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PhotoPills -- An Incredibly Useful App

 
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Dec 13, 2013 13:13 |  #1

One of my mentors, Michael Frye (external link), turned me onto a relatively new app called PhotoPills (external link). This app provides features and functionality far above The Photographer's Ephemeris (external link). The user interface on PhotoPills is superb, and it includes some incredibly useful features such as 3D Augmented Reality that can be used for day and night photography, and some very useful calculators and planning tools for time lapse photography. For example, you can use Augmented Reality to see where the Milky Way will be in your composition and how it will travel across the sky throughout the night. You can use Augmented Reality to see when and where the sun will be visible through the middle of the arch you're photographing, and how it will look as you adjust your composition. Wanna see how long your star trails will be for the series of exposures you've chosen? It can do that too.There's a lot more that it can do and I'll let you read about it at their website.

I purchased it earlier today and have been playing with it for the last 3 hours and am blown away by all it can do. This is going to be a very useful tool for planning at home, in the field, and while traveling to many destinations. Right now its only available for the iPhone with a free update for the iPad version that's currently in development.

http://www.photopills.​com (external link)

It looks like an indispensible app and something worth sharing with you.

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Dec 13, 2013 18:37 |  #2

I was reading Michael's e-mail this morning. This looks very interesting and I plan to get it. Thanks for spreading the word and giving him credit.


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Dec 14, 2013 07:23 |  #3

That does look good. I bet it works really well on an iPad mini.


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Dec 17, 2013 05:29 as a reply to  @ hollis_f's post |  #4

cool.


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Dec 17, 2013 16:05 |  #5

Any Android support in the future?


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Dec 18, 2013 13:42 |  #6

Z0RR0 wrote in post #16535040 (external link)
Any Android support in the future?

It looks like they have plans to eventually bring PhotoPills to Android, but not in the very near future. (According to their FAQs here (external link).)

I've been exploring the app in greater detail over the last few days and I'm loving it even more. PhotoPills offers tutorials here (external link) which are useful for learning more about what the app can do.

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Dec 18, 2013 16:18 as a reply to  @ bps's post |  #7

Sounds like a great app, to bad its Apple only.




  
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Dec 19, 2013 12:42 |  #8

This has some of the functionality for Android. (external link) But not a lot of the avanced stuff.




  
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Dec 21, 2013 12:04 |  #9

Good app. Wish I saw before I paid for tpe


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Jun 12, 2014 19:36 as a reply to  @ vertigo235's post |  #10

just re-found this app through another blog. For whatever reason i didn't buy it the first time I saw it and then couldn't find this thread!!

glad to be reunited, I think others will want to check this out.


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Jun 13, 2014 03:04 |  #11

I have this app and look a bit tough. Let me see how to make use of it. I bought as per my PW recommendations.


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Jun 13, 2014 23:00 |  #12

The app has a very steep learning curve. It's incredibly powerful once you learn how to properly use it. Their website has some tutorial videos anyone should watch to get the hang of it.


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Jun 20, 2014 10:16 |  #13

7 months on and still no Android. I'm sad.




  
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