By far my favorite feature in Spectre is its implementation of the stabilization icon. As you hold the iPhone to take a photo, the stabilization icon shakes to denote the amount of shake your hands are actually causing and giving you a visual guide of how much effort you need to put into keeping your hands steady. If Spectre’s AI thinks you are steady enough, it shows a ‘STABLE’ under the icon. In my testing, I’ve found that resting your phone against a flat surface yields the best results when you don’t have a tripod.
Spectre continues to impress me. It doesn’t always work perfectly, and you’ll have to try a few different types of photos to really get going, but once you do, Spectre will amaze you. I’m not particularly pleased with the way the app generates light trails, largely due to the fact that the edges of the light trails often end up being far to rough or jagged.
Spectre comes with Siri integration and a couple of shortcuts enabling you to take a photo using your voice. There are also three handy guides to welcome you and get started with the app that explain how to make people disappear, create light trails on highways appear as a river of light, and take lovely photos of flowing water to get soft water exposure.
Spectre is a fantastic app idea that’s only going to get better as Apple keeps adding better and faster processors into the iPhone. Halide, Spectre, Snapseed and Lightroom CC apps have all made sure I don’t miss my Canon too much.
Spectre is available at a special launch price of $1.99 on the App Store.