Nokia Creative Studio app updated to version 6.0 with new design and more

The Nokia Creative Studio photo editing app for Windows Phone Lumia devices just got updated to version 6.0 by Microsoft. While the name of the app remains the same (Microsoft didn't remove the "Nokia" branding this time), it does have a new design along with some additional features.

Microsoft actually revealed plans to update Creative Studio back in May, but the official change log for version 6.0 shows that the app has these new additions:

  • Redesigned for ease of use and flexibility
  • High resolution Reframe from Lumia Camera
  • Save a copy
  • New professional filters
  • Auto-fix your photos
  • Edit freely without losing your original photos

You can download the Nokia Creative Studio app right now in the Windows Phone Store and it should also be available for people who purchase the Lumia 930 out of the box.

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206 Comments
  • High resolution support is actually a pretty big deal.
  • +820
  • Colour pop is gone......!!! :-o
  • Color pop was my most used feature!
  • Coming soon though
  • Noooooo
  • COLOR POP coming soon...
  • Okaaaaay
  • Nw I m gonna update till color pop comes up ..!! I use it. A lot
  • Color Pop is still there. Access it by tapping the three dots for the options menu.
  • Yeah, take it one step further and you will see the "Coming Soon" page.  This is an absolute disgrace.  Who the fuck is running this show?
  • Looks like ameture developers .. NO COLOR POP , No USB OTG for Lumia Devices , For Miracast  u need specific hardware henceforth no Screen Mirror , Symbian was far more better when it came to these features .   What sort of Developers are Microsoft Hiring.. Turned OFF auto Update in store APP to retain color POP
  • dekh comment tune kar diya bina soche samjhe .    ab sun    COLOR POP IS COMING SOON 
  • Dude.. When you provide update to an application , any one would enhance existing features, not disable features and ask end users to wait again for that.. Better understand the meaning of updates and what features you are been provided
  • In that case, I'll probably skip this update. Color Pop is what I basically use Creative Studio for.
  • Yes, collage is also gone.
  • Will the next update require Cyan? Because I have a Lumia 810 which will not get updated, so I don't want to risk permanently losing color pop.
  • Hahaha... I just sent in a tip, cause I've seen this today on Google Plus...
  • Removal of red eye fix is ok but COLOR POP....!
    NOOOOOOO
  • It is showing that color pop is coming soon
  • Soon...but for now,it's removed!
  • What happened with the red eye fix? How can we fix that now?
  • I like the new UI
  • +920
  • Thanks
  • Michielterlouw: Please bring the previous effects of Nokia Creative Studio back to the app. I did not know this update would remove them, I updated and now im strongly missing those features. I think the app looks ok but theres 2 major flaws.. The previous effects were really well adjusted to be subtle and clean. Im a graphic designer myself and the new effects are just to high on contrast.. Also my favorite effect was I think the 3rd one of the old app which now is something similar to your "Pure" effect but its no where near as beautiful as the previous one.. What about traditional B&W, why did you remove it? And finally the cropping tool.. why did you remove the ability to crop the image as we wish.. like photosop.. Why do we have to crop it to certain framing standards? Please bring back those 2 functionalities to the app as they were perfectly fine and there was no need to remove them. Thank you,
  • WPCentral seems faster than me. I was just going to tip you with these news.
  • I think they may have privileged media acess (early)
  • The UI is bad, I don't like it and color pop? Wtffff, need it asap!
  • What do you not like about the UI?
  • What is there to like about the UI? WHY on Earth does EVERYTHING that Microsoft touches - breaks and becomes ancient? Let's see... Zune... dead. Xbox Games.. messed up. Xbox Music.. Lol. Skype.. LMAO. Now.. creative studio.
  • Okay, I was hoping to get some specific feedback on the UI. Your generic rant does not provide that, but of course you don't owe me anything :-)
  • Is it possible to add the old filters as additional filters? Please please please!!! I really love those filters and as I browsed the comments many others do as well. I can't find any other app with those filters but the new filters can be found on instagram and many other apps. Please add them back ... They are a crowd favorite!
  • Ref: rockstarzzz,
    The Zune PC desktop software is still available as a free download for XP through Windows 8.1 OS. Even though MS has removed a few features it is still amazing with both my music and Xbox (formerly Zune) Music & Video Services and Xbox (formerly Zune) Music Pass.
