A low-tech way to give old negatives a positive outing
Tech Tools: Pixl-latr will turn that box of memories into more usable digital files
Remember the days before smartphones and digital cameras? Chances are you have a pile of old negatives sitting in a box somewhere. Pixl-latr (€36) could turn them into digital files and give them a new lease of life. It works with 35mm, 120 and 5x4 film formats, and uses your tablet, a side light, even natural daylight as a light source. The device itself is low-tech, working as a holding frame for the negatives with a diffuser to ensure the light source is uniform, while your mobile phone or digital camera is the scanner.