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In Memoriam: Kodachrome and Polaroid


2009 marks the end of two photographic wonders and the amazing colors they produced. Digital photography has rendered them obsolete.

In June, Eastman Kodak company announced that its Kodachrome film would be no more. This was the slide film that gave us such beautiful bright colors and it's the film Paul Simon idolized in the classic line of a song, "Mama don't take my Kodachrome away."


In February, Polaroid announced the end of its instant film. The images were magical - and sometimes accidental - masterpieces. Do you remember eagerly waiting for the picture to materialize from the murky coating? Some say that the Polaroid camera was the iPod or Blackberry of another generation.

Mourn no more! Go to and get the easiest and funniest Polaroid image maker. Download the app, launch it, and turn up your volume. Drag and drop your photo. Wait... wait.... wait again... or shake the picture. Yes, shake the picture. Then look at or print your POLADROID picture :)

Nostalgia buffs rejoice! (Note: Justin Timberlake loves it too.)

Go get it at Poladroid.

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