Do you have rolls and rolls of processed films waiting to be scanned, but you can’t attend to it because your flatbed scanner doesn’t support film? Well, PetaPixel says you can work with that scanner if you have a large-screen mobile phone or tablet! Find out how in this article!
If you have rolls and rolls of processed films that haven’t been scanned yet, it’s best not to keep them waiting. Get that flatbed scanner of yours and turn it on. What, it’s not film-compatible? PetaPixel says that's not an excuse, as you can scan your film strips with it perfectly fine.
It’s simple: take your film strip and place it on the scanner mirror. Next, if you have a large-screen mobile phone or a tablet computer, you need to somehow make the screen go completely white (a “flashlight” app could do the trick). Once you’re done with that, place it facedown over the film strip, and scan as usual. All you have to do next is to invert the result if you’re scanning negative film.
Or, you can try the other nifty and more analogue way that PetaPixel found before this one.
So, what do you think? Show us your results if you decide to try this tip out!