New app promises to remove purple haze from iPhone 5 pics

Shortly after the iPhone 5 launched, a number of users started complaining about a “purple haze” in their photos. It’s essentially a purple flare effect that comes from a bright, out-of-scene light source while capturing an image.

Apple has already addressed the issue, and a number of other smartphones and portable cameras have been proven to have similar hazes. But if it’s still really bothering you, there’s a new app that claims it can help…

iPhoneography points to Camera Fix, a new app for iPhone users who are experiencing the aforementioned purple haze problem. It’s essentially a touch-up tool that alters photos to eliminate, or at least reduce, the colored glare.

Here’s a comparison photo of it in action. The image on the left is before using the app’s “depurple” filter.

I’ll give it this, the photo on the right definitely seems noticeably less purple. But whether there’s enough difference in the two pictures to warrant using the app or not… I’m not so sure, because this is virtually all it does.

Nevertheless, if you’re struggling with the purple haze issue, and want to try out Camera Fix for yourself, you can find it in the App Store for $0.99.