This is a very simple camera to operate; hence the manufacturer must have concluded that it was not necessary to include even the most rudimentary instructions. After downloading the "manual" from the internet, we could not get the camera to function. Meticulously following the instructions for paper insertion yielded no picture after a great many attempts. Finally we concluded that the instructions were not simply lacking in clarity or even misleading; they were, there is no other way to put it, completely in error. Loading the paper pack with the bar coded insert on the bottom as directed would simply result in no printed pictures. Only by leaving the bar coded insert completely out were we able to get this camera to operate.