Lux, creators of the favored third-party digicam app Halide for the iPhone, have now launched their iPad app. Halide for iPad contains a redesigned UI for the bigger show and the iPad’s dimension.
As an alternative of utilizing the identical structure for the buttons because the iPhone model, Halide for iPad contains a new structure, which locations the steadily used controls in a honeycomb sample on the facet of the display screen the place you’d usually maintain the iPad. Different controls just like the lens switcher and guide focus are on the other edge. The much less steadily used controls are positioned within the corners.
As a result of the iPad show would not have any empty space exterior of the viewfinder because of the similarity within the sensor and show side ratio, the controls are designed to be collapsible to allow them to be tucked away when not required.
The UI can be flipped round if you’re a left handed person. Merely press and maintain on the settings icon and faucet a button to swap the left and proper facet controls.
Presumably the best function of the iPad app is the Professional View. On this mode, the viewfinder is intentionally made smaller so you possibly can concentrate on your entire body directly, which could be more durable on the bigger show of the iPad. This allows you to decide the composition significantly better earlier than capturing the shot, ensuring the whole lot is in body accurately. Whereas it appears counter-intuitive, typically having a really giant viewfinder means you are likely to tunnel imaginative and prescient within the center whereas ignoring the sides. This function avoids that.
With the viewfinder now smaller, there may be extra space on the perimeters. This area is now crammed with different objects, comparable to a real-time coloration histogram and RGB waveform, guide focus, and shutter and ISO controls.
Lastly, the app additionally comes with a second icon, a a lot darker grey to match the Area Grey iPad fashions.
Apart from all these new options, Halide for iPad has all the identical options because the iPhone model, together with the flexibility to shoot in RAW, though ProRAW is at the moment nonetheless restricted to the iPhone 12 Professional solely.
Halide is a common app, which means if you happen to personal the app on the iPhone, the iPad app is included with the worth. You possibly can both buy the app with a one-time payment, or subscribe with the month-to-month or yearly plans.