Halide Camera

Halide Camera

By Chroma Noir LLC

  • Category: Photo & Video
  • Release Date: 2017-05-30
  • Current Version: 1.11.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 18.99 MB
  • Developer: Chroma Noir LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires Android / iOS 11.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 2,021 Ratings


“This iOS Camera App Brings Out the Pro in Amateurs” -LifeHacker “Lavish, tactile, respectful, illuminating, gorgeous.” - iMore “Halide has the potential transform how you make photos with your phone.” - Uncrate “This sort of maniacal attention to the smallest of details deserves to be celebrated.” - Daring Fireball –––––––––––––––––––––––––– Halide is a groundbreaking camera app for deliberate and thoughtful photography. With high-end tools, a UI designed from scratch for iPhone 8 and iPhone X featuring beautiful details, Halide is your go-to camera when you want to really take a photo rather than a quick snapshot. Use gestures in Halide’s to change exposure and manual focus with a swipe. Halide’s professional tools include focus peaking, a detailed histogram, adaptive level grid, and RAW support (on certain phones*). Customize controls to adapt the app to your needs. Features: - Beautiful, intuitive gesture-based interface - On iPhone X and later, a custom-designed UI that is completely usable with one hand - Focus peaking* and powerful manual focus - Full manual controls including shutter speed, ISO and white balance - Live histogram for perfect exposure* - Captures RAW, TIFF, HEIC or JPG for the best quality shots* - Capture Depth on dual-camera iPhones* - Grid overlay with built-in level - Quick-review of your last few shots - Intelligent automatic and manual mode *Compatibility: Focus peaking requires iPhone 5S or later (5S, 6, 6S, 7, 8, X, SE) Histogram requires iPhone 6 or later. (6, 6S, 7, 8, X, SE) RAW requires iPhone 6S or later. (6S, 7, 8, X, SE) Depth Capture requires a dual-camera iPhone (iPhone 7 and 8 Plus, iPhone X)




  • Better Than the Stock Camera

    By cshrcat
    Phenomenal quality - at least as good as stock, often significantly better. For iPhone XR users, it gives non-human portrait mode with Pixel-quality edge detection... BONUS! Absolutely worth more than the asking price.
  • Disappointing

    By lmphoto789
    No image editing once you take a photo. Doesn’t add anything to apple’s photo features that already exist on the phone.
  • Good app

    By Recon37
    This one makes me almost miss my cannon DSLR ,you can do better with a larger sensor but this app makes up most of the problems of that. MikePhotography
  • Finally. Unlimited Potrait Mode on XR!

    By Chefclean
    I am a Chef and Take pictures of my food constantly. When Apple released the iPhone XR, it wasn’t a well known fact that the Portrait Mode on this phones camera only worked on humans. I was not aware until after I upgraded. I felt that Apple was making a huge mistake. Now I had to scramble and find an App that would bring back the unlimited potential of Portrait Mode. Halide does just this and more. This App takes beautiful pictures. It is so far above Apples camera App that I hid that one and use Halide for all of my pictures. However, one note to everyone considering purchasing this App. Research the App before buying. Go on their website and read everything. If you buy it and start snapping away, chances are you won’t understand what this robust App is doing and your photos will NOT look like you want them to. So read up on it. Highly recommended App! Thanks!
  • Should be the default iOS camera

    By maxblack113
    Halide has the best of both worlds. All the manual controls you want, with the stability of a stock app. Crazy fast. Crazy useful. Crazy beautiful design. I’ve officially switched from ProCam which has been my go-to for over a year now.
  • Not what I expected

    By Fallendown2005
    Got this thinking it would be a decent app. As a professional photographer I have a plethora of camera apps on my phone and for the price this app is hardly worth it. If you have an iPhone with dual cameras then Focos is a far better app for you.
  • Need a newer phone

    By SS@CC
    I found the descriptor to be misleading. Some functions don’t work on 6+.
  • Extremely Disappointed

    By madonna816
    Brand new XR & this app either gets sluggish or crashes. Waste of $6. 2 stars for potential, but I wish I hadn’t bothered.
  • Not great for the Xr

    By Lamppost2k
    I downloaded to add depth control for portraits not involving a person. I have to say this may be the worst camera app I have ever downloaded. Especially for a paid app, I expected much more. Maybe an update will fix the slow/freezing app problem.
  • Too little instruction

    By bdmsb
    Your app suffers from the most common failure of iPhone apps: too little instructions. I know, you have “The Manual” for detailed information. It’s pathetic. It seems good to you only because you’re familiar with Halide. But I can’t figure out how to use the software. And, when I try to follow The Manual, it leads me to a seemingly random set of “Related Articles”. I want to start at the beginning and read everything. But each article I read seems to take me to a non-linear group of other “Related Articles”. And each article is a short summary without any detail. Let’s take “The Quick Bar”. It tells me how to “Toggle RAW” or “Toggle MAX” with a single sentence for each. It does NOT tell me why I might want RAW or how to manipulate it. It does not tell me what MAX even is. I take Portraits and I can’t edit the focal length in the Photos app. I can’t edit it in Halide either because I have no idea how to do it. My last photo now says “There was an error loading this photo.” Why was that? No idea. More info says: “The operation couldn’t be completed.” That’s no help. I understand that $6 is peanuts for software. But could you please produce a document that actually shows us how to use the program? I’ll pay more.