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Polamatic™ 2.2 update released. Hold off till the next update. (Updated)

Submitted by on August 27, 2012 – 9:34 pm 6 Comments

Polamatic, fake Polaroid for iPhoneUPDATE: The Polamatic 2.2 update has just been released. It’s a lot more stable than 2.1, but there’s still an image rotation issue with the app. The developer is aware and working on a fix. Hold tight until 2.3…. =M=

Polamatic is one of the more authentic-looking digital recreations of an old, square Polaroid SX-70 print. The last update added higher, more usable resolution (see my review of Polamatic 2.0 here), but there were a few bugs in the app.

The update fixes several of those bugs, but adds one, very critical bug. If you purchased the app, you should hold off installing the 2.1 update and wait for the next one. The new 2.1 update saves images 90° rotated.

The new 2.1 update is a bug fix release and addresses the incorrect text size issue when saving your image, a crash issue with the Polamatic Store (I didn’t experience this), and a text editor crash issue (which I also never experienced). The text issue I’d mentioned in my review has been resolved. Text now saves as it previews in the app.

Unfortunately, the new update introduces a new bug where images preview correctly but rotate 90° when saved. I notified the developer and within minutes, they fixed the issue and a new update has already been submitted.

I still love the app and it’s very commendable that the developer got to the fix so quickly. But, I recommend you hold off purchasing or updating the app until the new update is released.

If you’ve already updated the app and want to revert back to version 2.0, you might be in luck. Read our classic post on how to reinstall older versions of apps on your iPhone or iPad.

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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.

  • netborn

    Updated, and so far did not experienced the 90° issue…

  • Driver

    I read this suggestion but the damage is done, I updated before reading your advice, if you import a photo with square cut, the picture is saved upside down and there is to make it go right, thanks anyway for your written.

  • Driver

    Not wanting to be the opposite, but if I take the photos directly from the application does not have a problem, I have a number of problems if the amount from the library.

  • Dana

    Polamatic Version 2.2 is now available. All issues should be resolved.

    • netborn

      All issues not solved, taking photos from the app saves them 90° clockwise rotated.

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

    I've gone from 2.0 to 2.1 and 2.2 and I have not run into this 90° picture rotation issue. I've tried it taking a picture in app and I've tried it importing a picture from my photo library, but every time i save it, it saves it properly. I'm using an iPhone 4, not a 4S. I wonder if that's a difference.