I'd like to share lighting plans with my crew -- what software exists for creating lighting plans? What are the pros/cons to the different packages?

I've been using Microsoft Visio, but there must be a better app for this.


Sylights (free registration required): http://www.sylights.com/

OLDC (free, with donation requirements for commercial use): http://www.lightingdiagrams.com/

Photo Diagrams (free, Flash-based): http://www.professionalsnapshots.com/PhotoDiagram/

Strobox (iPhone app, free): http://app.strobox.com/


There's an online creator at http://www.lightingdiagrams.com

  • Nice, I'm tired of using PowerPoint :) – Marc Jul 16 '10 at 18:29
  • Too much fun! bit.ly/aSulAj – Bobby Ketchum Jul 16 '10 at 20:34
  • It even works on iPad's! This app is great! – dpollitt Jul 23 '13 at 17:17

This is a good free lighting diagrams software :


You can create, print, save, export in JPG your lighting diagrams with settings for all elements.

it is for information.


lightingdiagrams.com also offer a free-for-personal-use download of a PSD for photoshop which contains elements like you see below. These are each on separate layers so you can easily arrange them. There is also a version for PS Elements. A good option if you have photoshop and want to work offline or add your own elements.



www.lightingdiagram.com has an online creator.

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    Can you describe the pros and cons of this software? – mattdm Jan 3 '12 at 11:47
  • This is a different site than lightingdiagrams.com. They seem to have more backgrounds, lights and so forth than lightingdiagram without-the-s.com – MikeW Feb 16 '12 at 7:30

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