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Halide: An iOS Camera App With High-end Tools And Details

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The halide is a brand new camera app for iOS, but it’s not just like any other camera app you have used. Ben Sandofsky, ex-Twitter employee and ex-Apple designer Sebastiaan de With came up with Halide. Apple’s Camera app works great for quick shots. But it’s Halide that helps focus on taking the best photos possible with your iPhone when you want to capture an important memory.

Gesture-Based User Interface.

Halide gives quick access to camera controls. You just need to swipe or tap from the viewfinder. Halide has a gesture-based user interface. This makes it possible to manually adjust settings for each shot. It doesn’t go overboard with confusing controls and menus.

Intuitive, Yet Powerful.

Smartphones these days come with excellent camera sensors. But clicking pictures with these devices is still far less pleasant than using a physical camera. Halide gives you an intuitive, yet powerful way to take beautiful photos. It’s a premium camera for your iPhone.

Tactile Controls.

Halide has a completely unique gesture control scheme. It is as intuitive and tactile as a great film camera. You can quickly and easily snap between autofocus and manual focus. Also, you can bring down exposure with a flick, and get the shot you want quickly.

Peak Performance.

It puts professional tools at your fingertips. But while doing this, it doesn’t sacrifice simplicity. You can shoot with manual focus, complete with focus peaking and allowed to quickly switch between RAW and JPEG. You can capture perfect exposure with ISO and shutter controls and a blazing fast live histogram.

Instant Review.

You can quickly triage photos after shooting. Just swipe right to add it to favorites, and left to trash it. You can also check your work without leaving the camera. You can use 3D touch to preview the last photo.

The gist of Halide is simple. It’s not about applying filters or anything like that to your photos. Ins place of that, it offers really easy gesture-based functions. These functions can help you take better pictures.

Main Features.

  1. Smart Auto: It has the ability to intelligently optimize ISO and shutter speeds to produce the sharpest and cleanest photos.
  2. Quick EV: You can adjust exposure with an intuitive swipe, without hunting for sliders and buttons.
  3. Focus Peaking: Halide highlights the areas of sharpest contrast, in real time and makes it easy to focus.
  4. RAW+JPEG: Capture your shots in RAW or simple old JPEG to get more scope while editing photos.
  5. Grid and Level: It has a subtle grid overlay that doubles as a level to get your shots aligned.
  6. Histogram: Halide has an ultrafast live histogram that makes getting the right exposure easy.

Only Photography.

It also focuses solely on shooting photography. There are no video modes or filters or square cameras on It. There is just front- and back-facing camera shooting. Halide changes between 1x and 2x optical zoom on iPhone 7 Plus. It doesn’t bother with digital zoom in between 1x and 2x or beyond 2x.

Live Histogram.

iPhone 5 and later phones can run Halide on iOS 10. iPhone 6s and up supports Halide’s live histogram and focus peaking features. The live histogram is optional and appears directly in the viewfinder’s lower left corner. There is focus peaking preview in the areas of your shot that are in focus in red. This way you aren’t surprised with a blurry shot. You can also instantly change to automatic shooting mode with the tap of a button. Each of these tools is explained in a realistic camera manual when you first launch Halide.

Available on iTunes.

The halide is an amazing camera app for deliberate and thoughtful photography. Halide comes with high-end tools. This could be your go-to camera when you want to really take a photo rather than a quick snapshot. You can make use of gestures in Halide’s to change exposure and manual focus. You can customize controls to adapt the app to your needs. The halide is available on iTunes for $2.99.

Keval Padia
Keval Padia is the founder & CEO of Nimblechapps, a fast-growing mobile game development company. The current innovation and updates of the field lures him to express his views and thoughts on certain topics.