Planit Pro: Photo Planner 4+

Milky Way Sunset Ephemeris Pro

JIDE Software, Inc.

Designed for iPad

    • #50 in Photo & Video
    • 4.8 • 941 Ratings
    • $9.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases



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 photo. 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 photos.

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.

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What’s New

Version 10.3.4

Fix for the crash when upgrading to the previous version.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
941 Ratings

941 Ratings

Erik Malk ,

Just the best app possible

If you care where the sun, moon, Milky Way or other celestial objects are in your shot relative to foreground. This is the perfect app to plan your shoot. You can even easily query for when the sun/moon/etc will pass through a certain point in the sky. A lot of people say it’s hard to use, but this is a serious tool. It has too much important functionality to be effortless. If you put a little time into using it you can do incredible things with it.

nobody% ,

It is very technical and accurate tool for photographers but not user friendly.

I use it almost three years ago, overall, it is very technical and accurate tool for photographers, but not user friendly. Some information the app offered are unnecessary, which defocus the information really looking for.

Developer Response ,

I included everything I think are necessary and I do use them all. Please let me know which features you think are not necessary so that I can optimize them.

Mnsesq ,

Sync issues with update

My plans were deleted from my iPhone but not iPad with the recent update. I’m really discouraged and figure out how fix this. Not the first time I’ve had issues with files disappearing. But my normal fixes aren’t working this time. It’s unfortunate and potentially has made this app useless to me. Otherwise it’s the best out there.

Developer Response ,

Upload the plans and markers to server under the profile page after you login, then download from the other devices. Email me if u need more help. I have complete instructions written.

App Privacy

The developer, JIDE Software, Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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