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(NewsOK)   Old and busted: Snapping pics with a Polaroid camera. New hotness: Taking digital pics to a Polaroid-branded store to have them turned into old school Polaroids   (newsok.com) divider line 73
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2013-03-03 02:11:25 AM
This couldn't possibly backfire!
 
2013-03-03 08:15:46 AM
Story about a photo store with no photo... Unbelievable. They couldn't even ask the store for one?
 
2013-03-03 08:17:45 AM
Having a Polaroid store is a good idea, except for the Polaroid part.
 
2013-03-03 08:18:40 AM
""Maybe it's on a smartphone, maybe it's on Instagram, maybe it's on Facebook," said Warren Struhl, the founder and CEO of Fotobar. "But digital is not permanent. Physical is permanent." "

Holy crap.  I want to meet the investor stupid enough to back someone - or some idea - like this.
 
2013-03-03 08:20:01 AM
Wow, this sounds like epic hipster douchiness
 
2013-03-03 08:21:18 AM

Bad_ad85: Story about a photo store with no photo... Unbelievable. They couldn't even ask the store for one?


You DNRTA, the cheapest product is $1 print and a minimum purchase of 6.  The store needed to make its first sale somehow, but the journalist passed on it.

That'll teach the journalist to upgrade his phone to the 21st century.
 
2013-03-03 08:21:24 AM
"But digital is not permanent."

Google disagrees.
 
2013-03-03 08:21:46 AM
dl.dropbox.com
 
2013-03-03 08:21:53 AM

Bad_ad85: Story about a photo store with no photo... Unbelievable. They couldn't even ask the store for one?


They're still waving the picture as they wait for it to develop.
 
2013-03-03 08:22:53 AM
"But digital is not permanent. Physical is permanent."

...except if there is a fire... or a flood... or someone steals your crap... or you lose it... or the print fades with age... or...
 
2013-03-03 08:23:46 AM
Well that was a big waste of money
 
2013-03-03 08:27:28 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-03 08:28:14 AM
I often print out Fark threads, type a reply on my 1905 Royal typewriter and show them to people in the street. In fact, I have done that so much, that when people see me coming down the street with a piece of typewritten paper in my hand they throw large square stones at me. They say it is their way of blocking me.,
 
2013-03-03 08:31:56 AM

Harry Freakstorm: I often print out Fark threads, type a reply on my 1905 Royal typewriter and show them to people in the street. In fact, I have done that so much, that when people see me coming down the street with a piece of typewritten paper in my hand they throw large square stones at me. They say it is their way of blocking me.,


If you enclose your reply in an envelope, address it to me, put a stamp on it and drop it in a mailbox, for a small fee I will transcribe it onto Fark for you.
 
2013-03-03 08:34:28 AM

Harry Freakstorm: I often print out Fark threads, type a reply on my 1905 Royal typewriter and show them to people in the street. In fact, I have done that so much, that when people see me coming down the street with a piece of typewritten paper in my hand they throw large square stones at me. They say it is their way of blocking me.,


   Harry...you rule!  Albeit with a slide rule but you rule!
 
2013-03-03 08:34:57 AM
With my luck, while taking and picture of my hemorrhoid with my Polaroid while smoking cannabinoid I'd get hit by a meteoroid.
 
2013-03-03 08:35:12 AM
 "But digital is not permanent. Physical is permanent."

Yes, because the entire internet is going to go down forever tomorrow.

Well, it's not like you'll be able to mock me if it does.
 
2013-03-03 08:36:47 AM

MOHWowbagger: Having a Polaroid store is a good idea, except for the Polaroid part.


I thought Polaroid was dead myself.

I guess it's yet another thing outlived by Abe Vigoda.
 
2013-03-03 08:37:09 AM
You can actually like see them
 
2013-03-03 08:39:04 AM
 "But digital is not permanent. Physical is permanent."

Doesn't the government have a huge data storage site built into a mountain somewhere like they do for seeds?
 
2013-03-03 08:46:01 AM

I Ate Shergar: "But digital is not permanent. Physical is permanent."

Yes, because the entire internet is going to go down forever tomorrow.

Well, it's not like you'll be able to mock me if it does.


Wrong!  You may not be able to see my 'I Ate Shergar Sux!' taunts, but I assure you, they will be taunted.
 
2013-03-03 08:47:47 AM
i, for one, think it's a decent idea.

but if i were the proprietor, i'd get a liquor license as well, just to hedge my bet on a successful establishment.
 
2013-03-03 08:48:33 AM
I love this idea!

(is currently having all 38,000 of his MP3s turned into 78rpm vinyl phonogram albums)
 
2013-03-03 08:51:15 AM
I can't wait to see the follow up here.  I'm pretty prints at Walgreens can be as low as 9 cents a piece.  Personally, I'm not nearly nostalgic enough for Polaroids for a dollar a print.
 
2013-03-03 08:57:38 AM
Wow. They are building a Polaroid store and completely clueless to the importance and significance to that camera. And why it is actually an incredably cool idea for its return today.

