The Photographer's Ephemeris

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Description

The Photographer's Ephemeris (TPE) helps you plan outdoor photography shoots in natural light, particularly landscape and urban scenes. It's a map-centric sun and moon calculator: see how the light will fall on the land, day or night, for any location on earth.

TPE is a universal app with optimized user interfaces for both iPad and iPhone/iPod Touch devices.

"Get it. This is a quality application that has been very thoughtfully and carefully designed." 5 Stars - BestAppSite.com

"Head and shoulders above the crowd is The Photographer’s Ephemeris. Odd name, great app." - National Geographic

"It worked perfectly. The program was dead on…" - National Geographic

"One of the most powerful photography applications that I've seen, one that you'll be using for years and years." - AdoramaTV

"a godsend of an app for forward-thinking landscape photographers" - MSN Tech & Gadgets

"One of the most useful apps for any nature photographer" - Outdoor Photographer Magazine

TPE's map-based approach means you aren't limited to a predefined list of locations, which often miss the places many photographers go. Instead, search for any place name on the planet or position the map pin exactly where you want it.

Advanced features including visual sun and moon search, automatic time zone and elevation detection, correction for atmospheric refraction and height above the horizon, ensuring that you have the best possible information for planning your shoot.

You can even determine when the sun or moon will be visible behind nearby hills and mountains.

Key features:

- Time and direction of sunrise, sunset, moonrise and moonset
- Phase of the moon and % illumination
- Times of civil, nautical and astronomical twilight
- Graphical display on a wide selection of map types
- Movable map pins - drag and drop the pin exactly where you need it
- Compass display built-in for scouting in the field (on compatible devices)
- Shadow lengths displayed to scale on map
- Save any location you want - no fixed lists
- Key celestial events for the year, including moon phases, solstices, equinoxes
- Does not require network connection for rise/set time, azimuths and sun/moon position

Advanced features:

- Automatic time zone detection for any location on earth
- Determines elevation above sea level
- View azimuth and altitude of sun/moon for any time of day/night
- Distance, bearing and elevation angle between any two points
- Offline maps support for overlay map types
- Location import from KML or KMZ
- Location export via email as KML
- Display azimuths/bearings relative to magnetic north

Geek features:

- Find when the sun/moon will appear from behind a hill
- Visual sun and moon search: find rise/set date for a specified bearing between two map markers
- New crescent moon visibility
- Compensation for atmospheric refraction
- Compensation for elevation above the horizon
- Distance to the visible horizon

Available map types include:

- Standard, Satellite, Hybrid, Terrain
- OpenCycleMap Topographic
- OpenStreetMap
- OpenAerial

Note:

- Maps and elevation-based calculations require a data connection
- Topographic map data is available only between 60°N and 47°S
- Overlay maps are not always available for the highest zoom levels
- Topographic maps courtesy of OpenCycleMap.org
- Open Aerial maps have very limited coverage outside the US
- OSM and Open Aerial map tiles courtesy of MapQuest.com
- Availability of map types is subject to change, due to 3rd party map service availability, terms or conditions
- Future updates to TPE will require iOS 7

TPE for Desktop has been a favorite of photographers around the world for over three years. Now you can carry it with you.

What's New

Version 2.5.2 (Sep 10, 2013)

- Fix search functionality

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Version 2.5.1 (Feb 11, 2013)

- Shows warning if Location Services are disabled or if TPE is not authorized to use your current location
- Updated URL for MapQuest Open Aerial map type

If you're stuck in Africa, make sure Location Services are enabled on your device and that TPE is authorized to use your current location.

Plus the new settings from 2.5:

- Use magnetic north
- Moon azimuth lines

With "Use magnetic north" enabled, all azimuths and bearings are displayed relative to local magnetic north.

With "Moon azimuth lines" disabled, moon information is not displayed on the map.

If you have any questions or problems with TPE, email us directly at support@photoephemeris.com!

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Version 2.5 (Jan 31, 2013)

New settings:

- Use magnetic north
- Moon azimuth lines

With "Use magnetic north" enabled, all azimuths and bearings are displayed relative to local magnetic north.

With "Moon azimuth lines" disabled, moon information is not displayed on the map.

If you have any questions or problems with TPE, email us directly at support@photoephemeris.com!

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Version 2.4.1 (Dec 17, 2012)

- Fixes an occasional crash with overlay map types

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Version 2.4 (Nov 19, 2012)

- Adds new map types
- Overlay map loading performance enhancements
- Bug fixes

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Version 2.3 (Oct 02, 2012)

New:

- iPhone 5 and iOS 6 support
- Locations can be exported via email as a KML file
- Locations can be imported from KML or KMZ files (choose Open In… TPE from email, web page, etc.)
- Adds MapQuest Open Street Map as a new overlay map option
- Adds MapQuest Open Aerial as a new overlay map option (alternate satellite imagery for US, very limited coverage outside US)
- Overlay maps can be stored for use offline by enabling the Offline Store setting and viewing the required maps
- Help overlays added for new features in 2.3

Changes:
- Revised settings page

Various bug fixes

Locations import/export via KML/KMZ allows you to backup and share your locations across devices, with TPE for Desktop and with other navigation apps such as the Google Earth™ mapping service.

