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?

Sunday 7 April 2019

New Version Numbering & Release Priorities

The upcoming release of Photoxor Toolkit applies a new version numbering scheme. The current version is 1.5.6, representing the traditional concept of major and minor version. App development tries to deliver often and in small increments. So there is no real case for a major revision upgrade to say 2.x.x.

Monday 11 March 2019

Lens Minimum Focus Distance - Release 1.9.5

A new feature is available now:
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.

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.