The Polaroid was the first way we had instant gratification of course. But it was also the first time a common consumer could easily take photos that they knew their druggist would not see. And since there was no negative it was believed making a copy was impossible. That lead to an awful lot of creative uses over the decades and the results were remarkable. People reacted differently on camera because of these things.

Right now I am going through a bunch of 80s rock and roll Polaroids. Because of the unique nature of that camera they capture events and moments in a way that would be impossible today. It's kind of a shame we don't have access to that kind of thing anymore.
 
2013-03-03 08:57:43 AM

clipperbox: i, for one, think it's a decent idea.

but if i were the proprietor, i'd get a liquor license as well, just to hedge my bet on a successful establishment.


Upload the pics to Walmart and pick up the hard copy on your next stop to the store.
 
2013-03-03 08:58:23 AM
"Maybe it's on a smartphone, maybe it's on Instagram, maybe it's on Facebook," said Warren Struhl, the founder and CEO of Fotobar. "But digital is not permanent. Physical is permanent."

Permanent? Like that stack of photos in your attic that is forever stuck together and ruined because the roof leaked and got the box wet?  This might be popular for the grandma crowd, but I fail to see the mass appeal.
 
2013-03-03 08:59:50 AM
FTFA: The priciest product is a 7-foot-by-4-foot, 150-pound slab of acrylic with a customer's image on it, running $2,500.


i264.photobucket.com
My God, it's full of landscapes.



 
2013-03-03 09:00:46 AM
www.picturehouses.co.uk

"Hey, remember Polaroids?"

/oblig
 
2013-03-03 09:11:27 AM
FTFA: "But digital is not permanent. Physical is permanent."

Argh. This guy is an idiot. I worked for several years in a historical archives department. One day, a photographer donated his entire career's worth of photo negatives and photos. A good chunk of the photos consisted of Polaroids. Unless the Polaroids are properly stored, the ink will cause them to stick together (due to both pressure/friction and humidity). If you try and peel them apart, whatever chemical process that adhered them together will strip the ink, and thus the image, from the paper. So unless he plans on handing out a reinforced-sides non-acidic cardboard box, tissue or wax paper, and a pamphlet explaining how to effectively store the photos, this idea will fail.

He is slightly correct in that 'digital lasts forever'. I say slightly because it will, so long as you diligently update the photo file to each new technology. For example, if you had a photo saved on a floppy in say file format A, after a few years either a new storage medium (zip disk) or a new file format (file format B), or both, will come along. You'd have to update the file to the new file format and save it to the new storage medium. You would have to do this every time a major new file format or storage medium comes out. You'll also want multiple copies in case one of the storage mediums fails or in case one of the files is corrupted by the conversion process. How many people do you know who would be willing to do this, for decades, just to preserve their digital copy?
 
2013-03-03 09:11:30 AM

I Ate Shergar: "But digital is not permanent. Physical is permanent."

Yes, because the entire internet is going to go down forever tomorrow.

Well, it's not like you'll be able to mock me if it does.


The funny thing about that is all the nekkid polaroids I had of past girlfriends were destroyed in a house fire a few years ago.

Fortunately I had the good sense to scan then upload all of them. Now I keep a local folder and one in the cloud so the historical skank spank bank will always live on!

It's like that vault in Scandinavia where they keep a cache of seeds in case of worldwide crop failure. Only, you know, for fap.
 
2013-03-03 09:15:17 AM

aevorea: If you try and peel them apart, whatever chemical process that adhered them together will strip the ink, and thus the image, from the paper.


Addendum: there are methods of peeling apart photos without stripping the ink, but your average consumer will not have access to the needed chemicals and tools.
 
2013-03-03 09:24:07 AM
My parents actually go to a discussion group which is like an internet news site comment board but in person.
 
2013-03-03 09:30:16 AM

smitty04: clipperbox: i, for one, think it's a decent idea.

but if i were the proprietor, i'd get a liquor license as well, just to hedge my bet on a successful establishment.

Upload the pics to Walmart and pick up the hard copy on your next stop to the store.



but then i'd have to go to walmart.
 
2013-03-03 09:38:31 AM

aevorea: He is slightly correct in that 'digital lasts forever'. I say slightly because it will, so long as you diligently update the photo file to each new technology. For example, if you had a photo saved on a floppy in say file format A, after a few years either a new storage medium (zip disk) or a new file format (file format B), or both, will come along. You'd have to update the file to the new file format and save it to the new storage medium. You would have to do this every time a major new file format or storage medium comes out. You'll also want multiple copies in case one of the storage mediums fails or in case one of the files is corrupted by the conversion process. How many people do you know who would be willing to do this, for decades, just to preserve their digital copy?


Yeah, I know.  I made that mistake.  Remember when .jpg was around?  Those were the days!  Well, they tried to warn us that .jp2 was coming and we need to update.  Well, I didn't buy it, so I never did that.  Lo and behold, now I lost all my photos because of that.  They don't even make viewers compatible with .jpg anymore.  Sad days.
 
2013-03-03 09:45:03 AM
The fact that they self destruct over time is one of the main reasons why the Polaroid camera was capable of things that are impossible today. And although its probably technically impossible it would be a gigantic business opportunity to make a camera that replicates the entire old school Polaroid experience that existed until the digital age destroyed it forever.