Offline map storage is available for Topographic maps plus the two new map type options added in this version (OSM and Open Aerial).

Please read the Help documentation for full details.

If you encounter any issues using TPE, please let us know straight away at support@photoephemeris.com

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Version 2.2.2 (Aug 28, 2012)

Bug fixes.

Plus, all the new features from 2.2:

New:

- Shadow lengths and direction shown to scale on map
- Dates/Events page shows key celestial events for the year
- New crescent moon visibility
- Help overlays for new and upgrading users

Fixes:

- Coordinate entry in location edit screen now respects device locale settings (e.g. in French, coordinates are entered using comma separators for decimal values)
- Today now goes to today in the timezone of the current red pin location (previously was always UTC)
- UI refinements, corrections

A few things have moved around in the app with this update - please take a look at the help overlays to see what's changed.

Any crashes are automatically reported, but if you encounter any issues using TPE, please let us know straight away at support@photoephemeris.com

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Version 2.2.1 (Jul 31, 2012)

Improved stability and bug fixes

Plus all the new features from 2.2:

New:

- Shadow lengths and direction shown to scale on map
- Dates/Events page shows key celestial events for the year
- New crescent moon visibility
- Help overlays for new and upgrading users

Fixes:

- Coordinate entry in location edit screen now respects device locale settings (e.g. in French, coordinates are entered using comma separators for decimal values)
- Today now goes to today in the timezone of the current red pin location (previously was always UTC)
- UI refinements, corrections

A few things have moved around in the app with this update - please take a look at the help overlays to see what's changed.

Any crashes are automatically reported, but if you encounter any issues using TPE, please let us know straight away at support@photoephemeris.com

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Version 2.2.0 (Jul 18, 2012)

New:

- Shadow lengths and direction shown to scale on map
- Dates/Events page shows key celestial events for the year
- New crescent moon visibility
- Help overlays for new and upgrading users

Fixes:

- Coordinate entry in location edit screen now respects device locale settings (e.g. in French, coordinates are entered using comma separators for decimal values)
- Today now goes to today in the timezone of the current red pin location (previously was always UTC)
- UI refinements, corrections

A few things have moved around in the app with this update - please take a look at the help overlays to see what's changed.

Any crashes are automatically reported, but if you encounter any issues using TPE, please let us know straight away at support@photoephemeris.com

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Version 2.1.3 (Apr 11, 2012)

New:

- Retina graphics for new iPad
- Opt-in to share diagnostics/usage information. Help us keep improving TPE by sharing anonymous information about how you use the app

Fixes:

- Mis-sized popovers on iPad under iOS 5.1
- Stability improvements (iPad)

If you have any issues with TPE, please let us know by e-mailing support@photoephemeris.com

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Version 2.1.2 (Jan 12, 2012)

- Bug fixes
- Improved memory management on iPad

If you continue to encounter any issues on iPad, please let us know by e-mailing support@photoephemeris.com.

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Version 2.1.1 (Dec 18, 2011)

Fixes:

- iOS version requirement corrected to 4.2+
- Missing azimuth lines when geodetics are set under iOS5
- Typos in Help

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Version 2.1.0 (Dec 02, 2011)

** Important: this update requires iOS4.2+ **
The minimum iOS version was mistakenly left at 3.1 in this update. We've submitted a fix to correct this. Please don't attempt to update if you're not running 4.2+

2.1.0

- New topo map option (using OpenCycleMap.org, topographic data available between 60°N and 47°S)
- Minor fixes

Note: topo maps do not offer zoom levels as high as the other map types. If you zoom beyond the maximum level available, a hybrid map will be displayed instead. See Help/Settings for more information.

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Version 2.0.6 (Aug 16, 2011)

2.0.6:

- Improved azimuth line handling near anti-meridian (±180°)
- Minor fixes

2.0.5:

- Last search term is now retained (previously it was cleared each time)
- On adding/editing a location, Save is enabled as soon as name is entered (previously the return key had to be pressed)
- Minor fixes

2.0.4:

Features:

- Compass added (touch top left of map to enable)
- Double-tap to scroll to centre page (rise/set) on iPhone
- Double-tap centre page (rise/set) to go to previous/next date on iPhone

Changes:

- Details slider moved to bottom of map on iPhone
- Go to device location button is now disabled if Location services off or app not authorised
- Minor UI improvements
- Various fixes

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Version 2.0.5 (Jul 18, 2011)

2.0.5:

Changes:

- Last search term is now retained (previously it was cleared each time)
- On adding/editing a location, Save is enabled as soon as name is entered (previously the return key had to be pressed)
- Minor fixes

2.0.4:

Features:

- Compass added (touch top left of map to enable)
- Double-tap to scroll to centre page (rise/set) on iPhone
- Double-tap centre page (rise/set) to go to previous/next date on iPhone

Changes:

