TPE for Desktop

TPE for Desktop is a free download, available for Windows and Mac. Follow these steps to install TPE:

Step 1: download and install Adobe AIR (free)

Step 2: download and install TPE for Desktop (free)


TPE for Desktop is available for Windows and Mac. Ensure you have Adobe AIR installed prior to attempting to install TPE.
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Step 3: download TPE for Desktop Quick Start Guide


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Step 4: Get the eBook

Find out how to get the most out of TPE: Understanding Light is an eBook co-authored with Scottish photographer Bruce Percy that shows you how TPE can be used to plan your landscape photographs. It’s available for sale via Bruce’s web-site.

Step 5: (optional) you can make a donation to support continued development of TPE for Desktop

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About TPE for Desktop

The Photographer’s Ephemeris (TPE) helps you plan outdoor photography shoots in natural light, particularly landscape and urban scenes. It’s a map-centric sun and moon calculator: see how the light will fall on the land, day or night, for any location on earth.

TPE for Desktop is the original – and free – version of the program, and is the premier outdoor photography planning tool used by thousands of photographers, amateur and professional, around the world.

You can read more about the origins of TPE and its original objectives here. A few things have changed in the intervening years – in particular, the huge growth in smartphones and tables – that have modified some of those original goals. However, the core purpose of TPE remains the same today as it was then: to provide an elegant, visual way to plan the natural light of the sun and the moon for your outdoor photography.

Release Notes

Read the release notes for details of the current and previous versions: Release Notes