Halide is one of the most popular camera apps for iPhone because it allows users to have full control while shooting. The app has now been updated to version 1.16, its first 2020 update on the App Store, which brings several improvements including improvements to RAW mode and improved stability for saving photos.
In our first big update of 2020, we’re releasing new groundwork for better RAWs, a safer shooting experience, and other little things that make your life better.
The major change from today’s update is the introduction of a new feature called “Rescue”. According to the release notes, Halide now automatically creates a backup of every photo taken with the app. This means that if the app crashes or the phone battery runs out before the photo is saved to the photo library, you can recover it via backup.
Once the app detects this photo in your library, it automatically deletes Halide’s save file so that it doesn’t take up storage. To access the new Rescue feature, simply open the photo reviewer, tap the grid icon at the top left, then tap the life jacket icon at the top right.
Smart RAW mode, introduced last year, has been improved with the latest version of the app. They redesigned the way the app captures and processes RAW files based on iOS 13 technology, so photos are even more detailed.
Halide will also consume less memory when using depth mode, so the app should perform better overall. The Specter Camera app, from the same developers as Halide, has also been updated with general improvements.