Recently we went on a road trip through western Europe. A couple of apps made our trip so much easier from planning the trip to editing images and presenting spots. We want to present you the most useful apps for traveling and photography, to perfectly prepare you for your next road trip!
Written by Anskar
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Planning your trip
When it comes to planning our trips Maps.me has become an indispensable tool. Not only can you find literally anything from the smallest parking lot to the most epic viewpoint, but you can also download any map to use it offline. The offline maps helped us all over the world finding a spot for the night, the best view for sunrise or the route to the next spot. Maps.me can also act as a navigation system (yes even without internet). For us it is the most important travel app!
When it comes down to the photography part, Photopills is the best app to plan your landscape shots. You can easily see where the sun will set/rise at a given time and it shows you the exact location and time of the milky way. It’s the only app in this post that costs something but it is worth every penny!
Editing your images
Sometimes when being on a longer trip, you want to show some impressions and not wait until arriving home and being able to edit all your images. We often take images with the phone and edit them with apps like Snapseed and Lightroom mobile. Both have their pros and cons but we wouldn’t want to miss out on one of them.
We usually take our images in the pro mode of LR mobile which gives you the possibility of shooting RAW and importing your image right away to the app. We do the basic editing there but with the free version some features are missing. The rest we do with Snapseed, for example removing disturbing objects in the image like lens flares or people.
Presenting your shots & spots
Of course you want to present your images to someone, preferably as soon as possible. The most known app for that is Instagram where you can post your images right away or show them in your stories for 24 hours.
But since recently there is another good possibility on the market: Mapify. This is not only a photo sharing- but also a location sharing platform. You can add where you’ve taken the image and Mapify will give you (and the other users) tons of additional information about the surroundings. It will show you the weather, Airbnb locations, sunrise and sunset times and much more. Therefore, Mapify is more than just a photography app. You can use it to plan and recreate your trips as well as to find new locations and inspirations via the map tool. Definitely worth a try!
Now nothing is in the way of planning your next (road) trip! We are looking forward to your stories and images. What is your most useful travel and photography app?