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This article was published on January 16, 2015

Bring back the days of disposable cameras with WhiteAlbum for iOS

Bring back the days of disposable cameras with WhiteAlbum for iOS
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If you’re longing for the days when taking a photo felt like a big deal because, frankly, each one cost you money, then you might want to check out WhiteAlbum for iPhone.

In a nutshell, every photo you take using the app gets transferred straight to WhiteAlbum’s servers for printing, which means it won’t appear in your Camera Roll. The last time you’ll see your image before it lands comes your mailbox is in the viewfinder.

Of course, this means there’s some importance in actually taking the time to compose a properly framed, focused and lit image, because if you don’t, you’ll just get a $20 roll of duds through the mail. For that $20 you get 24 individual prints sent to you, but the app itself is free to download.

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If you’re yearning for the disposable days, but don’t want the constraints of actually using one, this is probably as close as you’re going to get to the experience.

➤ WhiteAlbum