Saturday, 17 January 2009


Originally uploaded by stephenlamb

I have recently discovered a program called Poldaroid. It takes a photograph and processes it so that it looks as though it was taken with a Polaroid camera. The program mimics the operation of a Polaroid camera with the sound of the photograph being taken. A blank canvas is produced and gradually develops on the desktop as you watch. Poladroid reproduces the slightly odd colours of photographs taken on a Polaroid camera - they were never quite right. In a further step towards authenticity, the program only allows ten photographs to be processed in each session. A Polaroid cartridge has the capacity to process ten photographs.

The program is a free download from www.

The photograph above is an example of the output from the program. It was taken in the Boboli Gardens in Florence. There are more photographs that I have processed in Poladroid in my Poladroid set on Flickr which you can reach by clicking here. There is also a Poladroid group on Flickr which you can visit by clicking here.

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