Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesVisual ArtsPhotography · 2 months ago

I have an old film disposable camera from 10 years ago.   I dont rember what i took photos of i was young and dumb.  Dont want anyone to see?

The pics.  How do i get it developed discretely without anyone seeing the actual photos....

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    You don't have to worry about it unless there is illegal pictures. The film and pictures are generally developed by machines. If a human sees ilegal images, they are supposed to call the police. Otherwise they are not supposed to keep a copy of your pictures. Also, after 10 years, the images are likely to be degraded, so it may not come out that good.

  • Sumi
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    You can't get the film developed without at least the lab technician(s) seeing the negatives and prints.  If there's nothing illegal going on in the photos, there's no problem.  Nude photos are quite common in the lab and are perfectly legal just as long as those in the photos are legal adults.

    So if you're not concerned with the lab techs seeing your photos, take it to any place that can develop film.  If the photos show recognizable people and you're worried about them finding their way to the internet, there's no real solution for you other than to buy a developing kit, the equipment required and develop the film yourself which is way out of most people's comfort zone.

  • 2 months ago

    Well, you're still dumb, I see. Very, very dumb.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Take it to a camera store or somewhere film from cameras is developed.

    Film processing is automatic so no one will be looking at the pictures. But film from 10 years ago might be degraded - useless.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Unless there's a chance it might contain hardcore porn or child porn, it's safe to get it developed at a drugstore or similar place, or at those places where you mail it in, if they still exist. These places use machines to do the developing and nobody usually looks at the prints. (Only quality camera stores seem to have development with human interaction ensuring the best outcome.)

    But if you took the usual dumb kid photographs, you're safe.

    We had pictures developed from a camera that was last used nearly 20 years earlier and were surprised at the quality after all that time.

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