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Don’t have the iPhone 13? Here’s how to shoot macro photos on older iPhones


The new iPhone 13 camera lenses bring built-in macro support to the series. However, unlike the fact that Apple suggests that the 13-series phones aren’t the only Apple smartphones that can shoot in macro mode.

It is impossible to shoot something at a distance of a couple of centimeters from the camera on old iPhones. However, this is if you are using the standard camera app. If you’re willing to invest a little money in a third-party app, Halide can save you a lot of money when buying a new iPhone.

What is halide?

The third party camera tool Halide or Halide Mark II – Pro Camera can be downloaded from the App Store and users will receive subscription options from Rs 269 per month or a one-time fee of Rs 4,499. The app adds a number of features to iPhone camera setup, including the ability to snap images with manual focus. You can even try the app for seven days for free.

The app can be purchased by subscription or for a one-time fee. (Image source: Halide)

Popular features include focus enhancement, histograms, manual depth capture, and support for 14-bit raw data.

How to use it?

After downloading Halide from the App Store and choosing a subscription fee, you can open the app and press the autofocus (AF) button to activate manual focus. This will take you to the macro by selecting the flower icon in the lower left corner.

When you’re done, you can hold your phone close to any small object like a coin, small flower, or even a snail. Use the slider at the bottom of the viewfinder to focus correctly and click the image. There are even neat green highlights that appear as you focus to help you get the best shot.



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