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By PhotoPills S.L.

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


Unlock your creative potential! Discover how to easily turn any Sun, Moon and Milky Way scene you imagine into a real picture… and start shooting truly legendary photos every time you pick up the camera!

Whether your passion is to capture beautiful landscapes, immortalize the infinite night sky, surprise the bride and the groom in their happiest day... or to travel the world, PhotoPills will make you love exploring new artistic possibilities to tell visual stories in a way it wasn’t possible before.

* All in one app
PhotoPills is your iPhone and iPad personal assistant in all photographic matters. It provides tasty remedies to answer most of the questions when planning and shooting your creative ideas:
- The First 2D Map-Centric Planner: Sun, Moon, Milky Way
- Sun, Moon Alignments Fast Finder
- 3D Augmented Reality: Sun, Moon, Milky Way, Celestial Equator, Polaris, DoF, FoV
- Photo Plans Manager
- Location Scouting Tool
- Key information: Sunrise/set, Twilights, Golden Hour, Blue Hour, Moonrise/set, Supermoon dates, Moon Calendar
- Calculators: Long Exposure, Timelapse, Spot Stars, Star Trails, Hyperfocal Table, DoF, FoV
- Widgets: Sun, Moon, Milky Way
- PhotoPills Awards… and much more!

* Endorsed by Masters
“PhotoPills is an invaluable tool which I use every time I plan a shoot.” – Mark Gee, Astronomy Photographer of the Year.
“A tool every photographer should have.” – Kevin Raber,
“It pays off! Using such a tool ensures that we are repeatedly capable of quickly planning powerful shots; leaving maximum opportunity for more creative ruminations.” – José B. Ruiz, Innovation Award, Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

* How it works
Have you ever walked around a place and thought: "What a pity the Moon isn't EXACTLY right there... I would have captured a great photo!"? What about the Sun? And the Milky Way? Well, now you can let your imagination fly and calculate when this specific magic moment happens in just a few seconds:
- IMAGINE: the Milky Way arching over a powerful landscape, a giant full Moon appearing from behind a nearby hill or a sunset between two rocks on a magic beach... The only limit is your imagination!
- PLAN: easily calculate the exact date and time the scene you’ve imagined happens. Work smarter, not harder!
- SHOOT: just get out there, immerse yourself in the great outdoors, and enjoy living and capturing unique moments.

* Become a Legend
Because we know the huge amount of time, energy and love you put in your photos. We want to HONOR them, SHOW them to the World, and REWARD you with up to $6,600 in cash prizes. It's easy and FREE! Just submit your creative photos from PhotoPills and join the Legacy!

* Never waste an unmissable scene again
Create a To-Do list of planned photos and get to the location on time.

* Get it right
Adjust your frame for the best composition before you shoot. Use the 3D Augmented Reality Views to see whether Sun, Moon and Milky Way will be at the desired position when pressing the shutter.

* Explore, discover great places and create your own database of locations
If you come across a location you’d like to remember, save it as a Point of Interest.

* Enjoy all daily information in just one swipe with the Widgets
Just swipe down from the top of the screen to get all the Sun, Moon and Milky Way events for your current location and date, in addition to your upcoming photo plans.

* Get more than an app
Our goal is not only to help you plan your shots, but also to help you nail them. Whenever you need help, take a look at our How-To articles and videos, join our free online courses or just contact us!

“This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill – the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take PhotoPills – you stay in Wonderland and we show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes. Remember: all we’re offering are Legendary Photos and Goosebumps in your skin, nothing more.”

What's New in Version 2.5.1

- New improved Spot Stars calculator, that takes into account the megapixels of your camera.
- Added new cameras: Sony Alpha a3000; Nikon Coolpix P520; Olympus Stylus SP-100, Stylus SP-100EE.


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Customer Reviews

Incorrect augmented reality

Been using this for quite some time, but most of the time the AR is incorrect in heading, sometimes almost 180 degrees off. Tried several phones, and several versions. Still has the issue. Today I was facing east and it came up as facing NNW.

Best photo app ever made. EVER!

These guys are brilliant, I don’t know what I would do without PhotoPills - this tool has allowed me to take my photography to the next level.

DoF Table broken again on iPhone 7 Plus

UPDATE (Mid October 2017): Great news! DoF Table confirmed as fixed in latest TestFlight beta! Thank you!

UPDATE (Early October 2017): DoF Table is broken again on the iPhone 7 Plus. Contracted developer. They have confirmed and will be putting out an update to resolve as soon as possible.

Response to developer (May 2017):

Thank you for your comments. I very much look forward to the DoF chart bug being fixed in the next release. I'll be delighted to update my rating to five stars. The DoF chart and the Sun timeline are the only features that I use (currently, being a new user) and I haven't had any issues with the latter.

In terms of app updates, two months is not what I'd personally consider frequent; many great apps release updates every 2 or 4 weeks. However, for PhotoPills, I'd be perfectly happy with a release cadence of every two months for features if you were willing to issue major bug fix releases sooner, off-schedule.

Right now, my situation is that I paid $10 for what I know is a great app (not to mention that I paid another $10 for the app, having gifted it to my sister), but I can't use the one major feature that I care most about now, until perhaps two months from now, assuming it's even fixed for the upcoming release.

Update (May 2017):

I've increased my review from one to three stars as the developer seems to be interested in the issues that I'm having and is trying to help. Unfortunately, this is not a memory issue. I've erased and reinstalled the app, restarted the iPhone, force quit all open apps except this one and I'm still getting unreliable behavior from the app, unfortunately. For example, if I launch the app, go to Pills, then DoF Table, select a cell, then tap Visual, the app hangs and selecting "Done" does not dismiss the visualization.

Original review (May 2017):

This would be a five-star app if it were actually stable. Unfortunately, I can't use it for even 30 seconds before it crashes. Particularly with the DoF table and its subfeatures. Also, the app is not updated frequently. It feels neglected.

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $9.99
  • Category: Photo & Video
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.5.1
  • Size: 40.8 MB
  • Languages: English, Catalan, French, German, Italian, Spanish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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