Hydra - Amazing Photography

Hydra - Amazing Photography

By Creaceed SPRL

  • Category: Photo & Video
  • Release Date: 2015-01-29
  • Current Version: 1.5.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 16.60 MB
  • Developer: Creaceed SPRL
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 613 Ratings


Hydra offers innovative photo capture technology, and lets you take beautiful pictures even in the most difficult lighting conditions, which makes it a great companion to iOS Camera app. Hydra captures more light by merging up to 60 frames to make a single high-quality picture (less noise, more highlights/shadows) on iPhone and iPad. Hydra also goes beyond the 8- or 12-megapixel sensor limit, with up to 32-megapixel high-resolution images. It uses the latest evolutions of iPhone and iPad camera hardware, as well as the latest camera APIs and GPU rendering technologies. Hydra provides 5 specific capture modes: HDR, Video-HDR, Lo-Light, Zoom, and Hi-res modes. • Hydra's High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode is based on an alternate method that captures up to 20 images and that is made to handle even the most difficult lighting conditions. • Video-HDR uses single-image tone mapping and device-specific sensor mode (iPhone 6) to create stunning videos. • Lo-Light mode removes sensor noise by merging together multiple images and amplifying light by a factor of 10 to provide a better image quality. • Zoom mode uses real-time, super-resolution technique to recreate missing pixels from hand motion, producing 2x, 4x and 8x scale factors with more details than the standard digital zooming technique(*). • Hi-res mode produces up to 32MP images from the regular 8 or 12MP camera sensor, providing finer details in captured image(*). • As of version 1.5, Hydra supports the telephoto and front cameras respectively in Zoom and Lo-Light/HDR modes. Hydra also features a photo gallery for reviewing images and their metadata, directly linked with built-in iOS photo album, thus avoiding duplicates and allowing to flag as favorites. (*) recommended for static & distant scenery. Rendering artifacts can occur for scenes with parallax and for moving subjects.



  • Really impressive app

    By J__________
    I really love this app for static shots. Motion in the frame is problematic, but it's really impressive to get 32 megapixel shots out of a 12 megapixel camera.
  • 5 stars

    By rslam
    I don’t ever right reviews, but this app deserves it. I went in thinking that it probably wouldn’t be any different than any other “crazy” camera app. But wow, how I was wrong. This app has changed the game. I tried it out in NYC for the higher mp shot and zoom, and I was shocked. The zoom was actually really good, and looked so much better than the stock camera apps. I love this app so much, and by the ratings, most people agree with me that this is a amazing app.

    By Ema Lpz
  • I Found No Advantage to Using It

    By Angloplayer
    I purchased the Hydra App and tried it for a few weeks and could find no advantage to using it over using the native iOS 11+ camera App for still photos in zoom and low light settings. I did not take any HDR photos or any type of videos with it, so I can’t comment on those areas. I have an iPhone X and I took several hand-held photos of the same subject material with both the Hydra App and the standard iOS camera, capturing images moments apart. I took well lit daytime photos of distant buildings and mountains and I took photos in dimly lit rooms as well as outside after dusk. Having taken the sets of two photos in sequence, it was very easy to flip between them in the photo viewing App for comparison on both my iPhone and iPad. In each case, I judged that the standard iOS camera App delivered a noticeably sharper image and could find no reason to select any of the Hydra versions over the native iOS camera App versions. You can do post processing to remedy some aspects of color and lighting in a photo, but if fine detail is lacking in the source image, you can’t add it later. I visited the Hydra website and read the information there, and read the available details within the App where it is explained what Hydra does in each of the settings. I have a steady hand and nothing was offered in the explanations to improve on my technique. I tried the different resolution settings and even at the 12 MP settings, the iPhone native camera App came out the winner every time. I can’t say that Hydra may not have made some improvements that didn’t catch my attention. The bottom line is that I was hoping to get better detail in both zoom and low light photos with the Hydra App but I did not find any advantage to using it. I have deleted the App.
  • Not worth it

    This is nothing how it is advertised all the reviews seem fake pictures are just likes regular iPhone photo DONT BUY
  • No

    By Bencomom
    Its terrible
  • Great!

    By Sleeper8816
    This app takes amazing pictures and I originally bought it a few weeks ago with the intention of using the front face camera, but to my dismay it wasn’t available in the app. So I wrote this and they responded and asked me to hang tight, and guess what?! Now it’s available! I can’t wait for this to be my go to selfie app. Thank you for listening!
  • Video Sound

    By Husamulddin
    I really hope you guys remove the sound that is made by the app when we start recording a video in the next update. It’s pretty annoying. I purchased this app for the HDR recording, so please consider my request.
  • Great Concept

    By pop-ups
    I'm really happy to see this type of app emerge. I would love to see the dynamic range increased for the 32mp photos, perhaps by doing a slight exposure bracket while capturing. Also the option to save as tiff and 32bit hdr files for processing on the computer would be awesome. I love it, keep up the great work!
  • Great!

    By muon123
    Fantastic app Please increase the number of mb in the high Rez and also kill the clicking sound !