**Please note Halide is not free. We offer a 7-day free trial for annual memberships. Don't like subscriptions? You can also buy the app outright with a single in-app purchase.**

Halide is an App Store Editor's Choice, award-winning camera from the team behind Spectre, Apple's App of the Year of 2019. Its multitude of awards include iMore's "App of the Year 2020," Macworld's "Must Have Apps," The Verge's "Apps We Love," and The Sweet Setup's "Best Third-Party Camera App for iPhone."

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, and manual depth capture. Customize controls to adapt the app to your needs.

Halide’s ProRAW support* is unmatched. Strike the right balance between file size and editing latitude by choosing between 12-bit and 10-bit ProRAW, with or without JPEG sidecars. Effortlessly switch to native RAW, for greater detail and speed.

- 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:

*ProRAW requires iPhone 12 Pro or Pro Max.
The Ultra Wide and selfie cameras do not support RAW or manual focus.
Waveform requires iPhone 8 or later. (8, X, XS, XR, SE2, 11, 12)
Depth Capture requires iPhone 7 Plus, 8, X, XS, XR, 11, 12, or SE2

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What’s New

Version 2.2.7

The Halide team is hard at work on big updates for this fall, but in the mean time we have an-update-to-our-update that fixes a few small things, and lays the groundwork for things to come. In case you missed it…

We updated the capture UI changes to help whether you're capturing a RAW or HEIC/JPEG. We've updated file-format icon in the QuickBar to make it clearer what you're capturing! We've also refreshed our Capture Settings screen to make the choices clearer.

Next, we've fixed our most common crashes. While Halide was already rock solid, we can always do better. These crashes were particularly tricky because they'd only pop up randomly. But if you've ever had a particularly unlucky day and found Halide crashes when you switch cameras, this should fix things.

A few other odds and ends:

* Our Apple Watch app better supports "Always On" screens, improving its reliability.
* On the iPad, we've fixed wonkiness around our alternate icons
* We've reduced our app download by a few megabytes.

Under our privacy disclosures, you'll notice a disclosure about purchase history data collection. What does that mean? When you pay for Halide, it sends us the proof so we can unlock some new features we're working on. To be clear: this data is not personally identifiable, and it is not used for any sort of analytics.

We hope you're having a great summer, and we can't wait to show you what we're working on!

-- Team Halide

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
135 Ratings

135 Ratings

Editors’ Notes

Your iPhone has an excellent camera and the picture wizards at Lux Optics want to help photographers make the most of it. Hey presto: Halide Camera! It’s designed around two principles: the kind of granular settings you’d expect from a professional DSLR; and a slick, one-handed interface that complements today’s devices.

ninratana ,

some problems

for iphone xr ,manual mode fix iso not work. when take it iso detail in picture info not same a setting before take a picture.

Louis diamant ,

ดีมากๆ คุ้มค่าเกินราคา ใช้ promax ไม่ต้องซื้อกล้องใหญ่แล้ว

Halide กล้องดีมาก ปกติถ่าย Portrait กล้อง Iphone pro max ชอบเบลอแปลกๆ เช่น หลอดหาย,ผมแหว่ง,เบลอไม่ครบ แต่ใช้ Halide เบลอสวยมาก เส้นผมครบทุกเส้น กราบ !! ไอโฟนน่าจะพัฒนาเอาแอฟไปใส่เป็น App กล้องของตัวเองเลย

Spectre คือที่ต้องการเลย ชอบมาก รักกล้องไอโฟนไปเลยเมื่อเจอ App นี้

App Privacy

The developer, Lux Optics Incorporated, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Purchases

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  • Family Sharing

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

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