With the increase in technology mobile phones are getting more and more advanced with each passing day. Smartphones now days are being equipped with the powerful cameras which can surely give a professional DSLR a run for its money. You have the most powerful cameras in your pockets which might make using a disposable camera feel a foolish idea.
But surprisingly these disposable cameras are not extinct and are still being used on a big scale. People who are going somewhere as a tourist, underwater divers, and experimental video shooters all are using these cameras. People who take pictures on a disposable camera prefer to have them printed to keep the precious memories with them forever. Most people also get these pictures transferred in the computers or other hard drives just to digitize them.
It means you can digitize a picture taken from a disposable camera, but the question is how? Well, if you have the same question on your mind then you are not alone. We are going to be answering the question present on many people’s mind, which is how to get disposable camera pictures on your phone. So, stick around and find out.
What is a Disposable camera?
Before we get into anything let us talk a little about what a disposable camera really is. As the name suggests, it a camera which can be disposed after using. This lets you take pictures only one time and then you can just throw them away. These are really cheap and can be found anywhere with ease and without any kind of hassle. Mostly people use a disposable camera in a concert or at a friend’s birthday party. These are also a big thing on the beach because most of the surfers or underwater divers use this as a major tool to capture their every moment. You can also find good quality waterproof disposable cameras easily in the market.
As these cameras are not digital but analog, so they use a camera reel or film like Kodak and then they need to be developed. But not everyone wants to have the pictures printed out, some people might prefer having them saved on their phones or computer devices. If you want to save the disposable camera pictures to your phone, then you are in luck because there are indirect ways in which you can do that.
Scan the Developed Pictures
The first and easiest way to get the disposable camera pictures on your phone, is to just scan the developed photos to your computer. Take the pictures to photo lab and have them developed. Once you have the developed pictures you need to connect a scanner with your computer and just scan all images one by one. Once you have saved the scanned images on your computer, you can connect your mobile phone with computer and copy all the pictures from your computer to your phone. It is the safest and most common way to get the pictures on your phone. But for this method you need to have a scanner which you can use to scan the images. If you don’t have a scanner then you cannot perform this method of image transfer.
But even if you don’t have a scanner at your home, you can still go to any print or computer shop and get the images scanned to a hard drive or USB pen drive and bring it back home. Then you can copy those images to your computer and from there you can transfer them to your phone.
Scan From the Negatives directly
Next method also involves scanning your pictures, but this does not require you to have your pictures developed or printed first. You can scan the negatives of your disposable camera reel directly. For this you need to place the negative on scanner’s glass and place a white paper on it. Then you need a desk lamp and place it just 4 to 5 inches above the paper. You don’t need to close the lid of scanner and just scan away. Keep in mind that the pictures you scan will be inverted and inside out in-depth along with being color inverted as well. But you don’t need to worry because you can open these pictures in a picture editing app in your computer and just use “Positive exposure tool” and invert them to get the original picture.
Take Pictures of the Developed Pictures
There is one more thing which you can do and that is to take pictures of the developed pictures with your phone. Place the developed pictures on a table or flat surface where there is good light. Then open the camera app on your phone and click away. But don’t use flash because it will cause a glare to appear on the pictures which you took. Save these pictures in the phone and you are good to go.
Taking pictures from your phone can not always give you the best and desired quality. There are many photo scanning apps on phones these days, which can scan an image perfectly without any lack in quality. You can also use these apps as per your preferences.
Ask the Photo Lab to Convert the Images in Digital Format
If you don’t want to go through any hassle so there is one easiest method which you can adapt. You can just simply ask the photo lab to give you the pictures in a digital format. Any good photo lab especially now days, have the best instruments and system to give you your pictures in a digital format. They can give you your pictures in a hard drive or a USB pen drive. You can also get these pictures emailed to you. You can then simply put the digital images in your computer and copy them to your phone from there.
Well, there you have it, this was the article, and we hope it covered everything you needed to know. These were some easy methods to get the pictures which you took on your disposable camera in a digital format or on your phone. All of these steps are really good and work pretty well too.