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“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 1.7.2

We've added a few small fixes to our big depth update.


This update turns Halide into a revolutionary depth camera. It now features portrait mode, realtime depth previews, a robust depth reviewer, and an amazing AR viewer. Let's dive in!


We now include Portrait Mode directly within Halide! We preserve the original, un-blurred photo in your camera roll as well, so you can always apply your own effects.


Thanks to recent updates in iOS, we can now fully support the True Depth camera. The wait was worth it, because the results are amazing.

Shooting depth can be tricky, which makes realtime visualizations invaluable. In addition to "Depth Peaking," we've added two new options! To visualize portrait-mode photos, we've added "Portrait Preview." For difficult situations where you need to see gritty details, we now have a live Depth Map view.

We’ve revamped our photo reviewer. You can now toggle the portrait effect on or off, view the depth-map, and even export the Depth Map as a PNG you can load in an image editor.


Depth shots are essentially 3D captures. Through the power of AR, we now have a perfect 3D viewing experience. Trust us, it’s very cool. If you get some cool screen recordings of your shots in this mode, we’d love to see them, so do share!


Within the reviewer, you can now open a photo in Darkroom with a single tap. In Darkroom, there’s now a top-level button that sends you to Halide.


As always, we've included tons of small improvements and bug fixes. The screen no longer sleeps while you're shooting, you can send DNGs to the DropBox app, and check out a few new animations.


We hope you love Halide as much as we love making it. If you like this update, consider rating us. We never prompt for reviews, so every rating helps!

-- Ben & Sebastiaan

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5

377 Ratings

377 Ratings

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

Definitely the best camera app out there


Love the app and the thoughtful gesture based approach to adjustments. A couple of suggestions that would make this even more awesome. In landscape mode the slide up to adjust exposure compensation doesn’t work. Instead it took me a while to figure out that the gesture has to go left to right. The last image thumbnail from the camera roll is seriously distracting from the rest of the beautiful interface and also when I want to only ‘see’ the scene in front of me. Maybe a button to access my roll would be better. I don’t know about others but my thumb naturally sits at either corners of the screen irrespective of orientation or which hand I use (I am ambidextrous:) would be cool to allow customizing placement of the shutter release button like we can customize the quick bar. Just my wishful thinking!



Everything you need that gives you control over the camera that you wish you had, now you do. I’ve deleted all of my other paid and free photo apps. None have the functionality and control nor the display that this app gives you in such a neat and tidy display that just works 100% of the time. Plus the Devs are constantly working on making it better, how I don’t know, but an update comes around every once in a while and it just makes it a little bit sweeter to use. Thank you guys and gals. Even though my iPhone 6 Plus may be old at least my pictures look great. It’s lightweight, but it packs a hell of a punch! I’ve had this since version 1.0.1 and have loved it since day one. I love this app is my favorite photo app!


Chroma Noir LLC
27.7 MB
Photo & Video
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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