PhotoPills

4.8
6.68K reviews
100K+
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About this app

Unlock your creative potential! Discover how to easily turn any Sun, Moon and Milky Way scene you imagine into a real picture… and start shooting truly legendary photos every time you pick up the camera!

Whether your passion is to capture beautiful landscapes, immortalize the infinite night sky, surprise the bride and the groom in their happiest day... or to travel the world, PhotoPills will make you love exploring new artistic possibilities to tell visual stories in a way it wasn’t possible before.

* All in one app
PhotoPills is your personal assistant in all photographic matters. It provides tasty remedies to answer most of the questions when planning and shooting your creative ideas:
- The First 2D Map-Centric Planner: Sun, Moon, Milky Way
- Sun, Moon Alignments Fast Finder
- 3D Augmented Reality: Sun, Moon, Milky Way, Celestial Equator, Polaris, DoF, FoV
** NOTE: The Augmented Reality views of this app make use of your device's compass. Some devices may not have a compass.
- Photo Plans Manager
- Location Scouting Tool
- Key information: Sunrise/set, Twilights, Golden Hour, Blue Hour, Moonrise/set, Supermoon dates, Moon Calendar
- Calculators: Long Exposure, Timelapse, Spot Stars, Star Trails, Hyperfocal Table, DoF, FoV
- Widgets: Sun, Moon, Milky Way
- PhotoPills Awards… and much more!


* Endorsed by Masters
“PhotoPills is an invaluable tool which I use every time I plan a shoot.” – Mark Gee, Astronomy Photographer of the Year.
“A tool every photographer should have.” – Kevin Raber, Luminous-landscape.com.
“It pays off! Using such a tool ensures that we are repeatedly capable of quickly planning powerful shots.” – José B. Ruiz, Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

* How it works
Have you ever walked around a place and thought: "What a pity the Moon isn't EXACTLY right there... I would have captured a great photo!"? What about the Sun? And the Milky Way? Well, now you can let your imagination fly and calculate when this specific magic moment happens in just a few seconds:
- IMAGINE: the Milky Way arching over a powerful landscape, a giant full Moon appearing from behind a nearby hill or a sunset between two rocks on a magic beach... The only limit is your imagination!
- PLAN: easily calculate the exact date and time the scene you’ve imagined happens. Work smarter, not harder!
- SHOOT: just get out there, immerse yourself in the great outdoors, and enjoy living and capturing unique moments.

* Become a Legend
Because we know the huge amount of time, energy and love you put in your photos. We want to HONOR them, SHOW them to the World, and REWARD you with up to $6,600 in cash prizes. It's easy and FREE! Just submit your creative photos from PhotoPills and join the Legacy!

* Never waste an unmissable scene again
Create a To-Do list of planned photos and get to the location on time.

* Get it right
Adjust your frame for the best composition before you shoot. Use the 3D Augmented Reality Views to see whether Sun, Moon and Milky Way will be at the desired position when pressing the shutter.

* Explore, discover great places and create your own database of locations
If you come across a location you’d like to remember, save it as a Point of Interest.

* Enjoy all daily information in just one swipe with the Widgets
Just swipe down from the top of the screen to get all the Sun, Moon and Milky Way events for your current location and date, in addition to your upcoming photo plans.

* Get more than an app
Our goal is not only to help you plan your shots, but also to help you nail them. Whenever you need help, take a look at our How-To articles and videos or just contact us!

“This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill – the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take PhotoPills – you stay in Wonderland and we show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes. Remember: all we’re offering are Legendary Photos and Goosebumps in your skin, nothing more.”
Updated on
Nov 29, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
App activity and App info and performance
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
4.8
6.68K reviews
Fred Crowley
December 3, 2022
Fantastic app. For example, I used this to identify the spot I should set up my camera for a great shot of the Milky Way at several locations in Arches. These included Delicate, Turret and Windows. The best times were indicated. The Night AR was a great help. Take the time to learn to use it's planning tools. I think you will appreciate the shot you get. Then get serious about processing the shot(s) in a stacker and in the image software of your choice (Photoshop, Affinity, Gimp).
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A Google user
January 12, 2020
I read about this app well over a year ago and just started using it several months ago. I am truly impressed with all of the features and abilities within (still working my way through lots of them). I happened to get shot of the moon over a bridge some time ago and was able to use your app to get me back last night to take some pics again. The planning features were a great help in lining up the shots with the when and the where. Great AR features!! Keep up the great work.
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PhotoPills, SL
January 13, 2020
Thank you so much for your detailed review Mark :)
A Google user
April 10, 2019
Astonishingly useful app. The more I use it, the more amazed I am at the level of detail and functionality (and they add more regularly)! Takes a bit of work to become proficient with it but there are lots of good video tutorials online (for real, you should watch them.) Any effort you put in will be highly rewarded. A "must have" for serious photographers.
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PhotoPills, SL
April 11, 2019
Thank you so much Alan. We'll keep improving! :)

What's new

- Cameras added: Canon EOS R6 II; Fujifilm X-T5; OM System OM-5; Sony a7R V.
- Bug fixes

Please, If you find a bug (or have a suggestion), send us an email to info@photopills.com and we'll fix it as soon as possible :)