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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 3.0

We're so excited to release Manual 3.0!

– A complete rebuild of Manual!! Wow.
– A refreshed design
– New ISO and shutter pickers (hold down and slide up or down)
– New EV exposure bracketing (while in Auto, slide up or down on the right edge of viewfinder)
– HEIF format capture
– Depth capture for portrait effects (utilize depth from editor in Photos.app)
– Share or fave right from photo viewer
– View EXIF data from photo viewer
– New level with spirit bubble for straight up/down shots
– Kiss me u fool

This is a completely free update to all existing Manual users - but if you appreciate the update, or wish to support further updates, we'd appreciate any tips. Tips can be made as an in-app purchase from the settings. Thank you!

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

ChuckHoffman ,

Very good camera!

I really like this camera, with the way the features are implemented. For one thing, minimal traps areal required to use them.

I do not like that there is no zoom feature. However, on iPhone XS, there is 1X and 2X.

I also would like to turn off the haptic vibration when using exposure override.

Other than those things, the latest upgrade is very good.

Tommeh! ,

The best camera app!

I’ve been using this app for years and I’m so thrilled that it’s still be updated. It’s powerful and easy to use- and it’s so much better than the stock camera app. Definitely worth it!

ShibaBoy ,

Redesigned into unusable

This was my go to app for digiscoping and I frequently recommended this app to astronomers, birders and photographers. No more.

The redesign is maddeningly difficult to use, especially while trying to align an iPhone to a high mag telescope, then adjust settings to keep motion blur down, and then take some shots. Controls are now incredibly difficult to use. Auto adjust features come on for no reason and linked in ways that do not help (leave my shutter speed where I put it, darn it!)

Just to be clear for the developers: it is called MANUAL, let us us it in manual mode and get out of the way.

Please re-release the prior version and take a time out in the bad-UI programmer’s penalty box.


William Wilkinson
13 MB
Photo & Video

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



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2019 William Wilkinson
In-App Purchases
  1. Tip 3 $5.99
  2. Tip 1 $0.99
  3. Tip 2 $2.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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