FiLMiC’s photography app Firstlight has been updated for Android and iOS. It features new film simulations, as well as an Apple Watch companion app that allows photographers to take photos directly from their wrist.

FiLMiC is most well-known for its video app FiLMiC Pro. However, Firstlight, the company’s photo app — first launched in 2019, is one of PetaPixel’s top picks for iPhone photo apps.

FiLMiC claims that it has made significant engineering and development investments to create the digital photography industry’s most advanced image processing, exposure control, and shader-based visualizations. This, according to FiLMiC, elevates the mobile digital camera market to the professional level.

FiLMiC Firstlight has many camera features, including a burst, flash control and grid overlays. There are also multiple aspect ratios, expanded Shadow detail, JPEGs, HEIC or RAW files selection. HDR control is available.

FiLMiC Firstlight Version 1.3

Firstlight has been updated to version 3.0 on iOS and Android. It includes three major updates: A new film simulation category, a new capture configuration and a new animation for the countdown.

Pioneers is FiLMiC’s new film simulation pack. It brings four new simulations to Firstlight, each based on different early color film formulations. Pioneers allows photographers to capture the creative possibilities of these early film stocks, including 2-strip and 3-strip technicolor formulas. The app also includes Pioneers, as well as many other film simulations. You can view them all on FiLMiC’s site.

Firstlight allows photographers to now take RAW photos with no accompanying compressed images. The company also has a new animation to count down the time and can cancel the countdown.

FiLMiC Firstlight iOS now supports an Apple Watch companion app. This app allows users to remotely control their iPhones and take photos from their wrist. This feature can be accessed by pairing the Apple Watch with an iPhone and selecting the option to install Firstlight via the Apple Watch app. Firstlight includes the Apple Watch app.

FiLMiC Firstlight for iOS v1.3 is now available from the Apple App Store or Google Play. It costs $7.99. Existing users can get the updates for free.