Single Lens Portrait Depth Effect for any iPhone or iPad.

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 1.0.6

The app is now called "DepthShot" and it's the same great app!

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
92 Ratings
92 Ratings
OneonO ,

Probably the best portrait mode app for non plus size iPhones!

This is the best portrait mode app for the non plus size iPhones without the dual lens camera. The app applies the bokeh live just like it does on the iPhone 7 plus, 8 plus and X, the photo does come out satisfactory but if you guys polish up to refine the edges of the subject and even add an AI that recognizes objects like flowers, rocks, hands, and not just faces, the app would be even more amazing!!!! Thank you for your hard work in making this possible for the non plus size iPhones!

John271537 ,

Great but front facing camera crashes on iPhone 5s

This is an amazing app. It does the same thing as the dual cameras on the 7 Plus, 8 Plus, and X but it only works with people. However, I do wish they would make it work with everything, not just people. Also, the front facing camera crashes when you take a picture on the front on the iPhone 5s. Hope they fix this soon. Otherwise, great app.

Tasuga ,

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!


Paul Colton Photography, LLC
46.2 MB
Photo & Video
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Paul Colton Photography, LLC


  • Family Sharing

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

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