Experience the magic of Polaroid instant photos on your Mac. Introducing Instant, the officially licensed Polaroid app on Mac.

Instant brings the fun of Polaroid instant camera to your desktop. "Re-shoot" your digital photo with Instant, or take pictures directly from the build-in camera, watch it develop as the image fades into existence just like in the old days!.

Key features:

- Realistic and fun UI and workflow. Instant mimics the workflow of a real Polaroid instant camera. Drag and drop your photo on to the camera, a view finder will pop up. Carefully select your field of view and click 'Shoot'. A picture framed with Polaroid classic border will slide out. Wait for it to "dry". Slowly the developed picture will finally show!

- 30 vintage effect filters including 10 classic Polaroid filters. Each filter can adjust intensity, vignette, emulsion and blur effect.

- Add hand-writing comment on the border, just like the really thing. Choose from 10 elegant hand-writing fonts. User can add their own fonts. Comment can be rotated and rescaled freely.

- Pictures can be saved in original resolution with print quality, or in fixed size.

- Effortlessly upload and share on facebook, twitter, flickr, tumblr and picasa.

Don't hesitate to play. Try any picture you want, as many as you want. Because every picture of yours deserves an Instant treatment.

Instant supports JPEG, PNG, TIFF, GIF & BMP file formats.






Polaroid, Polaroid Classic Border Logo and Polaroid & Pixel are trademarks of PLR IP Holdings, LLC, used under license.

What’s New

Version 3.1

- 2 new Polaroid filters!
- Fixed the bug that some images were loaded sideways.
- Fixed flickering issue on some versions of OS X

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

PCoraJr ,

Great Filter, Only one problem

I purchased this App and was very pleased that the filters where not over the top. Most of the filter applications out there tend to overdo it, and no amount of tweaking nets you a convincing end result. Instant nails it with the quality of the filters and the customazation options. I really like the filter selection and simplicity this application offers.

The only drawback for me is the cropping. while I understand that the end result is meant to look like a polaroid, there are those times when I wish I could just bypass the croping and framing, and just being able to output the original file with just the filter applied. I really hope that this is made possible in the future.

I would defentaly recommend this application to those who are after the full polaroid experience. Once they make full photo filter application with out cropping avaialble then this App will be the best, one stop shop for polaroid filters.

N2pics ,

Very nice app but a bit overpriced for the options.

For ease and use, I'd glive this app a 5 star rating but for the price I have to drop a star. There are free sites that offer polaroid type options so this is a bit of a drawback for me. Still, I bought, downloaded and used immediately. Excellent app for creating polaroids but just a slight deviation to the negative regarding cost. Could use some fine tuning for full screen mode and not forcing an automatic crop of your photos. Love the ability to create a note with ease. All in all, great app for ease and predictable outcome. Cons…a bit pricy for simple effects, that you can find on other sites and apps for free, photos are forced to be cropped and you cannot work in full screen mode. If those aren't deal breakers, then by all means, give this a try!

Sgaske ,

Very good!

This is a great app for Polaroid fans. I absolutely love it. It allows one to turn any photo into a nostalgic piece of history. The only beef I have with this app is that text that overlaps turns white. Obviously that's not good and needs to fixed. If I decide to print any of my snapshots, I'll add my own writing to circumvent this.

PS - to the person citing the inability to crop to custom sizes as a "problem" - you must have never used a real Polaroid camera? Polaroid photos only came in one size. You had to frame your photos the way you wanted them to come out. Changing the crop sizes in this app would defeat the purpose of what it is.


ThinkTime Creations LLC
18.1 MB

OS X 10.8 or later, 64-bit processor


English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish

Age Rating
Rated 4+
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