The Impossible Project App is Coming to iOS at The End of the Month

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When the Impossible Project announced further details for the Instant Lab earlier this year, they also explained that an iOS app will be coming to aid with the use of the lab. In a press release issued today, the company announced that the app will be released later this month (July 2013.) The Impossible Project partners with nxtbgthing, who brought SoundCloud to iOS.

The app is designed to be used with the lab–which takes a digital photo from your phone and turns it into an instant print filled with retro-analog goodness. Plus, the app will come with a scanner that is said to make photo scanning and sharing to social media easier. The images can also be shared in the Impossible Project User Gallery–where the user can peruse the photos of loads of other photographers. The functionality of this part sounds very similar to VSCO Grid.

The app will be a free download from the iOS store when it goes live.

The Impossible Project Launches Its Instant Lab

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The Impossible Project announced an Instant Lab a while back that allows the user to take a digital photo and impress it onto some instant film–then it gets printed out. The company took to Kickstarter to get the project going, and it’s now a reality. We had some hands on time with it back around Photokina. According to their press release,

“As with an instant camera, the image is exposed ‘naturally’. Simply select an image on your phone, place the iPhone in the cradle and slide open the shutter on the base. A signal tells you when the exposure is finished. Close the shutter, push the button and the Instant Lab ejects the instant film, ready to develop in the palm of your hand. The Instant Lab is the first device to convert digital images into real analog instant photographs.”

To compliment the hardware, the Impossible Project App for iOS is also being announced. Besides aiding with the digital to analog converstion with the Instant Lab, the app also helps with scanning, uploading and sharing those analog instant photos via social media.

It’ll set you back EUR 249 or US$ 299. Want to see how it works? Check out our video after the jump and also be sure to peep the tech specs.


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