Getting Started

Everything in one place.

Setting up the QromaScan Lightbox

Watch this quick video to learn how to assemble the QromaScan Lightbox

Using the QromaScan SlideBox

The new QromaScan SlideBox helps you scan & tag your 35 mm slides and negatives. Watch this updated video to get started.

App Download

The QromaScan app can run on any iOS device using iOS 10.0 or later, although we recommend iPhone 5S or newer for scanning.

First download the app from the Apple App Store.


There two ways to access the QromaScan v3 User Guide to get started quickly and learn about the advanced features.

On your Computer

If you prefer to read the documentation on your Mac or PC, click here to download a PDF.


The full QromaScan User Guide is also updated for each release and posted here

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    Move your cursor to the left side of the screen and hover for a second to reveal a thumbnail of pages, and use this to directly jump to each slide.

QromaScan Minute

Learn to use QromaScan's powerful features through one or two minute video tutorials. Clip on a topic below to watch a quick video. These videos are also available inside the QromaScan app by going to the Settings panel and then pattin on Video Tutorials

  • Newest Features

    • Introducing QromaScan v3

      V3 is a major update and includes support for Natural Language Tagging. Now you can describe your photos your own way, and the metadata is created automatically.

    • Using the Relationship Manager

      The Relationship Manager is a key part of v3's new Natural Language Tagging, and let's you say common nouns, like 'mom' and 'dad' during your description, and replace then with their full names.

    • v3 Scan & Import Screen Changes

      We redesigned the Scan & Import user interface to support the new Natural Language Tagging. See this video to guide you through what has changed.

    • Using Scan Templates

      Scan Templates were introduced in v1.9 and can help you get perfectly cropped faster than ever.

    • Batch Metadata Editing

      It's now easy to select multiple images from the Gallery and add or replace metadata changes to the whole group.

    • Initial Setup

    • QromaScan Application Setup

      Learn to set your language and cloud storage preferences before you scan your first image.

    • Adding Names to Voice Recognition

      Add names to your personal voice recognition vocabulary for use with tagging images with people’s names.

    • Scanning your First Photo

      After setting up the app and adding names to your vocabulary, see how to scan your first photo.

    • Using the QromaScan USB Adapter

      Learn how to use the QromaScan USB adapter as an alternative to using 9 volt batteries to power the LightBox.

    • Using QromaScan StayFlat

      If some of your photos have a slight curl to them, and do not lay flat in the QromaScan Lightbox, learn how QromaScan StayFlat can flatten them during the scanning process.

    • Advanced Features

    • Scanning the Back of your Photos

      QromaScan can preserve the historical value of the back of your photos and let you flip the back and forth in the Gallery.

    • Using the Location Viewer & Editor

      The Location Viewer can show on a map where your images are tagged to, and also lets you fine tune the location.

    • Using Name Aliasing

      If you have a name that is hard to get recognized, learn how name aliasing can help get even your toughest to pronounce name recognized consistently.

    • Adding Custom Place Presets

      If you use the same location often, or if you want to define an exact location for your photos, learn how Custom Place Presets allows you to use a preset to quickly tag locations.

    • Crop & Straighten your Photos

      If your images have a little green around the edges, learn two ways to crop and straighten your photos.

    Getting Help

    If you run into a problem with your Lightbox, or using the QromaScan app, please open a Support Ticket. We will generally get back to you with one business day.