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Virtual Screen Light Box

Most Lomographers use scanners as a part of their daily lives, some of us on the other hand have to make up new was to digitalize our precious analogue shots - in any scanning case it is necessary to have a good light source! My tip, use your computer screen and try different background to experiment with your photo results.

As we scan our films, always it’s a good idea to have a good light box. Those lucky enough to have one, made the most, but those who do not have one, no need to despair … can do several things, one the most fun, is “DidItYourself” one, it’s easy and fast, but for those who are not very handyman, there is a very very easy solution, because one of the best light boxes that we find is very close to us! Indeed, in front of you now. Your computer screen.

Something as simple as filling the screen with a white image to avoid the losing of your eyes, and let you stop making weird faces when you looking at your films through the light of the bedside lamp, ceiling, or window of the room. So, on this simple premise, I programmed a small website in flash, very easy, since all it does is fill the screen with white. The added extra that I done is that simply by pressing the arrow keys on the keyboard, change the color of the screen, when we need a little contrast on the image for details. So you need only to open your browser at same time that you’re in a scanning program, and to alternate between the two … and that’s it!. And for those who have limited connection, you also can download from the Web to have it locally on your computer. Here are their links:

The Light Box flash site

Light Box for your PC, zip file.

written by sinvertigo


  1. vicuna


    great idea!! thanks for that! :))

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  2. kdstevens


    You know what? This is great! I always struggle with this.. This is good stuff!

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  3. goldie


    You are a clever, much apriciated - thanks

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  4. ahleng90


    thanks!thanks!thanks! :D

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  5. wuxiong


    wow. great clever idea. That's the most amazing part about this lomo community. full of so many creative people....thanks for sharing....

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  6. qrro


    easy + useful = great!

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  7. don_giovanni


    Thx to this I just noticed that my first film had a lot more photos than what I got from the shop. WTF

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