Pinhole Assist Manual (english)  Manuel Pinhole Assist (francais) FAQ (english)  Predefined cameras Predefined films


The most complete app for making argentic and digital pinhole shots. Available on the AppStore since 2011! 264 pinhole cameras presets and 112 films available!



264 camera presets and 113 films available! (as of February 2024)
If you don't find your favorite film or camera, contact us. We will implement it.




Simulator Screenshot - iPhone SE (3rd generation) - 2023-11-16 at 10.27.07


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Pinhole Assist is suited for the following devices: iPhone,, iPod (with and without camera) and for all iPad.



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Useful Links :
Pinhole Assist Manual (english)

Manuel Pinhole Assist (francais)

FAQ (english)

List of predefined cameras

List of predefined films



*** Feb 8, 2019 "My favorite pinhole app!! "This is my go to app for pinhole photography…this has made getting good results much easier…" bizzy
*** Dec 16, 2016. "Wow. This app blew me away with its features and calculations (especially reciprocity fail). - Horacekenneth
*** Feb 19, 2014 Wonderful!! "This app is perfect for the pinhole photographer in the field. I love that I can save settings for all my cameras and recall them instantly in the moment. - Papskier"
*** So useful! May 26, 2013 "This takes the guesswork out of exposure calculation, since it turns your iPhone into a light meter and suggests the correct exposure! Works like a charm. Great app for pinhole photographers."
*** May 16, 2012 : "Pretty much the perfect app for pinhole", Gavin Lucas
*** March 26, 2012 "Pinhole photography - Great app! This will make pinhole photography much simpler to do", Zone v
*** November 28, 2011 "Great solution !! - Thank you for this Pinhole timing app. I have many different pinhole cameras and this will help me figure timing on all of them. Thank you !!Greg."

Pinhole Assist will be your companion to argentic and numeric pinhole, as well as view camera photography and wet-plate . The range of aperture and sensitivity (starting at 0.05 ASA ) allows for film, photo paper, wet-plate and as well as pinhole.


You can create film and set reciprocity curve from within Pinhole Assist. Crete new ones, or tweak existing ones.

Use iTunes (on Mac/PC) to import/export access the films you created, or exchange them via email m curves (Go to the app Web Site for instructions)

* timer usability : now tapping the chrono icon directly starts the timer starting the chronometer automatically create a log.
* Combos : edit for your camera+ film combination (combo) the aperture or the predefined camera, as well as film speed and reciprocity.
* Choosing a film reciprocity now sets the film speed.
* 68 different films, including Multigrade paper and Harman positive paper
* 210+ different pinhole and zone plate cameras : Ondu, Diana, Holga, Sténoflex, Reality soSubtle, Lensless, Ilford, Stenopéika, Vermeer, 8banners, ZeroImage, Leonardo, Carlos, Nopo, Spiral, Sharan…

Any other camera can be accommodated.

Go to the Settings to :
* adjust scales can be by ½ EV or ⅓ EV,
* enable bellow correction: a button will appear on the main screen to allow bellow adjustment, allowing to use view cameras;
* adjust the cell and incident metering constant;
* start the timer automatically or not;
* adjust log behavior.


Please note: this is not a camera app: it does not take picture. This is a sophisticated exposure calculator to take argentic (ou DSLR) shots with an pinhole camera.



Disclaimer: this is not a camera app: it does not take picture. This is a sophisticated exposure calculator to take argentic (ou DSLR) shots with an pinhole camera.



Useful Links :
Pinhole Assist Manual (english)

Manuel Pinhole Assist (francais)

FAQ (english)

List of predefined cameras

List of predefined films





En anglais et en français.

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