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Prequel: Photo & Video Editor

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Prequel: Photo & Video Editor

  • Photo & Video
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Prequel Inc.
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$2.99 – $17.99

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User Reviews for Prequel: Photo & Video Editor

Just Some Ideas :))

Okay, I love this app, it has so many things to play around with and so many fun filters and effects! One this i’ll complain about is that sometimes the filters glitch. When I say glitch as an example if I click on Bahamas filter, the filter won’t show up on my video / photos. But what I love about this app is that I mostly use it for editing TikTok videos or profile pictures! As my idea, could you guys add a search bar option for effect and filter? If you can’t find a filter or don’t want to just scroll though different bundles it would be very very helpful! Also maybe add some more sparkle effects? I love sparkle effects, they just add a vibe to your videos. I have no bad complains about this app and I definitely recommend it! If you want to edit videos and photos, DOWNLOAD THIS! I never thought i’d write a long review about any sort of app but I did! I hope this was helpful!! - Sophie 💚💙🤍

#NoComplainsArmy, Aug 07, 2021
Insane Price Point

I installed and deleted it immediately... I’ve paid for my favourite mobile editing app (MuseCam) in the past, and enjoy the purchase. I also have paid $40-50 on the Mac App Store for Affinity Photo, my full featured editing suite. For $5/WEEK you can edit with their presets, or for their self claimed 85% discounted yearly subscription of $35/Year, you can have the presets under that price format. Something’s gotta change hereEdit: I knew something had to be wrong with my initial notion. I reinstalled the app, and sure enough, I missed a sneaky little greyed out ‘X’ in the top left corner. After clicking it, you can proceed to the free version of the app, which I have to say is quite nice. You seem to get two presets from each of the collections they give you, and I am impressed with their image processing algorithms, they are nice. I still don’t take back my words about the insanely high subscription model price point, but I’ll leave 5 stars for the actual app. It clearly has been well thought out.

Awesome app 554472, Apr 22, 2020
They are swindling you

Too late did I realize by clicking the “trial” subscription that you would be charged weekly and NOT monthly the 5$ amount. In the beginning I believe it to be intentionally phrased to swindle the consumer. I doubt this company actually cares. I buy apps because I don’t mind an investment to purchase an app is no big deal to me. But I signed up for the subscription, which said a 1/week trial and then your subscription will begin within 7 days at 5 dollars. Now some re might come on here and blah blah but it is deliberately misleading. What they meant by 7days was that EVERY SEVEN days they’d charge you 5 dollars. It took me two months to realize because my other purchases were grouped in with it in notifications (another feature I’m sure they bank on because they probably make the most money on people who get it and then remove it after a few months.) I doubt they actually care and I know how iTunes works they won’t refund nor gonna bother trying. Overall this app is great if you like spending that much money. They do have a yearly option and some other stuff which I did want to purchase if after one month I enjoyed the app. However after spending 40$ on it (my bad but they definitely intend you not to notice.) I just can’t bring myself to spend another 28$ for the yearly.

BananaSilver, Jan 18, 2021
Used to be my favorite app then they got greedy EDIT

Edit September 1st 2019: the developers responded with a super lame canned response justifying their 8+ subscription options. I cancelled mine last week. Over this app and on to another- note: don’t download this app friends they’re a greedy bunch who just had to mess with something they had that was good. 1 subscription tier was enough but to add more so you have to pay the highest amount to get everything is just downright rude. DEVELOPERS I SUGGEST YOU START GIVING REAL RESPONSES AND ACTUALLY READING REVIEWS INSTEAD OF SOME COPY AND PASTE BS. You lost me as a customer and I’m sure many more. I take my rating down to 1 star. AND DON’T respond with “try our free version etc blah blah” the free version is horrid and you’ve made it that way so people have to pay. Disappointed in your company. Don’t fix what’s broke, but you just had to have more $$$.They used to have a FEW subscription options for premium. Now they have a TON so that you have to pay even MORE than you were for even more filters. Won’t be paying anymore. So sad because this used to be my go-to app. But they decided to get greedy because premium payment wasn’t enough already. If I pay $5 a week I shouldn’t have to pay more for more filters. $20/ month?!

Hollythebird, Sep 01, 2019
Hate paying for apps but worth the price

With 100 bajillion photo apps on here it's hard to recommend anyone pay this much for one. But I got to say in all honesty, if you have the money to spend comfortably, Prequel is one I would splurge on. A lot of apps do one or two of the things Prequel does well, but I've never found one that was This good at This many features. Darkroom and VSCO are go-tos when I need just a quick filter or touch-up, but if I ever want to do something cool or different from usual, Prequel is automatic. There are so many filters, effects, and extras —and unlike other apps none of them feel like throwaways. Almost ALL of them are hits, with very few misses (if any - it’s probably more fair to say they're Just not my taste)I avoid paying for apps like the plague. Especially when something like Snapseed is free. But credit where Credit is due, Prequel actually made it feel like it was worth it.

kmmnyc, Dec 06, 2021
App refusing to work

Just recently, maybe a month or two ago, I started noticing that the app wasn’t working. First, it was whenever I wanted to export my video. Once I had finished finding a filter or an effect, it would load as if it’s getting ready to export and then it doesn't export at all. And no matter how many times I would try to export it, or go back into the app, or shut my phone off, it just would take days to export. And now, as I’m trying to use the app, I can’t even get passed from cropping the video. It’s doing the same thing, after I’ve picked a video I want to edit, and cropped it to the size I want, it loads like it’s going to let me continue, and then it doesn’t. And I’ve exited out of the app and tried again, and I’ve shut down my phone multiple times thinking it needs a refresh, but I can’t get passed from cropping the video. I’m not sure why it’s doing that and it’s getting really annoying. The app is really cool and I really enjoy it since I’m a video editor, but I’m thinking about just deleting it and finding a different app because I don’t want to keep wasting my time on a incorporative app. Please fix this issue!

