Here are some findings on the beta app v0.1.1
A3 Vario LED light pad
Kodak Portra 400 135
Kodak Ultramax 400 135
Kodak Colorplus 200 135
Negatives in PrintFile sleeve on light pad
Filmlab screen capture - unable to recognise frames when negatives placed together
I normally lay a complete negative out on the light box and take a contact sheet image with a DSLR. You can see in the image I am using printfile clear sleeves which also helps to keep the negative flat without much loss of quality.
With the images together like this Filmapp cannot recognise the frames, so I have to remove from the sleeves, separate and scan one strip at a time. It would certainly be easier if I could scan as I have the negs in the sleeves.
Single film strip on light pad
With a single strip layer out as the image above things work better and I am able to capture a frame. The app frequently fails to crop the frame correctly as the following images:
App capture output
Sometimes it grabs the frame correctly
The app usually fails to crop the frame correctly: some examples…
I have had some frames that no matter how many times I try the app cannot ever grab the frame correctly. I might expect this if there is a lot of dark area at the edge of the frame, but in the following example it should be easy enough to grab:
And finally, here are the success stories
In summary, when it works, it’s great fun to use. Can’t wait to see this develop into a usable app as I have lots of negatives to scan and my Plustek scanner in much too slow to use.
Really looking forward to a way of creating contact sheets. For me it would be good to be able to quickly grab each image from a negative so I can import to photos and print a contact sheet from the Mac.
Best of luck with the app development,