Northern Lights Photo Taker App Reviews

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Works. Settings are buggy

Does work I can only see the northern lights when its set on the faint setting even when they are really bright- still nice to actually get pictures though with a iPhone without this app they do not show up at all

Not even close

As mentioned by another review, setting it to weak is the only way to get anything on photos. Even so, the image is so faint, you dont know what you are looking at. I played around with custom settings too to no avail. This is a complete waste of money. Other free apps did a much better job. Do not rely solely on this app. You will be disappointed in failing to capture once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

Pretty cool app

Took a chance on this app as I was going to Iceland to see aurora lights. Figured 99 cents wouldnt be the end of the world if it didnt work, but to my pleasant surprise, this app took decent pictures of the aurora lights!! I say decent because quality cant really compare to a nice digital camera. I compared the stock camera app to this app and this one definitely showed better results

Love the app

I love how simple this app is. It does one thing and one thing well. I went to Alaska earlier this month and picked up this app on the way. It took a few tries to capture the northern lights (too much light and my hands were not steady), but was very happy with the results!!!!

Nifty camera extension

Cant wait to go snap me some northern light pics with this.

Great in the dark!

Ive taken great pictures with this app at an art festival at night, its actually pretty impressive! One little improvement suggestion though - have a way to access the pictures taken with the app instead of going to the photo gallery.

Great App

Really like the app. The preset setting for the camera is a smart idea.

Very cool

Great app!

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Title says it all

Simple and easy

Love how easy it is to use!

Above Expectation

Excels far beyond what I would expect from a cell phone camera. Absolutely worth the dollar if you want to document the experience, dont even think twice. Dont expect print-quality sharpness, but this is the best you are going to get from your phone and will provide evidence of how spectacular the experience was to your friends back home.

It works!!!

Amazing; its what you need to supplement the apple camera.

Not worth a dollar

I tried to use this last night in Iceland. Unless the lights are bright enough (which apparently is rare) it wont pick up anything and will be black. I couldnt get it to work, so I used my own eyes to look, which was much more rewarding! Wouldnt pay for the app, any digital camera probably has enough settings to take better pictures.

Amazing!!

This app is totally worth the $0.99! I used it tonight to take photos of the Northern lights and the photos were spectacular!

Worked perfectly!

Went to Iceland specifically to look for Northern Lights. First night that we saw them none of us had a camera that could capture the moment. Thankfully we saw them the second night as well but this time caught in pictures. Thank you app!!

AMAZING

This app is incredible. No way I wouldve gotten any pictures of the northern lights without it. I dont know the first thing about "real" cameras, and just as the description says - this app does it all for you. Great work developers!

Dont bother

Dont waste $.99. The app is useless. The pic come pitch black. The technology is not possible yet to take still high exposure pics on mobile phones. Invest in DSLR camera or have your guide take your pics with his camera.

Fantastic App!!

In Iceland and the Northern Lights were supposed to be good tonight, but I only had my iPhone. Decided to give this app a try, and WOW!! Even on a rocky boat with some background lights, it worked great! Will these get printed/published? No Did they capture the essence of what I saw so I can keep the memory and share the pictures with family & friends online? Absolutely yes!!! Dont hesitate. Best $.99 app I ever bought!

Northern Lights in Iceland Captured!

We went to Iceland to see the Northern Lights but we didnt take the right lens for our camera. Our tour guide told us about this app while en route to see the lights and I downloaded it on the way. Wow! was I surprised to see how well the photos turned out. The only thing was that if the lights shined too weak the lens wouldnt capture it, but for 99 cents its worth the risk. I came home with great memories thanks to this app. I highly recommend it.

Black box

The app wasnt able to pick up anything for some fairly bright lights. Save your money and get procam for free, it was able to take some from the same night. Of course its no replacement for a real camera, but if your phone is all you have, skip this one.

Waste of money

I purchased this app in hopes of catching the northern lights in Iceland. It was a level 3 night so the lights were not strong. This app caught nothing on a tripod. My DSLR caught beautiful pics! So disappointed. Didn’t expect it to catch pics like my DSLR but something would have sufficed. I got black pictures. Bummer!

IT ACTUALLY WORKS!!

if you’re a complete photo noob THIS APP IS FOR YOU! I know absolutely nothing about camera settings and still managed to get STUNNING photos of the northern lights in Iceland. It has pre-set settings, just point and snap! Great app for people who really don’t understand the appropriate settings that cameras need to be on to capture something as special as the northern lights.

Alaskan Resident

Wow this app is amazing. 10/19/17 2AM - 9/11/18 rushed outside to take a few pics only to realize those photos weren’t good so I missed those opportunities as the lights danced above me I randomly frantically searched on YouTube “Northern lights app” I found a clip of a tourist that used this app to capture them she said “it’s only 99c” so I took a chance and wow i was surprised for 99c it really worked

Counter

Also bought this app for trip to Iceland and it didn’t work. Want refund.