Not just replicate it technically but culturally.

It's a great brand that represents so much and it's being squandered by these idiots who are fixated on the wrong shiat.
 
2013-03-03 10:01:10 AM

martid4: With my luck, while taking and picture of my hemorrhoid with my Polaroid while smoking cannabinoid I'd get hit by a meteoroid.


That would certainly make you annoyed.
 
2013-03-03 10:12:15 AM

aevorea: FTFA: "But digital is not permanent. Physical is permanent."

Argh. This guy is an idiot. I worked for several years in a historical archives department. One day, a photographer donated his entire career's worth of photo negatives and photos. A good chunk of the photos consisted of Polaroids. Unless the Polaroids are properly stored, the ink will cause them to stick together (due to both pressure/friction and humidity). If you try and peel them apart, whatever chemical process that adhered them together will strip the ink, and thus the image, from the paper. So unless he plans on handing out a reinforced-sides non-acidic cardboard box, tissue or wax paper, and a pamphlet explaining how to effectively store the photos, this idea will fail.

He is slightly correct in that 'digital lasts forever'. I say slightly because it will, so long as you diligently update the photo file to each new technology. For example, if you had a photo saved on a floppy in say file format A, after a few years either a new storage medium (zip disk) or a new file format (file format B), or both, will come along. You'd have to update the file to the new file format and save it to the new storage medium. You would have to do this every time a major new file format or storage medium comes out. You'll also want multiple copies in case one of the storage mediums fails or in case one of the files is corrupted by the conversion process. How many people do you know who would be willing to do this, for decades, just to preserve their digital copy?


Not quite. Store it in the cloud in .jpg, problem solved*

*May have to move your archive if/when your cloud access provider goes away
 
2013-03-03 10:14:21 AM
I have an old polaroid, so I am getting a kick out of this thread.

I wonder if I can still get film...
 
2013-03-03 10:16:21 AM
  shake it like a polaroid picture..
 
2013-03-03 10:20:16 AM

namegoeshere: I have an old polaroid, so I am getting a kick out of this thread.

I wonder if I can still get film...


Nope
 
2013-03-03 10:27:33 AM
Isn't there home printers that can make digital pictures NOT digital

/I'm not Einstein, but I like to think I know a thing or two
 
2013-03-03 10:30:22 AM
www.drivecrash.com
Problem solved.

/Until your husky decides to eat it.
//A whole farking box of balls, bones, ropes, and sqeakys, and you want to eat a goddamn 90 dollar backup drive. WTF Dog?
///Siberian Huskys make excellent data destruction devices.
 
2013-03-03 10:30:53 AM

No Time To Explain: Isn't there home printers that can make digital pictures NOT digital

/I'm not Einstein, but I like to think I know a thing or two


Wow!  I think you're on to something!  Now if only places sold some type of photo-quality paper!
 
2013-03-03 10:46:24 AM
If this was in Disney World I could see it having some appeal...
 
2013-03-03 10:46:30 AM
I'm here in Delray and I'm going to the grand opening.  They are printing pictures for free during the event.  Debating taking pictures of my junk.

Anyone want to shoot me some artwork that will print out OK?  I think they are doing canvas.  Maybe it will go on the wall or be in the news or something.  I'll take a thumb drive.

EIP
 
2013-03-03 10:51:27 AM

cygnusx13: aevorea: FTFA: "But digital is not permanent. Physical is permanent."

Argh. This guy is an idiot. I worked for several years in a historical archives department. One day, a photographer donated his entire career's worth of photo negatives and photos. A good chunk of the photos consisted of Polaroids. Unless the Polaroids are properly stored, the ink will cause them to stick together (due to both pressure/friction and humidity). If you try and peel them apart, whatever chemical process that adhered them together will strip the ink, and thus the image, from the paper. So unless he plans on handing out a reinforced-sides non-acidic cardboard box, tissue or wax paper, and a pamphlet explaining how to effectively store the photos, this idea will fail.

He is slightly correct in that 'digital lasts forever'. I say slightly because it will, so long as you diligently update the photo file to each new technology. For example, if you had a photo saved on a floppy in say file format A, after a few years either a new storage medium (zip disk) or a new file format (file format B), or both, will come along. You'd have to update the file to the new file format and save it to the new storage medium. You would have to do this every time a major new file format or storage medium comes out. You'll also want multiple copies in case one of the storage mediums fails or in case one of the files is corrupted by the conversion process. How many people do you know who would be willing to do this, for decades, just to preserve their digital copy?

Not quite. Store it in the cloud in .jpg, problem solved*

*May have to move your archive if/when your cloud access provider goes away




Or seized.
 
2013-03-03 10:52:28 AM
It would be nice if the price of lenses could be brought down instead of stupid shiat like this.
 
2013-03-03 11:04:39 AM
I'd be much happier with a refrigerator full of Polaroid 669 film and a Daylab. I want to teach my son to make emulsion lifts.
 
2013-03-03 11:13:13 AM
Film compatible with old Polaroid cameras is now manufactured by The Impossible Project.   http://www.the-impossible-project.com/?nointro=1
 
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