Poladroid You Pictures
Posted by Scott
Poladroid is a new app that filters and effects your photos to make them look like, you guessed it, Polaroids. I would normally file something like this under gimmick and move on but I can’t help but appreciate the vignetting and color shift that the app lends to your digital photos, for an automatic filter it’s actually not that bad. Unfortunately it looks like you have to put up with the pretty fake looking border and drop shadow to get at that color shifting goodness, but it’s free so I can’t really complain. Check it out it at Poladroid’s site. All photos from Poladroid Flickr Group.
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Joaquim Marquès Nielsen says:November 14, 2008 at 3:06 pm
Just downloaded it to try it out. I love the way the app just floats on the desktop with that drop shadow. I might use this if I need a “quick Polaroid graphic” for some presentation or something…
Alex/HeadUp says:November 14, 2008 at 6:30 pm
This is going to make things a million times easier for a little idea I had involving polaroids…thanks for this Scott!
Luis says:November 14, 2008 at 10:08 pm
Still nothing like the real thing.
WH says:November 14, 2008 at 11:53 pm
Macs only :(
Rachel says:November 15, 2008 at 2:18 am
Those pictures are startlingly beautiful! I’m sure the photographs were striking to begin with, but I must say, the above examples have whetted my appetite for this app…
mike says:November 15, 2008 at 8:48 am
For awhile now i’ve been wanting to go get an old polaroid camera and some film but maybe now I don’t have to.
jefta says:November 15, 2008 at 9:00 am
downloaded it right away! awesome!
slobot says:November 15, 2008 at 12:57 pm
ack.ack. mac. someday i will be a cool mac owner
H says:November 15, 2008 at 2:15 pm
good for the environment to use apps like this and doing it in a digital way.
wonder if someone soon will do a similar app to simulate lomo?!
Ann Storer says:November 15, 2008 at 4:35 pm
This is so cool! I’m definitely going to try this out. Great site, and great post. :) I’ll be coming back for sure.
Rent says:November 15, 2008 at 7:40 pm
wish I could be as cool a mac owner
Lamar says:November 15, 2008 at 8:27 pm
I believe Polaroid decided to discontinue the production of their instant film products as of 2008. This app may be used quite a bit once its all gone.
Neutralday says:November 16, 2008 at 12:51 pm
Wow, very cool app. Results are hit or miss, but overall not to bad considering the cost.
Andrew J. says:November 16, 2008 at 1:37 pm
Yup no more polaroids :(
this app is pretty cool tho…the color shift is pretty good but the edges seem kinda fake for the pictures i did
Ixley says:November 16, 2008 at 11:59 pm
eh. I’m gonna be the cynic and call this a lame gimmick. I’ve seen plenty of really nice polaroid pics, but this instant faux nostalgia stuff is kinda dumb in my opinion. If you want to use color filters, go for it, (I’m all for)– but why do you need to make your photos look like polaroids if their not?
Janusz says:November 17, 2008 at 5:02 am
“LENINIZM, ZWYCIESKI SZTANDAR NASZEJ EPOKI”…(The winning flag of our times) heh a nice “polish” detail on Your website…although Lenin is rather a hated than loved person in our country, still its nice to see own language on ISO50 site ;) GREETINGS FROM ALL FANS FROM POLAND!!! (especially from photographers – me and Aga)
Renzo says:November 19, 2008 at 11:21 am
heh the most nice thing (when nice pictures to modify are unavalable) it’s the application behaviour. It’s mimicking so well the actual polaroid instamatic… That added a sort of analogic/nostalgic layer to the thing. I has almost afraid my picture wouldn’t come out right. My own experience with Polaroids are rather disappointing, yet they’re linked to childhood, which is good…
I really like it!
Dknowles says:November 19, 2008 at 7:24 pm
Scott, thanks for posting this. BTW, you get different results each time you process your image.
Sean says:November 21, 2008 at 5:05 pm
Windows version coming soon:
tom says:November 27, 2008 at 7:50 am
probably too late to post here as no one will see this now. but, does anyone know how to filter a photo like this without using poladroid? i mean, obviously this effect can be accomplished right? it must just be a filter someone created? any ideas on getting these colors and saturation another way? thanks