Photography App Darkroom Gains Support for iOS 12 and New iPhones

Popular photography app Darkroom was today updated with support for iOS 12, introducing several useful new features.

The app has been optimized for the larger displays of the iPhone XS Max and the upcoming iPhone XR, with additional space for controls available on the 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max.


A new Portrait HD option allows Darkroom to detect and automatically load a "Portrait Matte Effect," which is a high-definition depth map that Apple added in iOS 12 when a Portrait Mode photo is captured.

Using this depth map, the Portrait HD feature will pull in higher quality face and hair details, while a separate Standard Depth option in Darkroom offers richer scene detail.


Support has also been added for iPhone XS and XS Max Portrait Lightning effects and the new Depth Control feature introduced in the new devices. To introduce support for Depth Control, the blur slider in Darkroom has been deprecated on iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR.

Darkroom now uses custom-made hashtag sets that can be copied with one tap from anywhere, which is ideal for adding hashtags to your social media posts. With Siri Shortcuts support, you can create a custom Siri phrase to copy a hashtag set without the need to open up the Darkroom app.


Hashtags are also available through a Today screen widget, when 3D Touching on the app icon, and within the Darkroom app itself when exporting a photo.

Multiple other enhancements and performance improvements have been added to the Darkroom app, with a full list of changes available on the Darkroom website.

Darkroom can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]


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