Lomography's Smartphone Scanner Digitizes Film Right To Your Mobile Device

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Lomography has made sharing photos from a film camera a heck of a lot easier with its new Smartphone Scanner that's finally available from the company's online store. It replaces a desktop scanner and PC with a compact collapsible rig that uses your smartphone's camera to digitize negatives and slides.

The $60 scanner is mostly designed to complement the collection of film cameras that Lomography is best known for, allowing analog enthusiasts to more easily share their shots on social networks and other digital distribution means. But it'll work just as well with the carousels of slides in your parent's basement, or any non-printed photos since it relies on a glowing panel to illuminate a translucent medium.

There's also an accompanying app enroute that will allow the raw scans to be inverted, tweaked, and color corrected as needed. But you're also able to use whatever app you already rely on for correcting shots, just remember to skip the old-timey filters because that effect will come naturally now.

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For those who think this is stupid, there are a LOT of old analog photos out there. I hardly find anything stupid about this. It'll make saving my gradfather's old slides easier. I could then share them with family via Facebook.