How to upload photos from a lomo camera — as asked by Googlers

I noticed “how to upload photos from a lomo camera” was listed several times as search engine terms on my blog stats page.

So, here it is!

It was incredibly easy. When I dropped the film off at the developers, I asked that the photos be saved on a CD. When I brought home my lomo photos and CD (and it felt just like Christmas, let me tell ya), I slid the CD into my laptop and imported them straight into iPhoto (yes, I am a Apple Addict). Then uploaded them to Flickr and here. 

Yes, it was that easy!

For non-Apple people I imagine it is very similar. Just slide in the disk and follow the directions to your photo application.

From now on I am not having the photos printed. I’ll get them burned to a disk. Less waste, fewer boxes of photos hanging around, and the CDs are thin and easy to store. I’ll only print off favourites.

Fish eye in the cemetary

Next week in Lomo Land: I’m almost done not only a roll of Fish-eye lens photos, but also the first roll of Oktomat film! This is the most thrilling part of Lomography — what weird, wild and original photos did I make. Can’t wait!!


6 thoughts on “How to upload photos from a lomo camera — as asked by Googlers

  1. Have the developers burn them to a CD …. you are a GENIUS. Do you know I was racking my brain over this? I was pricing new scanners! Thank you a million!

    [Ed. Hi Betty Rocker (great name, btw). I’m glad you like the cd idea. Once I scanned all of my lomo photos (one picture after another, after another…) to my computer, and I still have a nervous twitch from it. Later, I found out I could have scanned several photos at a time and then separate them in Photoshop Elements 4. Either method, letting the film developer burn your photos to cd it waaaay easier, and definitely worth the handful of bucks to do it.]

  2. Thanks for the tip!!!! It’s pretty much common sense but something that we easily look past these days because of our digital lives!!

    Next question…what’s the cost?

    • It doesn’t cost much, especially since I don’t have prints made in the first place. It generally costs me about $6 for developing colour film and another $5 to get a high resolution scan onto a cd. But I have to order the scan at the same time as developing because scanning will cost more if done at a later date. But always ALWAYS request high resolution scanning so you don’t get stuck with thumbprints of your photos. Another thing, if you plan on doing loads of Photoshop work on your photos it may be worth your while getting the scans as TIFFs and not JPEGs. It costs around $10 to $15 more to make TIFF scans. I’m a cheap so-and-so and stick to JPEGs. But I always set up the photos as PSDs in Photoshop Elements right off the bat so there’s less chance of slow and fearsome degradation.

      By the way Jen, I like your site! I’ve wanted to visit Israel forever! Your photos are a real inspiration for me to save up my pennies. Thank you!

    • Right.

      Just remember to ask the film developer to put high resolution photos on the cd otherwise your photos could be fairly small jpegs. For example, the camera store I like will scan photos at 1024 X 1536 pixels at low resolution but I request high resolution to get 2048 X 3072 pixels per photo.

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