High Resolution Photos on iPhone

Hydra is a photo app available in the App Store that, among other things, allows you to take high resolution (up-to 32MB) photos with your iPhone. Here are some samples comparing the native Camera app in iOS12.1 on an iPhone 7+ with the “HI-RES” option in Hydra. Be sure to click on the photos to open full size and take note of the lettering on windows, signs, etc to better see the difference in quality.

Sample 1

Sample 01 Camera
Taken with the native Camera app and Moment Wide lens.
Sample 01 Hydra
Taken with Hydra app using HI-RES option and with the Moment Wide lens.

 

Sample 1 Zoomed

Sample 01 Camera 2
Taken with the native Camera app and Moment Wide lens.
Sample 01 Hydra 2
Taken with Hydra app using HI-RES option and with the Moment Wide lens.

Sample 3

Sample 02 Camera
Taken with the native Camera app and Moment Wide lens.
Sample 02 Hydra
Taken with Hydra app using HI-RES option and with the Moment Wide lens.

Conclusion

You can see from the images above that the Hydra app, using the HI-RES option, adds a lot of nice detail. The images are also larger, higher quality. For example, the latter image with the native Camera app is 4032 x 3024 (2.8MB) where as the version taken with the Hydra is 6528 x 4896 (4.2MB). The Hydra app costsĀ $4.99 (no in-app purchases).

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