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Miss the Darkroom? Thereís an app for that!
« on: December 28, 2017, 05:08:38 PM »

Since this morning, Iíve been having fun with an app called Darkr. It emulates well large format film photography, complete with swings and tilts, different black-and-white films and filters. It also emulates a wet darkroom with test strips and multigrade contrast filters, burning, dodging and toning.

I particularly liked the upside-down-and-backwards groundglass large format view, complete with grid etchings and a focussing loupe. It reminded me of the importance of abstract viewing to actually seeing positional and tonal relationships. While I donít miss the dust, chemicals and water usage of 4x5 work, I do miss the whole groundglass viewing experience.

Iíve written a blog post where I explain more and encourage you to check it out for iPad and iPhone. Itís free, but the $3.99 in-app purchase unlocks some of the options those of us who used (use) large format cameras will be familiar with.
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Re: Miss the Darkroom? Thereís an app for that!
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2017, 05:33:34 PM »

With that and a tray of stop bath (for the aroma), I'd be in heaven!   :D
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Re: Miss the Darkroom? Thereís an app for that!
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2017, 05:36:29 PM »

The youngsters are probably completely baffled by this...
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Re: Miss the Darkroom? Thereís an app for that!
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2017, 07:36:28 PM »

The youngsters are probably completely baffled by this...
I have considered using print tongs to remove prints from my Epson printer.   ;)
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Re: Miss the Darkroom? Thereís an app for that!
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2017, 12:10:10 PM »

Open a bottle of cider vinegar - instant stop bath aroma!   ;D
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Re: Miss the Darkroom? Thereís an app for that!
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2017, 05:10:03 PM »

Open a bottle of cider vinegar - instant stop bath aroma!   ;D
Yup. That's the stuff. Just keep it a little ways away from the keyboard.
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Re: Miss the Darkroom? Thereís an app for that!
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2017, 05:52:44 PM »

Yup. That's the stuff. Just keep it a little ways away from the keyboard.

Forget the smell and the vinegar; Iíll take the cider!
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