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How to Get Disposable Photos on Your Phone? (5 Exciting Ways)

Disposable cameras are still popular, particularly among travelers. Reports reveal that 7 million units of the Fujifilm brand were sold out in the year 2017 only. Kodak and Fujifilm are among the most popular disposable camera brands in the world.

These cameras are comparatively cheap and easily accessible to everyone. However, these cams don’t have WIFI connectivity or memory cards which is why you would need to develop your negative photos captured by disposable cameras.

Nowadays, you like to keep your memorable photos in digital format to view them whenever you want to. Keeping your pictures in digital format comes with the biggest benefit to carry your lovely moments without actually burdening yourself or any space in your living area.

That’s the reason we offer some useful ways to get your photos on your phone:

1. Directly Capture Using Scanner Apps

You can directly take snaps from your photo albums if you have already developed them. And you don’t need to be worried about the positioning or visibility of the pictures as well. Because many mobile apps do it for you such as the Cam scanner app. You just need to take a snap and the app will do the rest from positioning to visibility. this is the most convenient way to get your disposable photos on your phone.

2. Scanning Developed Photos

Yes, scanning is another way to transfer your photos to your phone. But for scanning, you need to have a negative photo film already developed. Simply visit a photo lab to get your photos scanned or do it yourself. These days, many labs provide the service of picking up negative films from home and delivering them back in hard form and a digital format.

However, if you have a scanner in your home or office, then you can scan your photos very easily. Just place your photos on the scanner, drop the lid and save the image format with other settings such as length and width from the installed scanner app. The scanner apps allow you to save pictures one by one or combine all of them in one file. Also, you can save your photos as a consolidated pdf file in which you can view all of your photos while scrolling down and up.

3. Scanning Negatives at Home/Office Scanner

On the other hand, you can scan the negatives by yourself as well. Cheerful. Isn’t it? Although some expensive scanners do the job for you why go expensive? You can also scan the negatives with your office scanner.

However, doing this is a little technical but you can do it. Place your photo negative in the middle of the scanner along with an ordinary white paper facing the lid of the scanner (at the back of the negative). Next, you’ll need to place a torch or lamp about 5 inches away from the negative.

Now, press the scan button and save the photo in your desired destination folder. If you have a little know-how in photoshop then you can complete the editing process all by yourself. Open the scanned negative with photoshop, locate the option ‘positive exposure’, and apply it. There you go. Your negative will be converted into a developed photo.

From then on, you can edit it as per your requirements, cropping, adjusting colors, brightness, etc. From here, you can save these photos on your computer or share them on online platforms. That’s how you can get disposable photos on your phone.

In case you do not know how to use photoshop, some experts can do the needful. You can send the scanned images by mail post or email as you feel appropriate which the lab experts would return to you after the necessary editing. This way you can easily have your negative into photos without going anywhere. Sounds awesome.

4. Saving in CD, USB

You can also have your disposable photos developed on a compact disk or USB. Photo labs are widely providing this service. Also, it doesn’t cost you much due to the availability of mobile cameras.

You can ask the lab expert to develop the negatives and save them into one of your preferred digital platforms such as Compact Disk (CD) drives, USB, or a memory card. Furthermore, you can have your disposable photos emailed directly to you. It would enable you to save your memorable moments in Gmail drive, drop box or cloud storage, etc.

This way, you just need to sign in to your online accounts on your computer and mobile, synchronize them and view your saved photos at any time and any place. Hurrah.

This is a somewhat expensive method as the transportation charges will be included in the final invoice. On the other side, it will be just one side and you can have your disposable photos on your phone for a lifetime.

5. Receiving via WhatsApp/Quickest Way of Receiving and Sharing

I am crazy about the data-sharing variety provided by WhatsApp. Initially, the app offered to share just pictures of minimum weight whereas these days you can select 30 pictures and videos at once. Moreover, WhatsApp allows you to share up to 2GB of data files in one go. These sharing options plus WhatsApp web feature has made this app my top choice for sharing bulk media.

How does it work? The disposable camera film experts place developed images from disposable camera film on a computer and directly send them to you via WhatsApp web. Isn’t it the quickest way of getting disposable photos on your phone? Tell me in the comments.

This way, you receive all of your disposable photos on your phone directly without having them in your email, drive, cloud storage, or computer first. I am glad to share that I always choose this method. Do you?


As we have covered all possible ways to convert your disposable photos into your phone., you should not hesitate from taking more and more pictures with your disposable camera. Now you can easily get disposable photos on your phone, drive, or cloud and share them anywhere from any part of the world. Good luck.

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