What's New

We’re excited to launch Halide 1.1. This update focuses on your feedback, and continues to polish the overall experience. Let’s go!


- Volume button capture: press the volume button on your phone to take a photo
- Focus peaking v2: Now smarter, faster and more accurate as well as 100% more green. It stands out better and shows you what is in focus perfectly. Now available on iPhone 5S!
- JPEG MAX: If you’re on a camera that doesn’t support RAW (such as the forward facing camera) there’s a MAX button in the Quick Bar that enables higher quality JPEGs with full 4:4:4 color
- We now capture photos even faster: the shutter button is even more responsive, and we avoid capture delays by "warming up" the camera on launch
- Haptic feedback in the Level Grid
- Easier to tap icons in the Quick Bar
- Optimizations to save battery
- Italian Localization. Prendere alcune foto!


We fixed an annoying conflict with low-power mode that prevented you from taking a photo or saving it.

We also fixed a number of crashes and other bugs. If you still have problems, email us at [email protected] and we’ll get right on it.

If you love Halide, we'd be very thankful if you rated us. We don't prompt in-app, and ratings get reset with updates, so every bit 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 and 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. Customize controls to adapt the app to your needs. Halide’s professional tools include focus peaking, a detailed histogram, adaptive level grid, and RAW support.*


- Beautiful, intuitive gesture-based interface
- Focus peaking* and powerful manual focus
- Full manual controls including exposure, ISO and white balance
- Live histogram for perfect exposure*
- Captures RAW 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


Focus peaking requires iPhone 5S or later (5S, 6, 6S, 7, SE)
Histogram requires iPhone 6 or later. (6, 6S, 7, SE)
RAW require 6S or later. (6S, 7, SE)

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