For the artsy and tech-savvy photographer in you!
Use your iPhone or your iPad to capture stunningly artistic slit-scan images. ScanCamera acts like a scanner, enabling you to sweep an image from your iPhone’s video camera to capture astonishing shots. There is an infinite number of effects that can be created, thanks to how you move your device and the angle with which you sweep the image. The only limit is your photographer’s imagination!
ScanCamera enables you to:
• Create never-before-seen textures and visual effects using slit-scan technique.
• Optional import module (iOS8 only), to perform slit-scan on a video imported from your camera roll.
• Create images at resolution of 1920 x 6480 with full HD devices and 3840 x 12960 with 4k UHD devices.
• Record fast moving objects at speed up to 240fps, depending on device capability.
• Play with non-linear panoramas.
• Capture video frames to transform them into entirely new photographic masterpieces.
• Sweep your device to flip, turn, and stretch your images to create works of art. Distortion and creativity go hand in hand!
• Experiment, experiment, experiment!
With ScanCamera, combine creative freedom with creative control! More features on the way, so stay tuned!

What's New

Version 1.11.1

Fix viewfinder precision problem.

Customer Reviews

Request for "turntable" mode?


Greetings developers,

This app is awesome and very practical. I used it to take a picture of a prescription bottle label by rigging up a strong light, a miniature camera tripod for the phone, and the bottle spinning on my turntable at 33 1/3 rpm.

The settings I used were:

- 60fps
- lamp mode center vertical
- scan width 16.

This yielded a scan duration of 2 seconds.

Although the label was usable and legible, there was some overlap and jagged artifacts resulting from the slight periodic difference between ScanCamera and the turntable (2.0 vs 1.8 seconds). I think it would have been improved by matching the scan speed to the rotation period of the table.

Would you consider adding a "turntable" function to the app that would raise the scan rate by 11%? Does the Apple camera API allow you to scan at 120 or 240fps?

Brad Chapman

Very fun to use and experiment with!


ScanCamera offers two distinct slit-scan modes that are very fun to use and experiment with and offer a variety of very different photographic interpretations of the scene.

In the Moving slit/lamp mode the scene is captured as though it were scanned with a flat bed scanner, moving objects get squished or stretched, and rotating objects such as many carnival rides get turned into beautiful spiral sculptures. Setting the slit to move in a direction perpendicular to the motion of the object can result in beautiful abstract images. Panning the camera side to side or up and down during the exposure can result in interesting mirroring(s) and elongations of the scene.

In the Fixed slit/lamp mode you get a result similar to panning your camera with a moving object, isolating the moving objects in the scene from the stationary background in a beautifully surreal like way. Aligning the silt across a curve in the road or railroad tracks can yield some unexpectedly stunning results too.

See the ScanCamera flickr group for examples of all the above and much more...

The new continuous shooting mode in the 1.6 update allows you to skip image review between shots, allowing you to focus on image capture and take a series of shots as quickly as possible; a small but important improvement that makes the app much more fun and rewarding to use.

After three months I'm still finding new and fun ways to use this app.

Well made app for creative photographers


II like this app. You have to be aware that this is not just another photography app with retro-looking filters to take picture of your food. ScanCamera is a different kind of tool, for those who want to experiment and take different, more artistic pictures. It records lines of pixels, basically scanning your CCD one line or column at the time, enabling you to distort the time, narrow or enlarge your field of view, etc. The concept is a bit difficult to understand until you try it. But the program is well made and the controls are intuitive so once you download it, it is a matter of seconds until you can explore the new possibilities.


David Gagnon
4.3 MB
Photo & Video
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Studio-307
In-App Purchases
  1. Video Import Module $1.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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