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    I found this in my FB feed, new enlarger for cell phones...

    I have absolutely no connection with this project.

    An enlarger for a cell phone, i think somebody has been studying up on enlargers right here, maybe even from me...

    http://fojo.me/?utm_source=facebook&...nt=enfojer_kit

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    Re: I found this in my FB feed, new enlarger for cell phones...

    You don't need a special enlarger for this, any enlarger will do fine.

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    Re: I found this in my FB feed, new enlarger for cell phones...

    What about one of the old Polaroid copy cameras; MP-3 or MP-4?

    A DIY fitting could be made to couple the iPhone to the Graflok back .. .?

    What is the estimated loss of resolution from the digital file to the viewing screen and then to the paper? I would think prints made this way would be pretty rough.

    What is the expected print quality from a contact print; from an iPhone, from a tablet? Going with a tablet might bring this thread back from the edge of the Minox-to-Medium Format arena and into the realm of Large Format.Would there be any difference with the "Retina" displays?
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    Re: I found this in my FB feed, new enlarger for cell phones...

    Somewhat related - In the early Nineties we tested an IBM laptop which had a thin LCD screen which could be removed (tethered via a thin cable) and placed on a transparency projector. I had hoped to use one as a mask sandwiched with 8x10 transparencies for dodging/burning, but it never happened because we rejected the product. Could have been interesting.

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    Re: I found this in my FB feed, new enlarger for cell phones...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jac@stafford.net View Post
    Somewhat related - In the early Nineties we tested an IBM laptop which had a thin LCD screen which could be removed (tethered via a thin cable) and placed on a transparency projector. I had hoped to use one as a mask sandwiched with 8x10 transparencies for dodging/burning, but it never happened because we rejected the product. Could have been interesting.
    I'm trying to work on something not exactly this, but fully analog with modern light source. Usable in a fully dark projection space, such as I have, which lowers the light needed.

    Basically this wiki has it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Large-f...lide_projector

    Rapid laser trace projection is also current, but unaffordium.

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    Re: I found this in my FB feed, new enlarger for cell phones...

    Does the phone display a negative image? or are they using direct positive paper?
    Real cameras are measured in inches...
    Not pixels.

    www.photocollective.org

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    Re: I found this in my FB feed, new enlarger for cell phones...

    Quote Originally Posted by dsphotog View Post
    Does the phone display a negative image? or are they using direct positive paper?
    No idea, but an APP could invert easily.

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    Re: I found this in my FB feed, new enlarger for cell phones...

    Quote Originally Posted by dsphotog View Post
    Does the phone display a negative image? or are they using direct positive paper?
    The iPhone does. Settings - General - Accessibility - Invert Colors

    Under the same menu you can set to Gray Scale as well.

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    Re: I found this in my FB feed, new enlarger for cell phones...

    I restate the question of resolution.

    Just because a thinc CAN be done doesn't mskr it worth doing. Why would anyone want to print direct to paper via the viewing screen on a smart phone? If there is enough resolution, I might consider a contact print from a larger tablet, but a snart phone?
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    I think the inventor is trying to make a profit, it has nothing to do with perfection or 'improvement' over existing methods.

    It's a toy.

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