- Details slider moved to bottom of map on iPhone
- Go to device location button is now disabled if Location services off or app not authorised
- Minor UI improvements
- Various fixes

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Version 2.0.4 (Jun 29, 2011)

Features:

- Compass added (touch top left of map to enable)
- Double-tap to scroll to centre page (rise/set) on iPhone
- Double-tap centre page (rise/set) to go to previous/next date on iPhone

Changes:

- Details slider moved to bottom of map on iPhone
- Go to device location button is now disabled if Location services off or app not authorised
- Minor UI improvements
- Various fixes

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Version 2.0.3 (Apr 12, 2011)

Usability improvements:

- Status indicators show when timezone + elevation received
- Primary pin can now be locked to centre of map
- Map pins display callouts when selected under iOS4+
- iPhone Location edit screen updated to match iPad, allowing direct entry of coordinates
- Other minor fixes

See updated Help page for details.

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Version 2.0.2 (Feb 10, 2011)

2.0.2:
- Fixes issue with secondary pin in locations where SRTM3 elevation data is unavailable

2.0.1 iPad:
- Fixes fonts in some screens
- Location editing cancelled on dismissing edit location popover

2.0: updated to a Universal App with a new iPad-optimized UI.

- Browse a week of information at a time in landscape
- Investigate the sun/moon motion over 24 hours in portrait
- New altitude indicators added

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Version 2.0.1 (Dec 23, 2010)

2.0.1: iPad:
- Fixes fonts in some screens
- Location editing cancelled on dismissing edit location popover

2.0: updated to a Universal App with a new iPad-optimized UI.

- Browse a week of information at a time in landscape
- Investigate the sun/moon motion over 24 hours in portrait
- New altitude indicators added

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Version 2.0 (Dec 22, 2010)

Updated to a Universal App with a new iPad-optimized UI.

- Browse a week of information at a time in landscape
- Investigate the sun/moon motion over 24 hours in portrait
- New altitude indicators added

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Version 1.1.1 (Nov 08, 2010)

New in 1.1.1:

Fixes:

- Fixes map and azimuth line display issue after pin drag/drop in iOS4.1 and above
- App state is restored correctly on start-up under iOS4

Note: in iOS4 or above, tap the map pin to select before dragging. See the Help tab for further details on this change in behaviour.

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Version 1.1.0 (Jul 30, 2010)

New in 1.1.0:

Features:

- Visual sun search: find sunrise/set at a specified bearing
- Visual moon search: find full or new moonrise/set at a specified bearing
- Page descriptions: popup page description added to aid navigation through the app
- High resolution images for iPhone 4 and updated icons

Fixes:

- Fixes sun rise/set for locations and dates where sun rises but doesn't set (or vice versa)
- Fixes previous/next moon phase function - could occasionally get stuck on particular dates
- Other minor issues

** NOTE (5 Nov 2010): TPE has been found to misbehave under iOS4.1 after dragging and dropping the map pins: we're working on a fix and will update ASAP to address this. ***

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Version 1.0.3 (Jun 15, 2010)

Additions:
- Go to previous/next moon phase event
- Waxing/waning moon indication

Changes:
- Map display mode is moved to the Settings page

Fixes:
- Search now produces accurate results for devices with Region Format set to certain European locations (e.g. France, Netherlands)

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Version 1.0.2 (May 05, 2010)

- Fixes incorrectly drawn azimuth lines for certain locations just east of the Greenwich meridian

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Version 1.0.1 (May 04, 2010)

- Map markers: improved visibility while dragging, accuracy of positioning (cross-hairs show where pin will drop)
- Azimuth lines remain visible while dragging map markers
- Azimuth lines extend to 200 miles (320km)
- Improved handling of network timeouts/no data connection
- Bug fixes

** Please see http://photoephemeris.com/support for important information regarding 1.0.1 in certain UK and northern EU locations**

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Version 1.0.0 (Apr 08, 2010)

Versions

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2.5.1Feb 11, 2013
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2.4.1Dec 17, 2012
2.4Nov 19, 2012
2.3Oct 02, 2012
2.2.2Aug 28, 2012
2.2.1Jul 31, 2012
2.2.0Jul 18, 2012
2.1.3Apr 11, 2012
2.1.2Jan 12, 2012
2.1.1Dec 18, 2011
2.1.0Dec 02, 2011
2.0.6Aug 16, 2011
2.0.5Jul 18, 2011
2.0.4Jun 29, 2011
2.0.3Apr 12, 2011
2.0.2Feb 10, 2011
2.0.1Dec 23, 2010
2.0Dec 22, 2010
1.1.1Nov 08, 2010
1.1.0Jul 30, 2010
1.0.3Jun 15, 2010
1.0.2May 05, 2010
1.0.1May 04, 2010
1.0.0Apr 08, 2010First tracked
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About

Compatibility: Universal

Category: Photo and Video

Updated: Apr 24, 2014

Version: 2.5.2

Size: 30.9 MB

Language: English

Seller: Crookneck Consulting LLC

Rated 4+:


Requirements: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

App ID:  366195670  [Copy]