This is simple app to automate the image acquiring process and to create focus bracket. These brackets can be used with software like Helicon Focus to create images with infinite focus. This is perfect for creating stunning macros.
--- See example images created using the app here: https://www.flickr.com/groups/2891546@N20/ ---
Lumix cameras must be WiFi capable and must support manual focus via the Panasonic Image App.
Connect to the network:
As a prerequisite you should have connected your Lumix to the Image App before. In the Wifi Menu of the Lumix you should have entries in the “Select a destination from History” menu.
Select a network and then start the GSimpleRelease APP. The Splash screen indicates in which network the app is searching for the camera. You can open the Wifi- Manager of your IOS device to change the network.
Using the Release Tab:
The release tab is a very simplified remote shutter control. Just press the button to make a photo.
Using the Focus Stack Tab:
This tab is for helping you in the creation of Focus Bracktets for creating Focus Stacks. For the actual stacking process you require additional software, this app is just helping you in making the pictures.
Switch the camera to Manual Focus as otherwise the function will not work. Look at the indicator if you are in the wrong focus mode.
The procedure is very simple: set the starting focus point – this is normally the part of the object nearest to the lens. Use the focus buttons to set the end focus – usually behind the object. You have to set a start and end focus otherwise the function will not work properly.
The Buttons from top to down:
Focus Buttons: The four buttons below are used to adjust the focus. The two left buttons are used for near focus, the two right buttons for far focus. You can adjust the focus in large (outer button) or small increments (inner button).
Set Start / Sent End Focus: if you have focused to the desired positions please press either of the buttons.
The left wheel lets you specify the step width. If you choose Q you are in the quick mode and focus will change rapidly. If you select one a image will be taken after each focus movement. If you choose two the camera will perform two focus movements and then take a picture and so on.
The right wheel is for setting a delay between each picture shot.
Start Focus Bracket: Just push the green button. You can cancel the operation by pushing the now red button. Please wait for the finish dialog. It will also tell you how many pictures were shot.
see a Video guide here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbvkgCjAy4o
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Ratings and Reviews
Didn't work on my iPad Pro
Very slow to launch and poor graphics also did not allow me to select number of shots to take.
Nice addition to Panasonic image app
Automates focus stacking
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.