Halide is an award-winning camera app listed in Macworld's "Must Have Apps," The Verge's "Apps We Love," and picked by The Sweet Setup as "Best Third-Party Camera App for iPhone." Daring Fireball says, “This sort of maniacal attention to the smallest of details deserves to be celebrated.”

Halide is a groundbreaking app for deliberate and thoughtful photography. With high-end tools, and a beautiful UI designed from scratch for iPhone 8 and iPhone X, Halide is your go-to camera when you want to really take a photo rather than a quick snapshot.

Use gestures in Halide to change exposure and manual focus with a swipe. Halide’s professional tools include focus peaking, histograms, adaptive level grid, manual depth capture, and RAW support on supported phones.* Customize controls to adapt the app to your needs.


- Beautiful, intuitive gesture-based interface
- On iPhone X and later, a custom-designed UI that is completely usable with one hand
- Manual Depth Capture. Take portraits of pets and objects on iPhone XR.
- Focus peaking and powerful manual focus
- Full manual controls including shutter speed, ISO and white balance
- Live histograms for perfect exposure*
- Captures RAW, TIFF, HEIC or JPG for the best quality shots*
- Grid overlay with built-in level
- Quick-review of your last few shots
- Intelligent automatic and manual mode


Histograms require iPhone 6 or later. (6, 6S, 7, 8, X, XS, XR, SE)
RAW requires iPhone 6S or later. (6S, 7, 8, X, XS, XR, SE)
Depth Capture requires iPhone 7 Plus, 8 Plus, X, XS, or XR.

What’s New

Version 1.12.2

This update makes a ton of small improvements. Highlights include:

* Added Siri Voice Shortcut configuration directly in Halide. Go to "Advanced Settings," and tap "Setup Siri Shortcuts."
* Added a Siri Voice Shortcut to open the reviewer
* Added a Siri Voice Shortcut to launch in selfie mode
* Added a 3D Touch shortcut to open Halide in selfie mode
* Fixed a clipping issue in the Apple Watch app
* Fixed the location setting switch not taking effect right away

Finally, we've cut our download size by 50%. Eight megabytes may not seem like much, but that could fit all of Windows 3.1.

Thank you for supporting Halide! If you like what we're doing, got an issue fixed in this update, or just love the app, consider leaving a review! It helps a lot.

If you have any issues or feedback, please let us know at, and we'll see what we can do.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
104 Ratings
104 Ratings
Vignesh Padmanabhan ,

Crashes frequently

I have been using the app for a few months and I really love the app throughly as it helps me manually control any photo i take. My only issue is that the app crashes if I am taking depth picture of anything for the last few days. I take a pic and before I can preview it, the app closes and also the photo gets deleted. I have to then close the app completely and then open it back on for taking the same pic and sometimes when we do this live we lose the moment. Also sometimes the picture is more cartoonish or kinda like a paint and not the full detail is seen when zoomed when I am taking depth picture of a product which is in front of me with proper lighting.

prasadnaik ,

Does not warn when the phone is rotated

I complained about this to your Twitter account but got no response. I like your app but I absolutely lose my mind every time I tilt the phone and internally it decided to change the orientation of the camera and the app does not reflect the changes on screen. Like any normal person, I keep auto rotate disabled and the app is unable to rotate the UI after that. This is the only camera app I have installed that stops rotating the UI if the auto rotate function on the phone is disabled. As far as rookie mistakes go, this is right up there. The result is I have no idea when the camera switches orientation and most of the images taken from this app are rotated weirdly because I couldn't correct myself and adjust the camera. And this has been for a long time now so just fix it already.

Sudhir padhye ,

Portrait image loading error after recent update

I am getting loading error when I open gallery on iPhone 8 Plus, to see portrait immediately after capturing a scene . There was no issue before the update. Please correct this .
Thanks for developing one of the best camera applications on iOS.


Chroma Noir LLC
20.2 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
₹ 499


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