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‘The emulation here of actual photographic film may be the best around, even compared to stalwarts like Hipstamatic and VSCO’– PC Magazine.

Filmborn is a powerful, easy-to-use camera and photo editor, designed to be the best photography app for anyone with an iPhone.

Easily shoot perfectly exposed photos that need little to no post editing. Filmborn's innovative camera features gesture control of white balance and exposure, while also allowing you to select and view our film presets applied in-camera before you take a picture.

If post editing is needed, use the intuitive controls within the Film, Develop, and Alter panels of the apps Darkroom.


Preview your subject with your film preset of choice applied in real-time. Know it’s right before you take a photo.

GESTURE-BASED WHITE BALANCE/EXPOSURE Swipe up or down to adjust exposure and left to right to set the white balance. These two key features will allow you to take correctly exposed photos.

The look of real film is timeless; your photos should be, too. Filmborn presets are unmatched in film emulation accuracy.

Create and save pre-configured cameras kits for uses such as portrait or street photography. Access and switch kits effortlessly to shoot more efficiently and consistently. The purchase of Filmborn includes a slot to set up one kit. Purchase two more slots as an in-app purchase. Reconfigure and save-over kits anytime.

While composing your shot, see where highlights are being blown out and replaced by pure white. Swipe down in the viewfinder to lower exposure and bring detail back into the highlights.

Quickly copy edits from one photo and paste to one or more of your photographs in the Library. Learn more in the Library Manual, found on the settings page.

Discover everything Filmborn can do. Available from the Settings page.

Learn best uses of our digital films; the simple steps to shooting real film, and more. To access this content, press and hold on each film preset button in the Camera or Darkroom.

Quickly preview your last photo within the camera. Press and hold your thumb on the library icon in the bottom right. Release your thumb from the screen to exit the review.

Join our Filmborn Community on Facebook for even more photography content, education, and contests.

Have any questions or feature suggestions? Contact us from the settings panel of Filmborn!


What's New

Version 1.3.1

Filmborn has been updated to solve cropping issues on the iPhone X, 8 and 7 models, and improve performance and speed throughout the app!

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5

9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Best + Request


Great app, film emulations, easy to use, etc.

Hanging for some updates - More films, grain options, pushed options, portrait mode.

It’s great that there is a section/info/tutorial about the film but maybe be nice to also have a little section/tutorial on editing the film emulations of the app (different to the how to use the tools section in settings).

Anyway, some requests please - could we have the photo selector window show the order of photos like the camera roll and other apps. Don’t really know why it’s not when all others are. I’ve retouched some photos on another app from months ago and exported it for filmborn. It’s the latest ones in the camera roll but in filmborn I have to scroll back all the way up and look for them. At least an option in the settings if there is a purpose for the ordering.

Could we also have a flash/torch ON option 😊

Thanks guys! Love the app ✌🏼



Love this app, really emulates the colours of these film really well compared to VSCO and other film emulating apps.

ONE THING! PLEASE ADD A FILM GRAIN OPTION! this is one of the main aspects of what makes film look like film! I always have to save the photo on this app, then go to VSCO to add grain. PLEASE ADD ADJUSTABLE FILM GRAIN IN NEXT UPDATE !!!

It’s Alright.


I feel as though VSCO can offer more presets than filmborn. You can also use After light and have more options for lesser price. I purchased this for $4.49 AUD and I’m not sure if it’s worth or not at this stage.

Hoping for more updates later and probably options.


Mastin Labs Inc.
147 MB
Photo & Video
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Wi-Fi (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation) and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Mastin Labs Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. Curves Tool $2.99
  2. Additional Custom Kits $1.49
  3. Rangefinder $1.49


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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