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Filmlab app - scanning made easy?
« on: April 06, 2017, 01:40:45 PM »
might not give pixel perfection but for a quick look and post examples from a roll this seems good

http://filmlabapp.com
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Re: Filmlab app - scanning made easy?
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2017, 02:14:09 PM »
Well, the lomo scanner seems to do a pretty good job...
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Re: Filmlab app - scanning made easy?
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2017, 07:36:02 AM »
ah, he's gonna make it a kickstarter to be able to work on it fulltime for a bit

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Re: Filmlab app - scanning made easy?
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2017, 08:01:10 AM »
Well, the lomo scanner seems to do a pretty good job...
doesn't that just have a hole in it? my iphone 4s only seems to focus down to 7x11 cm size so I'm worried that shooting a 35mm neg might be extra crappy
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Re: Filmlab app - scanning made easy?
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2017, 04:22:10 PM »
It's an interesting idea and I wouldn't dismiss it but I don't imagine it'll be great for high-res scans for large-scale prints. Something to hold the phone and get it square to the film plane would be ideal as I can guarantee I'd have a load of very wonky scans.
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Re: Filmlab app - scanning made easy?
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2017, 08:30:17 PM »
Well, the lomo scanner seems to do a pretty good job...
doesn't that just have a hole in it? my iphone 4s only seems to focus down to 7x11 cm size so I'm worried that shooting a 35mm neg might be extra crappy
Well, they use it for scanning lomokino negs, and these are pretty small...
I wouldn't be surprised if there was a small macro adapter in it. These are cheap online. Laxt boxing day, I got a set of adapter lenses for my phone at staples and one of them is a macro lens.
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Re: Filmlab app - scanning made easy?
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2017, 01:52:46 PM »
Hmmm.... ???

"When the app is released to non-backers, (...) there will be a free one-month trial followed by a $1.99 per month subscription fee."
- https://www.casualphotophile.com/2017/05/09/we-go-hands-on-with-filmlab-a-new-app-for-scanning-film-with-your-smartphone/
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Re: Filmlab app - scanning made easy?
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2017, 08:12:54 PM »
This app is free:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/film-scanner/id522080780?mt=8

That's what I use as a light table when I scan negatives.  I just put a piece of translucent plastic over it to get rid of the pixels. 

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Re: Filmlab app - scanning made easy?
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2017, 03:44:10 PM »
This app is free:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/film-scanner/id522080780?mt=8

That's what I use as a light table when I scan negatives.  I just put a piece of translucent plastic over it to get rid of the pixels. 

thanks for the tip! this seems to be the free version though https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/film-scanner-lite/id543847698?mt=8 :)
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Re: Filmlab app - scanning made easy?
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2017, 07:52:31 AM »
aaaand the horses are running

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