Polaroid's Polamatic app brings its unique brand of nostalgia to Android

If the multitude of apps with faux-retro photo filters simply isn't enough, you'll be happy to know that Polamatic for Android is available today in the Google Play store. Polamatic allows you to adorn your artfully staged cat photos with a choice of 36 different borders, including Polaroid's classic white frame. Additionally, the app comes with 20 distinct filters and captions with a selection of 24 fonts. Also included is the option to share your photos via e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr and even Instagram. The latter might be the reigning monarch of photo editing apps, but even its aesthetic is an homage to Polaroid's old school style. To make your new photos look old (in the hippest of ways), head on over to the source link below to download the app.

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July 02, 2013 10:12 AM Eastern Daylight Time

Polaroid Announces Fun and Easy to Use Polamatic App For Android Devices

Snap a Picture, Apply Filters, Add the Polaroid Classic Border Logo and Share it to Social Media Instantly from your Android Device

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Polaroid announces that Polamatic, the popular photography app that combines digital photo effects and showcases them in the frame of the Polaroid Classic Border Logo, is now available for Android™ devices through Google Play. With the Polamatic app, users can shoot a new picture or use an existing one from their photo library, add one of 36 frames in the Polaroid Classic Border Logo format, apply a choice of 20 filters, write a caption on the white border, and share their unique, retro photo across multiple platforms. Polamatic combines the camera technology available in today's mobile devices with the classic look of an instant Polaroid picture.

"Polamatic makes your pictures come alive with classic Polaroid style."
The Polamatic app was first released for iOS in May 2012, and is now one of the few featured photography applications available on both iOS and Android. Today's release is compatible for Android versions 2.3.3 (Gingerbread) and above, giving users across over 2,700 devices access to the Polamatic app.

"The Polamatic app allows Polaroid to bring the instant picture look and feel everyone loves and remembers to today's mobile device user," commented Scott W. Hardy, President and CEO of Polaroid. "There is something nostalgic about holding a picture framed by the iconic Polaroid Classic Border, and we are bringing that feeling to the digital world. Now that the Polamatic app is available for iOS and Android, everyone can easily capture their favorite image, edit it, apply the Polaroid Classic Border Logo treatment and share it quickly and conveniently on all their favorite social media networks."

Offered by Appadana Development, an authorized Polaroid licensee, the Polamatic app opens up a new generation of photography enthusiasts to the iconic Polaroid Classic Border. Appadana Development's Dana Shakiba notes, "You can bring back all of the magic of Polaroid pictures on your iPhone or iPad, and starting today across hundreds of Android phones and tablets." He added that, "Polamatic makes your pictures come alive with classic Polaroid style."

Users may select from 36 classic Polaroid borders and unlike other photo editing applications, the frames are not computer generated. Instead, they are high quality scans of new, used, and vintage frames in the Polaroid Classic Border Logo format, giving pictures a unique classic style. The app also features 20 photo effects allowing users to apply a number of color and tone adjustments to their pictures. Add a customized caption at the bottom of your Polaroid image by choosing one of the 24 available fonts and additional text customization settings.

Your Polaroid pictures can be saved to your gallery and easily shared via Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr or email, making Polamatic a must-have app for bloggers and social media enthusiasts who want to add Polaroid pictures to their posts.

Feature Highlights:

* Easy to use, intuitive interface produces quality edits in seconds

* 36 authentic frames in the Polaroid Classic Border Logo format

* 20 photo effects for innovative pictures

* Easily share via Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr or email

* Control flash, grid, and front or rear camera

* High resolution output - 2282 x 2271px

Polamatic 1.0 for Android is $1.99 (USD) and available worldwide through Google Play as well as the Apple App Store in the Photography category. For more information, visit