“This iOS Camera App Brings Out the Pro in Amateurs”
“Lavish, tactile, respectful, illuminating, gorgeous.”
“Halide has the potential transform how you make photos with your phone.”
“This sort of maniacal attention to the smallest of details deserves to be celebrated.”
- Daring Fireball
Halide is a groundbreaking camera app for deliberate and thoughtful photography. With high-end tools, a UI designed from scratch for iPhone 8 and iPhone X featuring beautiful details, Halide is your go-to camera when you want to really take a photo rather than a quick snapshot.
Use gestures in Halide’s to change exposure and manual focus with a swipe. Halide’s professional tools include focus peaking, a detailed histogram, adaptive level grid, and RAW support (on certain phones*). Customize controls to adapt the app to your needs.
- Beautiful, intuitive gesture-based interface
- On iPhone X, a custom-designed UI that is completely usable with one hand
- Focus peaking* and powerful manual focus
- Full manual controls including shutter speed, ISO and white balance
- Live histogram for perfect exposure*
- Captures RAW, TIFF, HEIC or JPG for the best quality shots*
- Capture Depth on dual-camera iPhones*
- Grid overlay with built-in level
- Quick-review of your last few shots
- Intelligent automatic and manual mode
Focus peaking requires iPhone 5S or later (5S, 6, 6S, 7, 8, X, SE)
Histogram requires iPhone 6 or later. (6, 6S, 7, 8, X, SE)
RAW requires iPhone 6S or later. (6S, 7, 8, X, SE)
Depth Capture requires a dual-camera iPhone (iPhone 7 and 8 Plus, iPhone X)
On iOS 11.3, you can now capture RAW photos with flash. We've also fixed a rare crashing issue, and random failures when taking depth photos.
HALIDE 1.7: THE DEPTH UPDATE
This update turns Halide into a revolutionary depth camera. It now features portrait mode, realtime depth previews, a robust depth reviewer, and an amazing AR viewer. Let's dive in!
I. BUILT-IN PORTRAIT MODE
We now include Portrait Mode directly within Halide! We preserve the original, un-blurred photo in your camera roll as well, so you can always apply your own effects.
II. TRUE DEPTH CAMERA SUPPORT
Thanks to recent updates in iOS, we can now fully support the True Depth camera. The wait was worth it, because the results are amazing.
III. NEW DEPTH VISUALIZATIONS
Shooting depth can be tricky, which makes realtime visualizations invaluable. In addition to "Depth Peaking," we've added two new options! To visualize portrait-mode photos, we've added "Portrait Preview." For difficult situations where you need to see gritty details, we now have a live Depth Map view.
IV. ROBUST DEPTH REVIEW
We’ve revamped our photo reviewer. You can now toggle the portrait effect on or off, view the depth-map, and even export the Depth Map as a PNG you can load in an image editor.
V. AR REVIEW
Depth shots are essentially 3D captures. Through the power of AR, we now have a perfect 3D viewing experience. Trust us, it’s very cool. If you get some cool screen recordings of your shots in this mode, we’d love to see them, so do share!
BONUS: DARKROOM INTEGRATION
Within the reviewer, you can now open a photo in Darkroom with a single tap. In Darkroom, there’s now a top-level button that sends you to Halide.
As always, we've included tons of small improvements and bug fixes. The screen no longer sleeps while you're shooting, you can send DNGs to the DropBox app, and check out a few new animations.
We hope you love Halide as much as we love making it. If you like this update, consider rating us. We never prompt for reviews, so every rating helps!
-- Ben & Sebastiaan