In this free version, the Ephemeris feature is provided as an in-app purchase. After the purchase, it will be the same as the paid PlanIt Pro. Some screenshots listed here have Ephemeris features enabled. The free version can actually do a lot of things than you thought. It is a plan/marker file reader, a focal length estimator on the map, a DoF and panorama calculator and can even preview the aerial view for your drone. The Ephemeris feature is so highly integrated that it is hard for us to provide some of them in the free version and ask you to pay for the rest. You can see how many users give us a one-star rating simply because we didn't provide a trial. I think that's not fair. But as we said, although we didn't provide a trial, please feel free to purchase to try it. We can refund you at any time if you don't like it.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for bug reports or feature requests. Please also remember to visit https://youtu.be/JFpSi1u0-is for more video tutorials. Each video only lasts a few minutes but you will sure learn a lot from them. You can also reach us through Instagram or Facebook. Links are under the menu inside the app.
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 astro-photography: look no more, this is the ultimate app for you - the Planit Pro. It only costs you a cup of Frappuccino but will save you tons of time and effort and a lot of gas money. Most importantly, it will make you enjoying landscape photography even more.
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 Pro is an 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 Pro 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, panorama and aerial photography, 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, sequence calculation and simulation, milky way searching, solar eclipse and lunar eclipse, exposure/ND filter calculator, light meter, rainbow position prediction, tide height and tide search 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. Whatever you want for your landscape photography, it is there in the Planit Pro.
Landscape photography is an adventure in the nature world. We understand sometimes there won't be any network connection when you are out exploring. Planit Pro was designed for have it in mind. If you preload the offline elevation files and the offline mbtiles maps, you can use the app fully offline without the need for network connections.
Fixed the known exposure value list is not scrolled to the selected value when showing.
When filtering the plan by date, considering the tasks under each plan.
Fixed the filter area not visible bug in the tide search page.
Fixed the lat and lon shifting bug in Hong Kong.
Fixed crashes on startup only on some phones.
Reduced the text size of the elevation angle and the azimuth so that the VR viewfinder gets larger a little bit.
Moved the default backup folder to Android/media as the new Android version doesn't allow the access to the Android/data folder.
Menu - Version History has complete change logs.
The tag list page supports hiding some tags, all markers having those hidden tags will not show up on the map or in the viewfinder.
Added menus to merge several plans into one and rename a plan when pressing and hold on the plan under the Plan List page.
Added menus to move tasks out as plans and rename a task when pressing and hold on the task under the Task List page.
Added Tasks menu item under Plans in the main menu.
Menu - Version History has complete change logs.
Introduced a new "Task" concept to the plan which will allow you to keep multiple tasks in the same plan.
Each task is like a mini-plan and the buttons to add a new task or to open the task list are under the "+" button.
Menu - Version History has complete change logs.
Added a back to map button in the viewfinder modes, press and hold on the mode button will also go back to map.
Adjust the algorithm to fix some bugs and improve performance.
Fixed a bug on the exposure page when exposure compensation is shown.
Support showing the marker name on the map.
Fixed the sun or moon track jumps near the horizon.
Menu - Version History has complete change logs.
Fixed the twilight wrong bug in some areas.
Added long press the choice buttons to set the start and the end time on the timelapse and sequence pages.
Fixed a bug that the sun/moon finder page will change the time.
Tap the year and month title on the calendar page to set the month and year.
Long press on the + button to add a marker and paste the content if it was copied earlier.
Long press on the viewfinder button to start VR viewfinder which is the most used viewfinder.
Tap on the shadow value on the Light and Shadow page to show and hide shadows of the buildings.
Supports editing of multiple markers.
Fixed the elevation angle limitation in AR.
Fixed several elevation related bugs in VR.
Fixed writing storage issue in the last release.
Still draw the comet and other stars even in the star-trails mode to avoid the confusion.
Only draw the selected comet in the VR if Settings - Show comets is not turned on.
Fixed an issue that the camera height cannot be saved.
Added version history under the Menu.
Allow the temporary red marker for the selected location to be dragged.
Fixed a bug that the eclipse overlay is not shown if one of the google tile map layers is used.
