Kodak has created a smartphone film scanner which uses a collapsible structure made from cardboard. Priced at $40 the Kodak mobile film scanner is expected to be made available in the coming months and provides an easy way to scan old negatives into a digital format.
The film negative scanning system and free companion application supports both iOS and Android devices and is compatible with 35mm black-and-white film negatives, colour film negatives, colour slide positives. ( Android 5.0 and up – iOS iPhone 6 and Up)
“Requiring no fancy interfaces, software, cameras or conversion equipment, the Mobile Film Scanner digitizes all your 35mm black and white and color negatives with incredible ease and efficiency. There’s just one simple requirement: you need your smartphone! Assemble the cardboard platform, switch on the internal LED backlight, insert a slide or film, and get to work via the dedicated app.”
“A built-in LED backlight illuminates your old 35mm films and slides, while the dedicated KODAK Mobile Film Scanner app lets you control everything on your smartphone screen. Crop, rotate and adjust images, add flattering filters, and share directly to social media for Throwback Thursday and more. It’s time to get moving on your personal media conversion. Choose the easiest, most affordable way to scan and save: Bring home a KODAK Mobile Film Scanner today.”
Visit the Kodak website for more details and to register your interest to receive a 10% discount once the smartphone film scanner is released.