What's New

We've improved depth compatibility with other apps, improved performance on older devices, and fixed a few localization bugs.


This update turns Halide into a revolutionary depth camera. It now features portrait mode, realtime depth previews, a robust depth reviewer, and an amazing AR viewer. Let's dive in!


We now include Portrait Mode directly within Halide! We preserve the original, un-blurred photo in your camera roll as well, so you can always apply your own effects.


Thanks to recent updates in iOS, we can now fully support the True Depth camera. The wait was worth it, because the results are amazing.

Shooting depth can be tricky, which makes realtime visualizations invaluable. In addition to "Depth Peaking," we've added two new options! To visualize portrait-mode photos, we've added "Portrait Preview." For difficult situations where you need to see gritty details, we now have a live Depth Map view.

We’ve revamped our photo reviewer. You can now toggle the portrait effect on or off, view the depth-map, and even export the Depth Map as a PNG you can load in an image editor.


Depth shots are essentially 3D captures. Through the power of AR, we now have a perfect 3D viewing experience. Trust us, it’s very cool. If you get some cool screen recordings of your shots in this mode, we’d love to see them, so do share!


Within the reviewer, you can now open a photo in Darkroom with a single tap. In Darkroom, there’s now a top-level button that sends you to Halide.


As always, we've included tons of small improvements and bug fixes. The screen no longer sleeps while you're shooting, you can send DNGs to the DropBox app, and check out a few new animations.


We hope you love Halide as much as we love making it. If you like this update, consider rating us. We never prompt for reviews, so every rating helps!

-- Ben & Sebastiaan

App Description

“This iOS Camera App Brings Out the Pro in Amateurs”

“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.


- 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


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)

iPhone Screenshots

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App Changes

  • May 31, 2017 Initial release
  • May 31, 2017 New version 1.0.1
  • June 02, 2017 New version 1.0.2
  • June 21, 2017 New version 1.0.3
  • July 07, 2017 Price increase: $2.99 -> $4.99
  • August 22, 2017 New version 1.1.0
  • August 22, 2017 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $2.99
  • November 03, 2017 New version 1.5.0
  • November 06, 2017 Price increase: $2.99 -> $4.99
  • November 08, 2017 New version 1.5.1
  • December 01, 2017 New version 1.5.2
  • December 16, 2017 New version 1.6.0
  • December 18, 2017 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $2.99
  • December 18, 2017 Price increase: $2.99 -> $4.99
  • December 19, 2017 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $2.99
  • December 27, 2017 Price increase: $2.99 -> $4.99
  • March 07, 2018 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $2.99
  • March 07, 2018 New version 1.7.1
  • March 08, 2018 Price increase: $2.99 -> $4.99
  • March 12, 2018 New version 1.7.2
  • March 29, 2018 New version 1.7.3