Added World Atlas 2015 and VIIRS layers to Dark Sky
Updated solar eclipse kml files
Fixed exception showing the video tutorial for VR
Change xxx to 1/xxx" for shutter speed to avoid confusion
When choosing overlap percentage, added recommendation percentage for the day-time and night-time panoramas
Fixed the wrong distance values in the elevation gain page
Set the date as well when long pressing on the eclipse times to set the time-lapse and sequence starting and ending time
Improved the Russian translation. Thank Sergey Louks for spending a lot of time reviewing the translation.
A lot of fixes related to different languages.
Fixed the first day in week setting is not respected in this week choice of Finder.
Reversed the elevation angle and azimuth in the focal length tool so that it is consistent with other places.
Fixed an issue where the sun and moon sequence is not shown in AR.
Added 13 more languages. We will use English way to format all the numbers to be consistent
Adjusted the animation speed based on the viewfinder focal length when clicking on the Play button
Adjusted the elevation range to [-90, 90] in the Sun/Moon Finder
Added Bing search option. It needs the same Bing map key, shared by the Bing elevation service
Fixed the timezone when loading a picture with EXIF
Extended the year range to from [1, 9999]
Show the azimuth values in the date time slider
Reorganized the settings screen, remove some uncommon ones, changed some order.
Added a furthest distance setting to allow user set how far the ground contour is drawn.
Fixed some bugs introduced by the last realistic milky way change.
Changed the Light and Shadow page to use the camera location to calculate the ephemeris information, except the light elevation and the light condition which will still use the scene location to calculate as before.
Adjusted the sun and moon track display to false by default.
Fixed the viewfinder ground layer not showing when the focal length is long.
Fixed timezone errors for Easter Island and southern Spain.
Added the undo/redo feature, the two buttons are under the “+” action button on the bottom right.
Other bug fixes.
Improved the accuracy of the compass for phones with better sensors.
Drew an extra hour of moon track in the viewfinder to avoid confusion.
Added Start of the week to the settings and is used in the Calendar feature.
Do not set the time to the picture taken time when loading the picture for the picture viewfinder if the picture settings had been saved.
Fixed some unstable issues in the previous release
Updated to the latest version of AMap
Support caching for the tile map
Adjust the timezone error in some regions. The timezone hour offset value could be in white or yellow color. If white, you can pretty much trust its value. If yellow, it means your camera is at a location near a timezone change, so please check the actual timezone to make sure it is correct and adjust whatever sunset etc. time the app tells you accordingly.
Fixed ephemeris page title is wrong.
Updated to support Android Q.
Fixed random copyright verification failures.
Added height context button on the bottom when the camera or the cane pins are selected.
Drew circles for the hyperfocal distance, the focus distance etc. on the depth of field map overlay.
Fixed no offline elevation for the southern Iceland area.
Limited the offline elevation file folder to only be /PFT/hgt for the internal storage. For phones that have SD card, it will be at /Android/data/com.yingwen.photographertools(pro)/hgt. No longer allow any folder which confused a lot of users.
Fixed -1 is shown on the cloud distance height input dialog
Added orientation sensor button back to the VR page but added a message to show people in case they clicked on it by accident. If user tries to adjust the viewfinder direction, we will stop the sensor automatically.
Polished the ephemeris page layout so that the labels will align properly for different font sizes
Added all markers option when saving marker file. This could be useful if you want don't want to zoom out the map to show all the markers but want to save all the markers. This is especially useful when you just want to add a marker to an existing marker file
Fixed strange painting artifact on the sun/moon track in the VR viewfinder
Show the ephemeris information as usual on the dark sky page
Redesigned the cloud distance overlay on the map
Fixed the errors in the relatively moon size on the event page and the moon calendar
Fixed large font issue on the tool's info window
Lunar eclipse, timelapse etc. a few more video tutorials are available on YouTube and in the app's help button
Fully integrated with the video tutorials, click on the help button in the lower left corner to see all the videos that are currently available. Although not many right now, more will come soon.
Copy and paste can be used to paste coordinates, which makes it easy to move multiple markers to the same position.
Add a button under Menu - About to check updates
Fixed a couple of small bugs from the previous release, added localized strings for de, fr, it, es.
Introduce NPF rule to avoid star trail
Added sensor size in megapixels in the settings and diffraction limited aperture value
Added large prints options for the NPF rule, CoC rule and DoF calculation.
