Each doesn’t do much, but what they do, they do well. And, cheap. Sometimes just 99-cents to a few bucks. This week I ran across a photo app for the Mac that brought back childhood memories. High school prom. Family picnics. Holidays.
All in a glorious, washed out, fuzzy, unfocused really, really antiquated 1970s sort of way.
Turn Your Camera Into A Polaroid
Remember Polaroids? Even today’s cheapest digital camera takes better photos than a Polaroid ever took way back in the day.
The Polaroid was revolutionary because it was an instant photo. True, the photos were not as good as those from a good camera, but you didn’t have to wait around for film to be developed and photos printed.
Instant is the Mac app that brings back those gloriously fuzzy, color bleached days of yesteryear.
For a few bucks you get a photo enhancing app that doesn’t actually enhance. It takes your crystal clear wonderful digital photos and turns them into specimens from a 1970s scrapbook.
Here’s what happens to photos when they’re enhanced by Instant. Ugh, right?
Now that’s a blast from the past.
Instant actually mimics the Polaroid camera onscreen. Drag and drop a photo onto the camera image, select a few items in the pop up, and click Shoot.
A Polaroid-like photo spits out the bottom. Without the spit, of course. It even has to develop, so you need to wait a few seconds for the photo to appear.
Is that quaint, or what?
Instant comes with 28 vintage effects filters, and includes eight of the classic Polaroid filters so you’re sure your new digital photos will look just like those created on prom night in the 1970s.
Considering the price, Instant is worthy because it gives you photos which look like real photos, not those we get from cameras today which are perfectly focused and perfectly exposed.