LightTrac is a must have tool for all outdoor photographers. Quickly determine at what time and location the light conditions are perfect to shoot your subjects outdoors. The elevation and angle of Sun changes throughout the year depending on the location, date as well as the time of day. LightTrac calculates both the elevation and angle of Sun and Moon for any date & time, for any place on earth and plots it on top of a satellite map. Armed with this information and with an extremely easy to use interface, you can now plan your photo shoot even several months ahead of time and position yourself at the right spot at the right time for that perfect shot.
Whether you are a nature or landscape photographer, a real-estate or architecture photographer, a wedding or sports photographer you will simply love what LightTrac has to offer.
LightTrac is an invaluable not just useful to photographers, but also to architects, real-estate buyers, solar panel owners/installers, gardeners, travelers or for any outdoor person interested in knowing any info about the Sun or the Moon.
• Universal app works on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch
• Scout for new locations using a map for the perfect sunlight angle or for a backdrop with a rising/setting moon
• Find Angle and Elevation of Sun for any location and time
• Find Angle and Elevation of Moon for any location and time
• Find Sunrise, Sunset and Twilight times for any day
• Find Moonrise, Moonset and Moon Phase for any day
• View exact date and time when Full moon, New moon, First quarter and Last quarter occurs
• View elevation chart and azimuth chart for Sun and Moon
• View the length of shadow for any elevation at any time
• Integrated compass view on the iPad
• Search locations by address, city or zipcode
• Save multiple locations and switch between them easily
• Use address book to pick locations from your contact's addresses
• Share your saved locations easily with fellow photographers via email
• Easily export your locations to KML file to view on other apps
• Does automatic timezone detection
• Available in English, German, French
What others say about LightTrac ?
"LightTrac is phenomenal"
– Adorama TV
"An amazing application. 5 stars out of 5"
"I rate things pretty hard but give this app a solid 4.5 out of 5 stars."
"A true blessing"
"Best money I've spent in a long time."
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Ratings and Reviews
Fantastic app for planning for where the natural lighting will be.
This is a fantastic app for knowing where the natural lighting will be. Super easy to understand and to use. Obviously extremely useful for photography lighting choices, but has many other uses as well. At any day / time of the year you can figure out where the sun will be shining, inside and out. This is great for interior design, including wall, drapery and furniture color choices, to placement of various furniture and activities within a room. Planning a wedding for next June, make sure the Bride and Groom are neither squinting, nor in the shade. This app showed us just how good our guesses were for where we placed shade trees on the south side of our house after moving in. Next time, we won’t have to guess - we can figure out exactly where will be best. Great for pool and sun-dependent landscaping choices. Great for architects to get a quick idea of how they might site their building, well before getting into too much building detail or spending bucks doing full annual computer sun simulations. Great for HVAC Contractors and Engineers (me) for doing initial airflow balance planning. Great for astronomy buffs and general science nerds!! Helps me know when I can expect to let my cabin-fevered cats out on the back deck in early spring. Love it! Will support this app forever!! Thanks!!
Tool for photographers
I use LightTrac to see where the sun is and at what angle for photo shoots at different times of the day. It has definitely helped with the planning. I have also used it when family members were going to build a house and hey wanted to see where the sun would be at various times of the year.
Great app - I use it regularly
Update - I still really like this app and its simplicity. I have all the other more expensive and complex apps, but I still visit this one first. My previous comments still apply, it would be nice to see a few changes:
Still worth it. But would benefit from having buttons, such as locations, more intuitive. Interface still a little clunky and doesn’t seem to take full advantage of later iOS versions. I would be willing to buy it again, I’ve had this app since my first iPad (1).
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- Rivolu LLC
- 16.5 MB
- Photo & Video
- Requires iOS 14.1 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 14.1 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 14.1 or later.
English, French, German, Japanese
- Age Rating
- © Rivolu LLC
Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.