How to enjoy macro mode on iPhone without having an iPhone 13 Pro?

How to enjoy macro mode on your iPhone without having an iPhone 13 Pro? There is an app for that and it works really well.

How to enjoy macro mode on iPhone without having an iPhone 13 Pro?

If you didn’t know yet… the iPhone 13 Pro now has a macro photography mode. This allows him to take pictures up close, from just 2 centimeters away. This macro mode does not use a dedicated camera but the ultra-wide angle camera (12 megapixels, f / 1.8 aperture with a 120-degree field of view and auto-focus).

The toggle happens automatically when you are in x0.5 mode and get very close to the object you are filming (including in Slo-mo and Time-lapse) or going to take a picture. It is a mode only available on iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max. Finally, a third-party application offers this mode on old iPhones.

The Halide application goes further

Halide is an application known to all iPhone photo enthusiasts. This third-party application goes a long way and offers many advanced functions for iPhones including a manual mode.

Halide 2.5 update adds support for the existing iPhone 13 Pro macro feature created by Apple. But this update goes even further and also adds a macro mode for older iPhones, using Apple’s chip (the Neural Engine) for AI-based detail improvement. You will also notice that the application offers a function focus peaking which allows you to instantly check whether the object you are photographing is in focus.

As you can see, below, the results are astounding. It’s less precise and crisp than the macro mode on the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max, but it’s enough for fun. Moreover, it works from an iPhone 8.

Example with an iPhone 12 Pro

Example with an iPhone 12 Pro

Example with an iPhone 12 Pro

Example with an iPhone 12 Pro

Example with an iPhone 12 Pro

Example with an iPhone 12 Pro

Only downside … it pays and it is not cheap. Count 2.99 euros per month or 12.49 euros per year (with 7 free days), or 49.99 euros for a single purchase.

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