Halide Camera

Halide Camera

By Chroma Noir LLC

  • Category: Photo & Video
  • Release Date: 2017-05-30
  • Current Version: 1.7.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 26.39 MB
  • Developer: Chroma Noir LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 706 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, 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)



  • 5 Stars!!

    By Maui Kid
    This camera app is so good, it’s now my go to app for all photography on my iPhone X. I hid the iOS stock camera app since it’s no longer needed. Halide is better than every other camera app available with way more features. As a professional photographer, I expect quality and easy to navigate features. Halide is a winner! Request: if possible, any way to have an “edit” link for quick edits like crops, or open in other programs etc? Maybe I’m missing this feature.
  • Bad!!

    By Gotitgoinon_1
    Total waste of money, all camera apps are. I’ll stay with my 8+ cam.
  • So Disappointed!

    By the4daniels
    Based on great reviews and Developers’ description, i bought this app and am so disappointed! Focus peak button is great, I’ll give them that. As is the level for BOTH horizontals and verticals. But, so much improvement is needed! (1) app description says it can save in TIFF... not true! Tried every single setting combo, always end up w/ a JPEG or HEIC. (2) when shooting in RAW, Halide only saves a combination file, RAW + JPEG for example, it does not offer the option to save two separate files. Let’s face it, if you know what you are doing with iPhone photography, you know there are cases where RAW is not needed so why not offer both files? (3) WB is either Auto or preset... why not full manual? (4) the metadata peak is a great idea... but it only has basic info and is missing essentials such as file size and mode used (telephoto,...) (5) ISO value is not displayed automatically when in shutter priority, which is an issue... i want to know if i’m going to get grain or what! It can be displayed, but it’s an extra step to tap on it... (6) No Macro mode (7) No Burst mode. (8) Can’t lock focus (9) focus point (displayed as a square) disappears after a few seconds (10) can’t move focus square around... need to re-tap instead (11) can’t separate focus and exposure point Given that this app costs almost 2x as much as, say, Camera+, which does not have any of these issues, i am so disappointed. More than anything, not being able to save in TIFF when the developers affirm it does, is false advertising.
  • Not impressed at all, no faster than iOS camera app

    By LSD1LSD1
    I’m a bit disappointed with this app, both in terms of its layout and ease of use, and that the portrait/depth mode doesn’t work any better/faster than the native iOS camera app. I bought this after reading a press release on dpreview where they claimed the portrait mode was a lot faster and didn’t take a few seconds like the native one. This doesn’t work any better for me and I’ve gone back to using the native camera app, or a tool like Focus which lets you easily adjust the amount of the simulated depth effect. All and all I just don’t think this app was nearly with the money and camera apps like Camera+ have better and easier to use interfaces for less money. Would return this one for a refund if I could.
  • Can you make it more amateur friendly?

    By Ernestisfzhang
    Hi, I do love this app for its powerful functions, however, I can’t find any instructions or settings, it can be so confused sometimes, like how to use depth camera or how to set the raw or jpeg file, and why the quality of pictures is a bit lower than the original camera can I switch it or something? And the most important thing is when I delete photos, it shows the confirm dialogue every single time.. It can be annoying..
  • I wish I had more to say

    By PhelineCat
    This crashes on my iPhone 6 Plus all the time so I'm unfamiliar with it; so much that all I've experienced with it is like it's any other basic decent manual iOS camera app. Sad, right? There was a manual once upon a time but maybe I'll delete down other apps until it functions and pepper the devs with questions until I figure it out … or give up until I upgrade
  • Gr8

    By freelncestonr
    Could use a few tune up and add a feature or control or two
  • Thx!

    By Artin98
    Thank you for bothering to update! I bought darkroom too because of you guys;)
  • Depth causing crashes with latest update

    By jeffruth
    Not sure what happened, but Depth function keeps crashing the app. Hopefully a bug that can be squashed soon.
  • Just WOW!!

    By jim_james
    Prior to the most recent update, this was already a Five-Star app! Now that the Depth feature has been updated it has just about all I need in a photo app. Keep up the AMAZING work and thank you for this incredible update!