iPhone Screenshots


Custom exposure for your iPhone camera. A simple intuitive interface for powerful controls, saving images in the RAW DNG format to your camera roll.

Featured in the NYTimes "If you like to manually adjust camera settings, you’ll love Manual".

A powerful camera app with full control over your image. Quickly and simply adjust all parameters of your image. Every control a professional needs to take a photo is within reach. No more tapping and hoping automatic can understand what you want. Take control.

Full independent control of

• Shutter
• Focus
• Exposure Compensation

Cool Things®

• RAW DNG and/or HEIF format
• Focus Zoom
• Histogram
• Level
• Timer
• Depth Capture
• Fill Flash Mode (Flashlight)
• Grid Overlays (Thirds, Square)
• Light & Dark Themes
• EXIF Viewer

If you're a photographer tired of trying to tap your way to the exposure you want, then this is the app for you. Fighting to get the sweet spot between a blown out background and a silhouetted subject? Stop tapping and just set the ISO and shutter yourself – you know how, stop letting your silly pocket computer decide what looks good to you.

Be better than automatic. Shoot Manual.

Requires iOS 11 or later. RAW capture available on iPhone SE, 6s and above. HEIF capture is available iPhone 7 and above.

Made by William Wilkinson & Deepak Mantena

What’s New

Version 3.1

– Updated lens switcher to include 0.5x lens on compatible models
– I hope you're having a nice day today

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Mr James ,

It’s great for more manual photography.

The previous version has white balance which was very useful, please add it back in (with a setting to lock it would be even better, so you don’t have to set it every time you open the app)

Guitar uk ,


This is the best manual phone app I have found. If you want optical camera settings and not gimmicks, this is the one.
It is nice to use with vibration feedback and works nicely to switch between 28mm and 56mm on a new iPhone. I appreciate that that the app has been updated regularly since getting it on an older phone.
For me it helps me understand the hardware on the phone better through being able to change the camera settings easily.

aquantumsingularity ,

Awesome, but needs one killer feature

I love this app, the level of full camera control you get is fantastic. I have surprisingly found manual White Balance to be especially useful as the automatic camera often gets it quite wrong.

Anyway, id love to see much longer exposure times. At the moment you get 0.5" or half a second shutter speed. This is ok for night time photography, but as someone who loves to photograph the night sky +10 seconds is a must really.


William Wilkinson
12.4 MB

Requires iOS 11.4 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. Tip 1 £0.99
  2. Tip 3 £5.99
  3. Tip 2 £2.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

More By This Developer