updates Facebook integration
• Smoother mask brush blending
• Added new default curve option

Bug Fixes
• Fixes bug where filter may be applied to wrong layer on reprocessing
• Improved Stability
• Fixes issue with loading automations and IPTC data in iOS 6
• Fixes bug where filter may be applied to wrong layer on reprocessing
• No longer requests location services access on iOS6.
• Fixes watermarking bug

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Version 4.5.4 (Sep 19, 2012)

• Adds support for 4" retina displays (iPhone 5)

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Version 4.5.3 (Sep 11, 2012)

• Makes real-time gradient optional (in mask settings)

Bug Fixes
• Fix for lingering gradient issue
• Fixes Flickr and Facebook export bugs
• Fixes bug with FTP fallback method

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Version 4.5.2 (Aug 07, 2012)

• Gradient preview now shown in real time

Bug Fixes
• Fixes issue causing split preview to be positioned incorrectly sometimes
• Fixes issue causing gradient preview to be off sometimes
• Fixes issues with scale/scale to fit (iPhone)

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Version 4.5 (Jul 28, 2012)

• New Interface
• Works much better in landscape on iPhone
• Improved right-hand interface option.
• Added button to quickly make the canvas square.
• Added ability to hide filters from list.
• Improved performance on the new iPad

Bug Fixes
• Fixes 2 possible crashing issues with cloning
• Fixes Job Title IPTC Field
• Fixes issue with filter previews when image is zoomed in
• Fixes issue with history disappearing
• Other fixes

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Version 4.2.5 (May 12, 2012)

• Fixes possible crashing bug when IPTC City field is filled out.
• Fixes iOS 4 support
• Fixes memory issue with 4th generation iPod Touch
• The Reference Number IPTC field is no longer used internally (won't appear on export)
• Fixed saving issue with IPTC country code field

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Version 4.2.4 (May 04, 2012)

• Fixes crash with borders/canvas size changes
• Fixes issue with font picker on iPhone/iPod touch
• Stability improvements on iPod touch

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Version 4.2.3 (Apr 24, 2012)

• Improved Stability
• Improves brushing on some devices
• Decreases memory footprint when processing masks
• Fixes possible issue with reprocessing brushing
• Fixes issue with scaling height with locked ratio
• Fixed issues with IPTC display on iPhone

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Version 4.2.2 (Apr 06, 2012)

• Fixes iOS 4 support
• Fixes IPTC issues
• Fixes mask display issue

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Version 4.2.1 (Mar 28, 2012)

• Fixes issue with importing images when location services turned off
• Fixes crash when reprocessing brushing
• Fixes IPTC creator field

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Version 4.2 (Mar 27, 2012)

NOTE: A BUG WAS FOUND IN THIS VERSION AFTER RELEASE CAUSING ISSUES OF LOCATION SERVICES ARE NOT ENABLED. This will be fixed soon. Please only update if you have location services enabled for the app.

• Updates for new iPad
• Increased working image size
• Improved brush performance
• Will now prevent device from locking during processing/transmission
• Histogram display updated
• Minor Optimizations on some filters
• Added option to use Adobe RGB color space (in settings app)

Bug Fixes:
• Memory Leak Fixes
• Fixed bug with emailing automations/iptc sets
• Fixed possible incompatibility with color spaces
• Fixed possible incompatibilities with IPTC data

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Version 4.1.1 (Feb 24, 2012)

• New Noise Reduction

Bug Fixes:
• Fixed issue with changing black point on curves
• Fixed issue with FTP Passive setting

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Version 4.1 (Feb 03, 2012)

• Twitter export support
• Facebook export support
• Added Levels tool
• Added Invert Mask tool
• Interface updates
• Will now give option to reopen edited image if crashes during processing.
• Added numerical max export size (can override the slider's range)
• Added ability to set FTP Port

• Improved stability on iPad 1
• Set default max export size on iPad 1 to 5MP (can be overridden)
• Fixed crash with flickr export.
• Fixed issue with EXIF data on export.
• Fixed bug causing issues displaying cloned layers when masking above them
• Increased flickr timeout interval
• Reduced iCloud backup size.

