Halide is arguably the perfect digicam utility on iOS and is now even higher in its newest model 1.16 replace. With this, the builders are enhancing the uncooked seize expertise, reminiscence administration and likewise introducing one thing new referred to as Rescue.

Let’s discuss Rescue first. Rescue is a knowledge loss safety function that forestalls dropping photos in case one thing vital goes improper whereas capturing. It could possibly be one thing just like the cellphone operating out of battery, getting a name or only a bug in iOS or Halide that might trigger the shot you’ve got simply taken to by no means be saved to the photograph gallery with out you even understanding about it. And if it is not in your gallery, it is not going to be in your iCloud backup, both.

To stop that from taking place, Rescue retains a backup copy of your picture that you simply simply took. The backup copy is retained till the app verifies that the unique file was saved to the photograph gallery. Whether it is, then the backup is robotically deleted.

Halide gets updated with Rescue and improved raw support

In case you end up in a scenario the place the unique was by no means saved, you possibly can go into the photograph gallery inside Halide, click on on the grid icon within the prime left after which the Lifesaver icon within the prime proper to see all of your backup photographs.

Other than that, model 1.16 additionally improves the uncooked seize expertise. Halide’s Sensible RAW was already an excellent function however the newest model takes benefit of the adjustments made in iOS 13. This leads to extra headroom by way of spotlight restoration whereas capturing in daylight.

Edited Smart RAW files from iPhone 11 Pro shot on Halide
Edited Smart RAW files from iPhone 11 Pro shot on Halide
Edited Smart RAW files from iPhone 11 Pro shot on Halide
Edited Smart RAW files from iPhone 11 Pro shot on Halide

Edited Sensible RAW information from iPhone 11 Professional shot on Halide

The uncooked information additionally look completely different now. Beforehand, iOS would create a generic preview for each uncooked picture on the cellphone, which might typically look too contrasty with washed out highlights. The brand new flat uncooked function in Halide now reveals a extra flatter picture with higher uncovered highlights and shadows. After all, this is not really altering the precise uncooked file however the way in which it’s being previewed is being modified so that you get a greater thought of the picture you have got shot with out opening it in a picture editor.

How iOS previews raw files
New flat raw files in Halide

How iOS previews uncooked information • New flat uncooked information in Halide

Lastly, Halide can be extra environment friendly now. The builders have reduce down the reminiscence utilization considerably when capturing in Depth Mode, from 515MB on the earlier model to only 300MB within the newest. Reminiscence utilization whereas capturing uncooked information stays at round 150MB. This may trigger the app to make use of the RAM in your iPhone extra effectively and never be drive closed by iOS, particularly on older iPhones.

Over the approaching months, the builders will even be updating their different wonderful digicam app Spectre with Rescue and the reminiscence optimizations present in Halide.

For a greater understanding of all of the options defined right here, particularly the bit in regards to the reminiscence administration, take a look at the weblog put up by the developer beneath.