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Any news on Android update.
Hi Jackson, I'm very sorry about that! A new beta build is on the way and should be available in the next 36 hours or so (pending Apple review).
Hey Abe my beta app says it expired how do I update it
I'm so sorry for letting the build expire, that was completely my fault. I'm submitting a new beta build to Apple today, it should be available in the next 24-48 hours. My apologies for the downtime!
Hi T. P.,
Thanks for that open feedback. I understand exactly how you feel. It's been a long project, and I wish I could make it go faster. But that's just how software projects go sometimes, you just have to keep pressing on through the challenging parts to get to the end. I haven't forgotten about Android - making FilmLab work well across platforms is a big part of my daily work. Hang in there a bit longer, FilmLab 1.0 is going to happen! :)
I just had the perfect project for FilmLab. I went to login to my Test Flight version and it had expired. Any idea on when a new beta will be available, or the app itself?
I am (a little) disappointed how this project evolve and the lack of communication lately. There should be an update but that announcement was long ago without any update or what so ever! And it looks like apples are more popular in development then android. Wish to see finally an useful (working!) android update, not to forget the apple eaters. Your turn Abe!
This app is constantly crashing and closing when I try to use it.
iPhone running iOS 11.4
Is this a known issue and do you get crash reports from TestFlight?
My wife needed to look at a 35mm slide, so I tried... it just showed the camera and, no options visible, inverted the colors treating it as a negative. How can I tell the app whether it’s a slide or a neg? Any news on a user guide yet?
Any news on the Android update.
Hi Abe , i changed my mobile from iPhone 5 to iPhone 6 , how can i change film lab app ? its showing must purchase from App Store.
Hi Abe, how are things going? Any news regarding the next update? It's still unusable on my galaxy s7 edge. Thought there would be an update a while ago?!
Some sort of lens attachment for slides / negs would be great. The sensor / lens and now your software is there.
@pixy, looks like that's a bug in 0.3.2. I'm working on a fix!
I've been experimenting with a few options for close up lenses, and will have some info to report soon! The short version is that most clip-on macro lenses designed for phones have too much magnification to be useful for typical 35mm or medium format images. But I'm getting promising results using diopters and close-up filters. I just don't have a good way to attach them to the phone, so I have to hold them in place manually.
Not sure anyone uses the app like I do. I like to take photos of the negatives first with my camera app (iso) and then convert it with Filmlab. It's more time efficient when you need to shoot alot of negatives. But after the recent update, the app crashes as soon as I select the images from filmlab. I've tried to uninstall and reinstall the app, still no luck. Does anyone have the same issue?
Has anyone (Abe?) found a suitable close-up lens solution?
@abe Samsung Galaxy S7
Thank you Abe !
@Vicente - which Android device are you using? I've been ordering more test devices so I can track down the bugs, and I'll add your model if I haven't already. Thanks!
@Fearlessleader - I need to finish the next round of UI updates before I work on the documentation. The UI should start to stabilize over the next 6 weeks, and once that's done I'll start putting together a user guide for FilmLab. For now, to save your image look for the export button (it's a little up-arrow coming out of a box). Thanks for supporting my work on FilmLab!
Still have not had any type of access to this app. Installed as per the instructions and never got a functioning update like the instructions say. Have the same flashing screen that does nothing.
I finally had some stuff to digitize. The iOS app runs, takes a pic, lets me try to crop the very weird looking image... but I can’t figure out how to save it. Some help button or howto’s sure is necessary. How DO you use it?
I'll send you a new TestFlight email now. Your iPad pro should be supported, please let me know if you run into problems! Thanks.
... in a while
I'll check back in whle
Hello Mr Abe,
I got an email to test the version 0.2.2 (6), but no redeem code to update the app,
I stoped using the app since several months since I can't get it to work on my iphone 5 and ipad pro on ios 11. I would like to try a new version to see if I have more chance this time, could you send me a code please ?
Thanks for getting in touch. You're not doing anything wrong. All the problems you describe come from one component of FilmLab, which is the automatic frame detection. And you're correct in your observation that this hasn't improved at all since the very first beta release. I've been working on some of the other major systems that make up FilmLab (such as color conversion, raw processing, and hardware support), and haven't been able to spend any time on the automatic frame detection yet. But I understand that this makes the app feel kind of broken, and I can't wait to fix it!
