What are the best light meter apps?

Good light meter apps used to be a needle in the haystack. Well, not anymore! Calling all professional and amateur photographers out there! We're bringing you this list of the coolest apps to help you take your passion for visual arts further. No need to buy those expensive light meter devices!

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      #1Pocket Light Meter

      Pocket Light Meter
      This app can help you if you are using a manual camera to take your pictures. It will use your phone to measure reflected light, exposure, aperture, and ISO so you can set up your camera to get the perfect shot. 



      Apps

      iOS

      Free- with in-app purchases

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      #2Luxi

      Luxi

      Developed by Extrasensory Devices, Luxi can be used as a spot and incident meter. It can also measure exposure and light levels without other accessories. Apart from these, Luxi's strength lies in its ability to read light and color accurately.

      Apps

      iOS, Android

      Free

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      #3Lux Light Meter Pro

      Lux Light Meter Pro

      Lux Light Meter Pro is a light intensity meter for collecting, measuring, and controlling light level data in the area at a tap of a fingertip. It also lets you gain real-time, accurate measurements for footcandles and lux levels.

      Apps

      iOS

      Free- with in-app purchases

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      #4Lux

      Lux

      Lux is a light meter app for iOS devices that uses metering data directly from the camera sensor. Its the first app to use this technology for Apple devices. With its tap-to-focus feature, it produces an accurate metering match for film photography. 

      Apps

      iOS

      Free

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      #5Lumu Light Meter

      Lumu Light Meter

      Lumu Light Meter is a color and flash metering app developed by Lumulabs d.o.o. It lets your iOS device measure color, spot, temperature, illuminance, and ambient exposure.

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      iOS

      Free- with in-app purchases

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      #6Cine Meter II

      Cine Meter II

      Created by Adam Wilt, Cine Meter II is a light and color metering app that offers an RGB waveform monitor and a false-color picture feature. It also allows you to use a shutter angle, arbitrary filter factors, and an ND filter compensation.

      Apps

      iOS

      $24.99

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      #7Light Meter

      Light Meter

      Developed by Vlad Polyanskiy, Light Meter functions as a professional illuminometer that gives you accurate measurements of luminosity in lux, footcandles, and lumens. 

      Apps

      iOS

      $1.99

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      #8LightMeter

      LightMeter

      LightMeter, as the name explicitly implies, is a light metering app for Android devices. A good choice for analog photography, this app has an ISO that ranges from 3 to 6400 and a reflection light metering tool among its many features.

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      Android

      $1.99

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    Summary

    Best What are the best light meter apps
    RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
    1Pocket Light MeterApps 17 Free
    2LuxiApps 15 Free
    3Lux Light Meter ProApps 7 Free
    4LuxApps 3 Free
    5Lumu Light MeterApps 2 Free
    6Cine Meter IIApps 1 Paid
    7Light MeterApps 1 Paid
    8LightMeterApps 1 Paid
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