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. poladroid.net.
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.