Halide 1.16: Better RAW, Three Ways
2020 is shaping up to be an eventful year, and we’ve been hard at work in 2020 on new features for Halide, Spectre, and beyond. Today we’re breaking our silence with our latest update: here’s Halide 1.16, a ‘groundwork’ update with several features that improve everything about RAW — it improves how Halide displays your RAW captures, how it saves RAW (and regular compressed) files, improves Halide’s file output, and makes your life a bit better. On top of that, we’ve improved Halide’s performance even more. Let’s start with a feature that merits its own description: Rescue. Rescue There’s no worse of feeling than going into your camera roll after a day of shooting, only to discover that perfect shot is disappeared. This is extremely rare, but not impossible: You taking a photo at 5% battery, and suddenly the phone shuts down. You get a phone call in the middle of a shoot Or, a bug in iOS or (believe it or not) Halide causes an issue Even it’s a one in a million chance, we cannot accept even the slightest chance of losing a photo. We treat data loss as a critical problem, and that’s why we built Rescue. In the past, when you took..