Before smartphones and digital cameras, photographs had to be developed in a darkroom using smelly chemicals, time-consuming apparatus. Now Marcus Carlsson has created a new smartphone application called Darkr.
As the name suggests provides a digital version of a real darkroom allowing you to “develop images” directly on your mobile device. The Darkr application is a free download with in app purchases and is now available via the iTunes iOS App Store.
Have you ever dreamt of trying an old darkroom, but don’t have the equipment nor the time? In a fun and intuitive way you will pick the strip that has the best time and contrast. And just like a real darkroom, you can make parts of the image brighter and darker by blocking or adding more light to the image. You will be presented in a very easy way with lots of tutorials on how to use the tools.
Features of Darkr include the ability to :
+ Develop either your images from your camera-roll or taken by the Large-Format camera
+ Only Black & White
+ Stripes – As in a real darkroom you’ll have to find the best strip. It will be challenging, fun and very powerful
+ Crop / Rotate – Both crop and rotate the image in the same tool
+ Dodge – Make a selected part of the image brighter.
+ Burn – Make a selected part of the image darker
+ Blur – Enhance the background with some beautiful blurriness.
+ Tone – Tone the images with various strength. The toners that can be used are Selenium, Cyanotype and Sepia.
+ Layers – You can add as many effects as you want. Each effect will be treated as a layer that can be edited, deleted and changed its visibility.
+ Zoom – You can zoom the image ten times. This will make it really easy to make the detailed work.
+ OpenGL – Darkr uses OpenGL, the drawing is fast and very fluid.
+ Manual – Just as in a real old analog camera, it is only manual
+ Shutter / ISO – You will set these individually
+ Focus – With a beautiful crafted loupe, you will get full control over the sharpness
+ Tilt / Shift – Just as a large-format camera you will be able to straight up any lines
+ 4×5″ – The negative’s size will be in the 4×5-ratio as the most popular large-format camera does
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