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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 astro-photography: look no more, this is the ultimate app for you - Planit! for Photographers.
The latest user guides are available at https://goo.gl/Vvb6My as 9 pdf files. Only the first two pdf files apply to this free version. The rest files are for the paid version of this app.
Please make sure you watch video tutorials at https://goo.gl/qs0XOi. The first video is updated to use the new user interface. More videos will come soon to cover the rest of the new UI.
Note for users who purchased the in-app purchase of the free version: it occurred to us that many users thought they paid for the in-app purchase option is gone from update. After talked with some users, it turned out it was simply because the user interface was changed so much that they "thought" the advanced features are gone. All the features are still there. For example, to see the viewfinder, you need to pin both the camera and the scene location. There is an updated video for it as well as brand new user guides (link mentioned above) to show you how the new UI works. If you would still like to move to the paid version, please purchase it and send us the order number of the old in-app purchase. The order number starts with GPA and can be found at https://payments.google.com/.
This version is a free cut-down version of the PlanIt! Pro at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.yingwen.photographertoolspro. We provided this free version for two purposes.
First, the free tool doesn't have any ephemeris features but it has a planing tool which allows user to set the camera location on the map and check the focal length, depth of field, panorama, elevation, distance or clearview between the camera and the scene location. Those tools are still very useful for photographers. The elevation, the distance or the clear view features are useful for any travelers who may or may not take photos.
Secondly, the paid version can save the photo plan as a plan file, or the markers as a marker file. Those files can be shared to you. This free tool can be used as a reader for those files. You can see the camera location, the scene location, the focal length and the camera direction of the photo plan. For marker files, you can see where markers are if you open those files. It provides a much easier way to share plan or markers than before. As a matter of fact, you can also use the free version to add markers, save them as marker files and share it to your friends.
For those who are interested in landscape photographers, the paid version of the Planit is still the way to go. It provides much more features than this free version. It only costs you a cup of Frappuccino but will save you tons of time and effort and a lot of gas money. The most importantly, it will make you enjoy the landscape photography even more.
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If you lost the paid feature of this app after upgrading to this new version, please read the app description for what to do.
1. Major UI changes in this release
2. Added calendar and events page
3. Show the moon icons in the actual shape
4. A better way to add/edit markers
5. Show both auto-fit button and viewfinder button. Auto-fit button can be long pressed to show five different actions
6. Made auto-zoom and map animation optional
7. Enable the zoom buttons. Can be hidden in settings