Waste

Well that’s a wasted 99¢, doesn’t warrant a 1 star.

Don’t get stoned

Stoned, whiskey drunk. Should’ve read the directions. Take only memories, lead only footprints

Northern lights

Best app for the buck. “99 cents”. Am very satisfied. Used app on trip to Norway. Very happy with result. Got some super photos of the Aurora. App color exactly like you see it. Can’t go wrong. Thank you, Twoyys.

Worth it

Best .99 I’ve spent. Photos came out a bit grainy but that was somewhat expected. My iPhone camera couldn’t pick up anything at all and this app let me photograph the lights in Iceland. It sets up an extended exposure so you need to lean against something to hold still(ish) or consider getting a tripod setup. It only worked on the weak setting for me, even when they seemed bright. Only thing that would make this better is if it allowed a video feature since my phone camera/video couldn’t pick them up enough to show the lights dancing all over the sky.

Trash

This app is trash!!! I bought it to use when we saw the northern lights in Iceland. I took multiple photos with this app and could NOT see anything. Don’t waste your money. Look for slow shutter app. It worked 1,000 times better.

Works!

We were in Iceland - and found out that the iPhone was horrid in taking pictures of the northern lights. A quick Google resulted in this app. Skeptical at first - but tried it out of desperation. Happy with the results! Not perfect - but enough to document the moments.

Best 99 cents ever spent

Got this for a trip to Iceland in December 2017. Not being a professional photographer, I wanted an easy app to get a decent photo. Bought this app and another and only ended up using this one. People kept coming up to us and asking how we were getting the northern lights to show up using our camera on our phone. The photos aren’t perfect, they’re a little grainy but they’re so much better than nothing and so much better than I was expecting. I don’t think you’ll find a better app for this. I would HIGHLY recommend buying this app. Best app I’ve ever gotten! Thank you!

Amazing App

I have never reviewed an App before. This one deserves it. If you are seeing the Aurora you MUST get this app. We went from not being able to get a photo to several amazing shots. Can’t thank you enough for making this.

Get it

Super awesome app, I was able to take some photos on this app if the northern light in Iceland. I brought my point and shoot camera with no luck. So unless you have special camera with tripod this is a good option

Northern Lights

Definitely worth the price. I was afraid that my iPhone would not capture the Northern lights. This app did the trick. So happy the Northern lights museum recommended the app.

You need a tripod

Without a tripod don't bother, but I'm sure if I had had one pictures would turn out better. Pro tip- befriend someone with an actually nice camera!

Great App! Great Photos!

This app definitely works if you see good Aurora! We saw them two nights in a row in Reykjavík and the first night they were very weak and I didn’t get any good pictures but the second night they were better and I got GREAT pictures! So it somewhat depends on the strength of the natural phenomenon. I used the weak setting. Pics are slightly blurry without a tripod but amazing when you consider its through an iPhone. Most people with us didn’t get pics and I had two strangers ask me to email them my pics because they were so good!!

Definitely Worth A Buck

You're not going to be hanging Aurora photos taken with this app in a gallery, but you'll be able to get something good enough to induce FB/IG jealousy. And you'll have the pleasure of knowing that what you saw was so much better than what the app can capture. Use that to talk your friends into visiting you in Alaska. 💯😜

Didn’t work!

Wasted my $1 on this. My friends and I got it app for our Iceland trip. We saw northern light at the outskirts of the city but the app couldn’t capture anything. Then we saw the northern light again in the city with our bare eyes. We lifted up our iPhones to capture. The simple iPhone 7 camera can capture the light, BUT NOTHING WITH THIS APP! So disappointed!

Worthless

Didn't work

Fantastic

Purchased this yesterday evening, our last night in Reykjavik. The sky was so clear so I thought, "give it a go". The results were fantastic!!! If you are going anywhere to see the northern or southern lights and are not a serious photographer, this is for you!

Lame app

Don't waste your time. Buy a DSLR if you want to shoot northern lights. This app didn't work for me with high activity and very dark skies. My DSLR did though :-)

Did not work

Did not work at all. Photos turned out black.

Works!

I have a GoPro 3+ and was sad to learn it doesn't have a night mode (which supposedly takes good Aurora pics according to my tour guide). I was googling and came across someone who said this app worked, I figured $.99 was worth a shot for a once in a lifetime opportunity. And sure enough, jury rigged my GoPro tripod to hold my phone and voila, good (a little grainy but hey it's an iPhone camera not a DSLR) pictures of a very weak light. 5/5 because it turned an iPhone camera with no settings into one that can take pics of the northern lights with the push of a button

