Cell Phone Picture Gallery

Discussion in 'Photography' started by bam2chan, Jan 6, 2007.

  1. bam2chan

    bam2chan Guest

    I am attempting to build a website dedicated to cell phone camera
    pictures - hopefully creative pictures. There used to be a gallery in
    Florida which would display digital photography from any contributors.
    I am hoping to do something like that because I have found that it is
    possible to take creative and interesting photos with the somewhat
    primitive cell phone cameras.

    I am hoping people will visit the website and view the photos, provide
    comments, and even submit cell phone camera photos of their own.

    If you find this idea interesting - let me know and let your friends
    know as well.

    http://PicsByPhone.googlepages.com/home

    Thank you,
    Ari
     
    bam2chan, Jan 6, 2007
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    Ron Hunter Guest

    The problem I have seen with cell phone pictures it that the transfers
    often produce damaged .jpg files. Surely this causes a bit of trouble
    for potential contributors. My wife's phone makes pretty good pictures,
    but I have no way to get them OUT of the camera.
     
    Ron Hunter, Jan 6, 2007
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  3. Doesn't the phone have a usb lead to connect to your computer? Does it
    have bluetooth? Can you take the memory card out of the phone and use a
    card reader or slot on your pc to read the card?

    cheers adrian www.boliston.co.uk
     
    Adrian Boliston, Jan 6, 2007
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  4. bam2chan

    Jack Mac Guest

    Nice Photos Ari!
    Try this site for more cell phone photos:
    http://www.mobileisgood.com/camera_phone_pictures.php
    They're listed by the cell phone manufacturer..

    Jack Mac
     
    Jack Mac, Jan 6, 2007
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  5. From: "Ron Hunter" <>


    | The problem I have seen with cell phone pictures it that the transfers
    | often produce damaged .jpg files. Surely this causes a bit of trouble
    | for potential contributors. My wife's phone makes pretty good pictures,
    | but I have no way to get them OUT of the camera.

    Verizon phones can email the pictutres. However, cell phone picture quality sucks !
     
    David H. Lipman, Jan 6, 2007
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    Matt Ion Guest

    Matt Ion, Jan 6, 2007
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    Ron Hunter Guest

    It has bluetooth, but the computer(s) don't. No USB lead. Memory card
    is a SIM, incompatible with any of the 5 card readers I have.
     
    Ron Hunter, Jan 6, 2007
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  8. bam2chan

    bam2chan Guest

    Do you have the ability to send messages with the phone? You can email
    the pictures direct to me, or to your computer and then to me.

    Ari
     
    bam2chan, Jan 6, 2007
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    skip Guest

    My telephone, a new to me LG VX 8300, has a 512k micro SD memory card that
    comes with a Scan Disk TransFlash adapter that will fit a regularly
    available card reader.

    Seems to work fine.
     
    skip, Jan 6, 2007
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    Matt Ion Guest

    Something like this will do the trick:
    http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?from=R40&satitle=usb+bluetooth
    Most providers sell the data kits separately, or you can look for one on eBay.
    Just search for "data cable" along with your phone's make and model number.
    Probably find something for about $20.
     
    Matt Ion, Jan 7, 2007
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  11. Ron:

    Assuming that your PC has a USB port, you should be able to get a
    relitively inexpensive USB Bluetooth dongle at the computer store or
    online. I had the same issue since neither of my PCs had Bluetooth
    either.

    Hope that helps.

    John
     
    The Quintessential Man..., Jan 7, 2007
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  12. bam2chan

    Paul Furman Guest

    Here's some full size unedited pics from my Razr Vc3 at the Grand Canyon:
    <http://www.edgehill.net/1/?SC=go.php&DIR=Southwest/2006-08-12-grand-cyn/cell-phone>
    and another reduced edited one from San Francisco:
    <http://www.edgehill.net/1/?SC=go.ph...rea/San-Francisco/gritty/2006-10-19-valencia>
    You're welcome to use them if you give credit to 'Paul Furman
    www.edgehill.net'.

    With verizon they cripple it so you can't get the pics out by usb cable
    though I did find a painful way using a utility called bitpim, first I
    have to save the pic as a draft email, then browse the file system &
    find them hidden in a deep dark super-secret folder :) The idea is they
    want to charge you to email it to yourself. Hmph. I think it's a bit
    easier with blue tooth but my 'puter doesn't have that.
     
    Paul Furman, Jan 7, 2007
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    Matt Ion Guest

    Of course, it's also contingent on your wireless provider not having locked out
    those functions... unless you like hacking your phone's firmware.
     
    Matt Ion, Jan 7, 2007
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    Ron Hunter Guest

    It did. Now there are phones with 5mp cameras, with flash. Definitely
    NOT DSLR quality, but good enough for the rest of us.
     
    Ron Hunter, Jan 7, 2007
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    Ron Hunter Guest

    Sure, I can email them, but the phone will reduce the resolution, and
    compress the picture to the point of uselessness, AND Cingular will
    charge me for the transmission, by the kilobyte! Ain't gonna happen.
     
    Ron Hunter, Jan 7, 2007
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  16. bam2chan

    Ron Hunter Guest

    I should be getting a new phone next month, and will give thought to a
    phone that will allow free recovery of any pictures it takes. Frankly,
    a camera on the phone is low priority with me. Would just like a phone
    that I could connect to my computer to maintain the phonebook, and call
    logs, but no one seems to think that is something they need to add to
    cell phones.... Games seem to assume more importance.
    I would like a cell phone that could tune the weather service
    broadcasts, play FM music, and make reliable phone calls. Is that too
    much to ask?
     
    Ron Hunter, Jan 7, 2007
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  17. bam2chan

    Ron Hunter Guest

    Yeah? I'm gonna pay $20 for an accessory to get data out of a phone I
    paid $0 for? NOT.
     
    Ron Hunter, Jan 7, 2007
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  18. bam2chan

    Ron Hunter Guest

    Yes, for a 'mere' $40. And does that really guarantee that I can get
    the pictures to transfer? BTW, my phone doesn't have Bluetooth (my
    wife's does). Next phone will have Bluetooth so I can use the little
    earpieces.
     
    Ron Hunter, Jan 7, 2007
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    Matt Ion Guest

    Well, the OP did note that the phone in question HAS Bluetooth. Such USB
    adapters can be had for a lot less than $40 - I got two of them (one for my
    laptop, one for my desktop) at CDN$17 each, from a brick-and-mortar retailer.
    Computer superstores in the US should have them for significantly less (and
    it'll let you use that fancy headset with the computer as well, for things like
    voice chats on instant messengers, or Skype).
     
    Matt Ion, Jan 7, 2007
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    Matt Ion Guest

    And if you'd got the phone for $20 and the data cable was included, you'd have
    thought that was a screamin' deal.

    Yeesh, what a whiner.
     
    Matt Ion, Jan 7, 2007
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