Here’s a nifty little program called Poladroid.

With Poladroid, you can turn any photo into a Polaroid-like image. It even “develops” so you can save copies as it processes.

There are a very little bug in the Beta version (like having to wait until all the images you’ve chosen to render finish and then closing the program to get rid of the images floating about on your screen). As well, English doesn’t seem to have been the first (or even third) language of the creators so that instructions are a little odd. The website itself is fine and there is a downloadable instruction guide which is in good English. It was the actual download instructions and some of the pop-ups I got while developing that were… weird.

The settings allow you to increase (though not pick) special effects to the photo or paper, such as scratches, dirt and fingerprints (different on each image, so you can play around with one image until you get something you like). You can also select the amount of blur and rotation in your image.

The images develops slowly and they’ve even built into it the ability to speed things up by “shaking” the image as you would with a real Polaroid.





"Long Riders" without effects


"Long Riders" with effects

There are a few online options, as well.

At Rollip, you can select a layout, upload an image and then download it. Nice options available in the free version and up can go pro, as well. I like the options better on Rollip and it’s faster.






  1. azahar said,

    November 11, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    Very cool. There’s a polaroid gizmo on Picasa too, but it doesn’t “develop” before your eyes, just gives you the polaroid look.

    • mudhooks said,

      November 11, 2009 at 9:03 pm

      I didn’t realize that there was. I will have to try it out, too.

    • mudhooks said,

      November 11, 2009 at 9:23 pm

      I don’t seem to see that feature…

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