Planit: Photo Planner

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About this app

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 for bug reports or feature requests. Please also remember to visit 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.
Updated on
Mar 18, 2023

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1.67K reviews
Mirm Flem
May 1, 2021
I am updating my previous review of 3 stars. Gave the app 3 stars for something that was really a Play Store issue. I'm upgrading my rating to 5 stars and I tell you why. I got a new phone but all of my plans and markers would not transfer over. The developer worked with me to figure out the issue over the last 2 days and was able to successfully resolve the issue. His quick responses to my emails and his responsiveness to the issue was exceptional.
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PlanIt Photo Inc.
March 25, 2021
Your assumption is correct. If the Google play store doesn't recognize your purchase for whatever reason, you can restore it from the top left menu. Planit Pro is a different app on the eye of the store, so that approach will not work.
Ben Thompson
October 15, 2022
Edit: according to dev I've paid for this twice, (tried restoring before buying a 2nd time), making this issue now even more frustrating Best features are locked behind a broken paywall. Recently went camping in a remote area without cell service and the app can't access Google servers so those features I paid for are locked again. Awful design and completely worthless. Should not require internet to validate
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PlanIt Photo Inc.
October 17, 2022
I don't really understand you guys who whining and complaining here but what you should do is to email us at and we will tell you to register an account and add transaction IDs to Profile - My purchases then it will by pass the Google Service validation and it will work just fine without any network connection.
Brett Kelly
July 27, 2020
Great app! For others who have asked the question, it works perfectly in the Southern Hemesphere too. Lets you creatively think about where you'd like the sun, moon, milky way, comets etc in an image and then find out the dates/times they will line up with the landscape features or buildings you want, and where to shoot from to get them there. The virtual reality option is so useful in planning and visualising the results.
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What's new

Added 4x4+diagonal grid line in viewfinder as some Sony cameras have this grid line type as Diag + Square Grid.
Fixed the VR display issue when the elevation angle is high (such as eclipse where the Sun or the Moon position seem wrong when they should touch each other).
Added a comet C/2023 A3 (Tsuchinshan-ATLAS), possible to be very bright next year.
Menu - Version History has complete change logs.