How can we be sure if a photo on Lomography.com was taken using an analogue or digital camera? Do we trust our eyes, camera and film tags, the photographer's categorization or is it sometimes just to close to tell? This has been a topic on Lomography for many years and now we are about to tackle this matter once and for all.
As a frequent shoutbox visitor or looking at comments on photos, you’ll probably come across the controversy that surrounds digital photos on Lomography. Especially when no camera and film tags are used, it is sometimes hard for us to tell which photo is analogue and which not.
From today on this will no longer be a problem. When you are looking at the photos in your LomoHome, you will now find that the photo description starts with either “This photo was shot on film” or “This photo was shot digitally”. This has been done automatically to all photos uploaded on Lomography by looking at the exif data of each of them. We know of course that scanners also save exif data but this is being filtered as much as possible.
For all future photos uploaded, or if your photo has been wrongly tagged as digital, we added the “Is this photo digital?” tagging option in the lab. So if your photo is analogue but has been labeled digital, you simply need to un-check this field for the photo. If you’re uploading a digital photo, please check this field and help us keep the distinction between analogue and digital photos clean on Lomography.
But we won’t stop there. Stay tuned for new ways to filter analogue and digital shots soon.