Planit Pro: Photo Planner

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About this app

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
Feb 18, 2024

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Ratings and reviews

1K reviews
A Google user
August 29, 2019
I've used this app on quite a few occasions, particularly for visualizing moonrise over the foothills where I live. It has been very accurate for my needs. Very accurate timing when the moon starts to peek out over a specific hill...the VR viewfinder has been extremely valuable in visually depicting all the information i need to plan a shot. I don't know how I managed without this app for so long! Thank You!
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A Google user
October 25, 2018
This is the most comprehensive and most versatile photography planning mobile app I have found. The UI can be quite intimidating at first, but once figured out (with the help of the very informative and well-made video tutorials and user manuals prepared by the developer himself), you will come to appreciate why it was designed that way. Features such as “Sun/Moon Finder” and “Milky Way Seeker” simply have no rival among all photography planning apps. The VR view finder is amazing and works differently than the AR view found in other apps such as Sun Surveyor and PhotoPills. VR view allows you to visualize the composition with the focal length of your choice with great precision without having to be present at the planned location. The developer tried to fit many things on the screen and sometimes it can be challenging to access certain items on the screen with your finger, but since my device is a Galaxy Note 8, the S-Pen works very well with the app. The app is actively developed and you can expect very regular updates.
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Allen Mitchell
July 30, 2020
Two stars for the moment - but I'm sure i'll be increasing the rating in time. Currently, however, there are a few bugs that make the app unusable - and they revolve around storage access and permissions. I currently have given the app access to everything it has requested, however, the app still does not have the ability to access the phone's storage, or read photos I've taken with the phone for the 'Viewfinder Picture feature that I would like to use for planning a scene of a target of unknown height. Additionally, I cannot download the elevation files locally because the app still is not maintaining the permissions to access storage on my phone (downloads stay in paused state - pressing 'play' button switches to 'pause' immediately). I've checked the app permission settings for all apps, and PlanIt Pro is listed as having permission to "Access photos, media, and files on your device." If these permissions issues aren't fixed, the app is mostly useless to me
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PlanIt Photo Inc.
July 30, 2020
A new update 9.10.3 is the on the way already which will fix the issue. Android 10 and 11 are no longer allowing us to write to root folder so we will have to do a file migration in the next next release. Otherwise we will not be able to release it on the play store. So stay tune for that.

What's new

Added Landmark Locations pages for beta users.
Add several oblique shapes (such as cone, cube, pyramid etc.) to the 3d model obj extension language.
Added a new shape Arch (ar) to the 3d model obj extension language.
Added a button to shrink the VR viewfinder so that you can see the map and viewfinder at the same time, adjust camera location on the map will be reflected into the viewfinder immediately.