“This iOS Camera App Brings Out the Pro in Amateurs”

“Lavish, tactile, respectful, illuminating, gorgeous.”
- iMore

“Halide has the potential transform how you make photos with your phone.”
- Uncrate

“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)

What's New

Version 1.10.2

This update fixes a few bugs in HALIDE 1.10: A SPECIAL IPHONE XS UPDATE

In Halide 1.10, we’re launching a new feature called Smart RAW for iPhone XS. After extensively testing the new iPhone in the field in the last few weeks, we’ve built a new automatic logic for exposing and getting the best RAW shots out of the iPhone XS, enabling more detail than ever out of any iPhone camera.

There’s nothing to enable. Just shoot in auto exposure you’ll notice lower noise and better highlight recovery in all your RAW shots. Check out some incredible examples on Instagram by searching for the #SmartRAW hashtag.

VIEW RAW AND JPG PAIRS: Inside our reviewer, we’ve added the option to compare the system JPEG with the RAW.

WATCH APP UPDATES: We’ve updated our watch app to take advantage of the larger screen on the Apple Watch Series 4.

OUR THINNEST APP YET: Finally, we did a little cleaning and cut our app size in half.

Previously, on Halide Season 1:


We're excited to support the new Portrait Effects Matte (PEM). When shooting photos with depth, PEM generate a crisp black-and-white matte alongside the depth data. This dramatically improves background effects, like portrait blur. It has to be seen to be believed, and it's easy! After taking a depth photo, tap the portrait icon to see the black-and-white matte. You'll be amazed by the fine details it captures, like hair.


With the help of Portrait Effects Matte, we've developed our own custom blur, unique from the iOS camera's portrait effect. It adds the lush bokeh you expect from a traditional camera.


Our viewfinder is now powered entirely by Apple's latest graphics technology, Metal. This will save battery, and pave the way for exciting new features in the works. And since our last major update, we've cut memory by as much as 80%. This speeds up launches and make your whole phone feel faster.


Halide 1.9 integrates with Siri Shortcuts. Take a lot of photos at sunset? Siri will learn this and start suggesting Halide in search and on your lock screen.

But we're really excited about the Siri powered Voice Trigger. Take a shot by saying, "Hey Siri, fire the shutter." This is great for remote shots, like group photos. You can enable this feature in Settings.


Curious about the nitty gritty details of your phone's cameras? We now give you a report of system-level information. Access Technical Readout in Settings.


Halide is ready to be used with your new phone out of the gate, with a tweaked landscape UI, extra-large last shot thumbnail and its entire user interface easily reachable with just one hand. And check out Technical Readout section to see how much it's improved!


Wide Color Rendering – When using depth mode or focus peaking, you'll notice vibrant, richer color. While we've always supported wide-color photos, what you see in the viewfinder will now more accurately represent the final image.

Smart Inversion – We invest in accessibility with every release. In this update we support smart-inversion, which inverts the colors of an app to help the visually impaired.

If you enjoy this update, consider rating us. If you run into any issues, we're always listening at

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
249 Ratings
249 Ratings

Editors' Notes

Take a photo in manual mode.

(Fast) alles, was ich brauche


Diese App ist super. RAW Aufnahmen sind möglich, auch Aufnahmen mit Tiefeninformation. Die Bedienung ist klasse und die App nutzt auch die Taptic Engine, um zu zeigen, wann die Wasserwaage gerade ist. Alles ist übersichtlich und leicht zu bedienen. Man kann zwischen den beiden Objektiven wechseln, dass es keinen digitalen Zoom gibt stört mich nicht, ich croppe das Bild lieber im Nachhinein, so geht keine Qualität bei der Aufnahme verloren. Leider gibt es keine Möglichkeit RAW+jpeg aufzunehmen. Das ist an sich nicht weiter schlimm, bloß kann Apple's Fotos App die RAW aufnahmen nicht in voller Auflösung anzeigen. Außerdem wäre es praktisch, wenn alle aufnahmen in einem bestimmten Ordner landen würden, so dass es leichter fiele, RAW Fotos und normale heif's auseinander zu halten.

Werden diese beiden Features nachgereicht, dann gibt es von mir fünf Sterne, die App wäre perfekt. Sie ist aber auch aktuell ihr Geld mehr als wert!

Update: Alle Vorschläge wurden prompt umgesetzt, ich bin begeistert und wunschlos glücklich. Die perfekte Kamera App! Volle fünf Sterne.

Intuitive und innovative Foto-App mit kleinen Abzügen in der B-Note


Halide ist wohl die intuitivste Foto-App im App-Store und richtet sich vor allem an Anwender die gerne in RAW fotografieren und gerne manuell ihre iPhone-Kamera steuern wollen. Die Bedienung der manuellen Einstellmöglichkeiten ist perfekt gelöst worden und ist selbst für unerfahrene Fotografen schnell zu verstehen.

Hinzukommt ein beeindruckender Portraitmodus, der jedoch nur ohne Blitz funktioniert. Die App stürzt bei eingeschalteten Blitz im Portrait-Modus ab. Ich besitze ein iPhone 8 Plus und finde es schade, dass der Blitz im Portraitmodus scheinbar nicht funktioniert. Daher vergebe ich nur 4 Sterne. Wenn dieser Bug behoben werden wird, kann ich mit ruhigen Gewissen 5 Sterne geben.

Nach einem Update (innerhalb von 3 Tagen) wurde der Bug behoben. Einfach nur ein super Support 👍🏻


Chroma Noir LLC
20.5 MB
Photo & Video
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Chroma Noir LLC
6,99 €


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