FiLMiC Firstlight - Photo App

FiLMiC Firstlight - Photo App

By FiLMiC Inc

  • Category: Photo & Video
  • Release Date: 2019-11-08
  • Current Version: 1.0.6
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 36.10 MB
  • Developer: FiLMiC Inc
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
Score: 4.52404
From 208 Ratings


FiLMiC Firstlight is a revolutionary photo camera from the makers of the class leading FiLMiC Pro cinema video camera that makes live photography fun and creative. -- -- -- -- -- -- Rediscover the joy of capturing life’s moments in photographs you will immediately treasure and want to share. Firstlight combines custom film simulations, adaptive film grain and FiLMiC Pro’s famous live analytics to offer an advanced but approachable front end camera experience like no other. Fast, easy and intuitive, Firstlight lets you envision and capture your best moments in camera, without having to spend hours editing your photos later. Shoot and share, it’s that easy. -- -- -- -- -- -- ADVANCED IMAGE CONTROLS - Fast, intuitive focus and exposure controls: Tap the screen to set focus/exposure, tap again to lock. - Shutter and ISO Priority Modes: In addition to auto exposure, you can set specific Shutter Speed or ISO values to adhere to and let the app automatically adjust exposure for the unlocked value. - Cross-swipe manual controls: The most intuitive way to manually adjust focus and exposure. Swipe across the image to dial in your perfect shot. Swipe up and down to adjust exposure. Swipe left and right to adjust focus. - Reactive analytics: A foundation feature of FiLMiC Pro and now in a photo app. Manually adjusting your focus and exposure will automatically apply focus peaking or zebra stripes to make sure you get your shot just right. - RGB Histogram: Dynamically shows the exposure profile of the image across all color channels. GET THE LOOK YOU WANT - Vintage film simulations: The magic of Firstlight is in our realistic tributes to authentic film stocks. - Film grain: Apply natural-looking, dynamically-generated film grain effects to give your photos that ‘film look’. - Vignette: Apply a subtle dark vignette to your image. - Lens selector: Quickly switch between all available lenses on your device. Go from tele to ultrawide with the tap of a finger. (Note: camera/lens support is device specific). PROFESSIONAL CAMERA TOOLS - Burst mode - Timer - Flash - Grid overlays - Aspect ratios: 4:3, 16:9, 3:2, 1:1, 5:4 - Expanded shadow detail - DNG, TIFF, JPG or HEIC Selection - HDR control (This feature is supported by iPhone Xs Max, Xs, Xr and newer) - Volume button shutter and support for most bluetooth camera shutter remotes - Configurable burst mode - Anamorphic adapter support - Custom Function button - Custom live analytics - Configurable Focus and Exposure controls - Embedded copyright - FiLMiC Pro quick launch button (for owners of FiLMiC Pro) If you have any questions for the FiLMiC team either before or after you purchase Firstlight or one of our other apps please feel free to reach out to us at:



  • First photo app

    By Suki Priddy
    I’ve yet to meet a photographer who doesn’t capture their mobile photos on the native camera. This app is changing that. It’s the first photo app I’ve enjoyed. Love it.
  • Love it! Feels like Street Cam

    By skiphunt
    At first I missed the lack of pinch to zoom, but now I’m using firstlight more like a pro street cam. I’d rather not digitally zoom if it can be avoided... better to use the whole sensor and use your feet to zoom. You can always just crop after the fact if you need to and this is all digital zoom is doing anyway. I like the ease of use and the organic looking film simulations. For color images my favs are Chrome Veloura and Koda. For b&w my go to is Bingham, but Salt is nice too. Then noir is also excellent for graphic looks. My own taste doesn’t favor the faded instant film simulations, but I’ve found they are an excellent starting point to edit a nice pastel quality after the fact. Really looking forward to how this app evolves. Highly Recommended!
  • Now a one time purchase!

    By areis
    Subscriptions for one time coded features are very exploitive so thank you for... seeing the light 😁 Was an instant purchase for me and I'm very happy with the polish and great work you did with the app. It does still crash on occasion (specifically when accessing the shortcut button) but I trust you to continue to support it. Thanks!
  • Not worth the hype

    By Mauijoe
    Wish you could try out before buying ! Not worth the hype at all !!! The normal iPhone 11 Pro takes better photos then this app! Honestly folks it’s not worth buying.
  • RAW files blurry viewed in App

    By DeLionKing
    I really like this app in almost everything except for the fact that when I take photos in RAW (DNG) they look blurry when I review them in the app, however, when I review the same photo in Photos, they look focused and sharp. Maybe it’s just a small bug but annoying to not be able to see the real thing right away while shooting. Everything else is fine.
  • Auto focus needs work.

    By MorsesCode
    The auto focus on iPhone 11 Pro when using the zoom lens is bad. It doesn't change to the tapped region. Attempting the same action with the built in camera is responsive and accurate.
  • Interface really needs work.

    By fonehome
    Nice addition but the interface really lacks. Not a fan of the rounded corners especially since the final photo does not have them nor does your video app. And just like the video app would be nice to have the shutter button top right when shooting landscape, a bit more convenient for one handed use. Also gets annoying that switching lenses takes two taps. So just to see my zoom lens and then go back takes 4 taps! After a while that gets ridiculous. Biggest annoyance is that my iPhone rotation setting reverts my options for exposure and focus gestures. Very bad. That setting should have no effect on a camera app. Settings area could also use a redesign. Independent focus tap would be handy as well since after setting my exposure I cannot refocus without resetting exposure. Can’t quit app without having to swipe up twice. Can’t even swipe to another app on iPhone X.
  • For the creative shooter

    By gfilm1
    I rarely leave reviews, but I have to express my appreciation for this thoughtfully crafted photo app. It feels like a tool designed specifically for those of us who appreciate the unique latitudes and limitations of shooting on film. It comes with plenty of options when flexibility in post is required, but there’s something special about committing to a shot without getting bogged down in editing that I can really appreciate. Firstlight will be a mainstay for me. Thanks, Filmic.
  • Outstanding move

    By mflorer
    The only thing that stopped me from giving this app a great rating was that it was subscription based. Good on the devs for listening to the people!!
  • Multi cam

    By jersey505
    When can we expect to film using multiple camera on the iPhone 11 Pro Max?