Halide Camera

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Halide is an award-winning camera app listed in Macworld's "Must Have Apps," The Verge's "Apps We Love," and picked by The Sweet Setup as "Best Third-Party Camera App for iPhone." Daring Fireball says, “This sort of maniacal attention to the smallest of details deserves to be celebrated.”

Halide is a groundbreaking app for deliberate and thoughtful photography. With high-end tools, and a beautiful UI designed from scratch for iPhone 8 and iPhone X, Halide is your go-to camera when you want to really take a photo rather than a quick snapshot.

Use gestures in Halide to change exposure and manual focus with a swipe. Halide’s professional tools include focus peaking, histograms, adaptive level grid, manual depth capture, and RAW support on supported phones.* Customize controls to adapt the app to your needs.


- Beautiful, intuitive gesture-based interface
- On iPhone X and later, a custom-designed UI that is completely usable with one hand
- Manual Depth Capture. Take portraits of pets and objects on iPhone XR.
- Focus peaking and powerful manual focus
- Full manual controls including shutter speed, ISO and white balance
- Live histograms for perfect exposure*
- Captures RAW, TIFF, HEIC or JPG for the best quality shots*
- Grid overlay with built-in level
- Quick-review of your last few shots
- Intelligent automatic and manual mode


Histograms require iPhone 6 or later. (6, 6S, 7, 8, X, XS, XR, SE)
RAW requires iPhone 6S or later. (6S, 7, 8, X, XS, XR, SE)
Depth Capture requires iPhone 7 Plus, 8 Plus, X, XS, or XR.

Halide Camera App Description & Overview

The applications Halide Camera was published in the category Photo & Video on 2017-05-30 and was developed by Chroma Noir LLC. The file size is 19.30 MB. The current version is 1.12.1 and works well on 11.0 and high ios versions.

Halide 1.12 helps you capture better photos with two big improvements.

Smart RAW is now even smarter. We use machine learning to optimize exposure in Auto mode to improve the dynamic range and further reduce noise. We call it Smart RAW v1.5.

We've added a color histogram, to help identify when a single color channel is about to be clipped. No more muddy, washed out roses! To toggle between color and luminance, just tap the histogram. If you want to read more about this and how histograms work, be sure to check our latest post at blog.halide.cam.

Finally, if you love Halide, we're excited to say we're launching another app later this month. Be sure to follow @halidecamera on Twitter for the news. And don't forget to tag your photos #ShotWithHalide. Seeing what you make is the best part of our job.

-- Ben & Sebastiaan

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Halide Camera Reviews

Dog lover56788900

Great  Dog lover56788900  5 star

I love it. A must have

Nigh rider

Anderson  Nigh rider  5 star

This is the best camera app yet that I’ve ever had and it’s so easy to use,


Crashes with depth photos every time  8MGFVU  2 star

I love everything about this app, but for whatever reason my iPhone X crashes every time I take a photo with the "depth" setting enabled. Please fix ASAP!!


Super Photos with your Phone!  yokaloca  5 star

I’ve never taken a manual photo with my phone and after a 1/2 hour class with a friend, Im an addict! I love it!

ysl terry

Edit picture  ysl terry  1 star

It should let u edit the picture after I take it too

Angel Gutierrez (Panda)

Currently underwhelmed  Angel Gutierrez (Panda)  2 star

Im a novice when it comes to this app, keep this in mind. Overall I don’t notice a big difference in picture quality over the stock camera app, I heard a ton of hype and am underwhelmed. I’m on iPhone 7 if that makes a difference. I doubt I can get a refund, oh well


Control  iphoneuser01738  5 star

Halide is great for me when trying to take raw pictures on your iPhone. Since the iPhone can’t shoot in RAW this app allows you to. It’s give you more control over the camera then the stock camera app so you can change iso and etc to your liking. It’s portrait mode is also much better then the Apple one and much clearer without all of Apples processing. This app has been my favorite since buying and I don’t plan on changing anytime soon. I love it!!


Good camera; awful ui  mattrepublic  3 star

I love the features but the ui is awful. The user experience is a much lower priority that it looking neat.


Not working with iPhone XR back camera  suwenxuan  2 star

I’m using Halide on iPhone XR with iOS 12.1.4 but found the depth feature doesn’t work on my phone ‘s back camera. It works perfectly on front camera but not the back one. I’ve tried everything I can think about including reinstall the app or keep every settings in default and turn the raw off. Nothing helps. So disponted. I bought this app due to your description said the depth function supports iPhone XR.


Think before you purchase  Ytram.Anele  2 star

Crashed many times within first time using it. I would like to be refunded. I appreciate the thought behind this app, however, it needs further developed before I would ever feel confident spending this much for an app.