Lukehemmings.girl_56, Mar 19, 2020

I’ve had this app for a while, and I really enjoyed it. There were many free filters that I absolutely loved. Unfortunately, with this recent update, many of the free filters I’ve enjoyed have been taken away, such as the Rose, Monroe, Nightcall, Hypno, Sparkles, Stellar, Miracle, Prism, Split, Synthwave, Shot, Moiré, Polar, and others. I’ve lost respect for this app. I truly wish I didn’t update it because I’ve lost some of my most favorite filters. I wish I could afford to buy the premium version, but I just graduated nursing school (which I payed for all by myself). Also, I am starting out as a new nurse, and I don’t have much for extra expenses. Honestly, most users of this app are teenagers and young adults, and many in this demographic cannot afford the monthly/annual price of this app. A few years ago, an app like this would have been a one time purchase of 5.99 or less with optional in app purchases of extra features. Since many of my favorite features have been removed from this app, I will just delete the app. Prequel, I beg that you bring back the filters that were previously free. Or at least make it in which you can do a one time purchase to buy some of the effects, instead of a monthly/annual purchase. I truly hope this review is read. Thanks.

partycityrat, May 22, 2023
Liked the app but my account didnt renew

I love the app's interface and ease of access to edit photos and videos. But as a turn of events really turned me off from this app. Recently I had to delete apps to free up space. Originally i had the yearly subscription to prequel and didn't think anything of it, I paid for a yearly Subscription, I can surely get it back upon re-downloading. But when I rebooted the app a month later it wouldn't let me get past the apps deals for a 1 week subscription unless i clicked it. (I had a yearly subscription already why is it showing me deals as if im a new customer? I thought) i never switched iClouds and the subscription was still valid. But i wanted to edit something in a hurry so rebooted it again and the SAME THING HAPPENED. Why am I getting double charged for a weekly subscription when i was trying to bypass and get to my stuff. So I contacted the support and they told me the charges were by apple and they said click restore purchase. So I cancelled the weekly subscription and clicked restore purchase and it gave me the WEEKLY SUBSCRIPTION. >;( I forward the emails for both receipts to both apple and prequel and since i clicked restore purchase it wont even let me cancel the weekly subscription. Highly upset at the hiccup and i just want a refund.

respektful customer, Dec 02, 2020
The app is laggy...

I have been using Prequel for some time now because I love the effects it provides. I always use Prequel to make aesthetic edits of myself, my friends and just aesthetically pleasing things in general. But I’ve noticed that over time, Prequel has been slowing down and crashing pretty badly for me. I don’t know if its the same for other people but what happens is that I will import the video, crop it, and attempt to put an effect and boom. There it is. It is slow and ruins the vibe of the video. I just don’t know what’s wrong with the app. I don’t know if the app needs a new update or if I’m doing something wrong. Please fix this! I hope you take my complaint in consideration.(Edited)First of all, thank you for replying back. Second of all, the overall issue is the filter. Once I click on a filter like for example, disco, VHS, just any filter in particular, it will immediately slow down. The filters just sort of crash...but I hope you guys cab fix this soon. That way I can keep using the best editing app for aesthetic edits.😊

SFelony, Jul 02, 2020
Love, but something happened? UPDATED

I have LOVED this app for a while now, but recently (noticed maybe 2 weeks ago?) something’s not been working, more than half the filters that are indicated to be usable in the free version just stopped working. Random ones will work, but clicking on most of them just does nothing. I tried deleting and redownloading the app, but it still seems to be doing that. I don’t know if it’s a purposeful change and for what reason it would be done like this, but it did make it a big bummer to use and I hardly touch it now. Interestingly, it seems like all of the free effects still work, it’s just the filters (which I probably used more than the effects)UPDATE: developer asked me to delete and redownload and it worked this time 🤦🏻‍♀️ I swear I tried that already, but here we are! Favorite editing app, use it a TON. Absolutely being a baby making any complaint as so much of this is free. Amazing app overall!

sophiaanti, Oct 04, 2022


Create aesthetic edits with Prequel and such iconic effects as DISCO, DIAMOND, BLING, TEAL, MIAMI, PRISM, VHS, D3D. There’s Prequel for every story – start telling it now. FREE FEATURES • 800+ EFFECTS and FILTERS to match any style. • TEMPLATES: create high-quality aesthetic videos in one tap. • D3D: create amazing 3D moving pictures without any hustle.

Add any trendy effect you want. • TEXT: 30+ custom fonts. Say what you gotta say with style. • MUSIC: add any tracks to your videos for immaculate vibes. • STICKERS: add gifs, emojis, and stickers to your photos. Enjoy complete freedom of self expression. • ADJUSTS: various tools to tune your content and get the exact result you need. • INTRO: meticulously designed starting effects for your photos and videos. PREQUEL GOLD SUBSCRIPTION Get unlimited full access to all Prequel effects and filters. Enjoy an advanced editing toolkit with wide array of adjustments. No boundaries for your creativity. Prequel Gold is available as a subscription. Prices may vary depending on your country of residence and may be converted to your local currency. Payment for your Prequel Gold subscription will be charged to your iTunes Account after purchase confirmation. Your subscription will automatically renew and your account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. You can turn off the auto-renewal at any time in your iTunes account settings but refunds will not be provided for any unused portion of a subscription period. If you purchase your subscription during the free trial period, any unused portion of the free trial period will be forfeited. About subscription: https://prequel.app/prequel-subscription Read our Terms of Use here: https://prequel.app/term-of-use Read our Privacy Policy here: https://prequel.app/privacy-policy

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