Poladroid is an easy and fun Polaroid image-maker for the Mac.
To make high-resolution Polaroid-like images out of your digital photos, just drag and drop your images into the program, and wait.
Getting a little impatient?
You can shake the picture to make them develop faster, just like the real thing.
The app automatically crops your images to the appropriate size, and even adjusts the colors and clarity to match the Polaroid style.
Jamie Livingston took a Polaroid photograph every day from March 31, 1979 through October 25, 1997, when he passed away.
The end result is a collection of photos that are an amazing documentation of an eccentric life, and cover an entire spectrum of subjects, emotions, and time.
Check out Photo of The Day for digital versions of each pic, or the Mental Floss article for some of the highlights.
If you’re still using a Polaroid camera to capture life on film, then be sure to snap a shot of the next Dodge Viper that you see, because both are soon going to be gone.
Polaroid has confirmed that they will no longer produce instant film after this year, and it’s rumored that Dodge will no longer be making the Viper after 2011, which means that the loss of a quirky technology and a venomous supercar come as a one two punch.
All is not lost however, as old Polaroid cameras can turn into quite the clever webcam, and the Viper’s demise hopefully means that Dodge has another supercar in the works, but the news definitely puts a damper on my dreams of Viper ownership. (The Viper was the car that got me excited about cars in the first place.)
Excuse me now while I mourn.
[Polaroid Via: The New York Times]
[Viper Via: Jalopnik]