Chroma Noir LLC, developer of the popular Halide Camera for iOS , has launched another camera app called Specter. As it is possible to generate long exposure photos, with incredible effects of light trails and continuous flow of water or, in some cases, remove people or cars from the scenes.
Common to DSLR camera owners, this type of picture is quite lacking in smartphones. Even those who have the function in their native cameras, do not usually give good results. Specter, in addition to accelerating shutter speed, uses artificial intelligence and computer photography to produce long-exposure, optimized photos with an artistic touch.
Source: Blog Halide
What can he do?
At famous tourist spots, Specter can completely remove people from a scene or the cars of a grand avenue. At night, the app creates beautiful effects of light trails, very common when photographing streets with moving cars. The effect can also be applied to the water, giving the impression that it is moving. It is perfect for pictures in places with river, beach and waterfall.
One cool feature is that the app’s appearance is similar to that of the iOS native camera, so you do not have to spend time learning how to use it. In fact, it does not have menus full of settings. The effects are applied simply and easily, since Spectre uses machine learning to recognize scenes and stabilize images, allowing you to create exposures between three and nine seconds without the need for a tripod. These exposures are generated from hundreds of captured photos at the predetermined time interval, which are then optimized, rather than keeping the camera shutter open for the entire period.
You can see the long exposure photos being created in real time, and then they are saved in live jpeg format, so you can share them or use them as live wallpaper on the device.
Specter costs just $ 2.99 and can be downloaded from this link . So run! Developers have warned that it will gain new features soon, which could push its price up.