Lomography Brings 35mm Film Scanning to your Smartphone


Lomography (the movement) has been called many things, including “analog Instagram;” but regardless of how you feel about the movement or the company that bears its name, it seems that Lomography (the company) has been one of the driving forces keeping film photography alive and interesting for the masses.

The company’s newest project, up for your pledging pleasure on Kickstarter, is the Smartphone Film Scanner. It’s exactly what it sounds like: an attachment that allows you to photographically scan your 35mm film using your phone.


Here’s their creative Kickstarter video:

As you can see, it’s [mostly] portable and works in concert with an iPhone and Android app to let you scan in any old 35mm negatives you may have lying around. The app itself offers a few additional features, like stitching panoramas together and creating multi-frame animations, but its main function remains, simply, to digitize your film.

The results look something like this:


The Smartphone Film Scanner is compatible with all iPhone versions and “most” Android phones, and it doesn’t look like it’ll have any issue raising the required funds. As of now the campaign has managed to raise some $30K of its $50K goal, and the numbers are climbing fast. If you’re interested, head over to Kickstarter and put down $50 to reserve yours.

  • Mick Orlosky

    Question if they are estimating shipping in March 2013 and a slick advertising video with production-ready looking units — would that suggest they are already going to make these no matter what and are just using Kickstarter as a way to boost pre-sales? I don’t know if there’s anything wrong with that, just wondering…..

  • harumph

    Calling Lomography “analog Instagram” is like calling vinyl records “analog mp3s.”

  • Duke Shin

    Or animal-based faux leather.

  • Alberto Gutierrez

    I think every camera and product that lomography have out there make’s you photos look terrible,

  • Vinicius Coelho

    For 20$ you can buy a usb film scanner from eBay (or even a old dedicated film scanner) instead of this.

  • Hunter Ramos

    Does this also work on other phones?like windows etc. or just Apple and Android phones?