I’m not gonna lie. This is pretty damn cool. Poladroid is a desktop app that takes any digital image you have and converts it into the classic look associated with the brand. While it probably uses Photoshop algorithms to create the effect, you don’t need no stinkin’ Photoshop—just drag and drop a photo on the app and watch it slowly convert like a real Polaroid™ image. (My before and after test.) They also have a Flickr group to upload images to. Would’ve been a nice way to carry on the past as the company moves away from bankruptcy film to digital—but it’s not officially from Polaroid as far as I can tell.
(Note: It’s only for Macs right now, and shaking the monitor will not make the image develop any faster, nor are bell bottoms/bad haircut filter included in this release either.)