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Over 2.5 million downloads

Featured on Today's tab in several countries and is the perfect app for learning photography.

"Darkr actually taught us how to frame pictures better"
- AppleInsider


Have you ever dreamt of trying an old darkroom, but don't have the equipment nor the time?

Now you can, and without getting wet.


DARKROOM
In a fun and intuitive way you will pick the strip that has the best time and contrast.
And just like a real darkroom, you can make parts of the image brighter and darker by blocking or adding more light to the image.

You will be presented in a very easy way with lots of tutorials on how to use the tools.

The images will only be in black and white (but you may tone them).


DARKROOM FEATURES
+ Develop either your images from your camera-roll or taken by the Large-Format camera
+ Only Black & White
+ Stripes - As in a real darkroom you'll have to find the best strip. It will be challenging, fun and very powerful
+ Crop / Rotate - Both crop and rotate the image in the same tool
+ Dodge - Make a selected part of the image brighter.
+ Burn - Make a selected part of the image darker
+ Blur - Enhance the background with some beautiful blurriness.
+ Tone - Tone the images with various strength. The toners that can be used are Selenium, Cyanotype and Sepia.
+ Layers - You can add as many effects as you want. Each effect will be treated as a layer that can be edited, deleted and changed its visibility.
+ Zoom - You can zoom the image ten times. This will make it really easy to make the detailed work.
+ OpenGL - Darkr uses OpenGL, the drawing is fast and very fluid.


CAMERA
By shooting with a large-format camera where the image is upside-down you will actually get more control over the image.
The camera is only manual and back in the old days you could not even zoom with the camera, you had to walk.

You will be forced to slow down the process and by doing so, your photographs will be so much better.

At first it may feel a bit odd to look at the upside-down image and it can even be a bit challanging to know if you should move the camera to the left or right when framing the image.
Sometimes you will even laugh at yourself, but the more you use it, the less you will even have to think about it.


MORE CAMERA-MODELS
Darkr has now added two more camera-models.
+ Medium-format which will produce a square image and just as the large-format camera it is manual.
+ Small-format which is a real basic point and shoot camera where you pretty much only shoot at what you see. Nothing to set up with, nor zoom.


CAMERA FEATURES
+ Manual - Just as in a real old analog camera, it is only manual
+ Shutter / ISO - You will set these individually
+ Focus - With a beautiful crafted loupe, you will get full control over the sharpness
+ Tilt / Shift - Just as a large-format camera you will be able to straight up any lines
+ 4x5" - The negative's size will be in the 4x5-ratio as the most popular large-format camera does


SHARE
You can naturally share both the negatives and prints.
You can optimize the resolution to lots of social media's sites like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter


SUPPORT
We are eager to hear from you. We just love to hear both good stuff and bad stuff.
And it's much likely that your opinion will be added into the next update.
Please don't hesitate to contact us at:
support@miiam.net

What’s New

Version 5.1

Fixed some issues where sometimes the cameras didn't saved the snapped images

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
616 Ratings

616 Ratings

Editors' Notes

We love modern tools for taking and editing photos, but there’s something magical about old-school darkroom techniques. Darkr blends these two worlds, letting you use classic photo development tricks like dodging and burning—not as alarming as they sound, really—to enhance your digital images. The results feel like our own handcrafted photographic art.

weucfda ,

Great App but ....

Love this app. Slows down shooting and developing the image which in today’s point and shoot everything is simply brilliant. My only criticism is the pocket camera. View finder too small and it’s just not worthy of this app. I would love to see a modern 6x7 or 645 format camera with auto / manual modes and a normal viewfinder image. In the meantime stick with the 6x6 camera and have fun. If you have done traditional wet chemistry B&W then the app is very intuitive, if not then the tutorials are a good place to start and just experiment. I don’t normally review apps but this one is unique, fun and creates great images. 5 out of 5 from me.

gnozu ,

Comprehensive. Different.

I started my photographic life back in the days of film and darkrooms. Hours spent in a red safelight gloom, the familiar smells of developer and vinegary stop bath filling the air... Each shot hard-won and satisfyingly crafted.

So trying to recreate some of that magic on an iPhone seems like a great idea.

The app certainly offers lots of control over your photos: different contrast, dodging, burning etc. The paid version offers different films, and tones. However I found the interface a bit confusing and overly fiddly at times. What are layers?

The cameras are a nice touch for high levels of control. I don’t know how often I’d use them but they’re a nice addition to the paid version.

Somehow I came away feeling that you’re never going to recreate a darkroom without being a bit gimmicky. The darkroom really just lets you control contrast and exposure, which you could do with sliders. Perhaps better to just offer great B&W editing controls (there aren’t really any great B&W iPhone apps out there right now), and focus less on the darkroom aspect?

Anyway, overall worth getting. And great to see interest in thoughtful film and darkroom processing continuing in an age of instant gratification and snapping shots of everything and anything.

Editors' Notes

We love modern tools for taking and editing photos, but there’s something magical about old-school darkroom techniques. Darkr blends these two worlds, letting you use classic photo development tricks like dodging and burning—not as alarming as they sound, really—to enhance your digital images. The results feel like our own handcrafted photographic art.

In-App Purchases

Pro
Enables every feature
£3.99
Film with grain
Add beautiful film-emulsion
£1.99
Tone the image
Add selenium, cyanotype or sepia
£2.99

Information

Provider
Marcus Carlsson
Size
118.4 MB
Category
Photo & Video
Compatibility

Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Languages

English, French, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Swedish, Turkish

Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© Marcus Carlsson - 2016
Price
Free
In-App Purchases
  1. Pro £3.99
  2. Loyal Master £1.99
  3. Loyal photographer £1.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

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

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