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As showcased in Apple's iPad ad on Oscar night!

“The Most Realistic Polaroid Sim[ulator] Yet.” - Cult of Mac

“App of the Week For October 8, 2012” - appadvice.com

(NOTE: iPad 2 or later devices are recommended for this app!)
Instant, the popular Polaroid app on Mac, has finally come to iPad! Check out demo video at http://instanttheapp.com.

Instant brings back the magic of the iconic Polaroid instant camera to your iPad. At the touch of a finger, users can shoot a new picture using the camera on the iPad 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 bottom of the camera on 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.

The Instant app for iPad takes full advantage of the large and gorgeous high-resolution iPad screen. Multiple Polaroids photos can be placed on screen at the same time, each can be rotated and moved around freely.

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

Feature Highlights:
* Creative and fun user interface produces realistic experience of Polaroid instant photography
* 30 photo effects including 10 uniquely designed for Polaroid effects
* 10 handwriting fonts for adding text to your photo
* Easily share via Email, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr and Instagram
* Fully supports retina screen on the new iPad





What's New

Version 1.1.1

- Fixed display issue that affected non-english localization
- Updated for iOS8

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5

12 Ratings

12 Ratings

A good Polaroid simulation photo app hampered by poor quality, low resolution images

Hardcore Trek Tek

This app is alright on iPad, but its low resoultion images make it a poor Polaroid image taking app!
The Polamatic app, which doesn't seem to be available, any longer, is much better, has higher resolution images, more fonts to choose from, a lot more fleaxibilty with text, options, image edits and uses the entire iPad screen as a viewfinder instead of a tiny little window in this app, that has the camera controls on it that you can't move around to get better access to the camera shutter button.
The other Polaroid app suffers from the same low res imagery.
Polamatic was a superior app!
Can't believe this is gone from the iOS App Store.
I wonder what happened to Polamatic it as I will have to make sure that all my devices have this on it.
I have Polamatic on both my iPads, but not on my new 6th gen iPod Touch.
Both of the currently available Polaroid apps have good to great features, but the resulting images are very poor for printing out. Probably fine for posting to social media sites, but the image quality of both of the available Polaroid simulation apps is poor for printing!
If you are using either of these apps on an iPhone/iPod Touch or iPad, you really need to purchase a Polaroid camera and film from the Impossible Project.
These simulated images are of poor resolution compared the the resolution of an actual Polaroid film photograph!



I'm in love with Polaroid cameras and now I don't have to buy one! Not only are the filters great but you can upload your own pics and apply the vintage filters. I am most pleased and happy to spend the money to purchase this app. I recommend it highly!!!!



I had previously reviewed this app, complaining that it would not save the photo in the original color but I was advised to turn the intensity way down then save the photo. This worked and now I'm very happy with this app.


ThinkTime Creations LLC
41 MB
Photo & Video
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© ThinkTime Creations LLC


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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