Portrait Depth Effect for any iPhone.

HeroShot is a new kind of smart camera app that enables you to take portrait "depth effect" photos with beautiful, blurred backgrounds automatically and instantly. Whether it's a selfie or a portrait of a friend, HeroShot uses advanced A.I. and machine learning to give you the very best picture possible! This app is designed for iOS 11 on iPhone 6, SE, and later (and iPad) and works well with latest iPhone X.

There's also a Photos app extension that allows you to apply the HeroShot portrait effect to any existing portrait photo you may have in your camera roll!

What's New

Version 1.0.5

Bug fix for crashing on older phones.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5

40 Ratings

40 Ratings

This is honestly pretty neat!


After using it for a bit in both light and dark environments, I can honestly say that this app works magic. With time, I believe that this app could definitely catch up, and dare I say, even rival the Pixel’s pseudo-depth camera. Keep up the great work devs! Looking forward to watching this app grow!

GREAT!!! A must have


I hate those stupid apps were we have to pretty much shade in the area 🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️ but his app is a great life saver I unfortunately have the iPhone 6s Plus and missed out on the portrait camera included in the newer versions of the phone but this app has been a blessing thank you for all the great photos I will take!! Lol



Not only does this app duplicate the portrait mode of the Apple iPhone 7, it also does it in the “selfie” (frontal camera) mode. It wasn’t til I tested this app that I realized that the iPhone 7 doesn’t offer the portrait mode with the frontal camera, thus making this app a must-have. I’m impressed, truly impressed.


Paul Colton Photography, LLC
46.8 MB
Photo & Video
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Paul Colton Photography, LLC


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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