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Version 4.0.1 (Nov 29, 2011)

• Improved stability, especially on iPhone 3GS/iPad1
• Fixed bug causing cropping to show mask color if mask color turned on
• Fixed bug causing cloning to show mask color if mask color turned on
• Fixed bug with reprocessing images involving a duplicated layer
• Blend modes now work when altering the mask of a layer with a non-normal blend
• Color range mask now behaves as it did in FS3
• Fixed bug with image flattening when top layer has a a blend mode set
• Can now apply/preview blend modes when adding/modifying a filter/layer
• Fixed metadata display issue on iPad
• Fixed metadata tab set/settings buttons in portrait (iPad)
• Added SFTP delivery
• FTP progress indication updated
• Added switch to manually set Passive mode for FTP
• Vignetting now previews in real time
• Fixed issue with clear text button in popovers
• Improved FTP error reporting

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Version 4.0 (Nov 16, 2011)

• Updated interface
• Option to use sliders on right side
• Auto exposure tool
• Much faster noise reduction
• Double exposure can be scaled/positioned
• Double exposure can use blend modes (via layers)
• Vignette/Vignette Mask can be either circular or scaled to the image ratio
• Shadows/highlights sliders
• Noise now previews in real time
• New automation format (the legacy format is partially supported)
• More Blend modes
• Text can be arbitrarily rotated
• Can now zoom/scroll on vignette tool
• Can now zoom/scroll with straighten tool
• FTP reliability improvements
• Option to send XMP metadata files when sending original versions
• Original filenames now read from library (iOS 5 only)

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Version 3.0.2 (Oct 21, 2011)

• Cache store location change for iCloud Backup Compatibility
• Bug Fixed with closing images
• Default image name will auto-increment in number to prevent overwriting when sending to FTP

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Version 3.0.1 (Jul 07, 2011)

• Fixed bug causing text HUD to not appear when you tapped on the height field in cropping on iPhone
• Fixed bug causing text masking to not work on iPad
• Fixed bug causing images to sometimes be rotated 180° when applying an automation
• Disabled control for split preview on filters that do not support it
• Scale and Canvas Size tools on iPhone will now dismiss when check button is pressed
• Minor appearance tweaks
• Improved Brushing Speed
• Option to disable brush outline
• Fixed bug causing keyboard to not be able to be dismissed in the color picker on iPhone
• UI updates

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Version 3.0 (Jun 23, 2011)

New Features:
• New Interface
• Live Preview on many filters
• Export Size Increased to 22MP (iPad 2) 7.5MP (iPhone4/iPad)
• Watermarks
• Improved Crop Behavior
• Flickr Export
• Dropbox Export
• Support for Unlimited FTP servers
• Split Preview Pane on most filters
• Overlay, Multiply, Add, and Screen blend modes for most filters
• Ability to show mask with a color overlay
• More Gradient Masking Options
• Redeye Brush
• Vignette Masking
• More IPTC Fields
• Save/Load IPTC Sets
• Improved Borders Tool
• Redeye Brush
• Noise Filter
• Scale to Fit Tool
• Canvas Size Tool
• Improved, 30-step history
• Ability to remove curve points by dragging them significantly off top of curves
• Ability to use multitouch on curves
• Ability to load automations through iTunes File Sharing
• Improved default automations
• Ability to create new FTP directory at time of export

Bug Fixes
• Fixed memory issues with RAW handling on iPad 1 (RAW for many cameras now supported)
• IPTC saving issue fixed

NOTE: FS3 has an updated Automations format. It will upgrade most automations from FS2, but some may not work properly.

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Version 2.6.2 (Dec 17, 2010)

• Improved error messaging when location services access is not present
 • Filterstorm will now fall back to a different image loading mechanism that doesn't require location services access if it is not available.
 • Improvements in RAW import Handling
• Fixed bug causing vignetting preview to become misaligned if the devices is rotated while the preview is showing.

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Version 2.6.1 (Dec 07, 2010)

• IIM IPTC metadata support added back in addition to the XMP support
• Export dialog remembers last-used setting (quick save or export large)
• iPhone responsiveness improvements, especially on iPhone 4
 • iPhone working image shrunk slightly to help performance. Max export size remains 3078x2200.
• EXIF support on some RAW files
• Filterstorm version number added to EXIF
• RAW files now load as full sized images from the photos library

Bug Fixes:
• Fixed crash that occurred in iOS 4.0.x when saving images
• Reduced memory footprint of opening files, opening images from other apps should be more stable
• Fixed bug causing some metadata fields to populate in wrong place
• Fixed bug causing default metadata to not load in some circumstances
• Fixed bug causing saved image to sometimes be rotated
• Fixed bug that caused color range mask to not always work properly when saving large images

