I’m soooo not a Techie, but do you ever have those moments when you discover something new that is so great, that you think to yourself, “Technology is so cool?” For me, that thought came to my head yesterday, when I visited Poladroid.com. I have always loved Polaroid pictures: I love their dreamy, muted, look which give them an evocative and nostalgic quality, their instant pictures (immediate gratification), and because everyone looks good in Polaroid! One of my favorite things to do is to browse Jeremy Kost‘s pictures on Fashionista and those inspired me to almost get my own Polaroid camera: the only thing stopping me? The $149.99 price tag.
Yesterday, my friend Sami, sent me over a link to Poladroid, a computer application, that turns your digital pictures into Polaroids! I downloaded the application last night, and loved the results so much that I started Poladroiding all my pictures. I began with the pictures from my last vacation to the Bahamas with my friend Sarah (how gorgeous does that azure water look?) and you can check out some of “Before-Poladroiding” picture here. The application itself is charmingly designed and easy to use. The interface for the application is designed like an actual Polaroid camera–all you have to do is drag over your photos, one at a time, to the empty frame icon in the camera and wait for your pictures to “develop”.
Your pictures will slowly go from fuzzy to sharp, vivid color, as they would with a real camera, and after they are done “developing,” you get the option of saving them on your computer. Each session allows you to Poladroid 10 pictures. Once the pictures are done developing, you get the option of saving them to your computer. Poladroid software is MAC/Windows compatible, as well as free,but they are taking donations.
Visit Poladroid.com and share some of your favorites with us!