Amazing pictures

At Fairbanks, Alaska right now to see the NorthernLights. I did a lot of researched on camera and how to take pictures of the NorthernLights. I went to Best Buy and almost bought a camera and lens which would have probably cost me between 4 to 5 thousand dollars. The trip here to Fairbanks wasn't cheap, so I had to do a lot of thinking. Finally, decided not to but those fancy camera. I saw this app on the App Store the other day as I was getting ready to leave for Fairbanks. 99 cents should not hurt whether it is a flop or not. Drove to ski land last night as it was recommended to have the best view of the NorthernLights away from city lights. My friends and I were there for 4 hours and finally saw a streak of lights coming from the horizon going up. Took several pictures and all I could see was a hint of green light. Someone made a comment that without a tripod that you'll never capture that light. The light started fading. My friends and I decided that it was time to leave. 10 miles down the mountain I saw on my right side 2 streaks of lights going down behind the trees. I made a comment about it to my friend that I must be seeing a reflection of lights on the window. He looked to his left and saw a dancing light above the woods. We stopped safely the soonest we could and couldn't believe how much lights there were dancing as if it was taunting us. I pulled my iPhone again and open up the app. Tried it and to my amazements I was capturing tons of lights. I wish I could share the pictures here. I shared the pictures to my friends and family and they are stunned the beautiful lights I was able to capture with an iPhone and 99 cents app.

Terrible.

Tried this app in Iceland during strong aurora activity. Terrible image quality. Extremely grainy. Girlfriend's phone did much better. Save your money.

Great app!

We saw the faintest of shimmer in the sky, but with this app our pictures are stunning. It was cool to look through the app and really see the lights dancing.

It works

Was very skeptical that it would work. I took the big 99 risk and it worked. I got pictures tonight of the northern lights. So happy. Thanks.

Disappointed

Tried using for the first time tonight, and nothing. No matter how I messed with the custom settings the view stayed black. I couldn't even take a picture. Very disappointed.

Black box

The app wasn't able to pick up anything for some fairly bright lights. Save your money and get procam for free, it was able to take some from the same night. Of course it's no replacement for a real camera, but if your phone is all you have, skip this one.

Northern Lights in Iceland Captured!

We went to Iceland to see the Northern Lights but we didn't take the right lens for our camera. Our tour guide told us about this app while en route to see the lights and I downloaded it on the way. Wow! was I surprised to see how well the photos turned out. The only thing was that if the lights shined too weak the lens wouldn't capture it, but for 99 cents it's worth the risk. I came home with great memories thanks to this app. I highly recommend it.

Fantastic App!!

In Iceland and the Northern Lights were supposed to be good tonight, but I only had my iPhone. Decided to give this app a try, and WOW!! Even on a rocky boat with some background lights, it worked great! Will these get printed/published? No Did they capture the essence of what I saw so I can keep the memory and share the pictures with family & friends online? Absolutely yes!!! Don't hesitate. Best $.99 app I ever bought!

Don't bother

Don't waste $.99. The app is useless. The pic come pitch black. The technology is not possible yet to take still high exposure pics on mobile phones. Invest in DSLR camera or have your guide take your pics with his camera.

AMAZING

This app is incredible. No way I would've gotten any pictures of the northern lights without it. I don't know the first thing about "real" cameras, and just as the description says - this app does it all for you. Great work developers!

Worked perfectly!

Went to Iceland specifically to look for Northern Lights. First night that we saw them none of us had a camera that could capture the moment. Thankfully we saw them the second night as well but this time caught in pictures. Thank you app!!

Amazing!!

This app is totally worth the $0.99! I used it tonight to take photos of the Northern lights and the photos were spectacular!

Not worth a dollar

I tried to use this last night in Iceland. Unless the lights are bright enough (which apparently is rare) it won't pick up anything and will be black. I couldn't get it to work, so I used my own eyes to look, which was much more rewarding! Wouldn't pay for the app, any digital camera probably has enough settings to take better pictures.

It works!!!

Amazing; it's what you need to supplement the apple camera.

Above Expectation

Excels far beyond what I would expect from a cell phone camera. Absolutely worth the dollar if you want to document the experience, don't even think twice. Don't expect print-quality sharpness, but this is the best you are going to get from your phone and will provide evidence of how spectacular the experience was to your friends back home.

Simple and easy

Love how easy it is to use!

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Title says it all

Very cool

Great app!

Great App

Really like the app. The preset setting for the camera is a smart idea.

Great in the dark! 🌌

I've taken great pictures with this app at an art festival at night, it's actually pretty impressive! One little improvement suggestion though - have a way to access the pictures taken with the app instead of going to the photo gallery.

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Love the app

I love how simple this app is. It does one thing and one thing well. I went to Alaska earlier this month and picked up this app on the way. It took a few tries to capture the northern lights (too much light and my hands were not steady), but was very happy with the results!!!!

Pretty cool app

Took a chance on this app as I was going to Iceland to see aurora lights. Figured 99 cents wouldn't be the end of the world if it didn't work, but to my pleasant surprise, this app took decent pictures of the aurora lights!! I say decent because quality can't really compare to a nice digital camera. I compared the stock camera app to this app and this one definitely showed better results 😀

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