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*** Apollo operates on Portrait Mode photos (requires iPhone 7 Plus, 8 Plus, X, Xr, Xs or Xs Max). ***

Apollo is the ONLY application that enables you to add light sources to your **Portrait Mode** photos, after the photo was taken! Apollo reconstructs a 3D map of your photo which you can augment with new light sources in real time. Take your portrait mode photographs from awesome to unforgettable by selecting the color, intensity, distance of a light and illuminate your photos and selfies to your heart's content.

WARNING: Taking portrait mode photos requires iPhone 7 Plus, 8 Plus, X, Xr, Xs or Xs Max.

Apollo is the first app to use the depth data of your portrait mode photos to calculate photorealistic light and shadow. Using a proprietary processing algorithm running on your iPhone's graphics card, Apollo is able to render light sources on a portrait scene or selfie in real time.

Apollo allows professional photographers and amateurs alike to try things that are not possible in the physical world. You can shape scene lighting by adding or even removing light. Since lights are computationally rendered in the scene, it is possible to put a light source within the frame: say hello to invisible lamps!

The UI is optimised for use with one thumb, allowing you to always view the entire photo. One price, no in-app purchases and no subscriptions.

We hope that Apollo is part of the computational photography revolution. We are doing our best but your support is crucial. Send us your feedback, ideas or bug reports on our support email.

Show off your lighting chops on our social media outlets.

--- Instagram: @apollo_illumination_app and share with tag: #apollo_illumination
--- Facebook page: apollo.illumination
--- Follow us on twitter: @Apollo_illum or share with tag: #apollo_illumination

What’s New

Version 2.2.0

*** Apollo operates on Portrait Mode photos (requires iPhone 7 Plus, 8 Plus, X, Xr, Xs or Xs Max). ***
-- Added support for Portrait Effects Matte (PEM). If a Portrait Mode photo contains high quality depth data, Apollo informs you and loads a superior quality depth map to create the most immersive illumination edits yet!
-- Added festive light masks.
*** Happy new year to everyone! ***

If you enjoy using Apollo and want to support us to make it even better, please update your review after each update! Thanks :)
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Apollo’s social media outlets:
--- Facebook page: apollo.illumination
--- Instagram: @apollo_illumination_app and share with tag: #apollo_illumination
--- Follow us on twitter: @Apollo_illum or share with tag: #apollo_illumination

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
48 Ratings
48 Ratings

Editors' Notes

Add atmospheric light sources to your photos shot in portrait mode.

gilak ,

Excellent application

Exceptional application. It works like a charm. After using the application for a few minutes I made a hasty judgment and gave a 3 stars rating as it could not process some of my photos taken in portrait mode. I then found out that not all pictures taken in portrait mode have depth of field data. Pictures without the Portrait icon on the top left corner of picture cannot be processed. I also found out that one could have upto 20 light sources which was not so evident at the beginning. With this app you don't need a studio - just amazing!

app_downloader ,

Works well

Capable of enhancing otherwise dull portrait photographs. It works best with portraits that have fairly flat frontal lighting, otherwise you may be just fighting against the natural lighting. It would be helpful to be able to also blur the background, although this can be achieved by processing the saved result in a separate app (the depth information seems to be retained). An option to apply a colour tint to the background could also be useful.

Developer Response ,

Dear app_downloader,
thanks for your feedback!
The lights can now have negative intensity and absorb light. This is quite helpful for photos with lots of bright areas.
Please, feel free to send us any feature request at: contact@indice-corp.com

Editors' Notes

Add atmospheric light sources to your photos shot in portrait mode.


20.9 MB
Photo & Video
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Turkish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Indice Ltd


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