It’s time to get polaroided.

Written by on January 15, 2009 in Presets - 13 Comments

Dry your tears…
Even if Polaroid in February 2008 announced they would cease production of all instant film, you still have the possibility to fake it digitally.

Brandon at X-equals has made two new presets that simulates the look of the old classic Polaroid instant film; Polaroid 669 (ISO 80 Color Film). Brandon have contributed with great presets before so I think you should try these out even this time.

The first preset is titled x=polaroid+yellow and brings in the yellow color cast along with a heavily blown out highlights.

The second preset is x=polaroid+cyan and compared to the first preset, this preset gives a cyan/blue color cast.
Presets in action

SOOC - Straight Out Of Camera

x-polaroid yellow

x-polaroid cyan

These two presets are created by 2 graduated filters that can be adjusted more as you wish. For more details about how they work and how to modify them, you should read more at Brandon’s blog

x=polaroid+669 (152589 downloads)

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13 Comments on "It’s time to get polaroided."

  1. Brandon Oelling January 15, 2009 at 11:06 pm ·

    You’re the best Pierre!


  2. Tom January 15, 2009 at 11:52 pm ·

    Oh my goodness, this is awesome Pierre. Thank you so much!
    I hope I’m not out of line, but do you think (pretty pleezzz) that you could make a polaroid boarder around this? (now put a cherry on top)
    How cool would that be?
    Any who, thank you again for all you do, I use your presets all the time.

  3. Brandon Oelling January 16, 2009 at 1:47 am ·


    Use this to generate a nice border:

    Then you can inset any image inside of it in Lightroom.

  4. Michael W. Gray January 16, 2009 at 2:11 am ·

    You can’t really do a Polaroid frame in Lightroom, but you can crop to a square (1 x 1) and export the resulting file. Then get in Photoshop or Gimp and add a Polaroid frame. If you can’t find a good frame online, just scan an actual Polaroid and layer your exported image over the Polaroid frame.

    You can get a Polaroid frame for Photoshop here –

  5. JVL January 16, 2009 at 6:03 am ·

    Hey guys, there’s a great free border preset you can get here:

    So just grab the polaroid image set, cut out the middle in PS, save it as a .PNG and import it as an identity plate in LR and bam – you get your toning AND your border. Polaroid is alive friends.

  6. Brandon Oelling January 18, 2009 at 2:19 am ·

    And … ANOTHER good resource for getting that Polaroid frame into Lightroom:

  7. Tom January 20, 2009 at 12:19 am ·

    Hey guys, thanks tons…. I’m going to check out now…

  8. Mark January 25, 2009 at 8:07 pm ·

    I just discovered this site, have been a fan of Lightroom since the beginning, especially for the creative inspiration driven by presets. I am definitely adding this to my blogroll to remind myself to come back often!

  9. Pierre January 25, 2009 at 10:05 pm ·

    Thank you Mark,
    I’m glad you like my site.

    All the best!

  10. christina July 17, 2010 at 11:16 am ·

    I have fallen in love with your presets. My search for a good Lightroom preset site is over. Thank you for doing what you do! :)

  11. Nick May 4, 2011 at 3:06 am ·

    Fantastic! I absolutely love the Polaroid look! I’m now officially your fan. :D

  12. Maria December 6, 2011 at 10:32 pm ·

    an amazing presets here!! Could you please send it to me to my email? I wasn’t able to open the present after downloading, thank you!!

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