I’ve started working on an app for scanning film, which I’m calling FilmLab. There’s a lot of work left to do, but I’m really excited about my progress so far. Modern smartphones have great cameras and lots of processing power, and I think it will be possible to make an app that’s a lot faster and more fun than using a dedicated film scanner, while still producing good quality results.
In this prototype demo, you can see FilmLab detecting film frames as I move my phone over the light box. Then when I tap the screen, it takes a full-res picture, pulls out the selected frame, and converts it from negative to positive.