WhiteAlbum iOS app brings the disposable camera into the digital realm

by Gannon Burgett

posted Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 12:39 PM EDT


‘No edits. No retakes.’ That’s the motto of WhiteAlbum, a new photographic app and service for iOS. Based on the age-old disposable camera, WhiteAlbum lets you capture 24 photographs. The only catch is, once you take them, you don’t see them again until all 24 of them are printed and shipped to your doorstep.

The app works similarly to other photo apps, with the basic viewfinder, optional grid and flash controls. The main difference in WhiteAlbum is the purposely restricted 1x1 format, which can be captured as a square or circle crop. This is done to match the captured image to the prints themselves which are printed in a Polaroid-esque 4x5” format on 100b smooth satin paper.

This concept is by no means a new one, but WhiteAlbum seems to have refined the idea down to a simple, sustainable workflow. As for the pricing of the prints, an album of 24 photos will set you back $20. It’s not exactly cheap, but it’s not nearly as expensive as purchasing a disposable camera and having prints made from that.

You can head on over to WhiteAlbum’s website for more information. WhiteAlbum can be downloaded from the iOS App Store, here.