I know, I know. You are tired of filter and effect apps, and so am I. But this Afterlight app looks good, really good. After starting out on iOS and gaining popularity due to its simplicity and quality, the app has just been released on the Play Store for Android devices running 4.0.3 and up.

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Afterlight comes with all the photo editing capabilities you expect from similar apps. Adjustment tools help you crop, rotate, straighten, and tinker with the brightness, contrast, exposure, and more. 59 filters are available, including original Afterlight filters, guest-submitted ones, and a seasonal pack that adds a touch of timeliness to your photos. If filters aren't your thing, the app has 66 textures from scratchy films to dust and light leaks. To top it all off, Afterlight includes 77 shapes to frame your photos—oh so pretty hearts and crosses and rain drops. Every effect in Afterlight is adjustable to allow you full control over the final result. Images can be saved in various sizes and shared via email, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

The app costs $0.99 but you will have to pay an additional $0.99 to unlock the Instant Film Pack which includes 22 textures and 7 frames. 5 of the filters are also locked until you like the app on Facebook. If that doesn't deter you from trying Afterlight, you can check it out in the widget below.

Source: Afterlight.us, thanks Ivan!

Rita El Khoury
Rita is a pharmacist by profession, a geek by passion. Her love story with Android started in 2009 and has been going stronger with every update, device, tip, app, and game. She lives in Lebanon, speaks three languages, and watches a lot of TV series.

  • Mike

    Yay, the craze for manking good photos look like they come from a broken camera continues.

    Are people idiots? Why would you want to apply a "light leak", "dust specs" or a "out of date film" effect to a perfectly good picture?

    iPhone owners and Instagram have alot to answer for.

    • Morten Ulveseth

      People like different things. You hate it, I don't. I find these filters can change the style of a photo to something that in many cases look really nice. To me (and apparently 100 million instagram users) at least. The problem, obviously, is that it is so easy to do and is overused.

      That said, I never used intagram, and never edited a photo for Facebook (other then cropping). But I do get why people do it.

    • Stylus_XL

      For the same reason that some music producers degrade digital audio to sound more analogue and lofi, or clothes designers incorporate styles from previous decades into their modern garments and sell them intentionally ripped or distressed in places. Because nostalgia and imperfection is attractive to many people.

    • Steviemac

      Excuse me you're the idiot! You're opinion is worth crap. Millions of people love it. Continue making comments on blogs all day every day LOSER!!

      • Nathan Walters

        Your well-reasoned and levelheaded argument completely won me over! So many valid points in such a short comment.


        On the bright side, you used the appropriate forms of your and you're.

        • Mack

          He has Mac in his username. I think he got upset that the implication that virtually all Apple owners are clueless bearded hipsters.

          • Mozaik

            WOW , WHAT A Reasoning , so your name also contains Mac than you are also clueless bearded hipsters .

          • Nathan Walters

            Yes, remember Mack, you are hipsters!

        • Steviemac

          Not sure if I'm speaking to a female or male judging by your profile pic. Anyway my comment makes complete sense if you disagree, tough luck! Go jump to the next blog jerkoff!

          • Nathan Walters

            Upvoting your own comment and an ad hominem attack? Now that's classy.

          • Steviemac

            Did I make you upset big boy/girl? I'm just not sure seriously

          • Nathan Walters

            I mustn't feed the trolls, so I'm going to stop responding now.

          • Steviemac

            Just change your profile pic!

      • Dominick White

        Just cause millions of people like it doesn't mean it is any good. Millions of people also like crack. But that's not any good for you either

  • kabloink

    Facebook like to unlock filters? Nope, that's as bad as the ones that one a 5 star rating to unlock items or get free in game currency.

    • OmniWrench

      Agreed. I'm a sucker for these stupid photo filter things, but that single point took this from "I'll probably check it out" to "not a chance". Ridiculous.

    • Matthew Fry

      I was under the impression that Facebook was cracking down on that recently.

    • Carousels

      It actually doesn't require you to signin to FB at all to unlock those filters. Just hit done.

  • Beforedark

    How is it better than the built in one in Android? Or NIK softwares'?

    • dsfdsf

      It's not.

  • Renan Lazarotto

    Oh good, another app to people use irresponsably. First was Instagram, then Retrica and now this!

  • Muhd Ihsan

    IMO,android built in one was enough

  • OneForTheGoodDays

    I use one app and one app only: Snapseed. The LG G2 camera while excellent, usually blows out brights on dynamic shots and also the shots are usually too cool for my tastes. Snapseed lets me bring down the brights, add a bit of warmth and with their 'ambience' feature increase the dynamic range without crapping on the pic.

    • evolutionx1

      I use VSCO Camera. Snapseed resizes photos to 8mpx. VSCO can edit large resolution pictures without resizing it.

    • Eli Shirk

      The ambience adjustment is great in Snapseed, it's one that I use very often. Overall I think Snapseed offers some great tools and it's pretty simple to use.

  • ash

    Hi android police/ Artem
    Android police site now mostly redirect to download apk. It's increasing day by day. If I click ok it just start downloading. The issue happens even when opening home page

    • Khushi

      I agree. It's very irritating. Android police is almost like a malware distribution site now.

    • andy_o

      That might be a problem with the ad network. Have you emailed AP yet? More likely that they'll see the complaint there.

  • WHO?

    A before and after pic would of been greatttttt.

  • remister

    AutoAwesome seems to do the job and it's automatic at times.

  • ChrisM40

    You lost me at Popular iOS app and 'Facebook like' sealed its fate.

    • flosserelli

      I don't care if an app is on iOS long before android (nothing new there). But any app that requires Facebook is an automatic fail IMO. I dont need the app bad enough to join FB.

      • http://bit.ly/khouryrt Rita El Khoury

        It doesn't require facebook for everything, just to unlock 5 of its 59 filters. That's not terrible.

        • Guest

          It really is terrible to force people to like your app on Facebook to get soemthing.

          • dotbran

            They're offering extra value to people who vocally support their business

          • Joris Griffioen

            You need to update your definition of "force" ..

        • flosserelli

          If I pay for an app, I expect to have access to all features (which is also why I don't buy apps with extra IAPs).

      • Carousels

        It actually doesn't require you to signin to FB at all to unlock those filters. Just hit done and they unlock without liking anything.

      • ChrisM40

        Its not just that it was on iOS first, its that its entire existence seems to be for the sort of people who use iOS.

      • Woe of [S]unjΔy

        This is why I dislike Spotify.

  • Mastermind26

    Snapseed and pixlromatic do the trick for me.

  • jellyfish

    I looked at a few of these this morning, and Pixlr Express seems to be the real deal. Proper editing tools and filter type stuff (if you're into all that) and a straight - forward user interface (unlike snapseed).

  • nikolas

    So facebook like to unlock something, and you also have to pay for it... Sure....

  • mikebel3

    Won't install because it asks for a FB like to unlock more filters? This app is mostly likely the livelihood of the app developers. So if liking on FB might get these guys more exposure which in turn will allow them to keep supporting the app, then why not?

  • nxtiak

    More like UGLIFY photos.

  • Sam Del Valle

    I dont get it? Whats so bad about a iOS app coming to Android. I mean if it's popular on iOS then on Android it will do just fine. I've used this app when I had an iPhone and its pretty good for photography! (Aside from Facebook sign in)

  • Damian

    This is shit, do not install shit on your device, please.

  • Deacon Blues

    So... does this do anything that the awesome (and free) Pixlr Express can't do?