Lighting Designer is a quick and intuitive way to create overhead lighting plots for film, theater, television, concerts, and anything else you can light! The wide selection of equipment and simple yet powerful interface makes it easier than ever to illustrate and communicate your lighting setups, all from your versatile mobile device. Your iPad is a larger canvas and a great presentation tool; your iPhone will go with you anywhere. And if you like, your Plots will sync among all your iOS devices, so you can start plotting on one and finish on another.

LD is perfect for tech scouts, working while traveling, or just choosing the couch over your desk chair. While expensive drafting programs can take hours to use and years to master, Lighting Designer is an accessible way to plan your next show!

• Organize your setups into Shows, with details like shooting dates and crew members
• Choose from over 2000 built-in types of lights, grip equipment, camera gear, actors, and objects like furniture and musical instruments
• With a Crescit account, you can have access to an additional 25,000+ pieces of lighting equipment, gels, and gobo templates
• For each light, specify wattage, lens, DMX address, color, and many other details
• Certain fixtures include info for exposure approximation
• Use Groups to create flexible collections of lights
• Notes allow you to describe every detail of your setup
• Pack your Truck to share gear among multiple Plots
• Draw a Floor Plan using basic shapes, including images from your device
• Lights can target other objects, and objects can rig onto each other for easy adjustments
• Email editable Plots to the crew, with images, equipment, and crew lists
• Post to Twitter or Facebook directly from the app
• Undo/Redo functionality
• Optional iCloud sync
• Stealth Mode presents a dark workspace to reduce eyestrain and minimize your device's light in a dark environment

What's New

Version 3.3.4

Bug fixes:
Cannot view Group details, which also prevented the creation of new groups
Potential problem adding Shapes to Plot, or swapping
Fixed a problem that would not allow a Note to be added unless both Header and Body text were filled in
Made sure that Notes where "Fit Text" is turned on resize themselves when text is changed
Fixed an issue that prevented sharing a single Plot image by itself

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5

27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Buggy as hell, you'll lose all your work.


Spent 2 hours building a lighting diagram for a job, for this program to irreversibly undo an hour of my work like it was the cool thing to do. Buggy as hell. Freezes and crashes, doesn't save your work, awful awful app.

Developer Response

So sorry to hear that! That particular undo-grouping bug was a really tough one to track down, but I do believe I've eliminated it in the latest releases. Hope you're finding the updates useful!

App keeps on crashing and I keep on losing my work


Spent quite some time on different diagrams then the app decided to crash and back to square one. I wouldn’t recommend this app for any use in a professional setting.

Developer Response

So sorry to hear that! I've made some big improvements in v3.3, especially the ability to restore your work from an automatic backup just in case you lose it. Hope this helps!

Newer versions are much improved


If you're a lighting designer or board op and looking for a way to do a quick sketch of a plot look no further. Despite the other reviews which are a year old I decided to take the risk and buy the app. It was WELL WORTH IT, the app is amazing and saves me a ton of time erasing and re-drawing plots when something needs to get changed.

I've been using the app for almost a month and have used it extensively during tech-weeks and it very rarely crashes. I highly recommend it to anyone who doesn't mind taking the time to learn the software (it doesn't take that long) and could use a more efficient way to create plots on location.

Even if you're not an LD or board op but deal with logistics of set and equipment lists this is a great app everything is easy to send or print. (made even easier with the addition of a crew list)


Clayton Combe
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Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Clayton Combe


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