Analogue - BW Darkroom 4+

Develop Black and White film

Marcus Carlsson

Designed for iPad

    • 4.7 • 97 Ratings
    • $2.99



Do you miss your old darkroom or ever wanted to try one yourself?

Analogue is the first app where you truly go analog.
By developing your photos as one did in a real darkroom, you will learn to see and understand what makes a great photo.

For the first time you will develop the negative in a real 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).

+ 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 - Analogue uses OpenGL, the drawing is fast and very fluid.

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.

Analogue 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.

+ 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

For the first time, you can produce real digital negatives for your darkroom.
Analogue will make it possible to print the images in 35-mm, 6x4.5, 6x6, 4x5" or 8x10" sizes.

Download free examples and view them in the darkroom to understand how to fully use the darkroom to its best.

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

Tag your photos with #analogueapp on instagram

See what type of beautiful images that can be made at

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:

What’s New

Version 7.0

Bugfixes and improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
97 Ratings

97 Ratings

Grateful Dawgd ,

Now, it’s top notch!

Revamped my rating because author fixed the issue.
It’s really “the” go-to black and white camera app for iPhone, in my humble opinion.

Really a pleasure to use! However, the small format viewfinder doesn't match up (to be able to view your subject correctly. This is on iPhone 6s Plus.)
And, you're unable to (see) the shutter release button (Again in small format/iPhone 6s Plus.)
So, you have to tap around until you find it.

I contacted the author and had a brief discussion about it and told him it must be an iPhone 6s Plus issue, but never received a reply after that; nor has there been a fix for said issue.
If there were fixes or even a reply showing concern with the issue, I would rate it higher.

Sherap6 ,

Thank you for teaching me some amazing photography rules/skills

Thank you for teaching me some amazing photography rules/skills. Instructions are clearly and concisely written.

Please don’t hesitate to add more photography rules and guidelines if they are available. (Especially, while working with the Black and White shots)

My Device: iPhone 14 Pro Max (latest iOS),
iPad Pro 12.9” (3rd Generation, 2018, latest iPadOS)

Note: I regularly update my review/rating for this application.

With Kindest Regards-BR

Quanta studio ,

Nicely app

After every update, it keeps getting better and better.

App Privacy

The developer, Marcus Carlsson, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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