Shutter speed maxes out at 1 second  sanatssk  3 star

I bought this app hoping to try my hand in astrophotography with my phone. The app is quite intuitive but it misses out on shutter speed, one of the most important manual settings. Not sure if it’s a feature likely to be released soon.


Needs iPad Suppot  RugbyFan05  1 star

My camera in the 2018 iPad is better than all the previous iPhones up to and including the iPhone X.


Very reliable camera  drgghuu  4 star

As someone with only one working arm a camera i can rely on to get the pic i want without needing two hands and half an hour setting things for the shot is very important. No other camera app comes close.


Xs mas not working  alan0104  3 star

12.1.3 weird it was working before


Hate it  JennyD1947  1 star

I cannot find any to export images from iPhone to PC, I have both Lightroom and Adobe bridge. They support raw images but can’t find them in camera roll, some people do use Windows, perhaps you could offer an option to copy images from iPhone, I have wasted my money,

Ian Koker

The Best  Ian Koker  5 star

I wish everything in life was as good and beautiful and easy as Halide is. ❤️📸🤷🏼‍♂️


No zoom for my 7?  Neetsi-ap  3 star

Read the overview and reviews.. looks good, paid and downloaded.. looking good and playing with controls.. no zoom?? Seriously??


Doesn't do what it says it does  Arrggghhhghhh  1 star

There are plenty of manual controls but the quality of the images is worse than what I get on the stock camera. 90% of the pictures I’ve taken look grainy in a fully lit room as well as outdoors and I’m using an XS Max so it’s not the phone that’s the issue. The stock camera actually takes great images. Editing raw photos on my phone is another issue. As soon as I transfer the image to either Lightroom or VSCO, it immediately loses all quality and looks like an overexposed, grainy mess. Am I doing something wrong?


Excellent camera app  onepluszeroequalsten  5 star

Easy to use with full auto or can set manually. RAW files easy to export for desktop editing.


Awesome  Justmeboowho  5 star

This is honestly the most in depth and best camera app I have ever used. The UI is amazing and it has all the manual control you could ever want


Best app ever for shooting RAW in iphone.  MiPavelk  5 star

Best app ever for shooting RAW in iphone. Since I bought this app I shoot RAW. Photography is passion and I can fulfill my desire throughout this app. Thank you for this app.


Can’t get back into settings  AMDphreak  1 star

Can’t get back into settings after I deselected “save RAW+processed” option. The settings wheel is gone, and the RAW button is gone too.


Regret buying app  Elemus31  1 star

Not happy

kinda bitter

Not enough for 6 dollars  kinda bitter  2 star

Doesn’t really change the technical quality of my photos— I was hoping the app would at least have the option as to whether or not you would like you photos to be auto-flipped. Essentially the same camera that comes with your phone.

Diamond Andy

RAW OR DIE  Diamond Andy  5 star


Penta nicee

One of the best apps for manual photography!  Penta nicee  5 star

I really love this app! Throw in a iPhone lens and you’re good to go! Maybe have a macro option in the future? Overall really good:))


Not satisfied  Paintit2008  2 star

This app is very complicated to use. Also a lot of the functions in the tutorial video are unavailable for the iPhone Xr. You can’t even zoom in.


Big Let Down  Yota_Pine  2 star

Purchased this App through a recommendation via Sky Guide, in hopes to take better pictures than the regular camera on my IPhone X. 👎🏼 I took a few pictures after navigating through the App and right when I got the settings where I wanted them to take pictures of tonight’s Blood Moon, it Froze! I exited out and tried again and it froze again. Such a big let down. I then took pictures through my Iphone camera ( not the app) and got better pictures of the moon.


Zoom  Firefly183  3 star

Is there no way to zoom in on this version? I get the focusing features bit actual zooming?


Love the app but needs more help  Trey2421  4 star

With a robust app like this i expect a lot more documentation. I wanted to know if there was a lock focus feature. I read somewhere that it’s possible but it doesn’t say how. I contacted via instagram as I felt the response would be convenient but i guess it was overlooked. I feel like I’m not utilizing all features it may have. I still encourage people to give it a try. That’s the reason for 4 stars instead of 5.


I didn’t enjoy using this app  Irebidder  1 star

I found this app has no advantage over other free apps available including iphone camera. 👎 for me.


Great app!  [email protected]  4 star

Why can't I use my Apple headphones to take a picture when camera is on a tripod (using this app)?

John Forde

Seriously good  John Forde  5 star

This is a really well thought out app, packed with excellent and useful features. However, the inclusion of Focus Peaking (usually only found on very high-end pro equipment) makes this app an absolute no-brainer for people who are serious about photography. Just get it.

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