The I-1 App has been created especially for use with the Impossible I-1 Analog Instant Camera. It lets you experience the full range of what your I-1 can do. Use the App to access useful tools like the remote trigger and self timer. Or try creative photographic techniques to add interesting effects to your images. You can also take full photographic control of your exposures with the App’s manual features.


Remote Trigger:
Turn your phone into a remote for your camera, so you can shoot pictures from a distance. Use the remote trigger to take selfies or group shots without the awkward angles, or to be part of the scene in a landscape shot.

Manual Mode:
Take control over aperture, shutter speed, ring flash strength and focus. Experiment with tools that experienced photographers use on a daily basis to completely transform the mood of their images.

Self Timer:
Use the self timer to take a photo with the I-1 after a 5, 10 or 20 second delay. You don’t have to hold the camera when shooting, so you can avoid shakiness and capture the action more easily.

Double Exposure:
Superimpose two images on a single piece of instant film. Experiment by combining different types of images to see what dreamlike effects and textures you can produce.

Noise Trigger:
Trigger a photo by making a loud noise, like a click or a hand clap. Use the noise trigger if you want to keep your hands free at the moment the photo is taken, or if you want to take a photo of something right when it makes a sound.

Light Paint:
Use your phone’s flashlight to draw lines and shapes with light on your photos, or to selectively illuminate areas of a darkened scene for a high contrast effect.

Color Paint:
Draw waves of colored light onto your images before they develop. Pick a color from your phone’s screen and move it in front of the lens as the camera prepares the photo.

The I-1 App makes it quick and easy to get a digital scan of your analog photo. All you have to do is take a picture of your instant photo with your phone, then select the corners of the image frame to crop and scan it, ready to be saved or shared online.

What's New

Version 1.2

This release features a new and improved light meter, which acts as a guide for adjusting Manual Mode settings. The I-1 now uses your smartphone's display to review the light in a scene before shooting, so you can make beautiful, well-lit photos in a wide variety of conditions - it's a level of control and photographic precision which sets the I-1 apart from any other instant camera, and makes it the ideal choice for a studio setting.

We added a new self-timer mode for the Apple watch. Just swipe on the watch app to get different timer settings.

And, of course, we included many small improvements and fixed a lot of bugs. Let us know what you think through the app's feedback feature or contact us at

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5

5 Ratings

5 Ratings

App or camera issue

Cam Morris

When I'm connected to my phone with bluetooth it won't let me take pictures in manual mode with my phone. The button which is usually bright orange is now dull. I can only use the camera button to take the pic ....kinda kills the reason for having the app ☹️

Great app


Beautiful app for a beautiful camera, however it would be even better to have an quick update to support iPhone X’s beautiful new display.

One idea


Please make light metering something that is a constant data being sent from the camera to the phone so that we can learn how to Polaroid better don't want to waste my money on failed exposures


Impossible Gmbh
49.7 MB
Photo & Video
Requires iOS 8.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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