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How Polaroid Instant Film Works

Ever wonder how photographs magically appear on Polaroid pictures? Photojojo offers a simple explanation of how the process works:

[...] your instant camera ejects the picture in between two metal rollers. The rollers pinch the chemical packets on the bottom of your film, break them open, and spread the developer chemicals all over the surface of your image. [#]

They also have some other interesting “photo science” explanations here. For a more in-depth look, check out this HowStuffWorks article on instant cameras.


 
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  • http://twitter.com/omicronlyrae Oliver Lea

     This is very cool. I kinda wish Polaroids were still awesome like they used to be, but they’re just another casualty of the Digital Age..