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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 planit 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 Planit for more details. More video tutorials at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bna8_Mj8Bso&index=1&list=PLTmlTTxPbBbeu8Yx4paLUytV8z60SSL_w
Show the Sun and Moon with transparency in the Picture Viewfinder
Fixed a display bug in the Sun and Moon pages in far north or south locations
Fixed the time is wrong if using Japanese calendar
Ratings and Reviews
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
Developer Response ,
Excellent app for those into astrolandscape photography
Thoughtfully put together and fairly easy to use. Online tutorials were great. Facilitates visualizing your photo and video shoots... and of course what, when, and where. Map interface and GPS work well. Thanks!
Awesome Complete Package
Totally amazed and happy with this tool. I’ve been using it to plan photography shots 7000 miles away. I feel completely prepared for my dark night shots in Tasmania in early April.
- JIDE Software, Inc.
- 200.7 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.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.