Converting photos from one media format to another is always a daunting task. We’ve all done it before – burning CDs to your computer, transferring VHS tapes to DVDs, scanning in photos on the flatbed. It’s a tedious, and often expensive, task.
The folks at Lomography know our pain. Thus, from their creative minds, comes the Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner. This clever enterprise would offer people a way to instantly scan and share 35mm films using their smartphone.
The Smartphone Film Scanner has been funded via a Kickstarter campaign, with the funding goal reached last month.
The Smartphone Film Scanner works by turning on the Smartphone Film Scanner back-light, inserting your film, taking a photo of it using your Smartphone and then using your phone’s camera or the specially-developed App (iPhone and Android versions available) to edit and share. It allows you to have in a moment a digital version of your film which can be archived, emailed, posted on social media sites or printed.
The speed and convenience of the Smartphone Film Scanner can potentially leave traditional scanning tools in the dust.
The only downside to the Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner is you’ll need to wait to get it. No date is available yet for release, but Lomography says pre-orders will be available ‘soon’.
Alex has written for Vanity Fair, Barrons, Bloomberg and Condé Nast Traveler.