Halide gives you a tactile, intuitive, yet powerful way to take beautiful photos.
One handy trick
Halide is the only camera app for iPhone that you can effortlessly operate with just one hand. It was designed from the ground up for the iPhone X and its unique edge-to-edge screen. Never fumble again; it’s all in reach.
Dial it in
Adjust exposure with a swipe up or down. Quickly focus manually and snap back to autofocus. Halide’s innovative gesture-based UI can make your iPhone an extension of your eye.
Halide offers fast and smart focus peaking, like professional movie and still cameras. Never guess about what is sharp and what isn’t.
For exposure, use new mini-histogram or tap to use a full histogram. Both update in real time.
Composing a shot? Align and level shots with the preceision Level Grid.
Go in Depth
Dual-camera iPhones like the iPhone 7 Plus, 8 Plus, and X can combine their cameras to see in three dimensions. Halide lets you shoot a photo and store the Depth Map, letting you apply effects like Portrait, Portrait Lighting, and more.
Halide outputs RAW blazingly fast, letting you snap shots in the highest possible quality from your iPhone with lots of headspace for editing without delay.
RAW not quite your thing? Halide can output in cutting-edge HEIC with 4:4:4 Chroma for the highest possible quality.
HALIDE 1.7: THE 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!
I. BUILT-IN PORTRAIT MODE
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.
II. TRUE DEPTH CAMERA SUPPORT
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.
III. NEW DEPTH VISUALIZATIONS
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.
IV. ROBUST DEPTH REVIEW
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.
V. AR REVIEW
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!
BONUS: DARKROOM INTEGRATION
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