QromaScan for iOS

If you've been put off by the daunting task of scanning then tagging your photos, try better way. QromaScan helps you quickly produce high quality scans using your iPhone and creates searchable metadata using voice recognition and a powerful Natural Language Tagging engine.

Now scanning & tagging is faster than ever.

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In less than 90 seconds, learn how QromaScan can help you scan & tag in a whole new way.

Bookish & Brilliant

The perfect way to scan with your iPhone.

Designed to be folded away like a book when not in use, the QromaScan Lightbox goes wherever the photos are.

Illuminated by 12 cool white LED lights, the LightBox makes it easy to get high quality scans every time. Say goodbye to blurry photos, glare or perspective distortion. The LightBox helps you get the best image quality your iPhone is capable of.

QromaScan makes getting your photos into your iPhone easy, but that's only half the job. Our powerful voice recognition based Natural Tagging Engine makes creating searchable metadata as easy as talking to your photos.

scanning reinvented

Scan Better

Old fashion scanning require lots of time & extra steps. Streamline your work with QromaScan.

natural language tagging

Tag Naturally

Use your voice to create natural descriptions for your photos, and we create the tags for you.

Easy to expand

Super Fast

Forget about taking minutes to scan each photo. Slide your photo in & see it on your iPhone in seconds.

Your Photos & Stories

Together Forever

Tags are the perfect way to make all your photos searchable, but it's a slow and tedius task.

QromaScan introduces a new way to tag photos called Natural Language Tagging, and instead of worrying about what to tag and how to tag it, you just describe your own photos your own way.QromaScan detects important details from the description, including dates, locations and even the full names of the people in the photos and automatically generates the key metadata tags.

With the metadata now embedded inside the file, you can find any photo with just a few keystrokes, or pass along a great backstory for future generations. Wherever the photo goes, the story goes with it.

(Click on the image to the right to see an example of QromaScan's tagging capabilities. The user said "This is my mom and sister at the Eiffel Tower in the spring of 1974." QromaScan automatically created metadata tags for date, place and people.)

Natural Language Tagging
  • Flip for It!

    Use the TIFF option when you scan the important notes on the back of your photos, and QromaScan automatically creates a MultiPage TIFF that will keep the front and back of the photo together in a single file.

  • Tree Friendly

    Import your family tree through a GEDCOM file, then easily tag the relatives in your photos using voice recognition.

  • Simultaneous TIFF + JPEG Capture

    Capture in TIFF, JPG or both simultaneously. TIFF files use the same photo metadata as JPEG and contain lossless color information so you can migrate your images to next generation formats without quality loss.

  • In App Metadata Editor

    Sometimes you don’t know the exact date, place, or even a person in a photo. QromaScan’s built in Metadata Editor makes it easy to fine tune the details later.

  • Location Location Location

    Easily tag photos to their precise location, either by using Natural Language Tagging or with the built in Map tool.

  • Cloud Sync Enabled

    Turn on iCloud Drive or Dropbox support and see your images on your computer almost instantly. Edit the images with your favorite editor on your computer, and the changes come right back to QromaScan.


... or ask your own.

What is the largest size image you can scan inside the LightBox?

The LightBox supports images up to 6 x 8 inches. The QromaScan Import feature supports the scanning and cropping of larger images outside the LightBox.

What print resolution (DPI) does QromaScan support?

It is dependent on the type of iPhone you are using. For example, with an iPhone 7, a 3.5 x 5 inch images scans to 421 DPI. As a general rule, any images you scan with QromaScan should print back out nicely at up to twice their original size.

What type of iPhones does QromaScan support?

QromaScan works with iPhone 5 or iPod Touch 5 or greater. If you enabled iCloud Drive support, you can also use QromaScan on an iPad to edit metadata and view your images.

What is the QromaScan USB Adapter?

The QromaScan USB Adapter is a handy optional cable that allows you to power the LightBox with any USB port, such as a nearby computer, an iPhone charger or a rechargeable USB power bank. The cable contains a special ‘step up’ converter that transforms 5 volt USB power into 12 volts suitable for powering both the LightBox and the SlideBox. It is included with the QromaScan Complete Bundle.

What if my photos have a curl to them?

The optional QromaScan StayFlat adapter is an acrylic sheet with a custom lip that can help keep curly images perfectly flat during the scanning process. It is included with the QromaScan Complete Bundle.

Do you have an Andriod version?

No, we currently do not support the Andriod platform, but QromaScan will run on any iPhone 8 or newer, iPad Mini3 or later, or iPod Touch 5 or later.

I have other questions. Where do I go?

Please contact us by opening a support ticket.
These trackable support tickets help us ensure we don’t miss anyone’s emails, and we generally respond back by email within one business day.

Getting Started

QromaScan Lightbox

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

QromaScan SlideBox

Setup the new QromaScan SlideBox for slides & negatives.

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.

User Guide

The QromaScan User Guide is a complete and detailed resource for how to get started, and how use the advanced features. Download the PDF here.

QromaScan v3 Complete Training

This 55 minute training video will give you a complete view of how to get started with QromaScan and take advantage its advanced features. You can download this 455 megabyte training video as a self contained MP4 file that you can watch offline. If your MPEG4 player supports chapter markers, you can easily jump to specific sections of the video.

Watch shorter segments by using the links in the section below.

What's New

  • QromaScan v3.1 Update

    This six minute video covers the three main new improvements to QromaScan v.3.1. New features include MultiPage Tiff support, Custom Scan Templates and a new DatePicker interface.

Getting Started

  • App Setup

    This app covers the short setup process you should do before you start scanning for the first time.

  • Setting Up 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 automatically tag the images with their full names.

  • Using Voice Recognition

    QromaScan v3 uses two different voice recognition engines together to help you add valuable metadata to your images as you scan. This video covers both of them, and how to use them while scanning.

  • Scanner User Interface

    This video covers the User Interface of the Scanning screen.

  • Using Voice Control

    QromaScan can use voice commands during the scanning process instead of having to tap on the screen. This video covers how it works.

  • Scanning

  • Scanning with Natural Language Tagging

    This video shows you how to use Natural Language Tagging to embed valuable metadata into your images as you scan. Describe your photos your own way, and QromaScan can automatically detect important details, such as the date the photo was taken, where it was taken, and who is in it. Watch this video to learn how it is done.

Advanced Features

  • Adding Custom People Names

    Adding Custom Names to the QromaScan app allows you to tag people in your photos just by saying their names. Watch this video to learn how to bring these people into the app, and how to use a feature called Name Aliasing if a hard to prounounce name can't be recognized.

  • Creating & Using Custom Places

    This video covers how to create and use Custom Places, which is useful if you have a lot of photos taken in the same place and you want to geotag them to a precise point.

  • Importing GEDCOM Files

    If you maintain a family tree, importing a GEDCOM file can help QromaScan easily recognize the names of people in your family so you can tag them into photos just by saying their name.

  • Editing Metadata

    This video covers editing & batch editing metadata in photos after you have finished scanning them.

  • Using iTunes File Sharing

    If you don't use iCloud or DropBox to get images to your computer, you can use iTunes File Sharing to move your tagged images to your computer.

  • Using QromaScan Import

    This video covers in the QromaScan Import feature, which allows you to import untagged inages into the app, and tag them using Natural Language Tagging.

  • Working with Photos

    This video covers how to work with images after you have scanned them with QromaScan.

QromaScan Support

If you have a problem using QromaScan, or just need a tip, please open a support ticket. We generally respond within one business day. If you have not heard back from us in two days, please check your spam folder.