Blacklight, a photo-capture technology for smartphones and tablets that can help you capture photos in the dark, is coming to the Mac.
The company, which is headquartered in San Francisco, says the app will be available in the Apple App Store this fall.
“Blacklight has been a passion project for us for a long time, and we have been eager to bring the app to the Apple ecosystem,” said Scott Jaffe, founder and CEO of Blacklight.
“We hope that it will be a valuable tool for users and developers alike, and that it can be used to capture and share photos, as well as share your favorite moments with friends and family.”
The app works with iOS devices and Macs running the latest version of iOS or OS X. The app is designed for those who want to capture images in a low-light environment but want to share them with friends.
It can capture up to 10 images per second, and it can also be used with a Mac camera.
Users can also share their images with Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
“This is the perfect opportunity for our team to share our vision of bringing this technology to the world,” said Jaffe.
“While we can’t say for certain when we’ll release the product to the public, we’re confident that the public will be thrilled to see this technology in their lives.”
Blacklight’s app, which comes with a free photo-sharing app, will include a free camera app, a “Blackface” option that lets users mask their faces and a “Lumix” mode that can be turned on or off.
The Lumix mode is “a simple and elegant way to capture beautiful, dark photos with minimal effort,” the app states.
“In Lumix, users can select the camera to be used as the flash, or they can choose to capture the entire frame, including the foreground and background, and save as a photo album.”
Lumix can be activated by tapping the screen or tapping on a thumbnail in the app.
“The Lumix flash can be controlled with the press of a button,” the company states.
Blacklight can be downloaded for free from the Apple app store, but Jaffe says the company is working to offer the product for $10 a month.
“Our goal is to have the Lumix app available to all Mac users as soon as possible,” he said.
The Mac App Store is a major platform for software developers, and Jaffe said that the company hopes to bring Blacklight to Macs and PCs this fall with the Mac version of the app, and he said the company plans to offer free camera and image capture in the future.
The “Lumi” mode, which can be unlocked with a $5 payment, can be switched on or turned off.
“With the Lumi mode, the user can quickly capture the full image, and then share it with their friends and followers,” the Mac App store description states.
The iOS version of BlackLight is still in beta, but the company says that it is “coming soon.”
“We want to make sure that we deliver the best photo-stealing app for the Mac,” Jaffe told investors at the recent Apple Developer Conference in Cupertino.
“As we move forward, we’ll keep making progress, and make Blacklight available for Macs, Windows and Linux.”
The company will release the app for Mac OS X 10.12.2 in the coming weeks, but it is unclear when users will be able to download it.
Jaffe did say that the app is “very polished” and has “great integration with the Camera app.”
It can be found on the Mac’s App Store.