Poladroid

Add a Polaroid effect to your photos

Poladroid is a fun, free photo effect tool that's been around for the Mac platform for a while and has just been released for Windows. View full description

PROS

  • Very easy to use
  • Very realistic effect
  • High quality results

CONS

  • Resource hogger
  • You can't select the area that appears on the Polaroid
  • You can't save thumbnails

Good
7

Poladroid is a fun, free photo effect tool that's been around for the Mac platform for a while and has just been released for Windows.

As you can easily infer from the name, Poladroid lets you apply a Polaroid effect to your images. The final result is highly realistic, not only because it adds the typical white frame with a texture that looks like the actual material, but also because it applies a color filter to the image that resembles the color quality of an original Polaroid picture.

Poladroid features a very original interface in the shape of an actual Polaroid camera. To create a Polaroid picture, simply drag and drop any image onto this interface and wait a few seconds. The program includes a sound effect to make the process even more realistic, and the generated virtual Polaroids take a moment to display, just like the original ones.

On the downside, there are still a few flaws that need to be fine tuned in this first Windows version of Poladroid. The most important one is the excessive amount of RAM memory used by the program – up to around 340 MB while generating the Polaroids during our tests. Also, it would be great to be able to select the specific area you want to appear on the Polaroid, and also have the chance to save the cute thumbnails generated by the program.

If you miss those good old Polaroid photos, you can now recreate them with any image from your digital library and Poladroid.

Poladroid

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Poladroid 0.9.6r0

— User reviews — about Poladroid

  • Blodwin OhTu

    by Blodwin OhTu

    "Poladroid Review"

    I have to say I love this program, so retro. It's easy to use, gives cracking results and reminds me of the old Polaroid... More.

    reviewed on April 13, 2011