  • I like the new UI, but I like the previous UI for filter selection better. It seemed more beautiful being able to scroll through the filters in a filmstrip like fashion. The previous app also had screen rotation support for filters depending on picture orientation. Finally, would really really appreciate it if you were able to reincorporate the previous filters which were some of the best for a photo editing app. The new ones aren't as great. :)
  • That filmstrip was quite nice, but we wanted to make the hierarchy of the app flatter. In the old version, many users didn't ever find out that there were more features available (the filters was the only feature they ever discovered).  What do you mean with "The previous app also had screen rotation support for filters depending on picture orientation." ???
  • Is it possible to add the old filters as additional filters? Please please please!!! I really love those filters and as I browsed the comments many others do as well. I can't find any other app with those filters but the new filters can be found on instagram and many other apps. Please add them back ... They are a crowd favorite!
  • The new one has a slower response, and is missing the old presets. Beyond that, it really is nice. I like that I can adjust various appearances, but without the old filters, I just can't won't update my phone.
  • Try sense there colour in the meantime. It's not all you need...but it might do you ok till you get the next update for creative studio.
  • Very nice update, just try and have fun especially able to save as new photo copies, thanks and keep it up.
  • Lumia Camera, op.
  • Really, if Microsoft is planning on removing the Nokia brand name from this application, it'll be bad reaction. It's Nokia who developed this app, not them
  • Microsoft owns the mobile division, therefore also the app AND can name it whatever they like.
  • Thanks Tafsern
  • ^ Someone who doesn't get it.
  • Wherever I comment, there is an intruder.
  • A bad reaction?
    I imagined someone looking at their app and saying..."well that's weird"
  • I can't understand why Nokia ALWAYS say that "some update is coming for the X app with AN firmware update", and make all think that that update is tied with that firmware update and in the end is all a lie, everyone can download it. :S
  • That's illuminati $#;+ right there.
    Conspiracy...
  • Well, they did say the same about the Nokia Camara, how you needed black to install it, else you had to stick with the two separate applications. Yet I had it working perfectly fine on my late 620 before it has Black Same thing for life images, "you need Cyan", yet for a while all of us had it with just the beta app.
  • Just got the update on my Nokia 930. Didn't came with the latest version out of the box. Luckily, it still came with Google as a possible default search engine :P
  • Bet you were ready to sue
  • How are you liking the 930? I have retired my 1020 (gave to my wife) and I am using my 1520 + my Nokia 808 PureView. I desired more horsepower and a better screen for my Windows Phone device and my 1520 (had it since December and after playing Rival Knights on the 1520....I couldn't go back to RK on the 1020) and 808 were not being used so it made sense to utilize them more.
  • Love it
  • Shi+@ don't update a lot of features missing... oh me oh my.  I hope there is always an option to go back to the previous version : (
  • Got the update without cyan update. :D why it has still nokia name ?? :P
  • Because your phone has got that name written over it.
  • (out of topic) do we have any HDR camera app in store???
    Reply..
  • 4blend, HDR photo camera
  • Which one is better :P
  • Both
  • takea look at OneShot cam app it has the HDR ability and does great for me on my 920
  • Fhotolens
  • Yes ..finally updated with new features.
  • The way they brag this update as a feature of Lumia cyan, but I can use the update with only Lumia black!
  • It seems that the blur background option is not working well at all. Also, make sure that you do choose "save a copy" because I tried the app and only choose save, the blur background didn't work so I deleted the photo but it did delete the original. I was used to the old version where it did same another copy by default.
  • Did you notice the "revert to original" function in the menu?
