Toy camera design prints outlines of your photos on thermal paper for you to fill colour

While I am very much a digital girl, there are still some things that I enjoy the analog versions of. That includes journaling and scrapbooking. I love printing out photos and adding them to my journals or putting them up on my cork boards. I’ve gone through my fair share of various photo printers but I’m always looking for something new that can make my notebooks prettier or more interesting. This concept for a printer seems to be unique and can add even more creativity to your journaling life.

Designer: Gabin Park and Subin Lee

Potto is a concept for a toy camera that prints different kind of photos. Unlike the polaroids and instax cameras and printers, this one doesn’t print your typical pictures but instead gives you an outline of the image that you took or that you sent to the camera. You get a line drawing that you can either keep as it is or color in the images if you want a more colorful or creative thing to add to your journal. It’s something that both kids and adults can appreciate as both may actually love the coloring part of the process.

The camera itself looks like your typical mobile photo printers with the round and soft shapes as well as pastel colors. The line photos are printed on a thermal paper rather than the polaroid or zinc paper. This means that the heat-sensitive paper is more affordable but will also eventually fade over time (apparently just like our memories). So if you want something that will last longer, then this is not the camera or photo printer for you.

The camera has a yellow button that lets you take the picture and then print them directly. There is also a display screen at the back so you can still see the images first before you take the photo. There is a cutting blade so you can easily cut the thermal paper, which are available in sizes 79 x 70 cm or 2 x 3 inches, depending on what you need. This is something that I would like to someday have so hopefully, this doesn’t remain just a concept.

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A physical and digital photo organizer, this gadget doubles as a projector to preserve your memories!

PIC is a photo organizing scheme that includes a circular remote and projector for users to easily manage and upkeep their numerous digital photos.

As our memories grow, our photo albums do too. We take photos almost every single day to preserve memories of all sorts. From camping trips to weddings, our photo albums are stocked full of visual recordings that remind us of time spent with friends and connecting to nature.

 While taking photos has never been more convenient, our photo albums are nightmares to scroll through and locate specific photos we’d like to look back on. PIC, a new way of organizing photos, is a physical and digital photo organizer designed by a team of designers for Samsung Design Membership.

Broken down into three steps, PIC helps users organize all of their memories and their corresponding photos through a guided step-by-step process. Physically, PIC appears like an external hard drive, with a translucent, dual-toned body that looks right at home on the coffee table or windowsill. Comprised of two parts, the round remote is PIC’s main controller.

Moving onto the organization scheme developed by the team of designers, PIC first asks users to delete unwanted photographs. Using the round clicker, users can project their photo albums on any external projector to enlargen their photos and determine which photos they’d like to keep with ease. On both sides of the PIC remote, a circular icon represents keeping the photo in question, while a dashed line can be clicked when the user would like to delete a photo.

From there, the PIC designers developed the highlight stage. During the highlight stage, users categorize the photos they’ve kept by order of preference. Based on a system of digital stickers, users can apply numerous stickers to the photos they like the best. For their least favorite photos, users need not apply any stickers.

Finally, during the cover stage, users can choose a cover image for the photo album that’s most indicative of the memory formed by the photo album. Meaning, if one photo triggers your memory of other photographs taken in the same place or at the same time, then that photo will represent the entire album, leading you to all of the photos you decided to keep during the first organizational stage.

Designers: Junpyo Hong, Hyunkyung Jung, Chanho Ju, and Hyungwoo Lee

The remote clicker makes it easier than ever to sort through your photo albums.

Defined by a translucent case and minimalist design, PIC looks right at home in any modern living room. 

PIC is comprised of a remote clicker, projector, and USB port. 

PIC takes users through a step-by-step process of organizing their photos. 

A built-in projector allows users to see their photos on the big screen. 

PIC takes on a similar build to old-school projectors.

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