It is quite obvious I am not the first one to do this but I like to share it nevertheless.
I am scanning a few color negative films I shot in February 1987 during a short trip in Istanbul, Turkey.
These films where developed in a lab and cut in strips of 4 negs each. I don’t have the patience to scan them all. Having a lightbox would be useful but I don’t have one.
Wait a minute!
Yes, I do have a lightbox.
I have a tablet.
With the brightness set to 100% it works like a charm.
I guess there are other alternatives but I ended up purchasing an App called Light Box – Illuminator Viewer for 0,89 Euro.
Being a curious guy I took a picture with my iPhone of the negs on the lightbox, opened the file in Photoshop and reversed the image.
Looks good enough for a quick overview.