Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


7 posts

Wannabe Geek


Topic # 113214 9-Jan-2013 19:45
Send private message

Hi, my daughter is getting married in a couple of months, and they want to have polaroid style photos of their guests for them to be able to write a message on at the reception.  My experience of polaroid cameras is that the photos fade over time.  We are hoping there is some software that would allow us to take the photos, download to a laptop, and print out on the day, in a polaroid style.  Has anyone any experience of this, and can offer me some suggestions please.  Thanks for your help.


Create new topic
378 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 35

Trusted

  Reply # 742688 10-Jan-2013 10:39
Send private message

Hi - there are many options for supplying prints at events these days - including actual Polaroid cameras. There is film produced for a few of the Polaroid cameras by 'The Impossible Project' but I'm not sure of availability, and the results I've seen so far have not been as good as the original film and seems rather inconsistant (and expensive).
Fuji have a camera that outputs smallish instant photos - local link  - our daughter has one and the prints are very reminiscent of the Polaroids.
If cared for properly (not exposed to too much sun) I think the old Pola prints lasted rather well - I've still got some from the 80's.
There are lots of options for shooting digital and having prints... I have a couple of Canon printers that are portable (smaller than a loaf of bread), a memory card can be taken out of the camera, inserted in the printer and a postcard sized print will spit out in about a minute. A wifi capable camera or smartphone (or a wifi enabled memory card can be used in a normal camera) can send an image to a laptop as soon as it's shot to be printed, or the image could be sent straight to a wifi enabled printer. Generally this would probably need someone who knew what they were doing controlling the camera.
Of course if you were beaming the images to a laptop they could then have a faux 'Pola' look applied... or it could be done on a smartphone... plus the images could be projected onto a screen for all to see before being printed...
(as a photographer I'm always trying to keep an eye on possible options to use for my clients, altho' I don't generally cover these event situations).




Cheers,
Mike

Photographer/Videographer clickmedia.nz


3162 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 808


  Reply # 742729 10-Jan-2013 11:56
Send private message

Sound like you are looking for something like this

http://www.poladroid.net/index.php

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Hawaiki Transpacific cable ready-for-service
Posted 20-Jul-2018 11:29


Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central launches
Posted 10-Jul-2018 10:40


Spark completes first milestone in voice platform upgrade
Posted 10-Jul-2018 09:36


Microsoft ices heated developers
Posted 6-Jul-2018 20:16


PB Technologies charged for its extended warranties and warned for bait advertising
Posted 3-Jul-2018 15:45


Almost 20,000 people claim credits from Spark
Posted 29-Jun-2018 10:40


Cove sells NZ's first insurance policy via chatbot
Posted 25-Jun-2018 10:04


N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08


Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03


Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27


Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13


Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00


Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12


Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52


Kogan.com to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.