Get more out of your analog instant photography with the free Polaroid Originals app.
Unlock the creative tools within our new Polaroid Lab and OneStep + camera, scan and share your creations, or keep up-to-date with everything analog.
Take Pictures. Make Pictures.
Create real Polaroid pictures using the Polaroid Lab:
• Turn a digital photo on your phone into a single Polaroid picture.
• Create a collage of two, three, four, six, or nine frames.
• Embed a video or second image into your Polaroid picture using our AR feature.
• View your AR photos to watch your memories (or your friend’s) come to life.
More Ways to Play.
Unlock the seven creative tools in your OneStep+ camera:
• Portrait Mode
• Double Exposure
• Self Timer
• Light Painting
• Manual Mode
• Noise Trigger
Scan & Share
Use our in-built scanner to store high quality digital copies of your Polaroid pictures. Works for i-Type, 600, SX-70, and Spectra film.
Explore the latest in analog instant photography with tips, tricks, and the announcements you need to know.
Thank you for using the Polaroid Originals app. We continuously improve our app and fix bugs. In this release, among other things, we extended compatibility to iOS 12.
Ratings and Reviews
The Plus is very much like my old 600 from the '90s, but has a tripod mount and this app gives full manual control from bluetooth distance (about 30'). The camera has fixed focus, but a multitude of apertures to control depth of field, up to 30s long exposure and bulb mode which holds open the shutter indefinitely while displaying a timer. This is really as far as I could ever dream of taking the format. 600's emulsion wasn't great even 30 years ago, so a packfilm version of this setup would be amazing. I far prefer the photo size of 600 vs. even Instax Wide.
What the app lacks (unless I just haven't found it yet) is that, while there is a self-timer mode and a full manual mode, there does not seem to be a self-timer within full manual mode. It would be nice to set up a long exposure selfie, set the phone out of the frame, then take a moment to settle down to stand completely still and composed for the shot.
Also, when set to manual eject (for not scaring pets, for example), the eject button becomes inactive after about 10 seconds following completion of exposure. The camera buttons do not work while using the app. This means to get the photo out, you need to power-cycle, cover the lens and press flash disable and shutter buttons at the same time...just to eject! I'm turning that feature off and just ejecting it automatically. This doesn't affect shaking during exposure, so only the noise is the issue for me.
Developer Response ,
Hello, thank you very much for this feedback. We forwarded everything to our developers. We cannot promise anything yet but we will take your suggestions into account. Kind regards.
Very Useful App
I just got my Polaroid One Step + for Christmas and this app has been the most useful in getting shots when you can manually push the red button on the camera. The different features this app lets me use with my camera are all also very useful and the inspiration page on the app has allowed me to gain better understanding of my camera. I highly recommend for anyone to download this app if you have a Polaroid camera that it’s meant for.
I like this camera a lot but the lighting is tricky to get a perfect shot.. I hate that it depends on what kind of film ur using also.. the film isn’t cheap so why can’t they all b of good quality so I can get my money’s worth..?
When I do get a good shot I love it but it takes time n lighting to do that.. I just wana hurry n capture the moment but hard with this camera.. other instant cameras I have can do that for me with a diff setting.. I love how its old school remade but needs better options but also easy ones to get that perfect pic.. oh n more Bluetooth options like seeing what my One Step + is seeing thru my phone to get that perfect pic without guessing.. maybe I need to study my camera more but I shouldn’t have to.. rt..?
Developer Response ,
Hello, thank you for your feedback: maybe you can have a look at this article https://support.polaroidoriginals.com/hc/en-us/articles/115012519828-How-to-get-the-most-out-of-Polaroid-Originals-film and if you have any further questions you can always contact us at email@example.com : we'll be happy to help you.
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- Photo & Video
- Requires iOS 12.4 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.4 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
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