Every house has a box full of film negatives collecting dust. It can be pretty expensive to scan film negatives in this day and age where film is considered a luxury. But here’s an answer to your nostalgia: FilmBox, a negative film scanner app by Photomyne that can help you “develop” your film negatives with just one click.
The developing process for film photography usually requires time, patience, special equipment, and a lot of chemicals. But thanks to modern technology—particularly artificial intelligence—you can now digitally “develop” your negatives. Check out how this user was able to do so:[facebook:https://www.facebook.com/trisgyn.casimiro/videos/pcb.4623585557658913/4623565434327592/?type=3&theater]
Here’s how to use the FilmBox app:
- Hold a film strip vertically in front of a source of light, like a computer with a blank white screen.
- Long-press the capture button while pointing your phone at the illuminated film strip.
- Watch as your nostalgia-packed film strips are developed on the app.
The AI-powered app uses an algorithm that can invert colors the same way traditional film developing does. It doesn’t hold the same sentimentality of doing everything by hand, chemicals and all. It’s not the same quality as when you have your film negatives developed in the shop, but if you’re looking to quickly scan memories and share them on social media, FilmBox does the job.
With a digital copy of your processed negatives, you could even print your images on your own and save yourself a trip to the store.