Halide Camera by Lux Optics LLC (iPhone)
Released: May 30, 2017
Version: 1.13.0
Size: 21 MB
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Halide Camera

Lux Optics LLC
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.

What's new in version 1.13.0

We’ve been working around the clock to get you this update as soon as we could!

This update fixes a few bugs in Halide related to the latest versions of iOS. Apart from bug fixes and enhancements, while we were cleaning things up we also sped up RAW loading by 300%. Whoa!

We really appreciate your feedback and comments, so if you run into any issues, please let us know at support@halide.cam, and we'll get right on it.

This is a huge month for us and for iPhones, so stay tuned for exciting bigger updates soon — to support all the shiny new iPhones!

-- Ben & Sebastiaan
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Our verdict: Great!
  • + Halide Camera is a highly rated app (5-star).
  • + Halide Camera is currently ranked #11 in paid Photo-Video apps for iPhone.
  • + It is also the 122nd most popular paid iPhone app (all categories combined).
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