Thanks for your patience so far - this is a really big project! Sometimes I feel crazy to be tackling it as a one-man team, but the support of backers like you is making it possible.
(I'll send this reply via email as well in case you don't get it here).
@Steph thanks for letting me know, that's helpful to know that both the S5 and S8 had the same focus issue. I'll be getting back to Android autofocus in the next few weeks... getting autofocus to work reliably on all phones is turning out to be surprisingly tricky.
I haven't been paying a lot of attention to news and communications, but up to now, and similar to what I observed from the very first release, the App remains non functional for me.
Previously had an iPhone 6, now iPhone X:
- no problem for install
- app launches fine to a full screen photo preview without any menus
- when i move the camera above a negative on a light frame, I always get the same: some recognition and conversion to real colors, then immediately loss of focus and colors, return to blue-ish color
- when i try to move the camera closer or farther, focus changes and colors are reshuffled, sometime coming back to real color, but never stabilized and impossible to capture any image of real color photo
Result: I have up to now had zero success in capturing ANY picture from a negative film with this App at any stage of development
So I guess I am too missing something here, but can't figure out what.
Thanks for help
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Hi Abe, I had a galaxy s5 but recently upgraded to galaxy s8 same results.
Hey Steph, what model phone do you have?
Hey guys am I doing something wrong? I've got an Android and I'm up to date but this isn't really work at all... I cant seem to focus and the quality looks pretty bad. Help?
A fresh build is being reviewed by Apple as we speak – it should be ready tomorrow. I apologize for letting the old build expire, that was my fault! If that's creating a hardship for anybody and you absolutely need a working build in the next 24 hours, let me know and I can get you developer access (there will just be a few hoops to jump through).
The large color changes I've been working on aren't quite stable enough to release, so for this build I just fixed a couple of bugs, and added iPhone X fullscreen support.
FilmLab beta on IOS has expired and still no update about the app. What happened ?
Is it possible to receive a working version via TestFlight for the new iPhone X?
IOS version is about to expire in 6 days, any news for the update ?
@Andreas, you can certainly switch to Android, I'll contact you to get the details I need.
According to TestFlight, you have the latest beta installed now - were you able to figure it out?
Thanks for letting me know. I'm still working through some issues on specific Android phones. I'll see if I can get my hands on a Pixel 2 XL for testing.
The control you mention over color, etc. is still in development, but I hope to have it in a build soon.
Finally, I haven't created documentation for the current builds, as the user interface is still changing quite a bit - but when working properly it should basically be: tap the frame you want to capture, then edit.
Hi Abbe, i admire you for all the work you have with developing the app and answering all the messages.
I did not get a link. What should I do
I'm an iOS backer, just my iPhone broke and I replaced it with an Android. Any chance I can switch to Android?
I suppose I am something of a moving target, when this project began I was on a Moto X Force running Marshmallow, and then I upgraded to Nougat. Now I am on a Pixel 2 XL with Oreo and this app has never seemed to work properly for me. I have not seen any instructions for how the app should work, or what controls I have, so maybe some of it is just me but on my latest device (the Pixel 2 XL) the screen is blank, then when I tap the screen I get one shot...there is no live display, no way that I can see to toggle negative/positive, BW/Color, or to adjust color in any way. I have read the FAQ but that does't have any answers, is there a tutorial or help file?
I think you might still be using an older build. Can you try installing the latest build from TestFlight? According to Apple it won't expire for another 24 days (and I promise there will be a new build available before then).
Mine says Beta has expired on IOS. Please advise.
Found the new vers, loaded via google play to my One Plus 1 and it runs for one shot then goes blank/black and seems to freeze. The one shot I did get has a 1 inch wide green band on it.
Whens the next update?
Have you tried the macro lenses yet?
Hi Abe , I am a iOS backer , Still i have not received a link from your side , Can you send the link ?
Thanks in advance.
Any news ? You said there will be update IOS ?