Fixed a bug in the twilights and special hours where the time doesn’t change green when the current time is in the range.
Fixed the weather page crashes for some European customers
Changed the place search algorithm
Switched to our own elevation server by default to avoid the blank viewfinder issue. It is recommended to get your own key for Bing elevation or Google elevation service for higher accuracy
Adjusted the settings screen to reflect recent changes
Fixed a bug in streetview where the horizon was drawn at a wrong location when the time slider is toggled
Updated the exposure page to use the spinning wheel control to select the values faster than before
Prompt to download offline elevation data when opening the VR viewfinder for the first time
Added labels to describe the meaning of some values on the ephemeris page
Other small bug fixes.
Added a marker will start editing
Fixed a bug that the buttons are not updated after deleting a marker
Added a brand new Cloud Distance page to predict nice sunsets or sunrises using a cloud map of your choice.
Added quick access buttons when press and hold on the map, tap the camera or the scene or a marker.
Shows Milky Way range in the time slider and Milky Way on the map for most Ephemeris pages.
Shows on the map the lines for Milky Way arch's left, right and center to help aligning with the ground subjects.
Fixed 3D viewfinder doesn't display correctly in some cases.
Shorten the labels on the info window for some languages so that it doesn't cover the 3D button.
Fixed some strings for Spanish and French. Thank you jsanzm!
Support the height above the ground feature for the marker
All travel category markers will support camera height as long as the camera pin is near the specified diameter of the marker
3D terrain will still use offline elevation even when the offline elevation switch is not on in the settings. In this case, the camera, scene and markers will still use the online elevation which is more accurate. Only the terrain will use offline elevation which is okay even if the accuracy is not as good.
Support 3D simulation in the VR viewfinder (offline elevation is required, Menu - User guides - Overview to see instructions)offline elevation overlay to show which area has offline elevation data (access from Settings)Major performance improvementSupport using our own server to access the online elevation data (can be changed from the Settings)Revised the moonrise/moonset displayRevised the save button under the Plan Button to do a quick save without prompting
Support more map types for Chinese customersFixed lunar eclipse center position is wrongSeveral bug fixes
Added tilted milky way eventsAdded lunar eclipse support (simulation with earth shadow and exposure)Show the moon shape in the actual rotation on the viewfinder, over the map and on ephemeris pagerFixed a bug that the hour value is not drawn on the Sun/Moon track on the viewfinder
Fixed a bug that tapping on Polaris doesn't show up the star selection pageSupport entering the angle of view when inputting the focal lengthAdd play button to the Sequence pageDraw Sun or Moon in elliptical shape because of the refractionFine tune the Sun and Moon trackAlways change the time when loading a picture which has time in EXIFIncreased the range to 600km to draw markers in viewfinder
Support entering the angle of view when inputting the focal lengthAdd play button to the Sequence pageDraw Sun or Moon in elliptical shape because of the refractionFine tune the Sun and Moon trackAlways change the time when loading a picture which has time in EXIFIncreased the range to 600km to draw markers in viewfinderSupport long press on the star name, meteor show name or milky way center to center the viewfinder at it
Changed the way the search area is defined in the Sun/Moon FinderAllow two-finger pinch to zoom in and out in the simulated viewfinderDo not show milky way on non-milky way pages if the show milky way setting is offAdded Baidu Map
Fixed the extended line is off a little bit on AMapOnly show the marker shadow on the Light and Shadow if they are buildingsFixed on the event page, the event time is wrong on the days when summer time starts or endsConverts the subject altitude in the kml, if defined, to the marker height
Improved the viewfinder performance when changing the time sliderAdded 1/2 grid line in the focal length tool as well as the viewfinderAdded extended distance line when the camera or scene pins are outside the mapAdded circle to indicate the marker width when the marker is selected
Misc bug fixes
Added multiple row panorama calculation and simulation
Fixed many bugsAdded support to release camera or scene pins when the pins are selectedAdded option to switch search engineAdded in-app purchase option back to the free version. Also added the support to restore the purchase if the phone doesn't support the new version of the inapp purchaseFixed regression in the mapboxReduced the usage of timezone request using networkFixed bug when changing the end time of the timelapse/sequence