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Halide Mark II - Pro Camera

A New Generation of Professional Photography

One of the best third-party camera apps available, Halide, is making a big step up with the arrival of Halide Mark II

Halide Mark II - Pro Camera

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Thoughtfully and Deliberately Frame Your Photos
Halide Mark II - Pro Camera
Halide Mark II - Pro Camera
FREE in the App Store

One of the best third-party camera apps available, Halide, is making a big step up with the arrival of Halide Mark II. The completely new app features a redesigned interface and many new additions.

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Thoughtfully and Deliberately Frame Your Photos. With Halide, you get all of the controls you need to make your iPhone photography deliberate, thoughtful, and meaningful. You're able to easily control exposure and focus. You can also view a histogram, to readily see what sort of curves you can expect from your photograph.

Thoughtfully and Deliberately Frame Your Photos
Fantastic Camera Controls

Fantastic Camera Controls. Halide includes a comprehensive suite of controls for your camera. You can choose to shoot in RAW or JPEG, and can adjust the ISO of your shot. You can also adjust white balance, exposure, and focus. An innovative feature called Focus Peaking instantly shows you the areas of sharpest contrast in the framed image before you take your photograph.

A Handy Grid and Level. Not only does Halide include the almost prerequisite overlay grid, but it also provides a level. You can see how straight or skewed your camera is before you take the shot. That way, you're able to adjust your grip and positioning before you snap that photograph. No more Leaning Towers of Lisa when you snap a picture of your loved one.

A Handy Grid and Level
Make the controls your own

Make the controls your own. If you aren't happy with the placement of the buttons in the Quick Bar, you can adjust them. Move them around, swap them, or leave them as they are. The only thing you can't do is move buttons from the top to the bottom, or vice versa.

What is it about?

Halide is an App Store Editor's Choice, award-winning camera from the team behind Spectre, Apple's App of the Year of 2019.

For those who...

  • Are serious about their photography
  • Want to have total control over their shots

Not for those who...

  • Are perfectly happy with the default Camera app
  • Don't want to take their photography up a notch

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App Details

Photo & Video Utilities
Last updated
November 17, 2020
Release date
May 30, 2017
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App Store Description

Halide is an App Store Editor's Choice, award-winning camera from the team behind Spectre, Apple's App of the Year of 2019.

Halide was 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 the most powerful camera for iPhone with the most elegant, simple design — A pro camera for everyone.

This is a groundbreaking app for deliberate and thoughtful photography. With high-end tools, and a beautiful interface designed from scratch for the latest iPhones and inspired by the controls of professional cameras, 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 or switch from its powerful automatic mode to manual shooting. Halide’s professional tools are the most powerful in the App Store, with XDR (Extended Dynamic Range) 14-bit RAW streaming waveform views, color zebras, focus assists like focus peaking and loupe, histograms, an adaptive level grid, manual depth capture, and RAW support.* Customize controls to adapt the app to your needs.

- Beautiful, intuitive gesture-based interface, usable with one hand
- Take portraits of pets and objects on iPhone XR and iPhone SE
- Manual focus, and powerful tools like a Focus Loupe and Focus Peaking
- Smart automatic mode with Halide Smart RAW, optimizing settings with Machine Learning for RAW files with less noise and more detail
- Full manual exposure controls including shutter speed, ISO and white balance
- Best-on-iPhone exposure tools: histograms, XDR 14-bit RGB waveform, and color zebra stripes
- Captures RAW, TIFF, HEIC or JPG for the best quality shots
- Grid overlay with built-in level
- A powerful reviewer to view DNG, JPG, HEIC and Live Photos, as well as Portrait depth data and mattes, with a detailed metadata view
- Instant RAW development process to quickly develop your RAW files in a tap
- Technical Readout to view all details of your iPhone camera hardware
- Apple Watch companion app for remote shooting
- Siri Shortcuts support to trigger the shutter remotely, or open Halide in Auto or Manual mode
- Coverage, a powerful new feature to take two photos with a small delay to capture both a maximum-Smart HDR processed image with Deep Fusion and Smart HDR, as well as a DNG RAW.
- Become a better photographer by signing up for comprehensive lessons like a 10-day quick tutorial right from the app.
- Private by Design: Halide does not include any trackers or tracking, has not third party libraries, does not collect data or photos, and never transmits any information. Halide also includes features to reduce spying by companies like Facebook by limiting location information on photos shared from the app.

* Feature limitations:

The Ultra Wide camera on iPhone 11 and 11 Pro does not support RAW or manual focus.
Waveform requires iPhone 8 or later. (8, X, XS, XR, SE2, 11, 11 Pro)
Depth Capture requires iPhone 7 Plus, 8 Plus, X, XS, XR, 11, 11 Pro, or SE2

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