RAW capture now available! Shoot RAW in DNG format with full control of exposure. Amazing.
RAW is available on iPhone SE, 6s, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus. Requires iOS 10. (Manual controls available to any device iOS 8 or above)
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Custom exposure for your iPhone camera.
Featured in the NYTimes "If you like to manually adjust camera settings, you’ll love Manual".
A powerful camera app with full control over your image. Quickly and simply adjust all parameters of your image. No more tapping and hoping automatic can understand what you want. Take control.
Full independent control of
• White Balance
• Exposure Compensation
• Full RAW DNG capture (6s and above, iOS 10+)
• Live monitor automatic exposure values
• Live Histogram
• Photos save directly to Camera Roll
• Focus zoom
• Optional delayed shutter for long exposures
• Fill Flash Mode (Flashlight)
• Grid Overlays (Rule of Thirds, Square)
• Light & Dark Themes
• EXIF viewer
If you're a photographer tired of trying to tap your way to the exposure you want, then this is the app for you. Fighting to get the sweet spot between a blown out background and a silhouetted subject? Stop tapping and just set the ISO and shutter yourself, you know how, stop letting your silly pocket computer decide what looks good to you.
Be better than automatic. Shoot Manual.
Requires iOS 8 or later. Please note: iPhone lenses are fixed-aperture by design and do not have an adjustable iris.
RAW capture requires iOS 10 and only possible on iPhone SE, 6s, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus and above.
Made by William Wilkinson & Craig Merchant
Photos featured in screenshots shot by Kevin Russ with an iPhone (licensed via Stocksy).
– iPhone X support.
– Fixed crash triggered by volume button shutter.
– This a hold over release while we finish up a big new version of Manual.
– The daddy of this app got distracted trying to follow his dreams. Thanks for your patience <3
– I miss being held in your powerful arms..
Ratings and Reviews
From here on out, it's clean living.
Manual is the first camera app I've used that gives me the control I want over exposure. Now I can use my iPhone 7 Plus in conjunction with a grey card and incident light meter. Being able to shoot RAW means I don't have to worry about JPEG compression, reduced dynamic range, sharpening or white balance until I'm done editing.
I'm sure there'll be some shortcomings I've yet to find but from my limited testing this app is nearly perfect for my day to day photography needs.
Good start but frustrating UI
The range of controls available is good, but the awkward positioning of the ISO and shutter sliders means you often run out of screen before you reach the setting you want, meaning having to repeat scroll.
The most frustrating thing is that volume button shutter release doesn’t work - I’ve missed a couple of moments because I’ve forgot this :(
Raw a last
RAW at last for iPhone , app works well but the option to turn sounds off doesn't turn off he silly shutter sound .. it'd be helpful if there was an option for the raw file names to use the same as the JPGs like cameras do ..
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.