Polaroid template – download a blank Polaroid frame and get creative

Polaroid template – download a blank Polaroid frame and get creative
(Image credit: James Artaius)

Want the Polaroid look? This Polaroid template PNG file is yours to download free and use in your creative photo projects, phone backgrounds, scrapbooks, or anywhere else you need to create the instant photo look without having to pay for film.

Whether it's Netflix's Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, the iconic (if incorrect!) "Shake it like a Polaroid picture!" in Outkast's Hey Ya!, or the retro revival spurred on by shows like Stranger Things, Polaroids have had a huge resurgence in recent years. And our blank Polaroid template download means you can add this throwback look to your creative projects.

Obviously nothing beats the best instant cameras, and taking your own photos on an actual camera like the Polaroid Now or our favorite Polaroid Now+. In fact, speaking of Stranger Things, there's also the brilliant Polaroid Stranger Things OneStep 2, which is a must for any fan of the Hawkins horror-inspired show.

Click here (or right-click and Save As) to download the ZIP, which contains a Polaroid template PNG and PSD image file

Still, sometimes you just need a digital file to play with – and we're here to help! Click here (or right-click and Save As) to download the ZIP file, which contains both a Polaroid template PNG and a Polaroid template PSD image file. In both cases you'll find a single layer containing a blank frame of a full-size Polaroid instant photograph. 

Just unzip the archive and drag one of the files into your image editing software of choice. Then open an image, copy and paste the Polaroid template PNG on top of it as a new layer, and hey presto – scale the image and crop any edges, and you've got a custom Polaroid shot!

Of course, if you want to print any photo you like on an actual Polaroid photo, you should check out the Polaroid Lab – a brilliant photochemical printer that uses authentic Polaroid chemistry to turn any image on your phone into a real instant photograph.

Read more: 

Best Polaroid cameras
Best digital instant cameras
What type of instant film do I need?
Best portable printers

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.