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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

Hold the past, present, and future of photography in the palm of your hand. With film live-preview, gesture-controlled white balance and exposure, true-to-film presets, custom curves, batch editing and more, you’ll discover the power of your iPhone!

● Film live-preview
This camera feature provides a live preview of your subject with your selected preset applied. With this feature, you can then adjust exposure and white balance accurately and capture a photo with little to no editing needed.

● Gesture-based white balance and exposure
Set the correct white balance and exposure before you take a photo. In the camera, swipe up/down to adjust exposure and left/right to set the white balance temperature. These two key features will allow you to achieve accurately exposed photos at the moment of capture. Do this with film live-preview on and experience what we call a 'zero-click edit.'

● True-to-Film Presets
Our proprietary color science makes it so no other app can match film as accurately as Filmborn. The process involves intensive side-by-side comparisons between actual film scans from a Fuji Frontier Scanner, and identical digital images shot with the iPhone, to give our users the elegant and timeless look of real film on the iPhone.

● Highlight clipping
Preserve details in your highlights by using our highlight clipping tool. Turning on this camera tool will allow you to see in real-time where your whites/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.

● Custom Camera kit (2 additional kits available as an in-app purchase)
Personalize Filmborn with up to three custom cameras. Configure each one with a viewfinder, virtual lens, and film preset for specific uses, such as a street or portrait photography. Quickly access and switch between them.

● Curves (in-app purchase)
All-or-nothing contrast sliders just don't work so we gave you total control of tones. Custom Curves is the photo editing tool you didn't know you needed. This easy to use darkroom feature gives you independent adjustment of shadows, mid-tones, and highlights in your photos, allowing maximum creative control.

● Learn to master real film
Filmborn not only provides the most accurate film matching of any mobile photography app, but it also includes education about how to shoot film. To access this content, press and hold on any film preset button in the camera or darkroom.

● Last photo review
Quickly and easily preview the previous photo you took without leaving the camera. Press and hold your thumb on the library icon in the bottom right of the camera. The last photograph will pop up. Release your thumb from the screen to exit the preview.

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

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


What's New

Version 1.3

This release includes iPhone X support, as well as further improvements to speed and performance. Thank you for your support of Filmborn!

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5

46 Ratings

46 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.

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.


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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