Disposable Camera Apps

June 9, 2024 6 By Kate Johnson

This week, I decided to check out an app called HUJI Cam, which a classmate suggested in my last learning post. This app was very intriguing, as it gives the pictures a vintage look, so I was very excited to try it out.

When I first opened the app, I was very surprised. It looked like an old disposable camera with a small viewing window. What caught my attention was that the view automatically expands when the phone is brought closer to your face (you cannot tap on the view to make it bigger). When you bring the phone to your face, a sensor makes the view bigger. After taking a picture, a message appears saying the photo is “developing.” The process only takes a few seconds, and you can view the photos immediately.


One feature I liked is that when you take a photo, the app automatically adds filters, giving them a vintage look and adjusting them according to the lighting. This app is also free and allows you to take as many photos as you want. There is no limit on how many you can take before paying or any restrictions, which is an upside. In the settings, you can change the preferences to your liking, like changing the photo quality, turning the flash and timer on or off, and controlling the light effects applied to the photos. Overall, my experience with HUJI Cam was great. It was easy to use, and each photo’s unique outcome added to the app’s appeal. Here are some of the photos I took.


Along with this app, I tried out a similar one called Gudak Lite, which is also a disposable camera app. However, this app is different because you only have 24 photos per “role.” Once you have used up all 24 photos, the app tells you to “recharge” it by watching an advertisement. After taking the photos, you have to wait three days for the “developing” process to complete. You must take all 24 photos for the “developing” process to start. The app offers an option for flash and the ability to choose what kind of filter is on the photos. You have the choice between regular and black-and-white photos, but you need the paid version for the other effects. If you want an authentic and nostalgic feel of a disposable camera, this app gives that to you. However, the only downside is that the pictures take a while to “develop.” If anyone has any app suggestions, leave a comment, and I’ll try them out!

Update on the Gudak Lite app: I encountered some issues with the app. Once the photos said they were done editing, they would not download. I also had trouble trying to change the filters. The app would not allow me to change the filter after I changed it the first time, so it was stuck with the one. From my experience with the app, I would not recommend it to anyone, but someone may have a better experience with it than I did.