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.
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.
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?
A premium camera for iPhone, Halide offers you all of the features you need without the cruft you don't want. It features full manual controls, including exposure, ISO, and white balance. A grid overlay with a built-in level helps you capture the perfect shot, and a live histogram is available on iPhone 6S and later for perfect exposure. The app also supports both RAW (iPhone 6S and later) and JPEG output, for the best quality shots. You use gestures to control your focus and exposure. You can also apply a grid overlay for help framing your shot.
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
Why we love it
The manual controls, operated by gestures, are great. You can fine-tune your shot as little or as much as you want, helping you to capture the perfect shot that truly reflects your photographic style. Being able to save photos in RAW format is definitely a boon, as are the other controls like white balance and ISO. You can also control whether or not your location is attached to the photograph, with a simple tap.
App Store Description
“Lavish, tactile, respectful, illuminating, gorgeous.”
“Halide has the potential transform how you make photos with your phone.”
“This sort of maniacal attention to the smallest of details deserves to be celebrated.”
- Daring Fireball
“It’s quite a feat.”
- Cult of Mac
Halide is a groundbreaking camera app for deliberate and thoughtful photography. With high-end tools and 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. Customize controls to adapt the app to your needs. Halide’s professional tools include focus peaking, a detailed histogram, adaptive level grid, and RAW support.
- Beautiful, intuitive gesture-based interface
- Focus peaking* and powerful manual focus
- Full manual controls including exposure, ISO and white balance
- Live histogram for perfect exposure*
- Captures RAW 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
*Histogram, Focus Peaking and RAW require iPhone SE, iPhone 6S, or iPhone 7.