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Version 2.6 (Nov 22, 2010)

NOTE: This upgrade is highly recommended if you are on iOS 4.1 or 4.2. If you have iOS 4.0, please upgrade to iOS 4.2 before updating Filterstorm, or wait for the next release.
• Borders/frames tool added
• Multiple exposure tool added
 • Sliders now have numerical indicator as to their value
 • New Color Picker
 • Completely redesigned cropping tool
• Text tool added on iPhone/iPod Touch
• Improved text tool on iPad
• Pasting photos now supports PNG & TIFF data.

Metadata Enhancements
 • Metadata, both IPTC and EXIF are ONLY SUPPORTED ON iOS 4.2
 • EXIF data can now be read from the photos album and camera.
 • EXIF data will be saved to all images, whether going to the photo album or being e-mailed/FTPd
 • IPTC generation rewritten
 • IPTC generation in XMP format only
 • IPTC fields added:
• Country Code
• Usage Terms
• Contact Address, City, State, Postal Code, Email, Website

Bug Fixes
 • Fixed bug causing crashing on accepting masks on in certain situations.
 • Fixed bug causing crashing on certain automations involving cropping or scaling
 • Fixed bug causing crash in certain circumstances on image picker/camera on iPhone
• Fixed bug causing Filters list to sometimes be positioned incorrectly after saving large images
 • Fixed bug causing padded spaces in IPTC fields
 • Fixed bug causing problems activating automations at the end of long lists
• Improved support for opening photos directly from other apps.

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Version 2.5.2 (Oct 15, 2010)

• Fixes crashes on iOS 3.2 devices when loading images
• Fixes history crashing issue

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Version 2.5.1 (Oct 08, 2010)

• Double tap to zoom to actual pixel size (double pixel size on retina display)
• Double tap with 2 fingers while masking to toggle between brushing and the eraser
• The Brush preview image now scales when you zoom in and out of an image
• iPad has a new metadata confirmation sheet for e-mail/ftp
• Filterstorm should now appear in the “Open in…” menu for jpegs in other apps
• History now displays the change made for each step
• Fixed discrepancy between preview and applied vignette on pre-retina display iPhones.
• FTP address keyboard is now a standard keyboard in order to allow for spaces
• Fixed bug that would prevent large image exporting when loading an image from history after restart
• Fixed bug that caused a single row of incorrect pixels upon scaling
• Fixed bug that would cause quick-save captioning to not work

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Version 2.5
Version 2.1
Version 2.0.1
Version 1.4.1
Version 1.4
Version 1.3
Version 1.2
Version 1.1
Version 1.0.4
Version 1.0.3
Version 1.0.2

Responsiveness Improvements
Ability to handle larger images

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Version 1.0.1
Version 2

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4.6.5Nov 07, 2013Current release
4.6.2Feb 16, 2013
4.6.1Feb 02, 2013
4.6Jan 17, 2013
4.5.4Sep 19, 2012
4.5.3Sep 11, 2012
4.5.2Aug 07, 2012
4.5Jul 28, 2012
4.2.5May 12, 2012
4.2.4May 04, 2012
4.2.3Apr 24, 2012
4.2.2Apr 06, 2012
4.2.1Mar 28, 2012
4.2Mar 27, 2012
4.1.1Feb 24, 2012
4.1Feb 03, 2012
4.0.1Nov 29, 2011
4.0Nov 16, 2011
3.0.2Oct 21, 2011
3.0.1Jul 07, 2011
3.0Jun 23, 2011
2.6.2Dec 17, 2010
2.6.1Dec 07, 2010
2.6Nov 22, 2010
2.5.2Oct 15, 2010
2.5.1Oct 08, 2010
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Current Version - 3.0 - 28 ratings
Updated on Apr 26, 2015
All Versions - 3.3 - 1,811 ratings
Updated on Apr 26, 2015


Compatibility: Universal

Category: Photo and Video

Updated: Apr 08, 2015

Version: 4.6.5

Size: 11.6 MB

Language: English, German, Italian, Spanish

Seller: Tai Shimizu

Rating: Rated 4+

Family Sharing: Yes

Requirements: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

Bundle ID: com.stormyimaging.Filterstorm

App ID:  363449020  [Copy]