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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 3.0.2

Support more map types for Chinese customers
Significant performance improvement, especially for the VR viewfinder
Improved kml import
Fixed viewfinder not working after switching to mapbox maps
Fixed the tool overlay not updating immediately after some actions
Fixed the ephemeris overlay on the streetview doesn't work correctly
Many bug fixes
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Customer Reviews

5 out of 5

16 Ratings

16 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!

Fantastic tool for photographer or explorer, worth every penny

Edcool Photography

I am a photographer in favor of shooting landscape with sunrise/sunset, moonrise/moonset, Milkyway, and coastal scenic view. PlanIt was such a great tool that worked for me in everything that I liked to shoot in planning ahead of time. I knew exactly when and which angle the sun/moon/Milkyway would show up in a particular location that I choose for my foreground. In addition, the tide info also helped me to decide when and where to go in shooting big wave or reflection of ocean water in low tide.

PlanIt is a such versatile tool that has photography in mind for user's camera/lens capability, which adds planning more practical to use.

In the field, I used it as a GPS tracking tool to set marks as many as I want. Such marks were very helpful in my finding, tracking my shoot positions, particularly in dark. I used its marker function to record every spot that worth to memorized for future.

I used PlanIt in my Bisti trip last Thanksgiving. l first used it to find all of my interested spots that I planned to shoot ahead of time. I then used it to guide me walking from one spot to another during the day or in complete dark. Without it, I would have been never dare to go there.

In future, I wish PlanIt to have capability to record my walking track (GPS positions) so that it could be saved for myself for later or could be shared for others.

Developer Response

Thank you!

An unbelievable app for photographers!


I enjoy landscape photography, especially shooting sunrise, sunset, moonrise, moonset, star trials, and of course the Milky Way. I am so glad I found this app, so I can plan ahead and know where exactly to certain composition. It shows precisely the sun/moon/star/Milky Way position , and your camera location as well as what you will see in view finder. What's more important is the time, accurate to minutes the precise location. The small app contains so much useful information that I don't have to "shoot in the dark" without planing. It saved me so much time by planning ahead. You have to try it to believe it! Worth every penny and much more!! If you used TPE before like me, you will know immediately how much better this one is ! Highly recommend without hesitation !!

Developer Response

Thank you ;-)


JIDE Software, Inc.
193 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+
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