Getting Started

Everything in one place.

Setting up the SlideBox

The new QromaScan SlideBox helps you scan and tag your 35 mm slides in one step. Watch this video to get started.

App and Documentation


The QromaScan app can run on any iOS device using iOS 8.0 or later, although we recommend iPhone 5 or newer for scanning.


First download the app from the Apple App Store.


Next, download this handy QuickStart Guide. It has some handy information that will be useful the first few times you use the app.


The QromaScan App contains a full featured PDF reader, and you can view the User Guide inside the app by going to the Settings panel, then tapping on Documentation. If you have iCloud turned on (which we recommned) you can also see the full user guide on your Mac or PC by going into your iCloud Drive folder and finding the QromaScan folder. Inside, you will find a PDF containing the latest User Guide.


If you are using a computer or tablet, you can also find our latest User Guide online by following this link Navigate through the guide like this:

  1. Use your left and right arrows to move from slide to slide.
  2. Click on any underlined text in the Contents slide to jump to that topic.
  3. Click on the Qroma logo at the bottom of any slide to return to the Contents slide.
  4. Click on the blue play button on any slide to watch a YouTube tutorial

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

  • 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.

  • What's new in QromaScan v1.9

    Learn about the new features in QromaScan 1.9 with this 6 minute tutorial

  • 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.