The best apps to digitize negatives from Android

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In fact, its process of development, and emulsion is a characteristic element, reproduced on many occasions for movies, but now, it can be done with a simple application. It’s not going to be the same result with a professional scanner, but it is a more accessible form of giving a second life to the negative that we have not revealed yet.

HELMUT Film Scanner

It has an algorithm that is able to apply the appropriate color to the negative that has been scanned. Based updates, the app has been cleaning up its interface, making it more minimalist, so it is very easy to handle in it and navigate through its options. Account with your own camera shutter release buttonspeeds up greatly the process.
helmut film scanner

HELMUT Film Scanner
HELMUT Film Scanner

Photo Negative Scanner

Its interface reminds a lot of Material Design, being also very minimalist. A curious detail is that, before you capture the photo, just with the app open, the camera displays the contents of the negative real-time. Once we do the photography, you can crop and select only what they want to obtain.

Photo Negative Scanner: View & Convert color film
Photo Negative Scanner: View & Convert color film

KODAK Mobile Film Scanner

The mythical company of cameras Kodak has also wanted to join the cause, a cause whose goal is to retrieve old moments that were etched in those negatives. To do this, it uses a system similar to what has already been said to this, but with two extra features. And is that the app can also scan positive and negative black-and-white.
kodak film scanner app

KODAK Mobile Film Scanner
KODAK Mobile Film Scanner

Negative Image – Invert Image

An app that uses the same methodology, although the scanning of negatives to digitize it in images, you can apply various tweaks, one of them is that has various RGB colors to give a touch different to what it was originally. In addition, it is possible to scan negatives in black-and-white, as well as edit its size.

negative image

Negative Image - Invert Image,Curve adjustment
Negative Image - Invert Image,Curve adjustment

PictoScanner

It is possible to scan positives, which are photographs of colors similar to the original portrait, negative, black-and-white negative and normal. It also has a zoom mode to expand the area that is most interesting to us might seem of the image.

PictoScanner
PictoScanner

Negative Image

We can perform both the scanning of negatives, such as the reverse path. In other words, we can choose images from the gallery and give the effect as if it were a negative. Unfortunately, this versatility is limited in its free version, so you will be required to pay if we want access to those options.
negative images

Negative Image
Negative Image

Lightbox Free

With an interface that is somewhat more precarious than the others, but with a different goal. This involves transforming the device in a slideshow, in which you can display the negative that we have, so there’s that to be confused with an editor.
lightbox free

Lightbox Free
Lightbox Free

Pixeq Effect

This app makes the totally opposite effect. Instead of scanning negatives, it applies that effect on images that have the gallery. Account with several of them, as the emulation effect ‘Cross-Process’, one of the most well-known in this range of hues.
pixeq photo effect

Pixeq Photo Effect Free
Pixeq Photo Effect Free

Photo Negative Scanner

It has various functions, like so many others that we have included in this list, allows you to both scan negatives to scan them, as to convert current images to this old format. In addition, it contains an interface quite simple and clean, nothing loaded layouts of decorative elements.
photo scanner negative

Negative Image - Photo Negative Scanner
Negative Image - Photo Negative Scanner

Image Negative Scanner

Another app that allows you to apply various filters to apply filters in the images of our gallery, in a simple way. It does so through the inversion of colors, which allows you to give you that effect you get the negative in the photos, though unfortunately, not designed to scan.
image negative scanner

Negative Image - Image Negative Scanner
Negative Image - Image Negative Scanner