This app is actually great. iPhones have desperately needed someone to properly unlock the power of the iPhone hardware for real photography for a while now.
Before Halide ProCam was the beat there was. However, this app can become better than ProCam, but it needs to take its users more seriously first. Right now this app is a boutique product that’s designed to look cutesy. That’s cool, but frankly, the stock iPhone Camera App is better at this, and always will be better at doing this, and, it’s redundant because the stock iPhone camera app already *is* this.
What we need from Halide is a camera app for power users switching from android to iPhone who are not onboard with the ‘one-size fits all’ approach. Specifically, Halide should purchase an lg g5 and take a look at what the manual mode of their stock camera app can do, and then make sure Halide is functionally equivalent to that.
Right now LG is setting the benchmark in the mobile photography world with their real power user and enthusiast and professional photographers camera apps.
Okay, with that out of the way, what’s up with the manual white balance settings? ‘Sunny,’ ‘florescent light,’ ‘low light,’ are you freaking kidding me? This isn’t a Kodak disposable camera. We deserve granular fully customizable white balance settings, on a sliding scale in Kelvin’s, for our individual artistic vision. It is not Halide’s role to tell the photographer how their photo should look.
Sometimes we want a blue tint, sometimes a red tint, sometimes we want a washout look, sometimes we want a literal accurate white balance, but get out of town with this ‘florescent bulb,’ ‘cloudy,’ ‘sunlight’ garbage! This isn’t 1995!
It’s astonishing that in the Apple world, no one has managed to make a real photography app that is simple and effective in the way LG has done on their products for 5 years now. You guys can do it! So just do it. Photographers who value their privacy will thank you for it when they can finally ditch android for iOS and not give up the ability to take photos in doing so. Don’t make us choose between our photos and our privacy!