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Bring your memories back to life with just a smartphone!
Love looking at your old films, but tired of messy wires and bulky scanning equipment? Skip the expensive fees and keep things simple with the KODAK Mobile Film Scanner. On the surface, it’s a cute little box. But put it together, place your smartphone on top, and old photographs ‘go digital’ in seconds. Our handy scanner is crafted of light cardboard, making it easy to fold down into a small, compact package for portable ease. A built-in LED backlight also helps illuminate your old 35mm films and slides, while the dedicated KODAK Mobile Film Scanner app lets you control everything and edit images on your smartphone screen. For a handy little homemade scanner—it’s surprisingly functional! Whether you’re chilling at home or playing around on your lunchbreak, personal media conversion doesn’t have to be so serious. Choose the easiest, most affordable way to play with the past. Add a KODAK Mobile Film Scanner to your cart—and step back in time today!
How to Enjoy
For decades, old 35mm slides and negatives were difficult to view, time-consuming to develop, and expensive to save. Now, the innovative KODAK brand brings photo scanning into the 21st century! This simple little gadget makes it possible to see, edit, save and share old film photographs in a matter of seconds.
Requiring no fancy interfaces, software, cameras or conversion equipment, the scanner digitizes all your 35mm black and white and color negatives with incredible ease and efficiency. There’s just one simple requirement: you need a smartphone! Note that app compatibility and functionality vary by device.
Talk about a thoughtful gift! Instead of investing in professional scanning equipment, this amazing toy makes the perfect starter scanner. It’s great for flipping through old films and slides on a rainy day, sharing a couple of childhood photos on social media, or showing your children and grandchildren the ways of the world—way back then!
Finished your trip down memory lane? The tiny scanner is made of lightweight, durable cardboard (be gentle!) and folds down easily for storage and travel. When you’re done scanning, collapse the smartphone seat and film tray into a cute, compact box, slip in your pocket, and be on your way. It really is a pleasure to play with!
Use the free app to rotate, crop, filter, adjust color and contrast, and so much more. Results will vary depending on the specific camera, slide quality, auto-focus and smartphone type. Have fun, play around, and see if you can create a picture-perfect image to warm the hearts of family and friendsRead more
Stories to tell. Stuff to show.
At KODAK, we know your memories mean everything. The Mobile Film Scanner strives to bring the past to the masses, simplifying the scanning process so you can experience yesterday without complicating today.
A step up from your homemade scanner! Ours has a built-in lamp for subtle illumination. Insert 2 AA batteries and flip the switch.
Scan 35mm black and white and color negatives or color slide positives. Select film type via the app; no adapters necessary.
Place your smartphone’s lens over the hole and tap the screen to focus! Images appear on the screen for instant viewing.
No need to save photos on your computer or SD card. The app has a ‘Share’ icon so you can post in one easy step.
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What You Get
My mom passed away about 5 years ago and my dad has taken it so hard that he threw out all the family photos so he wouldn’t be reminded of her. Luckily, he found the negatives, so I’ve been digitizing them.
I was looking for a film scanner and after searching thru dedicated scanners costing from under $70 to over $140, settled on this device. I imagined that using the much more powerful electronics in a modern mobile phone and its 12 megapixel camera should yield as good if not better results.
A problem with all-in-one slide scanners is that the inexpensive ones have mediocre cameras, and the ones with good cameras are, well, expensive. Fortunately, Kodak (which was late to the digital photography revolution) recognized that today’s phone cameras are very good, and that we duffers just need something to do a hundred or two slides or negatives. The Kodak Mobile Phone Film scanner fits that niche. You could build your own scanner, but they’ve put the parts together in a convenient package. Just position the slide over the mini light-table, point the camera through the hole in the cardboard, and click.
I purchased this hoping to scan a large collection of slides using my Iphone 6. I found it impossible to center and focus any of my slides. It seems the problem is the contrast between the slide's frame and the actual slide. The contrast "slider" in the Kodak Mobil Film Scanner ap didn't help. I wasn't able to get anything other than washed-out fuzzy blobs, so I returned the scanner for a refund.
It worked to read my 35 year old negatives. Not as high quality as having them processed but alot easier. Plus I can use it over and over for other negatives. My only grief with it is that you really need to be in a dark place to get the best results.
I really like Kodak brand products! This device really shocked me, I was not sure if it would perform the task at hand, but it really surmounted my expectations! I need a larger machine to accomplish the task for the the amount of negatives I need to print pictures of, and I need one that I can hook up to a printer, but it works great the view of the negative has a lot to due with your electronic device as to how clear the picture comes out, and wipe your negative with a chemical and lent free tissue or cloth to clear it of any dust, but you won't be disappointed, the quality is amazing for the price!!
This thing is blurry and it takes the picture of the cardboard frame on a slide.
Quick, good quality scans that are easy to share. Nice editing tools. Easy to set up and use. Convenient storage.
The item works well, it is just carboard and a light. You place your cell phone on the top with a light shining through the slide and then take the picture. Simple right? A light and a piece of printer paper to defuse the light would do the same thing. Still it does work, but it is too expensive for what is supplied.
I do not like this product is cardboard yet it is very cute it's very difficult give you and negative correctly put together which is easy as 1 2 3 put the batteries in turned on to switch downloaded the app to make it work put the phone on top push the correct negative her colour negative it took a picture but it's very faint and very blurry it does not download the full picture onto your phone it is very tiny you cannot make it bigger is very blurry not focus I will not buy again although Kodak it's a good product but I do not recommend it
I was surprised and disappointed with results using iPhone 11 Pro Max. Returned and purchased electronic type scanner with built in screen. More expensive but results so very much better it was worth the extra cost.
Very simple product - easy to use - Quality is o.k. - I did about 100 slides in 20 minutes. But then you have to put them on your computer and crop them etc - For the price, this is a great option. Most places that will digitalize slides for you will charge about $.99 per slide. So by doing the basic modifications yourself, this pays for itself after your first batch of slides.
I was able to quickly transfer slides that I haven’t seen for at 40 years and more onto my smart phone.