Tuesday, December 08, 2009

As if Merely Drawing Lighting Diagrams Weren't Geek Enough …

Janis Lanka and Isa Goksu have released Strobox, a (free) app for the iPhone. With it, you can create lighting diagrams directly on your Precious.

No connection to this site other than the similarity in the name, which is apparently a combination of the words "Strobe" and "Botox" or something. Direct link to app in the iTunes Store, here.

Five-star app rating from me if the next upgrade references the site and can set off a PocketWizard ...
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(Thanks to Justin for the heads-up.)

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27 Comments:

Blogger Photography by Depuhl said...

This is a great idea, my suggestions for improvement are:

1) make the grid scalable - if I were to shoot a room set, I need more space.
2) let me enter comments - I need to be able to write down settings on packs of flashes
3) give me some more icons (or let me import or draw my own) - I don't just shoot people, but products as well.

Great idea for an app, just needs a little bit more details to make it truely useful (and less geeky).

Photography by Depuhl
www.depuhl.com

December 08, 2009 7:23 PM  
Blogger Dan Korkelia said...

I'm in love already. There are a few things they can refine but this is sweet. Further testing is needed for usefulness.

December 08, 2009 7:31 PM  
Blogger Irene Jones said...

Very useful app! I can't draw worth a lick, so I'm pleased to hear about this.

December 08, 2009 7:31 PM  
Blogger Philipp said...

This. Is. Awesome.

Finally an appropriate method (other than drawing) to write quick ideas down.
Looking forward to doing something useful on the train in the morning!

December 08, 2009 7:53 PM  
Blogger xNBSx said...

Definitely needs to be scalable!

Other than that it rules!

December 08, 2009 8:31 PM  
Blogger IanLozada said...

Where's the icon for a stick figure of McNally with "Numnuts" as the label?

December 08, 2009 8:38 PM  
Blogger Swordtail said...

We really need this in 3D if possible. It's nice to see where exactly the lights were in space.... :)

Nice stuff! Can't get more geeky than this.

December 08, 2009 9:30 PM  
Blogger fpajonk said...

Very cool. But still I hope nobody tells McNally. I would miss his napkins.

Or at least they could offer the 'McNally Special Edition', that draws like he does :-)

December 08, 2009 9:50 PM  
OpenID Brian said...

I'm sure the author will upgrade with some of these suggestions but it's a cool start.

And, yes, napkins and pens are, and always will be, a welcome sight.

Would be cool with a 'convert to scribble' button that outputs a .png napkin-i-fied.

December 09, 2009 8:35 AM  
Blogger Taylor said...

Really Hope this is ported to android

December 09, 2009 8:49 AM  
Blogger River Ave Studios said...

Very Cool App, be nice to label the saved diagrams and also add shoot notes.

thanks

December 09, 2009 10:20 AM  
Blogger Tron said...

I like it! If they add more light modifiers for speedlites to the menu it would be great for the strobist info we post on flickr.

December 09, 2009 10:27 AM  
Blogger Debbi_in_California said...

I just bought 'my precious' yesterday, what a fun app this will be!
Of course the first one I actually bought was Onone's DLSR remote!
Debbi

December 09, 2009 10:44 AM  
Blogger Ian Coble said...

Cool ap! Thanks for the heads up on that.
I agree with others that the ability to save notes, such as power settings and exposure would be a nice bonus. As well as a 3D mode if possible.
Additionally, for shooters like myself that don't spend time in the studio, but instead on location, it'd be nice to have a larger working space to play with. Also, it would be nice to have the sun as a light source.
And I agree with you... if it can trigger my pocket wizards, it totally gets a five star rating.
Cheers.
Ian

December 09, 2009 12:17 PM  
Blogger Charles Verghese said...

Heya David,

Thanks for the heads up....just got my iPhone about a month ago and am very very pleased. Waited for 1 year to buy this.

I've got a tonne of apps....but this one is cool.

Another one that I like (that is not directly photography related) is the 'Business Card Reader' from SHAPE Services. It seems to be pretty accurate (few misinterpreted OCR's - maybe cuz of the strange fonts in Dubai) and a very handy tool. I just got it yesterday on recommendation from Terry White's Tech Blog.

I think this would be a good app to help in NOT having to enter all that text from business cards.

Anyways...thanks once again for the app ref.

Charles

December 09, 2009 2:23 PM  
Blogger Shawn Rundblade said...

I downloaded this last night, and I like it much. I am going to suggest it to all my customers with iPhones.

December 09, 2009 8:36 PM  
Blogger Davidonabus said...

Yes!! I'm so happy for this app! I add to the suggestion of being able to scale the environment though. But apart from this... this is a lifesaver.

d.

December 09, 2009 11:44 PM  
Blogger lemmings said...

It's seems to be a good software. Is there a version for windows mobile ?

ps : sorry for my bad English

December 10, 2009 9:13 AM  
Blogger dr frank said...

Great idea! We need this for the Android platform.

December 10, 2009 12:14 PM  
Blogger Patey North said...

Deeply desiring this app for Android! Going now to visit the dev's site and beg... :-)

December 10, 2009 11:56 PM  
Blogger IFFIZ ARTICLES said...

we want this in 3d

December 11, 2009 3:41 AM  
Blogger Marc said...

Can anyone tell me, what for the two icons (second and third from the left side) are? I can't get any function on this, but I like to use this nice little app.

December 11, 2009 3:07 PM  
Blogger KlineTimes said...

Marc Those are "over/above" and "under/below" buttons.

December 12, 2009 3:43 PM  
Blogger Anthony said...

Totally gave you a shout out on my blog. Keep up the good work!

December 13, 2009 12:49 AM  
Blogger Eric V said...

Useless to me until I can scale the objects and grid...

December 13, 2009 12:45 PM  
Blogger Connor Walberg said...

This program looks awesome! Now, if only I had an iphone....

December 18, 2009 12:17 PM  
Blogger WeddPix said...

This is a really cool app, love my iPhone

January 06, 2010 1:43 AM  

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