Instantizer: Turn Your Photo Into a Polaroid Style Snapshot

Justin Pot 13-12-2009

They shut down the Polaroid factory, but if you want to bring that retro-style photography to the digital age there’s always This simple web application allows you to upload an image and turn it into a polaroid style image, complete with the psuedo-handwritten note of your choice. You’re even given a link to share with your friends for 24 hours.
turn your photo into a polaroid


The idea is simplistic, sure, but it can also be a fun way to make pictures worth sharing with your friends. The site does have a limit on the size of photo you can upload, and the limit itself isn’t stated anywhere on the site, so just keep shrinking your photo on your desktop if it doesn’t get through–you’ll get a working picture eventualy. Besides that quirk, however, this site couldn’t be easier: upload your photo, write a brief caption and you’re done.

Instantizer: Turn Your Photo Into a Polaroid Style Snapshot instantizer


  • Convert your photo into a Polaroid-style snapshot.
  • Rotate photo, if necessary.
  • Provides link to share photo with friends for 24-hours.

If you like this app you may also want to check Rollip, Photo Notes, PixiSnap and Poladroid (Mac only).

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  1. tabiji
    December 14, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    I don't think it looks authenic enough.