  • Yeah I saw it now thanks! Can you check if you do get the same bug as me. - Grab an original photo and click the 3 dots menu and select "blur background" apply some in focus/ out focus effect. then choose a filter, play with the vibrance, shadow, clarity...etc. then save a copy. Now go back to the photo that you modified and you will see that the photo didn't keep the in/out focus and now the picture is a total blur. Please let me know if it does happen to you as well.   Now if you do the same steps but as soon as you are done with the first part of the in/out focuse save a copy. Go back to that copy and then apply the filter, vibrance...etc. You will see that picture kept everyhing.
  • Can't reproduce this bug.
  • Alright thanks!
  • The same thing is happening to my photos, WTF!
  • Why the heck did they remove colour pop? Oh I forgot, Microsoft is good at ruining good things -__-
  • Probably because of cyan
  • Its awesome now! But just wondering, did they totally removed the previous filters and introduced new ones? The previous ones were awesome too! They cudve just added the new filters along with them.
  • Absolutely! I really loved two of the previous filters. Used them a lot. Not a fan of the new ones :(
  • Yes, i had some favs too :( The new ones are just too hard on the images -.-
  • Yes, they're gone now so that's that i guess. Those previous filters were actually really nice & I used them a lot. Bad move, MS. Why on earth they couldn't keep the previous ones that people were used to & just add the new ones I'll never know. Guess I'm done with this app now.
  • I like the new ui a lot but why did colour pop have to go :( I loved playing with it
  • almost the same as fhotoroom. they should add HDR Stimulation as well
  • The last UI was better..
  • And colour pop isn't gone.. Is coming soon!! But shouldn't have pushed an update with features missing..!!
  • +920
  • Very nice update....just uninstalled Adobe Ps .....
  • Lovee the new update great UI and filters.
  • Hate the new update...☹ Poor UI.Poor filters.Difficulty in operating.No old filters. I am thinking that this update bring good and new features but i am wrong.
  • Won't be updating until colour pop is back. It's my most used feature in this app.
  • Color pop???? Wtf???? One step forward 2 steps back!!
  • Lolz but yes
  • wHat abt 610??
  • The UI is bad, the filters are even worse!
  • Right bro...the first one is better than this.
  • PLEASE UPDATE ARTICLE TO TELL PEOPLE NOT TO UPDATE UNTIL COLOR POP IS BACK!! OR AT LEAST WARN THEM!!!!!!!
  • Jeez, the app clearly states Color Pop is coming soon. New UI is a step back though.
  • Step back.... Why do you think so?
  • Because it looks shit.
  • coz its total crap now! get back the old one..
  • you are surprised why? a very familar pattern here...up date and remove with the promise to put it back later so they can continue with stall tactics that make them appear to be busy doing something...take it out then make us wait for them to put it back and we are all so happy when that finally happens and in actuality we are just right back where we started 6 months later..(i.e. XBox Music app)
  • I hope you didn't type all that for my benefit. I just wanted to ask why ArticUK thinks the UI is "a step back"
  • It's painfully slow for me. Endless resuming...
  • I can't get over this bs... Who the fuck can honestly call removing a key feature from an app an update?? I can do less with this than I could before!! And ui is confusing with unlabeled buttons! PLEASE UPDATE ASAP!
  • How Can Install On HTC Device???
  • Looks like ameture developers .. NO COLOR POP , No USB OTG for Lumia Devices , For Miracast  u need specific hardware henceforth no Screen Mirror , Symbian was far more better when it came to these features .   What sort of Developers are Microsoft Hiring..
  • Wow, I'm a bit slow but is there something about color pop that people like?  Color pop a key feature?  Really?  I thought key features were like being able to crop from the high res image, or being able to adjust brightness/shadows, or maybe being able to adjust the color cast
  • Well, people have different tastes!
  • Crop was my most used feature and it is now gone.  I went from loving my 1020 to hating my 1020 and Windows Phone.  Why can't I uninstall and go back to the old version?  So aggravating...
  • Turned OFF auto Update in store APP to retain color POP
  • Why is colour pop gone and say coming soon...that's one of the only things I user this app for.
  • The same here. I read all of comments here and decided not to update my app... I use photo shop express as my main editor and color pop to give my photos that extra something... That's the only thing I'm using from that app. I'm not updating until they bring it back....
  • Has anyone found the Autofix feature mentioned in the Article?  
  • I definitely thought the Nokia design was much cleaner and easier to use. Along with color pop where is the collage ability?
  • I see color pop!!!! But didn't work!!! Haha. UI sucks. Nothing creative about it :/