Monday, 17 July 2017

Photoxor C1 Toolkit Version 1.7.0 Released - New Tools and Remote Lightsensors

Photoxor C1 Toolkit version 1.7.0 is available now; upgrade or download for free.
Get it on Google Play


This version brings you exciting new features and a few important fixes.

Interested to explore them now? We continue our public Beta program for this release.

The new main features of version 1.7.0 are:

  • A new Tools slider bringing together Torch, Lightsensor, Timelapse, Compass.
  • Enhanced lightsensor tool, allowing to share readings with nearby devices.
  • Compass tool added.
  • KML / KMZ places import improved.
  • Fixes and some smaller improvements.

Photoxor Timelapse 1.0.1 Released

We just released a new version of Photoxor Timelapse.
Version 1.0.1 is available now; download for free.
Get it on Google Play

If you already use Photoxor C1 Toolkit, then the latest version 1.7.0 also contains the time-lapse calculation features.

This release fixes a number of bugs.

Remote Lightsensor Feature Explained

With Photoxor C1 Toolkit 1.7.0 the Lightsensor functionality allows to communicate with nearby devices to exchange illuminance readings.
Up to now, Photoxor supported to measure locally and plot the graph.

In a studio environment you might want to vary your lighting setup and see how illumination changes. With our new feature you are now able to measure illuminance at various locations, and how it is affected by the setup.


How to do it?

Firstly you need multiple Android devices with a builtin lightsensor of reasonably good accuracy, and preferably Bluetooth to communicate.

The communication range is limited (therefore 'nearby'), but should be sufficient within a building for example. You might want to perform your own tests.

Install Photoxor C1 Toolkit on each device.

Use one device to present the collected readings (Discover), and the other ones to perform measurements (Publish).
Note: A device can do both at the same time if you need to!

Setup:

Go to 'Settings':

First check 'Communication ...'.

Make sure that on all devices communication is enabled:

Check that a meaningful nickname is defined for your device:

In case you have purchased the Lightsensor Pro (or Power Pack) extension switch on background publishing to ensure continuous sending of readings. You need to purchases only once, and then install Photoxor multiple times under the same user account (Google Play).


Publish devices (sending):

In our setup we use one or more devices to perform measurements and send them to the receiving Discover device.
Bring up the Lightsensor screen.
Click PUBLISH. This starts the process to publish lightsensor readings. Please note that the free version is limited to 15 minutes of continuous publishing, but you are able to manually restart. With Lightsensor Pro there are no time-limits.
Whenever a discovering device requests a connection to read data, a connection request notification is presented. Here you are able to accept or deny the connection. In case you trust your environment you might want to consider automatic acceptance of connections.
If you press the publish button while publishing is active, a screen is brought up to present the currently connected devices we send data to. Connections can be terminated by pressing the red handset button, and that device will no longer receive lightsensor readings.

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Photoxor C1 Toolkit Version 1.7.0 in Beta - New Tools and Remote Lightsensors

We just released Photoxor C1 Toolkit version 1.7.0 into Beta Testing. This version brings you exciting new features and a few important fixes.

Interested to explore them now? We continue our public Beta program for this release.

Please feel free to join in. Whilst our internal tests were very promising, there is always a chance that the Beta version might have some flaws. If you find a problem, please let us know to improve the release version of Photoxor Toolkit.

Enable your Beta testing here: https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.photoxor.fotoapp

The new main features of version 1.7.0 beta are:

  • A new Tools slider bringing together Torch, Lightsensor, Timelapse, Compass.
  • Enhanced lightsensor tool, allowing to share readings with nearby devices.
  • Compass tool added.
  • KML / KMZ places import improved.
  • Fixes and some smaller improvements.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

FAQ: Filter Calculations and Accuracy

Neutral density (ND) filters are an important photography accessory. The Photoxor C1 Toolkit provides a calculation tool to determine adjusted camera settings when a ND filter is applied.

How accurate is this calculation?

The short answer: Yes it is accurate in accordance to the selected stop system.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Photoxor C1 Toolkit Version 1.6.4 in Beta - KMZ files, long exposure times, and fixes

We just released Photoxor C1 Toolkit version 1.6.4 into Beta Testing. This version brings you some new features and a few fixes.

Interested to explore them now? We continue our public Beta program for this release.

Please feel free to join in. Whilst our internal tests were very promising, there is always a chance that the Beta version might have some flaws. If you find a problem, please let us know to improve the release version of Photoxor Toolkit.

Enable your Beta testing here: https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.photoxor.fotoapp

The new main features of version 1.6.4 beta are:
  • KMZ files are now supported to import locations.
  • Improved readability of long exposure times.
  • Filter screen: locks do not automatically open.
  • Edited configuration information (cameras, lenses, flashes, ...) is retained during screen rotation.
  • A number of smaller fixes.

Photoxor C1 Toolkit Version 1.6.3 Released - Additional fields for Camera, lens, flash definitions

Photoxor C1 Toolkit version 1.6.3 is available now; upgrade or download for free.
Get it on Google Play

The new main features of version 1.6.3 are:
  • Camera, Lens, Flash definitions now allow to store serial number, purchase date, notes.
  • Accuracy improved for Filter calculations.
  • A number of smaller fixes.