Popular photo taking app Halide Camera was today updated to version 1.8, introducing several major new features, like an Apple Watch companion app, new Accessibility options, and a self-timer.

Halide for Apple Watch is designed to complement the Halide app on the iPhone, offering access to tools for framing shots, setting timers, and triggering the camera shutter on the iPhone for hands-free photos.

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Halide says the Apple Watch app has been designed to be "blazing fast," and like the official Apple Watch camera app that accompanies the built-in iPhone camera, the Halide app on Apple Watch offers real-time previews so you can see what you're shooting right on your wrist.

While the new Apple Watch app has a timer mode, if you don't have an Apple Watch, you can now access a timer mode within the Halide app on iPhone. You can set a timer for 3, 10, or 30 seconds, and when the timer is active, the shutter button stays depressed and offers up a countdown so you can see how much longer you have until a photo is taken. When used for rear camera shots, the iPhone flash is able to show the progress of the timer.

In addition to these significant new features, Halide 1.8 offers a revamped photo reviewer with a grid-style view that lets Halide users scroll through a grid of shots while also being able to go back to the camera view with a simple flick gesture.

Other improvements in the new version of Halide include support for Dynamic and Bold Type and VoiceOver support for Accessibility purposes, plus enhancements to privacy. In Halide 1.8, you'll find a new top-level location toggle that lets you turn off the feature that embeds your location information in each and every photo. There are also options to limit location sharing with Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp.

Finally, Halide 1.8 brings under-the-hood bug fixes, enhancement, and overall "polish" for a faster, more streamlined photo-taking experrience.

Halide Camera can be downloaded from the App Store for $5.99, and the update is free for customers who have previously purchased Halide. [Direct Link]

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Top Rated Comments

macduke Avatar
44 months ago
Wait…wait…wait a gosh darned minute. A company actually developed a new Apple Watch companion app instead of removing one from the App Store? I am shocked!
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jclo Avatar
44 months ago
I get that...however, this is blatantly an advertisement. It should be marked as such. Readers can tell the difference in an ad and an actual story. The verbiage reads like a copy/paste from a company announcement. They should label this as “Sponsored” like respectable reporters.
FYI, this is not an advertisement. Just sharing the news on the update. It is in no way sponsored, and we received no money for posting it. Extra FYI: We don't do sponsored posts at all.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SteveJobs2.0 Avatar
44 months ago
Look....I love the app too, but this has GOT to be marked as advertising. It is blatant.
Especially the part about the Halide app saving a baby from a burning building.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
luvbug Avatar
44 months ago
Look....I love the app too, but this has GOT to be marked as advertising. It is blatant.
The article is describing a significant update to a popular iPhone photo app. What's the problem? If you have no interest in the app then you don't have to read it, let alone post a negative forum comment.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rdinterman Avatar
44 months ago
I have used it for a few months, my goto photo app now. More intuitive than others "fancy" photo apps.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rti92391 Avatar
44 months ago
Look....I love the app too, but this has GOT to be marked as advertising. It is blatant.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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