iLightningCam 2 - The Second Generation - Real-time lightning photography with iPhone made easy.
It enables everyone to take spectacular pictures of real lighting strikes with an iPhone or iPad!
After three years of development, iLightningCam 2 follows the unique iLightningCam, which was the only app with ISO control since 2012 with more than 160 000 users.
iLightningCam 2 features:
- Full AUTO Mode!
No user input needed!
The app changes automatically between day and night mode
Continuous calculation of best ISO settings based on the last
- Original Photo Resolution, no tricks, no interpolation!
- Much better detection!
- Double-shot , + one image as blend of first and second shot!
- New modern design!
- For experts: ISO ranges are fully manually adjustable, if wished!
iLightningCam 2 uses true real-time recognition of lightning strikes. Once recognized, your iPhone takes a picture of the recognized lightning in up to 8MP. And yes - your iPhone or iPad is fast enough!
You only need a good view on a real thunderstorm.
The app works free hand. Just point your iPhone towards the scene/part of the sky/thunderstorm where you expect the next lightning, start the iLightningCam 2 and wait, the app will automatically press the trigger if a lightning is detected in your view.
Lightning storms are life threatening for you and your phone!!! Take care using this app! Do not take any risks and avoid exposure to thunderstorms! Use this app only in lightning and storm protected places. You are solely responsible for your actions and adverse consequences. Read full safety warning in the instructions page, before using this app.
Who is it not for: It is not for children and it is not for mentally handicapped persons, as they may have not the ability to protect themselves against lightning or the associated storm.
- Support for new iPhone XS, XS max and XR
- Support for new iPad Pro
- Bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Great for lightning...decent for fireworks
I use this all the time for lightning photos and minus the rolling shutter which they cannot control, it gets great lightning photos. Can also work for fireworks but getting the settings correct is harder as it triggers on the flash of the payload detonating but it is set to take pictures in quick succession for lightning flashes, but fireworks are slower. Needs an adjustment for the longer time a firework lasts to get more shots of it...maybe instead of 2-4 as fast as possible do 4-8 with quarter to half second intervals.
Way too sensitive to movement
The latest update has the app so sensitive to the slightest movement that even when my truck is not moving and I have my phone in a windshield mount, the vibration from my Diesel engine is enough to make it turn detection off. It really needs to be not be so sensitive to movement. I have also noticed it having artifacts a lot more often compared to older versions. I've gotten some great pics with this app the last few years, but this latest version has left me aggravated much more often than happy with the pictures I have gotten.
Sorry for your inconveniences! We never tested the app with a diesel truck . And we did not change the sensitivity settings for movements over the last versions, you just see now, when the app becomes inactive due to movements. This is necessary to avoid thousands of false positive images . However we will include a switch to decrease motion sensitivity in future versions for diesel trucks :-)
Of course you should not use the app if you are driving yourself for security reasons !
The iLightningCam team
Does what I could never do but still....
Look I love that this app captures what I never could. I only have one COMPLAINT: why do my pics have a dark gray band across the top????? All captures have it and it ruins what would otherwise be a pristine shot...🤔😕 Fix that or tell me how to and I will change my rating to 5 stars....I am using it on iPhone 6s Plus and it continuously has the gray banding😕😕😕😕😕😕😕
it is not the app, it is the iphones camera that uses a rolling shutter technique for image aquisiton. this means, that the image reaout of the sensor is not done all at once, but from top to down in a few milliseconds. if a strike is shorter than the read out, you end up with rolling shutter artifacts. these are more common during bright conditions, and rare during night because of longer exposure times. we do a lot of tricks to reduce the probability of these artifacts in our app, but during bright day and having a strom with short or oszillating strikes it is difficult.
we therefore developed the FAST mode for the iphone 6s and newer, which makes more images in a shorter interval so that the chance for one good image (of the image series) is much higher, however at the cost of photo resolution (only 2 MP). for iphone 8 and 10 we have the PH60 (photo60) mode, that does the same with 8 MP. so during bright day you can choose: less artifacts /flaws but less resolution (FAST or pH60) versus super high photoresolution but higher probability for flaws.
You have a 6 s plus , so during bright day please try the FAST mode
During night the PHOTO mode
All the best
The iLightningCam team
- Florian Stiassny
- 16.1 MB
- Photo & Video
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2015 Florian Stiassny, Helmut Ringl
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.