Because I can’t let well enough alone.
I figured there had to be some way to use the Fujifilm Instax SQ10 as a printer using images I’d made with other cameras. Had to be.
Internet research had initially turned up the notion that files had to be a certain type of jpeg, the most success had by saving digital images in Microsoft Paint’s jpeg format.
After a little more digging, I’d found an older review of the SQ10 that explained how loading a full rez image made using a Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 onto the hybrid instant camera via the micro-SD card would allow for printing.
Awesome. Just so happens I have a GX8.
I selected a recent macro shot I made with the GX8 and my new Olympus 12-40 ƒ2.8, pulled the micro-card out of the camera and slipped it into the adapter, copied the file from my desktop Mac, then inserted the micro-card back into the SQ10.
Sure enough, the SQ10 read the file. I fiddled with the in-camera effects a bit and printed it. Cool.
Next I wanted to see if a picture made with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 would work. I selected an older picture that I’d converted to black and white, went through the same transfer process, then checked to see if the SQ10 read the file. It did.
Minimal tweaking followed by printing resulted in success.
Pretty darned awesome.