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
371 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 34

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

iPhone photo/general blog - here


2638 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 496


  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 »

Vocus New Zealand on the block as Aussies bail
Posted 23-Oct-2017 17:06


Vodafone TV — television in the cloud
Posted 17-Oct-2017 19:29


Nokia 8 review: Classy midrange pure Android phone
Posted 16-Oct-2017 07:27


Why carriers might want to embrace Commerce Commission study, MVNOs
Posted 13-Oct-2017 09:42


Fitbit launches Ionic, its health and fitness smartwatch
Posted 12-Oct-2017 15:52


Xero launches machine learning automation to improve coding accuracy for small businesses
Posted 12-Oct-2017 15:45


Bank of New Zealand uses Intel AI to detect financial crime
Posted 12-Oct-2017 15:39


Sony launches Xperia XZ1, a smartphone with real-time 3D capture
Posted 11-Oct-2017 10:26


Notes on Nokia’s phone comeback
Posted 10-Oct-2017 10:06


Air New Zealand begins Inflight Wi-Fi rollout
Posted 9-Oct-2017 20:16


The latest mobile phones in perspective
Posted 9-Oct-2017 18:34


Review: Acronis True Image 2018 — serious backup
Posted 8-Oct-2017 11:22


Lenovo launches ThinkPad Anniversary Edition 25
Posted 7-Oct-2017 23:16


Less fone, more tech as Vodafone gets brand make-over
Posted 6-Oct-2017 08:16


API Talent Achieves AWS MSP Partner Status
Posted 5-Oct-2017 21:20



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.