"Spectre is a new iOS camera app that uses AI to create stunning long exposures” — the Verge
Introducing Spectre, from the makers of Halide, one of the top camera apps in the App Store.
Spectre uses AI to help you make amazing long exposure photographs. Spectre can remove crowds, turn city streets into rivers of light, make waterfalls look like paintings, and much more. Until now, it was difficult to take long exposures: from keeping the camera steady to guessing the amount of light you need. Spectre takes care of all of that!
WHAT YOU CAN DO
• MAKE CROWDS DISAPPEAR: Spectre helps take photos of crowded, touristy places. Simply set a medium or long duration and take a shot to erase the crowd from a location. Capture the those special moments like you remember them.
• RIVERS OF LIGHT: At night, AI scene detection automatically switches modes to draw beautiful light trails, for stunning nighttime city photography or light painting.
• GORGEOUS WATER: Capture waterfalls, ocean waves, fountains and more with beautiful ghostly water.
LIVE PHOTOS AND VIDEO
Spectre’s intelligent computational shutter takes hundreds of shots over the span of a few seconds, and saves them in an accompanying live photo. That means you can pick a different frame as your photo, apply live-photo effects, and even use the long exposure as a live-wallpaper!
Spectre is a packed with powerful technology from by the team that brought you Halide.
From machine learning-based scene detection to computer vision aided image stabilization, Spectre is jammed full of impressive technologies to get the best possible image.
DESIGNED FOR HUMANS
Spectre is meticulously designed. Its dark UI is gentle on the eyes when you shoot at night. Gorgeous glowing highlights infuse it with a unique style. Custom typefaces and iconography combined with unique, smooth controls make it as tactile and delightful as an actual physical camera. Like its sister app Halide, the app is easily usable with one hand, even on the largest iPhones.
Build with the latest tech, Spectre isn't just a long exposure camera — it’s the cutting edge technology showcase of one of the App Store’s foremost camera apps, Halide. Here’s just a few of the latest technologies that we use in Spectre:
- DCI-P3 Wide Color Pipeline
- Live Photos
- Metal Graphics Acceleration
- Tripod Detection
- Siri & Shortcuts
- AI Stabilization
- Machine Learning & CoreML
- Computer Vision
Spectre’s smart Automatic Scene Detection requires iOS 12. AI-based stabilization features are available on iPhone 6S and later.* For the best experience, we recommend iPhone 8 or later.
On iPhone 6, Spectre captures in lower resolution.
* (Full compatibility device list: iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max)
We’re Ben and Sebastiaan, two friends living in the San Francisco Bay Area that love building fantastic apps for photography.
We hope you love Spectre! We’d love your feedback to make it even better or any reports of bugs you run into. You can always contact us directly via email: email@example.com, on our Twitter: @halidecamera or Instagram: @halideapp
Don’t forget to share your amazing results by tagging them with #SpectreShot so we can share them on our growing social media accounts!
We couldn't have built the iPhone App of the Year without your kind words and support. We’re humbled by the recognition, your kind reviews and messages, and your beautiful images. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.
This update fixes a crash that happens when iCloud has trouble syncing. We've also fixed a color bug in the "About" screen. If you have any bugs or general feedback, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-— Ben & Sebastiaan
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Spectre harnesses artificial intelligence and machine learning to magically merge hundreds of images taken with the iPhone (and your steady hand) over just three, five, or nine seconds. Capture light trails, blur flowing bodies of water, and eliminate moving objects from your beautiful landscapes, all with Spectre’s minimalist interface and powerful tools.
Doesn’t work on iphone7
I’ve updated to the latest version and gave 3 starts (was 1), this is a big improvement on initial tests, I’ll do more tomorrow and perhaps upgrade the rating again. stability is now on by default, but also make sure you turn off light trails (from auto) during the day as that gave me better results
V1... I bought this last night, thinking it'd be better than that provided by the ios "long exposure" effect, which has its uses. I tried it today down at the beach and was unimpressed, everything was blurry. Perhaps it works if the phone is on a stand of some sorts although the blurb says its not needed, or perhaps it needs sunshine although its meant to work at night. I'll try again and update this if I get better results
Ps, I see on DPR that it needs iPhone 8 or higher for handheld shots, I didn’t see that when I bought spectre.. It obviously pays to read the small print, £1.99 for the app and now I need another £999 to upgrade my iPhone 7, not gonna happen any time soon
It has a stabilisation option, off by default which is daft. It still doesn’t work with it on
Developer Response ,
We're sorry you're disappointed. With our recent update, version 1.1, we've added stabilization to iPhone 7, which should definitely help you out. If you give it a second try and you're still unhappy, please let us know at email@example.com and we'll see what we can do.
Mis-Sold! DO NOT BUY
I bought this app to remove moving people. The results are very bad, you get ghost trails even with the light trail mode off. You have up to 9 seconds to record a photo, even in a scene where it’s not very busy.. if a random person momentarily came in and out of the shot it still leaves a ghost image. If you’re waiting for 9 seconds to take a photo, that’s long enough to wait till everyone’s out the frame and take a photo with no one in the frame. The more people moving the the worse the ghosting. It ruins the image.
Also I tried taking a photo with no people in the shot keeping super still. I assumed it’ll use ai to give me the sharpest frame from merging the hand held photos together removing any slight hand movement/shake to give the perfect tack sharp photo. I assumed it’ll use the gyroscope built in similar to a how a gimbal works.. Again disappointed the edges are all soft EVERY TIME with ghosting. You are better off taking a photo with the built in camera app. It’s sharper and better quality. So disappointed
Please don’t claim it magically removes background people when your app does not do that. Now how do I get a refund for being Mis-sold
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