This Negative Film Scanner Saves Old Photos to Smartphones

By: Ellen Smith - May 17, 2017
References: kickstarter & dpreview
The nostalgic and retro look of film photos meets modern smart technology with FilmLab, a negative film scanner app. Film cameras are undergoing a revival, although photographers who choose to shoot with the medium still require modern technology to process and display digital versions of their images.

Finding an easier solution for the expensive and time-consuming process was the inspiration behind software developer Abe Fettig's creation of FilmLab, a simple, easy-to-use phone app, which scans and uploads film negatives directly to your smartphone.

The app represents a growing market for the development of hybrid technology which blends classic products with modern technology. FilmLab combines the simple tools of mechanic, film cameras, which are reminiscent of a less technologically dependent time, with the ease and efficiency of smart technology.