The New LomoScanner 2 for iOS

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The new and much improved LomoScanner2!

I reviewed the first iOS scanner in August of 2013. You can read what I thought about the film scanner then here.

The launch of the LomoScanner App 2 is much improved IMHO – and why do I think this? Well firstly, it’s so much faster to use and the app menu is easier and more intuitive than the previous version. It now has manual controls for exposure, brightness, contrast and temperature, giving you more control over how your individual images look and feel.

You can zoom in and out by pinching the screen to select the area you wish to capture – so you have a choice to keep the film borders…

…or not to keep the film borders!

The panorama stitching feature is improved, and you have the ability to scan LomoKino movies as well – which is super cool. You can email your newly scanned images and save to camera roll! You can share your new scans instantly.

Just in case you have never used this scanner before or you maybe need a quick reminder on how to use it then please take a look at this link. This guide will give you the history behind the creation of this film scanner phone app and also show you how to use it.

All in all, I think it’s a great, slick, fast, and more feature-rich improvement to the Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner.

Total Awesomeness! So what are you waiting for? Shooooo get going and try it for yourself!

You can download the app for free! Click here


written by scootiepye on 2014-05-01 #gear #review #scootiepye #testing #ios #lomoscanner2 #phone-film-scanner


  1. ntulini
    ntulini ·

    One of the (many) problems of the app was the white balance. It would have been nice if the author had included some pictures showing real life colors.

  2. scootiepye
    scootiepye ·

    @ntulini by all means test the new LomoScanner2 app - take some examples of 'real life 'colours' and post up your findings - we are a community after all :) Do you bit also :)

    White balancing a scanned film is so individualistic - all scanner nuance adjustments are subject to personal preferences - we all have our way and own view of what we wish to create by how our images look - after all - that's what makes us individually unique. I am not a believer in a baseline standard. I like to blow my whites right out if I am developing the film myself - that might not be your personal preference. The solution is just try it for yourself? If you do let me take a peak at what you come up with please?

  3. ntulini
    ntulini ·

    @scootiepye my comment was not meant to be a complaint. By using the previous app, I faced the problem of setting a reasonably balanced blend of colours. The old app is so poor that I ended up not using it. I agree that color balancing has a degree of personal choice, but that seems to me in addition to a reasonable correct balance setting that should work well by default. Then if you prefer to change it, it's your choice. After all (without criticism) I thought that the pictures you posted are not a significant example to see how the new app behaves in terms of color balancing.

  4. scootiepye
    scootiepye ·

    @ntulini Right I totally agree with you - it would have been easier to see a comparison on a non X pro set of shots. I'll try and dig out some non ex pro negs - I can't promise but I will try.

    Maybe you can test the new LomoScanner2 app out also ? as I said and post up some of your own non x pro scans?


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