FiLMiC launches Firstlight, its new iOS camera app dedicated to still photos

Nov 20, 2019

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Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

FiLMiC launches Firstlight, its new iOS camera app dedicated to still photos

Nov 20, 2019

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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FiLMiC has helped many smartphone videographers to shoot cinematic videos with FiLMic Pro app. Now the company has expanded to still images with its brand new app FiLMiC Firstlight. This one is made for photographers and aims to help them get more creative control over their shots.

Firstlight is fast and easy to use, with a clean and intuitive interface. It offers a range of options, advanced image controls, and film simulations and grain. The app is free for download, but there are a limited number of options available and you can get more through in-app purchase.

Here are the features you get for free:

  • Burst mode
  • Timer
  • Flash
  • Grid overlays
  • Aspect ratios: 4:3, 16:9, 3:2, 1:1, 5:4
  • Expanded shadow detail
  • JPG or HEIC Selection
  • HDR control (This feature supported by iPhone Xs Max, Xs, Xr and newer)
  • Volume button shutter and support for most bluetooth camera shutter remotes
  • FiLMiC Pro quick launch button (for owners of FiLMiC Pro)

Premium Member Subscription is really inexpensive. It will set you back $ per month, or $8 if you subscribe for a whole year. And here’s the list of additional features you get with a paid subscription:

  • Shutter and ISO priority modes: In addition to AE you can set specific Shutter Speed or ISO values to adhere to and let the app automatically adjust exposure for the unlocked value.
  • Expanded film simulation options: More realistic film simulations and more to be added in the future for paid subscribers.
  • Film grain: Fine, coarse and ISO adaptive options in addition to medium
  • Adjustable vignette: Low and heavy options in addition to medium.
  • Configurable burst mode
  • Anamorphic adapter support
  • RAW: DNG and TIF formats
  • Custom Function button
  • Custom live analytics
  • Configurable Focus and Exposure controls
  • Embedded copyright

Here’s a tutorial to help you get acquainted with the app:

YouTube video

FiLMiC Firstlight is currently available only for iOS 13.0 or later and you can get it in the Apple App Store. It’s compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

[via PetaPixel]

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6 responses to “FiLMiC launches Firstlight, its new iOS camera app dedicated to still photos”

  1. Michael Bray Avatar
    Michael Bray

    Wish they would get a clue and release it for android at the same time instead of just Apple. But of course the biggest rip off in the world gets first crack at all the apps

    1. JC Gonzalez Avatar
      JC Gonzalez

      It’s easier with Apple. You’re designing for one operating system and know exactly what devices you will need to develop for to get the most out of the codecs/hardware. With Android can you tell me how many different phones/hardware there are?

    2. Michael Bray Avatar
      Michael Bray

      JC Gonzalez Oh I realize that, there are a ton of different brands of Android cellphone makers as well as different models….It juts sucks that they release all the good apps to Apple first (you will NEVER catch me using an Apple product)

    3. John Aldred Avatar
      John Aldred

      So, you’re saying that if they create the iOS version first, they should just sit on it and not release it and not make money from it while they’re still working on the Android version? Before they even know if the app will be a hit or not?

      From a business standpoint, that makes zero sense. For many companies, it’s the sales of the iOS version that often funds development of the Android version. And if the Apple version flops and nobody uses it anyway, then they don’t need to waste money developing an Android version, too.

      For the record, I also do not use Apple products. Wouldn’t even if I could. :)

    4. JC Gonzalez Avatar
      JC Gonzalez

      @michaelbray I feel that. I came from android myself, back when Instagram was iOS only. It just works for me. My iPhone 7 Plus and filmic pro saves me the trouble of lugging around gear on vacation or travel. But I’d go back to Android if I had to. Whatever works best for me is what I’ll use and not whats trendy.

    5. Michael Bray Avatar
      Michael Bray

      JC Gonzalez Yeah well it seems like Apple and their Iphone 11 is what’s trendy and you would never catch me dead with one or anything else from Apple,I have read enough news stories and seen actual consumer report stories by CBC here in Canada about how they rip consumers off. I currently own an Android (Samsung Galaxy A8) and going to upgrade in the next month or two and sticking with Android and Samsung as I have had nothing but excellent service with their customer care. I am eventually upgrading to their Note10+