Team FilmToaster is passionate about camera-capturing technology!

And, dedicated to a modern concept when moving legacy film archives into digital workflow.

FilmToaster was inspired by Peter Krogh, internationally acclaimed film scanning guru.

In 1996, faced with massive tasks of preserving a collection of an estimated half million film negatives, Cecil Williams began scanning with flatbed scanners. After nearly 15 years he barely made a dent in this collection.

In 2008, the inventor attended a camera-scanning workshop at PhotoPlus Expo in New York conducted by Peter Krogh, sponsored by Microsoft. He left inspired and determined to fill the  equipment gap void. In 2010, the inventor began experimenting with various concepts using cameras and copy stands to digitize film. After five years with many prototypes, he perfected a desk-top sized system and named it, FilmToaster; a very simple and passive platform that transformed cameras into a powerful, film-scanning professional tool.

 Today, we are an affiliate of DAM USEFUL PROGRAM featuring the wonderful resources offered by Peter Krogh's publications. 

Cecil Williams

Board Member, ASMP


Getty Contributor

Professional Photographer, author of 5 books, publisher, artist

Foundation for the National Archives, SC Archival Association

Society of American Archivists

Advisory Board -USC, Center for Civil Rights History & Research   

SC Library Association

SC Historical Society

Director of Historic Preservation, CU





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