• Why the Film Lab of the Future is Open Source

    13 days ago - By Peta Pixel

    We are approaching the peak capacity for film photography labs. The machines are old, the parts are scarce, the demand is high. The measly Kodak Pakon Scanner, terrible it may be, fetches absurdly high prices. The two brands and workflows that need to be replicated are Fujifilm and Noritsu. A theoretical duopoly, but here lies the problem: Fuji is dead. When will Noritsu follow suit? All the remaining hardware is on life support , waiting to die. The state of the film lab is much the same as the state of premium compacts of the 90s.
    We need to think long term, and the sooner the better...
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