How to run the PhotoPills Photography app on a PC and Mac

by Nov 24, 2020Education, Tips & Tricks

2min Read

PhotoPills is the go-to photography app for planning and shooting, the only downside is that it’s only phone app which means when I’m planning a trip which is usually done on the computer It’s a bit of a pain to switch between the two. That and it’s on such a small screen.

Here’s a how-to for getting PhotoPills running on a computer.

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  1. Go to & download.

Bluestacks is an android emulator aimed at mobile gamers who want to use their computer instead, in this case we’re using it to run android on a computer & as an extension PhotoPills.

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 2. Open the app & click the Google Play Store App

Once you’ve opened the program it looks like a weird version of a tablet device that uses tabs once a program is open, no fear! you’ll nearly there

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 3. Download Photopills & Open the app


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 4. That’s it! 

Once you’re inside the program you can do exactly what you can on a mobile except the screen is much much bigger. To making planning practical I’d suggest syncing whatever plans you create with Dropbox or Google Drive 

 A side note

I reached out to Photopills and it seems like they’ve got some big things in the works with a desktop (Mac & PC) coming sometime in the future..until then you’ve got this guide!