Wednesday 31 December 2014

"Black Glass" Neutral Density Challenge on Pixoto

Did you use Photoxor C1 to calculate camera settings when using "black glass" neutral density filters?
Enter images where you used extreme neutral density filters with at least 10 stops of light reduction.

Sunday 28 December 2014

Photoxor C1: New Version 1.4.3 Released

Photoxor C1 Version 1.4.3 is available now. Upgrade or download for free now from Google Play.

The enhanced Filter screen  allows to store your favorite exposure settings. The free version gives you two settings on a click of a button. As part of the Filter Pro add-on you are additionally able to define custom exposure settings for your specific lighting conditions and give them a meaningful scenario name.

Blue Buttons:
Select aperture, exposure time and film speed and then perform a 'long' click on one of the blue buttons to store the setting. To recall the stored setting perform a 'short' click.

Golden Button:
Select aperture, exposure time and film speed and then perform a 'long' click on the golden button. This brings up a dialog to store the current settings.
To recall a setting perform a 'short' click, which shows a dialog to select one of the name stored settings. You are also able to add the current setting as a new preset or go to the list of presets.

Friday 19 December 2014

Photoxor C1: New Version 1.4.2 Released

Photoxor C1 Version 1.4.2 is available now. Upgrade or download for free now from Google Play.
The new release adds a Compass function and Navigation Drawer.

How To: Sun and Moon Calculations

What is the best time to photograph when you visit a location? When is the Golden Hour? When is the Blue Hour? What's the direction of sun and moon? Do we have full moon today?

This tutorial shows you step by step how to find a location and calculate ephemeris data for sun and moon, and also twilight times using Photoxor C1.

Let's plan a visit of the Glen Canyon Dam in Page, Arizona,  ...

Saturday 29 November 2014

Photoxor C1 Version 1.4: Now with Sun and Moon Calculations!

Photoxor C1 Version 1.4 is available now. Upgrade or download for free now from Google Play.

When you plan you next photo shoot use the new Sun and Moon calculations screen. It gives you all important information on sun and moon directions, rise and set times, twilight times including Blue Hour and Golden Hour.
The new Ephemeris screen provides you with both graphical easy to visualize presentation and tabular outline to get detailed values.

Sun and Moon directions can be overlayed onto the map.

Thursday 30 October 2014

Photoxor C1 Version 1.33: Lightmeter Bug Fixed!

This is a maintenance release of Photoxor C1.

We fixed a bug in the lightmeter functionality, which caused a crash in some instances.

We also further improved the definition lists for cameras, filters, prints, primarily to avoid duplicated items. For rearranging of list items we introduced an icon for easier indication of this functionality.

Download the new version from Google Play now, it's free!

Thursday 23 October 2014

Photoxor C1 Version 1.32: Improved Definition Screens

Another improvement to Photoxor C1, the photography calculation tool with GPS tracking.
Download the new version from Google Play now, it's free!

It got easier to work with the lists for Cameras, Filters and Prints!

  • With a quick drag you rearrange the order of items, for example to present the mostly used ones on top of the list.
  • Export your definitions to an XML file; share with other Photoxor C1 users.
  • Import definitions from an XML file.
  • Delete a definition with a quick 'swipe out' to keep only definitions you use regularly (you could export the full list, just in case you need a definition later).
  • In case you deleted a definition by accident, the archive allows you to restore.
    Please note, that the archive is cleared when the application is ended and also when the definition list is replaced (either from Import or Reset to default values).

Thursday 16 October 2014

Photoxor C1 - Lower Prices for In-App Purchases!

Get some of the Photoxor C1 additional features to extend application capabilities now. We just reduced pricing for some of the in-app purchases!

Photoxor C1 Version 1.31 Available now with CoC Calculation Screen

Photoxor C1 Version 1.31 is now available for download from Google Play

The new CoC calculation screen allows the selection of camera and print specification. It determines the required sensor CoC and print resolution (DPI) depending on the anticipated minimum viewing distance.

Tuesday 7 October 2014

How To: Calculate Exposure for 'Black Glass' Filter

You would like to capture long exposure photographs in daylight? Then you need to significantly reduce the amount of light reaching your camera sensor. 'Black Glass' (BG) is a popular term for Neutral Density (ND) filters reducing the light by 10 stops, which means by a factor of 1000! Such filters are very, very dark and once attached to the lens of your DSLR you can't really see through, and in most cases the camera will be unable to focus or measure for exposure settings.

How to determine the camera exposure settings? This is where the Photoxor C1 filter calculator comes to help.

Sunday 5 October 2014

Photoxor Tracker V 1.0 available now

With Photoxor Tracker you are able to track and record you path, visualize the track together with your favorite locations on a map, and quickly see what's closest to you. Record audio notes to quickly store information on your way, take geotagged photographs with your device camera.

Wednesday 10 September 2014

Monday 30 June 2014

Version 1.2 Released - New Rewards Systems and Customizable Screen Background

Two new features are available in Photoxor C1 version 1.2 now:

  • A rewards system, where you are able to collect points and redeem them with subscriptions to advanced application features.
  • Screen background is now configurable; choose between
    - the default screen background with logo inset,
    - a white background,
    - a background in custom color.
Download the new Android version 1.2 from Google Play now.

Sunday 22 June 2014

Version 1.12 Released - Fix of Startup-Bug

A new version 1.12 is available for download on Google Play fixing the startup issue.
Unfortunately Photoxor C1 1.11 crashed on start in some circumstances.

Friday 20 June 2014

New Startup Screen!

Photoxor C1 version 1.11 now opens with a new startup screen. Icons allow a one click access to most application functions. And even better, you can arrange the icons yourself to your personal preference.

In case you don't like or need this screen, just click the 'Don't show again' and its gone ... in the application Settings you can always change the configuration back again.

Upgrade now; we also fixed a few little issues.

Oh, sorry we got a little bug ... after installation of this version, the new startup screen doesn't show initially! You need to restart the application, or rotating the device might help again. Will be fixed in our next release.

Tuesday 10 June 2014

Photoxor C1 Introduction

Photoxor C1 is a photography tool for exposure and depth of field calculations.

Use the device camera based lightmeter to estimate an Exposure Value (EV) reading, determine camera settings and calculate adjustments needed for a (neutral density) filter.

The Depth of Field calculation shows the near and far limits of sharpness, and additionally provides a graphical visualisation of the level of sharpness and diffraction. The Circle of Confusion (CoC) is automatically calculated from the camera sensor size, but may be overridden with a custom value.
The Depth of Field calculation also allows specifying the range of sharpness (near and far limits) and calculates the needed camera settings.

Download the Android version now from Google Play