The Past 5 Months
FilmTrackr launched on July 14, a little over 5 months ago. Since then there have only been a handful of minor updates and bug fixes as necessary. I started work on some major updates to the site and on a native iOS app, but then stopped as my free time waned. I have an infant at home, and it’s usually more fun to hang out with her than it is to sit at a computer and write code. Over the past few weeks though, I’ve started up development on the website again, and am happy to announce some major updates today.
That’s right. You can now track information on each frame you shoot. This includes the lens, aperture, shutter speed, and EV, the date/time you took the shot, and any notes about it. I included some standard apertures, shutter speeds and exposure compensation, but you’ll also have the ability to set custom values for all 3.
Cameras + Lenses = Gear
You don’t want to have to type in what lens you’re using each time you take a photo. Instead, you can store a list of your lenses. And then you can specify a list of lenses that belong to each camera, and even a default lens for the camera. I tend to leave my 50mm f/1.4 lens on a few cameras nearly all the time; maybe some of you do too.
And of course sometimes you sell a camera or lens that you no longer want. You can now delete them so they don’t clog up your lists.
But Per-Frame Tracking is Too Much Work
Then you can turn it off. Just go to the Settings (formerly Profile) section and select “Off” for “Per-Frame Tracking”.
A Few Other Minor Updates
You can easily share rolls of film that you’ve marked as public; there are little buttons at the bottom of the film roll page now
You can set a custom ISO on a roll of film
If you use per-frame tracking, you can specify 12-hour or 24-hour time
I updated the logo that displays if you bookmark the site, or save it to your home screen, on a mobile device
I added rounded corners to the buttons because it looks prettier
Analytics is fun. I added a few new reports to the list in case you want to check out how much you’re using a specific shutter speed or aperture. I also added an export for film frames so you can download your data as you see fit. You may notice that the exports moved to the Reports section - it just seemed like a better fit there.
I’m working hard on integrating location into the per-frame tracking; hopefully sometime in the next month or 2. Then maybe a native app. Stay tuned.