A lovely little app that brings the joy of film to the iPhone.

Unlike most digital cameras, Thirty Six doesn’t allow you to peek at the photos you just snapped until you are ready to develop the 36-exposure roll (or if you want to shoot square, a 12-exposure roll).

Why would we do such a thing?

Well, we think slowing down the process and having you think about what you want to shoot will make you a better photographer.

Once you’ve finished your roll, the selection process begins.

Traditionally with film this would be done with a contact sheet. With a simple double touch, you select a photo you like, and triple touch for a photo you love.

Who knew that a few taps on the screen could be so much fun?

Once you're done selecting, you can then share it with friends via email, Facebook and Twitter, of course. And now you can even back it all up to Dropbox and sync it with Adobe Lightroom via Adobe Creative Cloud.

What's New

Version 3.5.4

Fixed permissions issue (crash) while trying to save to the Camera Roll.

Ratings and Reviews

A clever concept!


If you miss the days of black-and-white film cartridges, and that rush of running into the darkroom to see how your shots came out, then this is the app for you. Rather than shoot-and-review, with Thirty Six you shoot and shoot … and shoot, until you've finished a virtual roll of 36 exposures. Then you sit back and watch what develops. The coolest part? You even get an old-school contact sheet of your shots, from which you can choose your favorite frames.

brings the art back to pocket photography


I use this app every day. The concept is to restrict your instant access to the digital images you take, giving them more value and adding an element of chance back into taking a shot. A wonderful app which I hope they continue to improve

What Happened ?

Optical Journalist

I've had this app for a few weeks and have loved it , until this morning. Used the app perfectly last night, go to use it this morning and where I should get a live view of what I'm aiming at, I get the example photo from the app(the one used here on iTunes). I try to take a photo anyway and nothing is there to develop. I've uninstalled and reinstalled 3 times, same result . Please fix this because I really enjoy this app and hate looking like a jerk to the people I've recommended it to. Once this issue is fixed, I'll be happy to give it a 5 . Oh and the issue of the app crashing when you adjust your film settings.....fix that as well. I'm using an iPhone 6s Plus . Thanks !


Iconocode Ltd
46.4 MB
Photo & Video
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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  • Family Sharing

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

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