Monday, 7 January 2019

Coffee Break - or - what's coming ...

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 preview.

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.

Friday, 12 October 2018

Beta Release Photoxor C1 Toolkit Version 1.9.0: Tracking improvements

Photoxor C1 Toolkit version 1.9.0

Update: Rollout to production just started!!!

Beta Testing for Photoxor C1 Toolkit version 1.9.0 is still active. This version delivers:

  • A new Tracks screen to more easily work with recorded GPS tracks
  • Tracks are now stored in an internal database
  • A more smooth and accurate Compass
  • Notification of Blog updates improved
  • Lot's of internal rework and fixes
Interested to explore them now? We continue our public Beta program for this release.

Please feel free to join in if you haven't already. Whilst our internal tests were very promising, there is always a chance that the Beta version might have some flaws. If you find a problem, please let us know to improve the release version of Photoxor Toolkit.

Enable your Beta testing here:

https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.photoxor.fotoapp


Please let us know in case you experience any problems; we are keen to fix them before the production release.


Thursday, 11 October 2018

Photoxor Toolkit - Get ready for new features ... now available!

Now rolled out for Beta testing!!

An exciting new release of the Photoxor Toolkit is nearly ready. We just finalise our internal testing, and version 1.9.0 will be ready for Beta testing very soon!

Just in case you haven't installed Photoxor C1 Toolkit from Google Play as yet:
Download for free here:
  Get it on Google Play

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Photoxor on Instagram

Have you seen us on Instagram already?

Sometimes a little tip does not warrant a full blog post, and  that's where a screenshot on Instagram is a great way to share. We plan to use this channel more often.
Start following us and also look out for the #Photoxor tag.

Do you have a Photoxor moment you might want to share? Then please use the #Photoxor tag to share with our growing community.