New smart phone scanning app.
Old 05-09-2017   #1
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New smart phone scanning app.

https://www.casualphotophile.com/201.../#comment-3888

casualphotophile.com is a great site to check out anyway. This app being developed looks like a great way for people primarily concerned with posting to social media in getting their stuff out there.
What I really like about it is the instant film profile adjustments. I'd love it if they'd make those available for LightRoom etc.

Apps like this will encourage peeps to shoot film, as now the barrier of sharing their shots will be lower and cheaper than before.
The more that people shoot film, the better a place the world becomes..
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Old 05-09-2017   #2
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I bought one of these at a thrift store on general principle, but the software available looked pretty iffy. Maybe that will be better. Thanks! https://shop.lomography.com/en/smart...ner?country=us
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And another one, DIY for mobile phone, including back-light source.
http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-...-Film-Scanner/

And another free download for android:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...eunited.helmut
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Hey guys! Abe here. I'm the developer of FilmLab, and a longtime RFF reader and occasional participant. With FilmLab, I'm hoping to make a tool that can be useful to a lot of film shooters, even if it doesn't replace their dedicated film scanner.

To give a quick overview of what I'm trying to do: Under the hood of FilmLab is a software engine that can automatically detect and perspective-correct film frames, and convert negatives to positives. In the first version of the app, this engine is used three ways: to give a live preview of negatives as positives, to capture and convert film images with your smartphone camera, and to process files you've created with a separate camera and lens. It's far from complete, but the results so far are promising. I'm launching a Kickstarter campaign this week this week which will hopefully let me spend more time working on the project.

I'm happy to answer any questions!
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Hey Abram, thanks for chiming in! I do have one question... any chance you can make the profiles a stand alone application so they can be imported into a product like LightRoom?
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Hey Abram, thanks for chiming in! I do have one question... any chance you can make the profiles a stand alone application so they can be imported into a product like LightRoom?
Good question. I would need to learn more about how Lightroom profiles work, I think. Over the long term I would definitely like to take some of the underlying software in FilmLab and make it available on the desktop for power users. But I think the mobile app version is going to keep me 100% busy for the coming months!
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This sounds like it would be handy for making contact sheets to decide which frames to scan properly. I'd buy it.
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Digging this as it has definite uses and for simple scans to post to social media seems like a cool thing.
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Old 05-11-2017   #9
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Abe: Thanks for chiming in! I'm all for supporting useful software development projects and will be happy to be part of the beta testing.



Abe's Kickstarter opened today. I've opted in.

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Abe's Kickstarter opened today. I've opted in.

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Looks good Abe !

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Abe - how do the scans compare to a dedicated scanner?
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Hi Abe - just backed your kickstarter (#346). Please don't forget 4x5 negatives in your development! Cheers!

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I just backed the kickstarter. I am moderately color blind. All of my own photography is B&W. But I have color negatives from family members that I have been unable to print to anybody's satisfaction, so I just make B&W prints of them. This looks like a possible solution.
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How do I respond to the Kickstarter option

Dear Board,

I honestly can't find it but then that shouldn't be surprising because I'm pretty much a dufus.

But I have $ 20.00 or so to kick in so if anyone can tell where to sign up I will.

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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...izing-analog-f

or Google "kickstarter filmlab"
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I'm in.

Here's the Kick Starter web page.
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Thanks guys! I appreciate it!

I'm looking forward to getting the beta into your hands. Feedback from the community is really going to help make FilmLab better.
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This sounds like it would be handy for making contact sheets to decide which frames to scan properly. I'd buy it.
Exactly what I would use it for.
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Abe - how do the scans compare to a dedicated scanner?
Hi marcr1230, sorry I missed your question before. When used with your smartphone camera, the scans from FilmLab certainly won't beat a dedicated scanner. But if you use FilmLab to process scans taken with a high-end camera and macro lens, you're only limited by the source.

In general though, I would say FilmLab isn't really competing with dedicated scanners. But it has a different set of strengths and weaknesses compared to dedicated scanners, which I hope make it a better fit for some uses. One more tool in the toolbox for film shooters!
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Old 06-07-2017   #21
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I've opted in!

It looks like it's something that I'd really use. I'm not looking for lab-scan results, just social media stuff that I won't be embarrassed by due to low quality.
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Today is the last day of the KickStarter campaign. Pay now and get early-adopter benefits.

Here's the Kick Starter web page.
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Glad I saw this thread just now! About four hours left in the campaign as I'm posting.

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Thanks for supporting the project, guys! I appreciate it! Rob, I'm glad you found out about if before it ended
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Thanks for supporting the project, guys! I appreciate it! Rob, I'm glad you found out about if before it ended
Do you a timeline in mind for the general public release? Guessing you will be targeting iOS 11 release date.
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3 hours to go and you have 2000+ backers already and nearly reached double of what you needed in terms of funding, Abe. Well done, really looking forward to the beta.
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pledged! Thanks! i hope this will be compatible with my "old" iphone 4S
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Do you a timeline in mind for the general public release? Guessing you will be targeting iOS 11 release date.
My goal is to have it ready for release in early fall. But software development is hard to estimate, so we'll see how it goes!
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pledged! Thanks! i hope this will be compatible with my "old" iphone 4S
Thanks so much for supporting the project! But unfortunately, I don't think it will be possible to run the app on your iPhone 4s. FilmLab requires at least iOS 10, and Apple stopped supporting the 4s in iOS 9. Any chance you'll have access to another device?
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FWIW, iPhone 7 Plus using the 2x lens will focus on an area only a bit longer than 1.5"

So, right from the camera, we'll be able to capture a pretty good file for 35mm film scans, as long as we can keep the film flat.
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Hey guys! Abe here. I'm the developer of FilmLab, and a longtime RFF reader and occasional participant. With FilmLab, I'm hoping to make a tool that can be useful to a lot of film shooters, even if it doesn't replace their dedicated film scanner.

To give a quick overview of what I'm trying to do: Under the hood of FilmLab is a software engine that can automatically detect and perspective-correct film frames, and convert negatives to positives. In the first version of the app, this engine is used three ways: to give a live preview of negatives as positives, to capture and convert film images with your smartphone camera, and to process files you've created with a separate camera and lens. It's far from complete, but the results so far are promising. I'm launching a Kickstarter campaign this week this week which will hopefully let me spend more time working on the project.

I'm happy to answer any questions!
Any idea when we might see it ready to go?
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