In this current era of development, the technological revolution has taken around the globe. It cannot be denied that we all have cameras on our cell phones and tablets these days. Perhaps, capturing pictures in an old way is still a widespread practice. Although, the conventional cameras have got depreciated within the last two decades. We can still find disposable camera Pictures in our surrounding malls and stores that sell for between $10 and $20. However, it is a perfect choice for capturing pictures on numerous occasions like birthday parties, friends at some live concert, and family members.
Realistically, the dilemma with disposal cameras is not the quality of the pictures we take; perhaps it’s a standard norm to share photos over social media and on personal websites by using one’s phone as a medium. Nowadays, the masses are so accustomed to using their smart mobile devices as it’s a part of their daily necessity. Though, it’s often discussed among the groups who wonder if getting camera pictures on their phone is even possible or not.
Amazingly, the answer is “yes,” and in this article, we will discuss the different modes of transferring photos from a disposal camera onto a smartphone without any problem. Initially, we need to know what a “disposable camera” actually means as there are two types of cameras for one-time or limited use digital and film cameras. Let’s discuss ahead of the methods of transferring pictures from a disposable digital camera.
Disposable cameras are indeed considered fun, exciting, and quick on getting pictures. Take an example of a disposable camera like Kodak. We can pick them up at a cost-effective price and are available in every nook and corner, especially on the tourist spots. Surprisingly, these disposable cameras can capture panoramic photos that genuinely are beautiful images. Most of these cameras are usually waterproof and famous for photographers who look forward to capturing special moments of natural scenic views and breathtaking scenery while underwater, like beautiful coral reefs. Some cameras even incredible offer a manual zoom feature that works by shifting two lenses in front of the shutter. Surprisingly, at some wedding ceremonies, the brides want to be sure all their friends could capture special moments at their wedding placed disposable cameras at each table, often buying them in colors that matched their wedding theme. They want to be sure that these special moments were shared and their friends enjoyed those moments to the fullest.
Disposable cameras also came in handy they happen to be privy to an accident, and proof was needed as to exactly what happened. The evidence was in the photo. It is a well-known fact that pictures do not lie. Sometimes a creative photographer who wants to get a photo of a scenic view or a memorable event but needs to leave the scene may leave a disposable camera there with a message requesting the next passerby to please grab a photo or several photos and leave their address so that person can forward them the picture seems like a fantastic idea.
Although, one cannot directly transfer the disposable camera photos onto their phones as we do in a digital camera. However, there are a few indirect methods. According to Wikipedia, a company called Photo-Pac first produced a cardboard camera in 1951. This little fortune included a 40 mm film. Voila! A disposable camera had struck the market. Unfortunately, Photo-Pac did not seem to catch on. But the idea of the disposable camera had caught on, and in 1967 a French company called FEX came up with a disposable camera called Photo Pack Matic with room for 12 photos. The disposable camera we are familiar with today first came on the market in 1987 and was developed by Fujifilm. Kodak was not far behind Fujifilm, and before long, Konica, Canon, and Nikon came on board, producing their models. Over the years, these tiny disposable cameras have undoubtedly earned themselves a vital place in the marketplace. It cannot be denied that even in the current era of technological advancement, the iPhone, Facebook, and Instagram still disposable cameras do have their place.
There are, of course, several ways to do this. Let us dive into each method one-by-one. We can purchase a disposable digital camera for as much as $30 or $40, and in fact, we can use it more than once. These cameras operate two ways – the camera will either have internal memory to store photos or an external memory card that saves the pictures.
Moving photos from a camera with internal memory is quite effortless as it comes with a USB interface that connects with a computer or can be directly connected with a smartphone. First, take a picture, then click the camera with a personal computer or phone using a USB cable. Finally, copy or move the selected images. In this case, we are transferring the photos in the same way we share other documents on the smartphone. The only difference is that we may need to copy the pictures into a computer or tablet first for some phones, and after carrying out this process, we can transfer them to into a phone. If we are using a disposable camera featuring an external memory card, then the steps are relatively similar. Firstly, take a picture that saves on a memory card. Then remove the memory card. Insert the respective memory card into a PC or phone. As a final verdict, copy and move the selected pictures from the card. However, the downside of this method is that a disposable camera might use a memory card that we cannot attach directly to a phone due to memory cards having different sizes.
Another essential query that we may encounter in this article is how we can transfer the photos on a computer or tablet and then connect our phone to get the pictures. However, once we get pictures stored on a laptop or tablet then it’s possible to join our phone by plugging it directly into the computing device or connecting through Bluetooth connectivity. Just follow these steps while using the Bluetooth option. Firstly, turn on the Bluetooth on both devices. Make Bluetooth on the computing device pairable. Permit other Bluetooth devices to connect. Finally, connect your phone using the Bluetooth connection. Copy or move the selected pictures.
