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Instant: The Polaroid Instant Camera

By ThinkTime Creations LLC

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"Best Polaroid Camera App for iOS and Mac" -

Showcased in Apple iPad TV Ad "Hollywood".

Instant brings back the magic of the iconic Polaroid instant camera to your iPhone. At the touch of a finger, users can shoot a new picture using the camera on the iPhone or select an existing one from their photo album, apply an authentic Polaroid-like filter, add Polaroid class border and write text on it, thus, compose a classic Polaroid instant photo.

Instant app mimics the workflow of a real classic Polaroid instant camera, with realistic visual and sound effects. Upon selecting or shooting a photo, an "undeveloped" dark Polaroid film slides out from the top of the screen. Slowly the film is developed and the final picture unveils.

The app comes with 30 unique vintage style photo filters, with 10 of them closely mimicking the effects of various classic Polaroid films. Each filter is adjustable in strength, vignette and emulsion artifacts, adding even more realistic Polaroid look. Users may also add text to their Polaroid photo, selecting from 10 handwriting style fonts. Text can be freely resized, rotated and moved around by finger gestures. Users can also adjust the effect of the Polaroid border, such as choosing from 26 different colors, adding crosshatch, stain, wrinkle and fingerprints on to the border.

The Polaroid photos can be saved to your photo library and easily shared via Email, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr, Instagram (requires Instagram app pre-installed) and Sina Weibo.

Feature Highlights:
* Creative and fun user interface produces realistic experience of Polaroid instant photography
* 30 photo effects including 10 uniquely designed for Polaroid effects
* Adjustable filter effects including intensity, vignette, emulsion and grain
* 10 handwriting fonts for adding text to your photo
* 26 color borders, adjustable crosshatch, stain, wrinkle and fingerprints effects
* Easily share via Email, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr, Instagram and Sina Weibo
* iPhone 5 ready





Polaroid, Polaroid Classic Border Logo and Polaroid & Pixel are trademarks of PLR IP Holdings, LLC, used under license.

The following original photograph is used for promotional purpose with author's permission:

What's New in Version 1.1.1

- Save original taken photo by default
- Fixed issue with iPod touch

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Customer Reviews

Just Plain Fun

I am a retired professional photographer. I spent my entire career making "perfect" images for employers and clients. Now is my time. Now I make images that I want. The way I want. This app is such a relief from the grind of making squeaky clean images. I used many Polaroids in my day and this app hits the spot! Lately I have been using Hipstamatic which is a creative heavy weight. But there is something about this app. Great fun. Not too complex but does everything it needs to do. The only way I judge my photography these days is with the "fun scale". And this app is Fun. Job well done!


There aren't many apps I would spend money on. But this one seemed to be worth the price, and I was right! Everything about this app SCREAMS vintage Polaroid- from the camera itself to the effects you can put over the photos (text, vintage filters, and even FINGERPRINTS!). It's also cute that you can blow on or shake your phone to get your picture to "develop." It's perfect for someone who wants the vintage fun of a Polaroid camera without the Polaroid camera price. I'll be using this app to create my boyfriend's gift for our anniversary

Works with 6+ and newest IOS

I love Polaroid, any kind of Polaroid, and this is a fun app. I like the fact that the photos can be saved without the border, which allows me to take it to the new Polaroid photo labs to print them up in the real world. Please take advantage of the new possibilities with the newest iPhones- maybe more filters? There is one thing that needs fixing. When the save size is set to 2,000, the save process works but the wheel spins endlessly.

Instant: The Polaroid Instant Camera
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  • $1.99
  • Category: Photo & Video
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.1.1
  • Size: 26.3 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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