Hydra - Amazing Photography

Hydra - Amazing Photography

By Creaceed SPRL

  • Category: Photo & Video
  • Release Date: 2015-01-29
  • Current Version: 1.4.4
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 26.88 MB
  • Developer: Creaceed SPRL
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 510 Ratings


Hydra offers innovative photo capture technology, and lets you take beautiful pictures even in the most difficult lighting conditions, which makes it a great companion to iOS Camera app. Hydra captures more light by merging up to 60 frames to make a single high-quality picture (less noise, more highlights/shadows) on iPhone and iPad. Hydra also goes beyond the 8-megapixel sensor limit, with up to 32-megapixel high-resolution images. It uses the latest evolutions of iPhone and iPad camera hardware, as well as the latest camera APIs and GPU rendering technologies. Hydra provides 5 specific capture modes: HDR, Video-HDR, Lo-light, Zoom, and Hi-res modes. • Hydra's High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode is based on an alternate method that captures up to 20 images and that is made to handle even the most difficult lighting conditions. • Video-HDR uses single-image tone mapping and device-specific sensor mode (iPhone 6) to create stunning videos. • Lo-light mode removes sensor noise by merging together multiple images and amplifying light by a factor of 10 to provide a better image quality. • Zoom mode uses real-time, super-resolution technique to recreate missing pixels from hand motion, producing 2x and 4x scale factors with more details than the standard digital zooming technique(*). • Hi-res mode produces up to 32MP images from the regular 8MP camera sensor, providing finer details in captured image(*). Hydra also features a photo gallery for reviewing images and their metadata, directly linked with built-in iOS photo album, thus avoiding duplicates and allowing to flag as favorites. (*) recommended for static & distant scenery. Rendering artifacts can occur for scenes with parallax and for moving subjects.



  • Fantastic, exceeds expectations!

    By AcidicRain12
    Don’t get any ideas but I would easily pay 3 times what I paid for this!
  • More

    By sierracamp
    Nice lowlight..you need to offer full screen and selfie mode.
  • Video Sound

    By Husamulddin
    I really hope you guys remove the sound that is made by the app when we start recording a video in the next update. It’s pretty annoying. I purchased this app for the HDR recording, so please consider my request.
  • Does not live up to claim

    By Agarikon
    This app simply does not even vaguely live up to what’s being claimed. Would like money back. After testing it out I found the high res mode is a joke, a cheap parlor trick that does not seem to improve the resolution at all. You can zoom past 100% crop is all. Take a photo using the normal iPhone app, zoom 100%, now take a screenshot of that zoomed photo, go to screenshot and zoom in more...that’s what the hi res mode from this app looks like to me.
  • Add light option!

    By searleb
    Lots of promise but not really usable in genuinely high dynamic range situations. Here the app would strongly benefit from a light setting or finer grain merging tools.
  • Very nice camera app

    By Ericman77
    I love this app works perfectly but just wish it had raw for photo stacking.
  • Dual Camera support?

    By Buurtt
    This app is amazing. I use the Low Light feature whenever it’s even slightly dim in my photos, and the reduced noise is unreal. However, we’ve had dual camera phones for over two years now, and no updates that take advantage of them? I’d love to see Hydra work its magic while using portrait mode!
  • Excellent app, but weird charge the next day.

    By Quickpaws
    The app is great! The photos are excellent. However, the day after I paid for this 4.99 app, a 13.90 charge appeared on my debit card for an Amazon Prime membership. A 4.99 charge never showed up on my banking info. I got it straightened out with Amazon, but be aware this could happen to you, too! Sounds like a bait and switch scheme.
  • Wow

    By cool guy dont tell no lie
    Okay so I never write reviews unless it’s for some bogus unlock in an app, but I’m writing this one because this is seriously the best camera app I’ve ever had, period. It has an extremely simple layout, and every shooting Option can produce gorgeous photos, none of them feel like just a thrown together “filler” mode, and if you follow the tips it’ll get even better from there. P.S. anyone who hasn’t already should see what happens when you take multiple photos of the same area/subject. The app doesn’t just mesh the frames it captures during one shoot. ;) (insanely powerful and smart application guys, no complaints.)
  • IPhone 7 Plus Worse Pictures with Hydra Zoom

    By S2DH
    I wanted use Hydra with the built in 2x zoom of my iPhone 7 Plus. Apparently instead of doing that, hydra removes my zoom (used the 1x zooms lens), takes its photos, then stitches together a higher res image that looks MUCH WORSE than a regular in 2x zoom image with the built in camera. Please guys! Let me use the built in 2x zoom on my phone, along with your tech to make the image sharper. Otherwise this a huge waste of money for an iPhone 7 Plus owner (or iPhone X owner).