On the one hand, these parameters will not work in a disposable camera that works with a film inside. While on the other hand, there are still ways to take pictures on a film and then have your photos on your phone.
Now there is an incredible way of getting photos from a disposable camera with film and transfer them into the phone. It cannot be denied that a significant chunk of the population, especially in the old age brackets, still love taking pictures with a camera that uses film. We still will need to put a little more effort into moving your photos to your phone. It’s quite apparent that we should first develop a film to produce negatives or paper photos. Setting the film by ourselves is an option, but it requires specific equipment and skills. Perhaps, we will stick to a scenario where we take photos and then send a disposable camera with the film or the film only to a film processor nearby by photo publishing labs. We can pay them a personal visit and wait a few minutes to process and develop our films that are required to make the print copies of the photos.
With the printed photos in hand, we need a scanner to make your print copies digital. There are also scanners for negatives, but these are professional equipment that is both expensive and requires sophisticated skills to operate. Over here, what a primary user needs is an off-the-shelf multifunctional office machine such as the low-budget copiers available from all well-known manufacturers. Once we have got this kind of scanner, then we need to follow the following steps. Firstly, connect your scanner or multifunctional device to a computer. Then follow the instructions to scan the printed photos. Proceed to save the pictures on the computer. In the last step, copy or move the selected images using one of the methods above and save the scanned images directly onto a smartphone or connected with a computer during the scanning process. Another method is to take photos of your print photos using your phone but your end up with lower quality photos if you use this method.
To sum up, we will have photos ready for posting on websites and sharing on social media. Usually, there are four techniques to extract disposable camera pictures on the phone. Firstly, use photo lab to build up photos and with the help of CD to download pictures. It is vital to make sure that we have ideally used the disposable camera and all the images have been taken in the initial step. To do so, manually move on the wheel at the back of the camera and make the film no longer advance.
A second applied technique is to find a photo lab that will develop the film in our disposable camera. Film labs are usually located in chain stores such as Wal-Mart or Walgreens, are well known for developing these kinds of films. Internet may prove to be worthy of finding photo labs at a stone’s throw away distance. Surprisingly, when we give them a disposable camera, be sure to inform them that the photos are required on a CD or a Flash drive copy of the pictures as well. Numerous shopping marts like Walmart do provide a CD copy without even letting them know.
Meanwhile, at other stores, there is a need to ask them, particularly depending upon the city. Once we receive the CD, the next step is to insert it into a CD-ROM or a CD player of the computer. We need to order a portable CD drive attached to the computer if we do not have one.
In the next step, download the photos onto Google Drive on the computer. Download the Google Drive application on your phone and sync it with Google Drive on your computer. Hence, the pictures should be on the phone by now.
The second most viable mode is to use a scanner to send photos to a computer and email them to our phone. It is quite evident that initially, we need to develop our film to produce negatives or paper photos. Then skim out photos that we wish to put on our phone. With the print of pictures in hand, we now need a scanner to print copies into a digital medium. There are also scanners for negatives, but these are professional equipment that is indeed both expensive and certainly requires expert skills to operate. An average user might need an off-the-shelf multifunctional office machine such as the low-budget copiers available from all established manufacturers. Once we have got such a scanner, then proceed for these parameters diligently. Firstly, connect your scanner or multifunctional device to a computer. Then follow the instructions to scan the print photos. Proceed to save the pictures on the computer. Then copy and move the selected photos to wherever we want. We can save the scanned images directly on our smartphones or connect to the computer during the scanning process. To put it in a nutshell, we can Email photos directly onto our desired phone.
The third most effective mode is to take the assistance of online photo film developing sites like darkroom.com. However, only a few online photo-developing sites are pretty much efficient in getting our disposable camera photos digitized. All we need to do is to send them a film via postal mail to their particular address. Fortunately, in a small chunk of money, they process the film and upload the images for immediate download or share on social networking sites like Facebook. Amazingly, they also mail the negative copies, photo DVD, and even prints if needed as a record or to present a gift to a loved one. To sum up, numerous popular websites are thedarkroom.com, mpix.com, and a few others. The final and the last methodology are to take a photo of the pictures you want with your phone. In the beginning, select the images we wish to put on our phone. In the meanwhile, place the images on a flat surface. With the help of a steady hand, we need to get as close to desired pictures so that it is more convenient to take a snapshot of the picture. Take as many photos as desired until one is satisfied with the quality. For more perfection, take a help of a cam scan application that is readily available on application stores. As a final verdict, enjoy the gorgeous photos by taking pictures; no matter how we do it, it is indeed a fun and exciting way to capture memories too that are never to be forgotten. Using a disposable camera to capture those precious moments remains a viable option that opens the door of opportunity to own beautiful prints and have a storehouse of digital memories on our fingertips. So next time if you see disposable cameras for sale, do not just walk on by. Buy it instantly and have fun.