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Author Topic : Useful Mainly Free Apps & Software 
 Ace



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Here is a place to share apps and software which you find useful in photography and editing. Please provide links and say whether they are free or not.

I'll kick off with Sun Surveyor Lite a free version of an Android App which allows you to calculate the Sun's position at a given time of day for locations.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ratana.sunsurveyorlite&hl=en_GB

Very useful for location shooters, especially if you need the sun on a building. You can work out the best time to shoot and you also get sunrise and sunset along with golden and blue hour timings.

The free version only allows you to calculate your current location. You need the paid version (£7.50) if you want to enter various locations.

Which apps have you found useful enough to share?



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 pep

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on a similar theme...

Exsate Golden Hour.. freebie.. & most useful I find is it shows the suns position on a map... so you can plan your trip knowing (other than clouds) what & where the light will be for any day of the year ( in advance too )

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=exsate.goldenhour&hl=en_GB

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 pep

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DXO - Essentials ( one off FREE version & not upgradable )

Photo editing software.

http://www.dxo.com/us/practicalphotography

ONLY available until Nov 30th 2017.

Click the link, add your email address to receive download link & activation code.

It works, I've done it.

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rmsoansphotography

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quoting post from  pep:

DXO - Essentials ( one off FREE version & not upgradable )

Photo editing software.

http://www.dxo.com/us/practicalphotography

ONLY available until Nov 30th 2017.

Click the link, add your email address to receive download link & activation code.

It works, I've done it.


Shame about the lack of IPTC on this software

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 Ace



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This one is for Firefox browser users.

Imagus is an add on which allows you to enlarge a thumbnail pics by just hovering over it. This can be very useful and save a lot of clicking. It also appears to apply some sharpening to images (I could be wrong on that).

It doesn't work with every image, I think it depends on how the code behind the image is written and I'm not sure if it works on mobile Firefox but it does well on desktops.

It's free so worth a try. Go to Firefox add ons https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/ and search for Imagus



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