Have an older iPhone? Don’t worry, you can still access the iPhone 13 Pro’s fancy new macro lens.
Previously, macro photography could only be accomplished with the use of
“Entering Macro Mode, smart things start to happen in Halide,” said Ben Sandofsky, the app’s cofounder,
Halide also offers something called Neural Macro, which is an edit feature that upscales images for even sharper and smoother results. Since this does crop the image, users also have the ability to revert the crop by opening the photo in their camera roll and tapping “Edit” and “Revert.”
For those who want the control of a macro mode but none of the editing, the app also allows for shooting in just RAW mode or RAW+JPG mode, which saves both types of files.
For those just starting out in iPhone photography and unwilling to drop more than $1,000 on an iPhone 13 Pro for the updated lens, Halide offers an affordable and technically impressive solution. The updated app is available now on the