Halide 1.1: Better, Faster, Stronger
After spending the summer seeing people use Halide in the real world we’re excited to bring our first large update. Halide 1.1 focuses on user feedback and continuing to polish the user experience. These are the highlights! Volume Button Support You can now use the volume buttons on your iPhone, similar to built-in camera app. This was the number one request from users. Sebastiaan gave it a field test diving without an underwater case, and here are the unedited results: Focus Peaking v2 We’ve overhauled our focus peaking, inside and out. You first thing you’ll notice is our switch to green, which stands out best in most real world situation. Under the hood, our new algorithm has better results and uses fewer resources. It now works on the iPhone 5S, and people on newer devices will appreciate the 30% drop in power consumption. Faster Capture When you cold-launch a RAW camera app and tap the capture button, it may take over a second to respond. This is because the OS waits until the first RAW capture to allocate the large buffers required. Subsequent captures are faster, but that’s still a poor experience. We cut the time between tapping shutter button and capturing..