Monday, 11 March 2019

Lens Minimum Focus Distance

A new feature is on its way:
The definition of the minimum focus distance for a lens, which allows to apply distance restrictions on depth of field and field of view screens.
It will be available in the upcoming next release of Photoxor Toolkit, now been rolled out to Beta release users.

Friday, 15 February 2019

A new Start Screen

Our Start Screen got rejuvenated. It is now available in  release 1.9.4.
While GPS Tracking is on, you are now able to automatically add photos taken with your device camera. No more need to take reference pictures from within Photoxor Toolkit only.

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Location search working again ....

Version 1.9.3 of Photoxor Toolkit is available for download or update.
The location search is available again! We also added a Lens related restriction to the Field of View calculation screen. And fixed quite a number of issues.

Monday, 7 January 2019

Coffee Break - or - what's new in 1.9.2 ...

We didn't get enough time for any extended coffee break. Our new version 1.9.2 of Photoxor Toolkit has just been released!
Based on the excellent feedback from our users, we implemented many improvements to the tracking service and also some of the user interface components.
Let's have a quick look.

Monday, 17 December 2018

New Filter and Time-lapse features - Available now in Photoxor C1 Toolkit Version 1.9.1

Photoxor C1 Toolkit version 1.9.1 is available; it delivers:

  • Filter stack: Show exact calculated exposure times
  • Time-lapse: Calculate how may images can be held by a storage device
  • Tracks: ZIP files supported also for import
  • Definition lists for cameras, lenses, ..., now allow for multi-line Note entry
  • Places: A separation line between list rows for easier readability
  • Internal improvements and fixes

Filter Stack: Exact calculated exposure  times

Our calculations are rounded to the nearest value of the selected Stop system. And that's how we set our cameras for aperture, ISO, exposure times naturally. But then there is the special case in Filter Stack calculations, where the result shows long exposure times (Bulb). So far Photoxor C1 Toolkit did the same rounding to the nearest Stop instead of showing the exact values. And some of our user were rightfully concerned, are our calculations correct. We therefore now show both values, have a look at the new screen:



The timer will now run with the 'exact' time, in this example 1024 seconds (instead of 960):

For some more background information on Filter calculations and Stops please also see this Blog entry.

Time-lapse: Storage calculation

The Time-lapse screen received a little facelift in the Storage area.
Recommended by one of our power users we introduced the capability to calculate how many images could be held by a storage device approximately .


When you enter the storage capacity, make sure you use the formatted capacity instead of raw capacity.
For this calculation we use 1GB = 1000MB.


Saturday, 15 December 2018

Photoxor C1 Toolkit - upcoming new features

Our next release of Photoxor C1 Toolkit runs through internal testing now and will be available for open Beta testing shortly. Stay tuned, there are a number of good new features.

Filter Screen

Our calculations are rounded to the nearest value of the selected Stop system. And that's how we set our cameras for aperture, ISO, exposure times naturally. But then there is the special case in Filter Stack calculations, where the result shows long exposure times (Bulb). So far Photoxor C1 Toolkit did the same rounding to the nearest Stop instead of showing the exact values. And some of our user were rightfully concerned, are our calculations are correct. The upcoming version 1.9.1 will therefore show both values. Have a look at the new screen:


The timer will now run with the 'exact' time, in this example 1024 seconds instead of 960):

This is just one of the new features. If you are interested to get updates early, consider registration for the Beta program.


Saturday, 13 October 2018

Photoxor C1 Toolkit version 1.9.0: How to import legacy tracking files

From Photoxor C1 Toolkit version 1.9.0 onwards we use an internal database to store GPS tracking information. This makes it much easier to find tracks, but also import and export them. Have a try!

Previously tracking logs were stored in GPS or KML files. If you've just upgraded to the new version, you are now able to import these recorded tracks using the "Tracks Legacy Import" tool.