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Think Negative

Smart phones have made photography easier and more accessible than ever before--but they've also left generations of photographic memories lingering in boxes and closets. But with this tool, anyone can easily welcome those favorite pictures into the 21st century.

Simply place your phone into the grip mount, and spool your developed, 35mm film through the scanner. A built-in light illuminates each frame, allowing you convert the image to digital simply by using the phone to take a picture of it. Now those pictures can be saved or shared like any other digital snapshot. A free app lets you edit the images, convert negatives to positives, and stitch several image frames into a panorama. You can even convert a series of stills into a stop-motion video! A great way to preserve family photos, or as a tool for photographers who prefer working with film. Made in China.

Click here for compatible phone models. Please note that this list is not comprehensive - even if your phone is not listed it might work! Use the guidelines at right for help, or feel free to reach out to us.

Visit the blog to see us test the Smartphone Film Scanner in our Gift Lab!

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Item ID
23968
Made from
plastic, electrical components
Measurements
3.5" L x 5.75" W x 2.75" D
Notes
Scanner is compatible with all 35mm film. It will work with most phones, based on the following criteria:
The width of your phone should be greater than 47mm (1.85 in)
If your Smartphone has a lens at the center, your phone should be no wider than 94mm (3.70 in)
If your Smartphone has a lens at the corner, your phone should be no wider than 62mm (2.44 in)

Scanner will work with all iPhone models and most phones that have a camera in the upper side/corner or in the top-center.
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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SMARTPHONE FILM SCANNER
 
1.7

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1.0

Good idea but poor quality

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from NYC

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        Comments about SMARTPHONE FILM SCANNER:

        I ordered this as a gift for my father's birthday. He was very excited about it, as he was looking for a way to convert all of his old film and slides. However, he was extremely disappointed with the quality of the photos produced and the app that must be used, which apparently has a lot of kinks to it. I wish I had read the app's reviews before purchasing. Apparently, no one has been satisfied with this item. I went out for my dad's birthday, and he handed me the box (as, happily, it arrived with great speed!), and asked me to "get rid of it"-- now the box is sitting on my desk waiting until I can get out of work during normal business hours so I can get to a usps since the site does not preprint return labels, which is a further disappointment.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Fast shipping; unfortunately no return shipping services through retailer.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Father
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Birthday

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        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Picture Keepsake

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        from Allison Park, PA.

        About Me Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Nice size

        Cons

        • Complicated Controls
        • Ineffective

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about SMARTPHONE FILM SCANNER:

        I thought this would be a good idea to use to download all my photos. Didn't meet my expectations. I had to return it.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes, Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Child
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

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        (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        The app doesn't work

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        from Chicago, IL

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        • Unique

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use
        • The App Doesn't Work

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          Comments about SMARTPHONE FILM SCANNER:

          I was so disappointed that the app doesn't work. I was so excited to give this as a gift. Do you know when the app will be updated again to support the functionality and stop crashing?

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes, Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Father
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Birthday

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