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FilmLab, for Analog Film

Bring Old Images Into the Modern Age

You’ll just need a light table or other back light, and the app will bring old images to an iPhone or iPad

FilmLab, for Analog Film

by Abe Fettig
FilmLab, for Analog Film
FilmLab, for Analog Film
FilmLab, for Analog Film
$5.99 in the App Store

You’ll just need a light table or other back light, and the app will bring old images to an iPhone or iPad.

What is it about?

Previously, digitizing film or slides was a time consuming and costly process if you sent the work out to a third-party company. But FilmLab makes that process much easier.

FilmLab, for Analog Film

App Details

Version
1.1
Rating
(40)
Size
14Mb
Genre
Photo & Video Utilities
Last updated
November 7, 2018
Release date
September 27, 2018
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App Store Description

FilmLab makes it easy to view and digitize film negatives. All you need is your iPhone or iPad, and a light table or other back light. Whether you're an active film photographer who wants to share your latest roll of film on social media, or a family archivist with a box of old negatives to look through, I hope FilmLab will make your workflow easier and more fun.

FilmLab's camera makes it easy to inspect negatives, with a live preview showing what they'll look like as positives. If you want to save or share an image, tap the capture button. FilmLab uses custom image processing to seamless combine multiple photos from your device's camera for maximum detail.

After capture, you can keep an entire proof sheet, or crop down to a single frame. FilmLab includes modes for color negative, black and white negative, and color positive. It also provides tools for rotating and flipping the image, and adjusting exposure and color balance. FilmLab's negative-to-positive conversion is much more than a simple inversion. It uses custom algorithms to emulate the chemical processes used in darkrooms, and produce accurate colors and tones.

Once you're happy with your proof sheet or image, you can save it to you Camera Roll, or share it using AirDrop, Messages, or social media apps.

Each film image is unique and special. That piece of film was in a specific place at a specific moment in time, and it captured the light as a permanent image using nothing but science and chemistry. Viewing these images always fills me with wonder and puts a smile on my face. I hope FilmLab gives you the same kind of feelings. Thanks for taking the time to check it out!

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