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Halide, a popular camera app designed for iOS devices, was today updated with support for the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro, with the company adding new features able to take advantage of the hardware in the new devices.

There's a faster lens switcher that uses Haptic Touch to switch between the two focal lengths in the iPhone 11 (wide and ultra wide) and the three focal lengths in the iPhone 11 Pro (wide, ultra wide, and telephoto). Halide's developers say it's quicker, smoother and more intuitive than the standard lens switcher.

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On the iPhone 11 Pro, there's a new Lens Guides feature designed to help users compose shots. The Lens Guides appear when the lens switcher tool is opened, providing overlays of what a shot would look like using a different focal length.

There are no manual focus controls for the ultra wide-angle camera in Halide, and that's because the lens has a fixed focus. The ultra wide-angle camera is not capable of RAW output, nor does Apple's outside the frame feature work with RAW. Halide hasn't added outside the frame functionality at this time.

Smart RAW has been updated for iPhone 11 and 11 Pro, with the exposure engine tuned to produce RAW shots with less noise. Smart RAW improvement for the new iPhones is an ongoing product though, with Halide planning to add additional refinements in the future.

For older iPhones, the new version of Halide includes bug fixes and enhancements, along with RAW exposure improvements for all Smart RAW iPhones.

Halide can be downloaded from the App Store for $5.99. [Direct Link]

Article Link: Halide Camera for iOS Gains Support for iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro
 

sidewinder3000

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I just tried the lens switcher in Halide. Doesn’t feel better/faster/more intuitive to me. It’s not bad, but it’s in the corner and a little more awkward to reach. Def makes their claims feel like hype.
 
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jona2125

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What on earth are you in about? Halide is a camera app, Lightroom is an editing app.

Completely different things. Plus you have to sign with Lightroom so no thanks.

Lightroom actually has a camera feature that is very good and includes RAW capability as well. It's been highly recommended by professionals
 
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recoil80

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I like the app, I use it when I want control on manual focus and sometimes their depth effect is better than Apple's portrait mode.
I'd say 90% of the time I use the system camera though, I like live pictures and it is available from the lock screen, usually I need to take a picture quickly and it saves time.
 
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alpi123

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What on earth are you in about? Halide is a camera app, Lightroom is an editing app.

Completely different things. Plus you have to sign with Lightroom so no thanks.
How about you actually download and use it? Lightroom has got RAW and HDR photo features, including taking Long Exposure photos (for low light) and capturing Depth information.

Plus all the cool editing features too.
 
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H3LL5P4WN

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Lightroom is (presumably) better and free >>>
How about you actually download and use it? Lightroom has got RAW and HDR photo features, including taking Long Exposure photos (for low light) and capturing Depth information.

Plus all the cool editing features too.

Lightroom's camera app is terrible. And it's all tied into Adobe's subscription pit.

Moment can do all the same and its free

Having both apps, Moment cannot do Smart Raw. And now that I've sold off all of my Moment gear, I'm back to using Halide because the big draw was compatibility with their lenses.
 
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GtrDude

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Seems a little weird to just mention Halide when thousands of other apps have also “gained support for iPhone 11 and 11 Pro”.
 
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TechGod

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How about you actually download and use it? Lightroom has got RAW and HDR photo features, including taking Long Exposure photos (for low light) and capturing Depth information.

Plus all the cool editing features too.
I have now and it’s absolutely terrible my god.

Halide does all that, better
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Lightroom actually has a camera feature that is very good and includes RAW capability as well. It's been highly recommended by professionals
It doesn’t seem that great to be honest.
 
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