What are the best Polaroid frames apps for iPhone or iPad?

Want to give off a different aura to the photos you post online? Edit your photos and allow them to exude nostalgic and sentimental vibes with the help of this list of apps with instant frames suitable for the iPhone and iPad.

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    #1Folar

    Folar

    Folar - Instant film camera is a photo editing app developed by Choongwhan Shin for iOS devices. The app includes 11 films, 5 filters, 7 film backgrounds that users can play around with for an instant film inspired photograph.

    Apps

    iOS

    $0.99

    Cheryl Cook
    Written on July 27, 2018
    "Folar has really awesome instant film frames and filters and I love it so much! The only thing I don't like are the tacky stickers ugh I won't ever put those on my edits. Other than that, it's pree greeat"
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    #2Polax

    Polax

    Polax is a photo editing app developed by Stan Gerards for iOS devices. The app allows users to turn their phone camera photos into a Polaroid framed instant film which can be shared on social media.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Caroline Lin
    Written on July 27, 2018
    "I usually use polax whenever I want to document the interesting places and events I've been to. I don't have an instax or polaroid camera which I really want to achieve with the photos I take but polax is a really great alternative and it has gave my photos that classic, vintage feel"
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    #3Instants

    Instants

    Instants - Photo Edition is a photo editing app developed by Soreha for iOS devices. The app lets users create instant film photos by selecting a photo, choosing a frame, and adding effects and filters.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Elizabeth Valdez
    Written on July 27, 2018
    "What I like most about this app is that I can pick all kinds of vintage frames depending on my mood! A lot of people have complimented the Instagram posts I edit with Instants! It's that pretty "

Did you know?

Did you know that the earliest Polaroid camera used instant roll film? Roll film came in two rolls which were loaded into the camera and later became available in three sizes.

Polaroid camera is a small film camera that can take, develop and print a photograph in a few seconds. And as technology continues to rise, people working in the photography field find ways to improve the photo printing method. Polaroid photo frames are the main feature of Polaroid photos and these apps are making you use it straight from your phones. The white Polaroid frame is the most basic background of the film, but nowadays you can have a variety of frames; from colored to floral ones. As people nowadays love vintage things, many app developers want to bring back the effect Polaroid had back then. They launched different Polaroid camera apps and Polaroid frame apps ideal for phones and tablets. Few of the best Polaroid frame apps are Instants, Polax, and Polaroid Fx. These apps let users create instant film photos by selecting a photo, choosing a frame, and adding effects and filters. Some apps will even let you upload your photos straight to your social media accounts.

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    #4Polaroid Fx

    Polaroid Fx

    Polaroid Fx is a photo editing app developed by EASYBLUECODE S.L for iOS devices. The app offers features like a classic camera, photo lab, collage studio, and more.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free- With in-app purchases

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    #5MolyCam

    MolyCam

    MolyCam - Retro Effects Camera is a photo editing app developed by Shicong Zhou for iOS devices. The app allows users to customize their photos with a preset frame and vintage filters.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Peter Perez
    Written on July 27, 2018
    "Although I'm able to achieve a polaroid-inspired frame photo when I edit on here, it's sort of difficult at first because there's no option to change the language to English."
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    #6Camera+ Legacy

    Camera+ Legacy

    Camera+ is an app for iOS devices that features tools like Touch Exposure & Focus, Digital Zoom, Horizon Level, and Clarity. It also has different shooting modes, scene modes, and effects to help users in adjusting their photos.

    Apps

    iOS

    $2.99- with in-app purchases

    Ishan Sharma
    Written on November 10, 2017
    "If you are looking for a great app to really enhance your pictures then check out Camera+. Visit the Apple itunes app store and download it today. You will not be disappointed. It works great with Polaroid frames and others too. Camera + will add a certain crispness to all the photos you like to share on instagram, snapchat and twitter, they will really make your posts stand out. "
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    #7Instant

    Instant

    Instant is a photo editor app that allows you modify your photos in order to give it Polaroid appearance. The app has 30 photo effects. Now you can make Polaroid photos from your smartphone. 

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    $1.99

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    #8ShakeItPhoto

    ShakeItPhoto

    Do you miss Polaroid photos? With ShakeItPhoto you can make your digital photos look Polaroid in a second and from your mobile phone. You can use an existent photo or take a new one. 

    Apps

    iOS

    $1.99

    Joan Webb
    Written on January 18, 2018
    "Growing up, Polaroid pictures were the best option. Now there’s an app that can make your modern photos into a Polaroid! The app is call ShakeItPhoto, you are able to use new pictures or even old pictures that you have in your gallery already. It’s pretty great!"

Summary

Best What are the best Polaroid frames apps for iPhone or iPad
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1FolarApps 9 Paid
2PolaxApps 4 Free
3InstantsApps 2 Free
4Polaroid FxApps 1 Free
5MolyCamApps 1 Free
6Camera+ LegacyApps 1 Paid
7InstantApps -1 Paid
8ShakeItPhotoApps -6 Paid
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