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​This is a special call to landscape photographers, travel photographers, nature photographers and those who are interested in night photography, city photography, time-lapse, star-trails, milky way or astrophotography: look no more, this is the ultimate app for you - the PlanIt!

Ansel Adams dedicates the beginning of his first book "Taos Pueblo" to visualization. He introduced the idea of "previsualization", which involved the photographer imagining what he wanted his final print to look like before he even took the shot. Of course, there are many great photos which were taken impromptu. However, for landscape photographers, being able to previsualize the scene before going there will greatly reduce the chance of being caught unprepared and will greatly increase the chance of getting better shots.

Photographers use various tools to help them pre-visualizing the scene. Nowadays, many of those tools are phone apps. PlanIt! is the all-in-one solution that is designed to leverage the map and simulated viewfinder technologies to provide the necessary tools for photographers to pre-visualize the scene in combination with the ground subjects and the celestial objects such as the Sun, the Moon, Stars, Star-trails and Milky Way.

In the Planlt app, we packed it with features - from location scouting such as GPS coordinates, elevations, distance, elevation gain, clear view, focal length, depth of field (DoF), hyperfocal distance and panorama, to the Ephemeris features such as the sunrise, sunset, moonrise, moonset time and direction, twilight time, special hours of the day, sun/moon finder, major stars, constellations, nebulae azimuth and elevation angle, star trail planning, time-lapse calculation and simulation, milky way searching, solar eclipse and lunar eclipse, exposure/ND filter calculator, light meter, bulb timer etc. All the information are either represented on the map as an overlay or visually presented in simulated viewfinders (VR, AR, picture, or street view), just like you look through your camera's viewfinder.

Please refer to the tutorial at the help page of the Planlt for more details. More video tutorials at

What's New

Version 3.2.4

Fixed the map so that it cannot be rotated
Fixed the size issue of the picture viewfinder
Fixed the share button is not visible issue on the event page
Show text after adding a marker

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5

186 Ratings

186 Ratings



The most comprehensive photography planning mobile application at the moment! I used it for the most of my photo shooting plans since my Feb 2015 installation. I can pre-visualize my photo takings in terms of sun/moon/milky way with the considerations of foreground, times, directions, tide, etc elements. It is a must-to-check app for photographers. Strongly recommend it!

Developer Response

Thank you Jay!

Bed photo planning app period


I’ve seen them all and I tell you, this one is the hands down best. You can find something with an edgier ui but as far as performance, capabilities, options, tools etc. there is no matching this program. Watch the tutorials to get to know this app. It’s deep but not complicated

Tides are way off.

Quentin Biles

Compared high and low tides to multiple databases, and they are off considerably. Makes me question the accuracy of other data. User interface is also extremely unintuitive.

Developer Response

Tide depends on the tide station. We didn't query it from web but did our own calcuation so that it is fast to perform a tide search. On the other hand, all other ephemeris information is 100% accurate. The UI just takes times to get used to it because it has so many features.


JIDE Software, Inc.
196.4 MB
Photo & Video
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Catalan, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© PlanIt Photo Inc.


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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