Tuesday 16 June 2020

Photoxor Toolkit - 3-dimensional ephemeris compass

Ephemeris 3D
Our Ephemeris calculations for twilight times, sun and moon positions are a long standing feature of Photoxor Toolkit. In addition to the 2-dimensional compass the upcoming release 20-06 allows for a 3-dimensional presentation of compass, earth, sun and moon.
To receive access to this new feature early, consider subscribing to our beta program now.

Please let us know your experience with Photoxor Toolkit. Your feedback will help us to continue improvements.

☹ In case you find any problems with the App, please send us a message, and we'll do our very best to fix. For your convenience, the App also provides a built-in Feedback function accessible from the Navigation Drawer.

As always, if you haven't installed the App - it is free - please go to Google Play and download:
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How does it work?

An important note for users of older Android devices: The 3-dimensional presentation is supported from API 24 (Android 7.0, Nougat) only.

Ephemeris 2D

Open the Ephemeris screen. At  the bottom of the compass rose you'll find a new 2D / 3D switch. Click for 3D. The first time, the download of the 3D feature will be started. You might see a confirmation dialog to acknowledge the download. Once downloaded and installed, the 3-dimensional compass is ready to use!

Another note: Please make sure you have Internet access enabled for download, and consider download costs. The package is quite large.

Tuesday 20 August 2019

Getting started with Photoxor Toolkit

The Photoxor Toolkit App is now a bit like the 'swiss army knife' for photographers providing a very rich feature set to calculate, plan and track your photo journey. Ok, for a new user this can be overwhelming at first. Let's walk through step-by-step and experience some of the key tool now.
And while we step through I'll highlight a few tips as well.

Sunday 28 July 2019

Photoxor Toolkit - Refinements

The Timezone selector makes available more than 500 entries! Just in case you need to perform a manual selection, we now add a filter function to quickly narrow down. This function is available in our latest download now.
Another good feature is available now: Assign a name to a recorded track.We also added some animation to the Tracking screen. I think this looks much better. Now available with release 19-08.

Friday 5 July 2019

Dark Mode in Photoxor Toolkit

The July edition of Photoxor Toolkit is available, and it supports the long awaited 'dark mode'.
Dark mode not only helps to save battery power. For us photographers viewing a bright screen during twilight can be quite irritating. Now just a quick change using the new 'Display' button on the Start screen to switch between dark and light modes!

Wednesday 5 June 2019

Permissions revisited

Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) introduced a new permissions model (see here for some information). When you run the application on Android 6.0 or later, permissions are granted by the user while the app is running. You are now able to deny particular permissions, and also revoke already granted permissions.
Please note that in case permissions are not granted or revoked, the app might not work correctly and is limited in functionality.
Starting with Photoxor Toolkit June 2019 release 19-06 required permissions are requested closer to when they are needed. Hopefully this provides a better understanding for our users why certain permissions are needed.

Saturday 25 May 2019

How To: Use Exposure Presets

Do you have your favourite exposure settings - Aperture, ISO, shutter speed? Remember the 'Sunny f/16 rule'?
New EV screen exposure presentsThe Photoxor Toolkit June 2019 edition will extend the presets onto the EV screen, a good opportunity to present a few tips and tricks around this feature.

Now we explore the power behind these three little round blue and orange buttons found on a number of calculation screens.

Monday 15 April 2019

5 Years of Photoxor Toolkit

Photoxor Toolkit is 5!!

This is a very exciting milestone in the journey of this App. Let's celebrate!! Over the next couple of weeks we'll mark down some of the in-app extensions. They might even be free for a short time.
Check out the anniversary release with the 5 hedgehogs. Do you like them?