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Gudak turns your $1,000 iPhone into a $20 disposable camera

With their simple controls and lack of preview, disposable cameras never intrude on a magical evening, and let you relive it a few days later once the film is developed. Gudak wants to give you that feeling with its iPhone app. A number of the hyper-realistic disposable features are pretty bizarre at first glance, but make sense once you get the intention behind them.

For one, you are limited to 24 photos per day, with a "processing laboratory" letting you know the images are "developed." That might seem weird if you're used to taking 24 digital photos of one subject, but it does force you to choose the best moments. There's also a tiny, simulated viewfinder that's impractical as hell, but again, it means you can only do basic composition chores without micromanaging the shot and spoiling the moment.

You also have to wait three entire days before you can see the images. Here, Gudak is clearly pushing it with the over-the-top naturalism, trying to be the Stanislavski of disposable camera apps. However, that was part of the charm of those cameras. You shot it and forgot it, then after developing the film, can get your pals together, have some laughs and relive the party all over again.

There are even simulated "light leaks" randomly introduced into shots, along with the reddish, over-saturated color wash you remember. Sure, it's a bit gimmicky, but it's cute as hell and for $0.99, could be fun for awhile. It's now on the iPhone app store, but not yet on Android.

Via: Petapixel

Source: Gudak (iTunes)

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