I just found out about the Poladroid project and I am obsessed.
Poladroid converts pictures you’ve already taken into Polaroids, aka awesomizes the life moments you’ve captured on film (or, uh, digital camera). It’s kinda like having a Polaroid on your desktop. You simply drag your picture into the Poladroid, then it makes the little sound like the Polaroids are sliding out of the camera and proceeds to take thirty-some-odd seconds to “develop.”
You get to watch as your picture transforms from a plain brown palette into a Pola(d)roid:
Does it replace having a real Polaroid? Not quite. But I’ll take it.
If I could make one change to the program, it would be to add a component where you could label the pictures with a “Sharpie.” I did that last one myself using Photoshop. Also, if you’ve done 10 pics in a row, you’ll be instructed to restart the program in order to “refill” the cartridge. Slightly tiresome, but I give them points for their attempt at authenticity.
Now click on over to Poladroid and have fun making some of your own! Did I mention it’s free?