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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

3.6 out of 5

60 Ratings

60 Ratings

My GO TO phone camera!

Mac Canon

I had several camera apps on my phone and this is now the only one I use. I deleted the others off my phone. I still occasionally use one other editing program when I want a slight tweak that this app doesn't give me, but this app does the majority of the work with one push of a button. I love the curves feature also. Yes it cost a few dollars for that add on feature, but it cost less than one latte. LOVE IT!!!

I will note that this has NEVER ONCE caused my battery life to be drained and it has NEVER ONCE crashed for me. So I'm not sure what some other reviewers are referring to. I'm using a 6S right now if that makes a difference.

Unacceptable framing problems


Bought, used a two times, deleted. I set the camera for square photography, every picture I took, the image wasn’t what it showed on the viewfinder screen. Completely unacceptable! Deleted it soon after. I have 30 years of professional camera experience on movie sets. Looked through viewfinders since the late 60’s. Don’t like the bait and switch upgrades. Really, at that price point u want my time upgrading filters??? Just sell the whole package and let me get on with my life.

Developer Response

Hi! I'm sorry you had a bad experience with framing. Our framing became misaligned with the latest iOS update and since then we have fixed this issue with the current version.

All of our current filters are free, the only major in-app upgrades are the Tone Curve, Rangefinder, and Additional Camera Kits. If you are having trouble accessing any of our filters please let us know!

One MAJOR flaw...


The controls, film options, and editing tools are all great, far beyond that of the standard camera app. However, that TERRIBLE shutter noise won’t go away, even when I mute the volume! Even the default camera app allows this. Yes, I have tried toggling “Volume Shutter Release” in settings, no dice. The shutter noise is both an abomination as well as a security issue. 2 stars until this is fixed.

Developer Response


The only way to turn off the shutter noise it to mute your iphone. We will look into adding a mute shutter only mode. Thanks!


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, 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 (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, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Mastin Labs Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. Curves Tool $1.99
  2. Additional Custom Kits $0.99
  3. Rangefinder $0.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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