Rangefinder, a monthly magazine for professional photographers, includes features, news and columns on all phases of wedding and portrait photography while also addressing solutions to technical problems, business practices, equipment, processing techniques and industry trends as they relate to professional photography in general.

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What's New

Version 39

-Bug Fixes
-Performance Enhancements

Ratings and Reviews

Display and download problems


I was excited to see update 27 for this app, hoping it would fix the bugs of version 23. I was disappointed. As before, you can view individual articles, but not the original magazine layout. The screenshots shown in the Apple Store are outdated; the app doesn't look like that any more.

And as before, the app likes to download the articles for an issue multiple times.

I contacted GTXCel, to learn if the new behavior was intended. Other than an automated acknowledgement of my question, I've heard nothing.

[Original review of version 23]
The latest update appears to have removed the option to view the entire magazine in its original form, including advertisements. All that you can view are individual articles.

I used to prefer the digital version over print, but I've also had problems with offline viewing (e.g., you _think_ you downloaded an issue for offline reading, but when you try to view it without being on a network, it refuses to show you anything). Too many problems in this app; I'm going back to print.

Nothing is free


Just because there's no mention of "In-App Purchase" in the description of this app, it doesn't mean there's actually any content for free. This is nothing but pretty cover pages of monthly $5.00 issues, and if you install and then merely linger on a cover page too long or accidentally double-tap while swiping thru the covers, the app will begin downloading a $5 issue. Upon installation, It will ask you if you want the "free" issues and if you say "Yes" it presumes you have given permission for in-app purchases by merely tapping on a cover.

Issues do not download


Not sure if this is an iOS 8 issue, but since iOS 8 issues don't download. When you try to download an issue, it tries forever and finally comes back with an error message that says "Page not available."


Emerald Expositions, Inc
8.7 MB
Photo & Video
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 GTxcel, Inc.


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