Instant: The Polaroid Instant Photos for iPad by ThinkTime Creations LLC (iPad)
Released: Sep 26, 2012
Version: 1.1.1
Size: 39 MB
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Instant: The Polaroid Instant Photos for iPad

ThinkTime Creations LLC
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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” -

(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

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 in version 1.1.1
- Fixed display issue that affected non-english localization
- Updated for iOS8
Our verdict: Good
  • + Instant: The Polaroid Instant Photos for iPad is a highly rated app (4.5-star).
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