FilmLab app upgraded to 2.5

Film digitization app FilmLab has been updated to version 2.5. FilmLab 2.5 for iOS is out already, and betas for Mac and Windows are available for download., with plans for the final 2.5 desktop release soon, and the Android version in early 2023.

The most requested feature for FilmLab on mobile was a crop tool, and with FilmLab 2.5 the company added two ways to crop scans. When scanning with a phone on a stand, use the square crop tool for lightning-fast crop adjustments. When scanning freehand, use the corners tool to crop while correcting for perspective.

The camera in FilmLab 2.5 also got smarter. First, tap to set which film format you’re scanning (like 35mm, 6×6, or 4×5), then choose which of your phone’s cameras to use, and tell FilmLab if a macro lens adapter is in use. FilmLab will calculate the combined optics of the built-in camera and macro lens and show frame lines for optimal scanning.

FilmLab Desktop 2.5 now includes a folder view with thumbnails, so you can do batch edits and exports instead of working with one image at a time, and now include the same crop and perspective correction tools as the mobile app. The app saves all your edits non-destructively as sidecar files, so you can pick up where you left off and re-edit your scans any time.

FilmLab Desktop 2.5 has lots of other improvements too, including:

  • Support for more image formats, including Fuji GFX raw files and Panasonic S1R multi-shot raw files
  • Native Apple M1 support
  • Faster image loading
  • Support for more graphics cards, especially older Intel-integrated cards
  • Stability improvements and bug fixes

To commemorate the release, the company is running a big sale to celebrate the 2.5 release: 30% off a lifetime, one-time-purchase bundle license. This includes free upgrades for life to the desktop and mobile apps.