Halide — lets you perform bulk operations on photos on your iPhone

Halide is a powerful third-party camera software with a large user base that allows you to get the most out of your iPhone camera. In its latest 2.7 release, the developers made the app even more popular by adding some time-saving features. This includes the ability to perform batch operations on photos, such as applying a filter to a series of images or removing multiple photos from a new grid view.

To perform batch operations on images, click the “Select” button in the upper right corner, then individually touch the photos you want to include in the election. Next, click the Actions button to display a list of actions to choose from. You can share or send a group of photos to other apps. You can also click the trash can icon to batch delete all selected images at once.

new grid view

Halide 2.7 includes a brand new view that groups image thumbnails in a grid for quick browsing. For example, every photo you like will display a heart, similar to Apple’s own Photos app. What’s the use of this? “After you’ve taken your photos, you can like only the best ones, and then use the batch selection feature to quickly delete the rest,” the developers explained in the download’s release notes.

To easily switch between the new grid view and full-screen viewers, Halide 2.7 includes a new gesture: simply swipe up from a photo to instantly jump into grid view. And vice versa: In grid view, swipe down to return to the camera.

Other new features

An improved image rescue function in Halide 2.7 has been updated to address a bug within iOS that prevents saving photos. Now when the bug manifests itself and iOS won’t save images to your library, Halide will save a copy within the app and show you a notification informing you of the error.

As the Halide developers note, this is a weird bug that sometimes fixes itself but, for the most part, it does affect people. They’ve informed Apple about the bug but the company has yet to fix it.

Halide supports robust RAW capture and is regularly refreshed with new features. In November 2019, for instance, the app was refreshed with its own version of Apple’s macro shooting mode on the iPhone 13 Pro. Unlike Apple’s feature, Halide’s own macro mode works on a wider range of models spanning the iPhone 8 and later.

Halide is available for free from the App Store, but the app is not free to use.

You have a 7-day free trial, after which you can unlock it with a monthly ($2.99) or yearly ($11.99) subscription. There’s also an option for a one-time line purchase ($49.99), which will keep you free for as long as you like.