"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 7 iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR)
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!
THE NEW IPHONE UPDATE
iPhone 11 users rejoice! This update adds support for the new ultra-wide camera on iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. We've got cool stuff planned to further take advantage of these new devices.
If you have any feedback about Spectre or run into bugs, we're always listening and ready to help. The best way to contact us is firstname.lastname@example.org — comments, questions and praise are always welcome.
Don't forget to tag your photos #SpectreShot to be featured on our Instagram!
—Ben & Sebastiaan
Ratings and Reviews
I Love What You Can Do With This App
I buy a lot of Apps, so I try to come back and write a review when one is especially good or bad. Because the reviews are the only clues I have when I’m trying to decide if I should take a shot on something new. The information you can get from a review, is where you find it. It’s not always what they say, Anyway,here’s what I’ve got on this App. I have a ton of photo apps so I don’t need it for everything. The thing I use it for I love. Light trails. It makes amazing light trail photos and they’re Live Photo’s. Bonus. I see on here people talking about not enough detail in this area or other complaints but honestly when you are making light trail photos with this it’s like painting. You may get one you feel doesn’t have the right look but keep trying different stuff. If you like taking pictures of lights and moving your camera around. Then this app will blow you away. I’ve only been using it for a month and I have already taken over a thousand light trail photos with it. Yeah I know, most people who just read that immediately had a negative thought about me and my choices but that’s just me, I’m used to that. Photography never gets old for me, I’m fascinated by the capturing of light or as it turns out, a numerical approximation of it. If any of this makes sense to you, try making light trails with this App.
Still parts of the image lose detail.
I bought this app as soon as I heard of it, because the Halide team is excellent. And this does seem to perform better than its competitors from my initial experience. That said, it has a critical weak point that seems completely fixable. I’ve taken several shots with my iPhone stabilized completely still, and then taken the same shot in Halide. Areas where there is no movement at all are not as detailed as they could be. It seems totally fixable, and I expect the Halide team will improve this flaw quickly. Which is why I still give four stars. Halide has been at the cutting edge of iOS camera apps since it was first released, and has set the bar, frankly. I expect Spectre is going to be that, even if it isn’t quite perfect from the start.
Oh yeah, and the Live Photos support works beautifully, it looks like a moving slow shutter, which is just lovely.
Interesting take on long exposures
Long exposures have always been part of my photography. Often I use camera motion for long exposures. Maybe the dev can correct me, but I get the feeling that the app is trying to fight that every step of the way and stabilize the image. While this does lead to some interesting results, it is generally unpredictable. I get much different results using a DSLR or different apps on my phone. Maybe a mode for light trails with camera motion (as opposed to subject motion) that ignores or does something different with the motion data is a path to explore? Still a good effort from the people who made Halide and worth it if you’re interested in long exposures. I’m excited to see what they do with this app over time.
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- 15.4 MB
- Photo & Video
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.