Halide gives advanced photographers unprecedented control over their every shot. It’s also a great app for anyone who wants to fully appreciate the sheer power of their iPhone camera.
First, consider the ergonomics. Halide is one of the few pro-level cameras that you can operate with one hand. Controls for adjusting every parameter (and there are a lot of them) are grouped at the bottom of the screen, easily within thumb’s reach.
Halide does a lot of things other camera apps can’t. Simply toggle on RAW mode. Activate a live histogram to keep an eye on the tonal range of your image in real time. Turn off autofocus with a tap. Easily visualize data captured by the TrueDepth camera. And that’s just scratching the surface.
Even Halide’s Portrait mode is unique. It lets you quickly switch to Portrait without having to reframe your shot. And for every Portrait mode photo you take, the app will save a standard version with an unblurred background.
Halide is available for iPhone and iPod touch. The Watch app lets you control framing, shutter, and timer options remotely. Set it up to take a selfie from across the room—or create a Siri shortcut to trigger the shutter with your voice.