For our latest YouTube video, we asked MacRumors readers for their favorite camera app and compiled a list of the best and most popular options. If you want to take your iPhone photography into a notch, be sure to check these.
Halide, priced at $ 5.99, was the best choice when we asked for preferred camera apps. More MacRumors readers chose it other than any other camera app, which is no surprise because Halide offers a rich set of sets.
Halide offers full manual shutter, ISO and white balance operation along with a live histogram that makes the exposure perfect. The swipe-based interface is easy to use and you can take pictures in RAW, JPG, TIFF or HEIC formats.
There are depth controls for newer iPhones, manual and autofocus tools, and for the iPhone XR, there is a depth shooting feature that works with pets, food and other things, as opposed to the built-in depth control. Halide has just added a new color histogram, which is a nifty setting that allows you to get the right exposure to preserve color detail and pop colors. Halide has a new app out in the near future, so keep an eye on it.
ProCam 6, priced at $ 5.99, was also a popular choice with MacRumors readers. ProCam offers complete manual shutter, ISO, focus and white balance control capabilities along with pressure-based manual focus assistance, built-in overexposure warnings and live values for calculations such as ISO and shutter speed.
You can select your frame rate and resolution when taking video, or choose from multiple shooting modes such as Night Mode, Burst Mode, Slow Shutter and 3D Photos. Like most of the camera programs on this list, ProCam 6 allows you to record RAW, JPG, TIFF and HEIF images, and there is a live light level histogram.
For editing after taking a picture, ProCam contains 6 60 filters, 1
The price of $ 4.99, Obscura has a simple swipe-based interface that puts the tools you need at your fingertips and is ideal for single-handed use.
You can take pictures in RAW, HEIC and JPG formats, take live photos and take pictures with depth on newer iPhones. There are tools for adjusting white balance, exposure and focus, as well as ISO and shutter speed, plus there is a histogram for adjusting the exposure.
There are 19 included filters available that can be used in post-processing or live previews, and additional filter packages are available for purchase in the app. Swiping down from the top of the app gives you access to your photo library and pops up on a selected image showing all the metadata you might need to know.
Focos is a free download but charges a fee for pro tools. It costs $ 0.99 per month or $ 11.99 for lifetime access. Focos offers full manual control for image capture, along with depth control options, portraits, adjustable bokeh and more.
You can import your portrait pictures and adjust the bokeh effect (aka background blurring) and there are possibilities to simulate lens effects such as creamy, bilinear, swirly and reflective effects. There are also options for adding lighting and editing depth maps.
Moment, like Focos, is a free download, but requires a $ 4.99 purchase to unlock Pro tools. Moment offers tools to manually adjust exposure, ISO, shutter speed, focus, white balance, and aspect ratio, allowing you to customize the appearance of your images beyond what you can do with storage camera apps.
RAW recording is supported, like HEIF and HEVC, Apple's latest image and video formats. Moment offers an anamorphic lens to shoot letterbox style images and videos, and there is a living histogram for perfect exposure. You can choose between different lenses and you can get super wide-angle images when recording video.
You have to pay for manual controls and advanced video tools, but it's worth $ 4.99 if you want full control over how your iPhone photos appear.
All these camera apps are great, but they are just a small selection of the photo-oriented app settings in the App Store . If we missed your favorite camera app, be sure to tell us which one you prefer in the comments.
You are also welcome to share your favorite image editing apps because we will cover it in a forthcoming video and article.