Once cameras were added to cell phones, society's documentation of everything grew explosively. But there are several earlier generations of images—shot by our parents, our grandparents—that we do not have practical access to, because they are trapped on old film negatives that we're never going to bother bringing to a lab.
Enter FilmLab, a smartphone app created by software developer Abe Fettig:
At press time over 800 film enthusiasts backed FilmLab's Kickstarter campaign. He's still several grand short of his modest $20,000 goal, but there are still 23 days left to pledge if you want to give him a boost. You can pledge for the app (both iOS and Android) for just $18, which is a lot cheaper than a trip to the lab.