Poladroid snaps virtually

Poladroid is a desktop application that turns any JPEG into a virtual Polaroid.

Poladroid beta is a fun photo-altering application that allows users to transform any picture into a virtual Polaroid. This free program is straightforward and easy to use.

Once you open Poladroid, a picture of a Polaroid camera will show up on your desktop. To start converting your pictures into retro gems, drag and drop any JPEG file onto the Poladroid icon. The loading time for the application is a bit slow, but at least the sound effects are "realistic." Poladroid even develops the film in front of you; watch your picture become more and more visible until it is fully developed. Poladroid lacks the ability to convert file types other than JPEG.

Clicking on the application's round blue button will open a list of options: a convert link (if you do not feel like dragging and dropping), an option to bring all Poladroid windows to the front, a link to post images to Flickr, and the Settings tab.

Poladroid images are saved to your My Pictures folder by default, but users can change this default folder in the Settings tab. Here you can also choose different photo options, such as a blur effect and the strength of the vignette effect. You can also toggle sound effects, choose how files open after processing, and the thumbnail rotation angle.

If you are in the mood for vintage, Poladroid is a playful and simple photo app that will tickle your nostalgia.

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