Color Negative Film Scanner


Update

Because of the huge support for the idea we decided to make the Color Negative Film Scanner (Renamed Photo Negative Scanner) which is available for Android here:

Get it on Google Play

Recently we found a bunch of old negatives belonging to the older members of our families, stacks of memories just waiting to be explored and rediscovered. Problem is that color negatives are difficult to decode with human eyes - the brown coloring makes it difficult to discern what’s actually happening on the picture, and it’s not much fun to share a negative on social media before having it scanned. So we looked at the solutions available, but none of them offer very immediate results. We therefore took to the drawing board and thought up a way of getting a live preview of the color negatives using only an Android smartphone. This is the basic idea of the Color Negative Film Scanner app.

Early technical prototype

So far we’ve made a video showing the technical feasability of the core feature, being a live preview of color negatives with color calibration and adjustments. It’s an early prototype, but it’s immediately clear how easy it is to see what’s on the negatives without having to imagine what the colors might be from the original brown looking negative.

MVP functionality and initial wireframes

We imagine the MVP functionality for this app will be something along these lines:

  1. Launch app and live preview your old color negatives through the phone camera.
  2. Take picture of a color negative and crop it to size.
  3. Share the picture - there’s a great amount of nostalgia and old memories hidden in color negatives that deserve to be shared with the world!
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If you like the idea or have input for the app please feel free to contact us.



By: Jesper Lysgaard Rasmussen