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ShakeItPhoto Updated. Now With Real Polaroid Border!

Submitted by on April 20, 2011 – 12:21 pm 9 Comments

ShakeItPhoto 2.0's new Polaroid border

One of the things that I love about ShakeItPhoto is the way it alters the colors of the photo. It doesn’t accurately recreate the tones of old Polaroid images. In reality, they’re often flat and washed out. ShakeItPhoto recreates the way we remember old Polaroid photos. And that, to me, is part of its magic.

ShakeItPhoto was updated today. The 2.0 update has one new feature — a real Polaroid SX-70 border.

Sporting a new icon as well, version 2.0 now features a real Polaroid Photo border for your images. Licensed from Polaroid, this is one of the best, most real looking classic SX-70 frames you will find on the iPhone. The new frame is authentically detailed and textured. You can also choose the “ShakeItPhoto Classic” border if you prefer the older look.

Images themselves still have the classic ShakeItPhoto look. There is no option for the version 1.3 look released briefly. ShakeItPhoto supports widths of up to 1920 pixels, which is about as full res as you’ll get in a square frame format on an iPhone 4.

Users of the now discontinued Polarize app should be pleased with this new frame and the one-touch ease that ShakeItPhoto recreates the Polaroid experience.

ShakeItPhoto is $1.99, but is on sale for a limited time for only 99¢.It’s compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later.

ShakeItPhoto - Banana Camera Co.



Big thanks to Nox Dineen for the heads up about this update. =M=

Marty Yawnick

Marty is a self-employed graphic designer in the Fort Worth/Dallas Metroplex. He is an avid Rangers baseball, Chicago Cubs, Packers and Highbury Arsenal fan. In addition to capturing random moments with whatever camera is close by (usually his iPhone), his other interests include coffee, film, music, and traveling in seats 5E and 5F with his fiancé.

  • JonnyGerman

    It's strange to me that they still haven't added guides to the viewfinder for framing the square. Surely it can't be a difficult thing to code, no?

    • http://twitter.com/robertpaul @robertpaul

      The reason why they haven’t done this is that tthey want the photos to be taken with the main iPhone camera, so we can benefit from all the things the camera will have in future. Also, their vision is to keep everything as simple as possible, something I like about the app.

  • MattBurlem

    Hurrah! New update does indeed have a 'proper' Polaroid border (but you can still choose the old, square one if you prefer), so I might now be ready to finally update my iPhone's iOS and finally say a teary goodbye to my old faithful friend Polarize once and for all.

    ShakeItPhoto is not as good as Polarize in terms of the way it 'processes' the image, so I'll probably have to do a bit of a treatment in PhotoGenie or another app before I run it through SIP but it seems like the best of the bunch at the moment and is at least hi res…

    A very welcome future update would be an option to open the app in CameraRoll mode, rather than automatically going to camera, or just a choice-screen on startup.

    • Ray Hale

      Matt. I’m new to this so pardon the newbie-like question but why will you lose an app by updating your iOS?

      • http://lifeinlofi.com lifeinlofiblog

        Hi, Ray,

        I don\’t know. It happens rarely. I don\’t know how or why other than it\’s happened in our household a few times.


  • Dark Burn

    Pretty poor update if you ask me. After all their talk about the community interest and their great plans for the app – we finally get 2.0 and we get a border update -_-

  • chrisD46

    Thanks Nox – For those who struggle with square photo framing : When holding iPhone horizontal – the top & bottom frame nicely using the edge of the top & bottom glass screen . This leaves you only having to learn how to frame the sides of the image . I find this works for me and after a while you get pretty good "guestimating" framing the left & right sides …

  • http://photoappinion.posterous.com Darrel

    "You can also choose"

    Wait…what? An option? I thought that went against their whole mantra back when we were all wondering why there wasn't an option between 'classic' processing and the 4.0 processing. ;)

    • http://lifeinlofi.com lifeinlofiblog

      Hehehehe! Too funny!