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.
Halide 1.12 helps you capture better photos with two big improvements.
Smart RAW is now even smarter. We use machine learning to optimize exposure in Auto mode to improve the dynamic range and further reduce noise. We call it Smart RAW v1.5.
We've added a color histogram, to help identify when a single color channel is about to be clipped. No more muddy, washed out roses! To toggle between color and luminance, just tap the histogram. If you want to read more about this and how histograms work, be sure to check our latest post at blog.halide.cam.
Finally, if you love Halide, we're excited to say we're launching another app later this month. Be sure to follow @halidecamera on Twitter for the news. And don't forget to tag your photos #ShotWithHalide. Seeing what you make is the best part of our job.
-- Ben & Sebastiaan
Ratings and Reviews
A fantastic camera for the iPhone
Halide is a fantastic camera for your iPhone. It is well designed and build to take advantage of every possible feature. I’ve used Halide with both an iPhone 6 and and iPhone X. Even on my iPhone 6 Halide helped me feel more like I was using my traditional camera with interchangeable lenses. Focusing and exposure on shots is easy to control if you want to.
On my iPhone X Halide sings. The RAW capture capability. The intuitive controls still work great, and the work the team put into supporting the iPhone X shows and makes it worth every penny. The inventive uses of the new screen are welcomed additions. I love using Halide for most of my shooting now because it is so easy to point and shoot in Auto or you can switch to manual and tune as you feel it needs. Just today I found the guide with haptics for lining up a level shot from above to be invaluable. I can’t wait to only take my iPhone X and Halide with me on my next trip and still be able to capture great photos.
XR Camera Dream Come True
I’m a designer and DSLR photographer, so the camera features on my phone is a big deal to me. When I upgraded from a 6, I was torn between the XS and XR. I’d been gravitating toward the XR due to the colors, battery life, price, and better lowlight photos, but was devastated it only had portrait mode for people. I heard about Halide finding a solution to this problem, so I went with the XR and bought this app. I took a photo of my dog and I’m in love with its ability to pretty accurately map out data for bokeh shots. My photo went straight to the default apple photos app, and reads it as a portrait photo now so I can adjust the blur like I can on people portraits. The only setback is not seeing bokeh in live mode, but it’s no biggie and who knows what exciting features future updates will bring.
Thank you Ben & Sebastiaan for using your intelligence, skills, and talent to make a camera like this for the iPhone XR. Buying this app finally made me 100% happy with my decision to get the phone I did.
Hands down the best
If it weren’t for the article I read on medium I wouldn’t have stumbled upon this app hearing about its journey in design to truly be tailored to this new iPhone X is what not only sparked my interest but it’s what made me willing to spend the money on it. It was no longer a random app on the AppStore. I had insight on its origins and an understanding of the detail put into place for it.
As far as my usage goes I love it. It brings powerful features and a one handed UI to the iPhone X. Every interaction seems to have been thought of and much like the X you have to familiarize yourself with the gestures and icons. There are however a few bugs with the app one of them being landscape mode. Yes it orients the photo correctly but the UI does not shift. I’m sure this will be and can be fixed in a future update. But for now this is the best app to take advantage off both the camera technology in the iPhone X and it’s design. Bravo, 5 stars.
Developer Response ,
We're so glad you stumbled upon our lil' app via Medium! Thanks so much for the kind words! – Sebastiaan
- 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
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.