If you own an iPhone, the Camera is almost always the same app that you use for taking images. For some, that’s good enough – but for some, the basic point-and-shoot controls of the Camera app is just not worth it.
That’s where custom Camera app comes in. The increase of custom camera apps on the App Store is largely due to the fact that iOS now lets everyone access the camera’s API, letting them take advantage of the features of the iPhone’s camera hardware.
I’m sure you’ve encountered a plethora of camera apps for the iPhone, but this latest one is probably one of the best we’ve tested.
Halide is a recently launched app that offers what the makers say a ‘tactile, intuitive, yet powerful way to take beautiful photos,’ and they’re not kidding. Halide’s features aren’t overwhelming like other custom camera apps, but it offers a simple way to get the best out of the iPhone’s camera.
Halide’s controls are designed in a way you can conveniently use it with only one hand. The gesture-based user interface also means every control is easy to reach and adjust.
Aside from taking advantage of the dual cameras of your iPhone, Halide even lets you output images in RAW or even HEIC with 4:4:4 Chroma. In English, that means you get the best image quality without a large file size.
Halide is a paid app – but trust us, it’s the best $4.99 you’ll ever spend on an app.