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Shake it Like a [fake] Polaroid Picture

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Feeling a little bored today, so I downloaded ShakeItPhoto, an iPhone app that processes your images to look like Polaroids. Pretty cool. So I dug though my Iphone’s camera roll looking for old photos of Suki and converted them to [fake] prints:

Team Suki wishes you a great weekend!


Written by Jonathan

July 8, 2011 at 11:28 am

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  1. Suki was adorable as a puppy! So fluffy.

    Michael Wang

    July 8, 2011 at 11:30 am

    • Great pics! We (as in me and the wife) over-adore our dog too…

      Evan Law

      July 14, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    • Suki is a sweet pup… I am such a dog fan, so this immediately won my heart, great shots!


      July 14, 2011 at 7:34 pm

  2. Awwwww these are so cute! Such fond memories. She was such a rambunctious pup!!!! <3<3<3


    July 8, 2011 at 11:53 am

  3. my goodness. Little Suki is so cute


    July 8, 2011 at 3:12 pm

  4. These are beautiful! Suki is wonderful. And to think they’re all just taken from that darn iphone!


    July 8, 2011 at 4:11 pm

  5. she looks so wee! how adorable. and dang, i need an iphone.


    July 8, 2011 at 6:26 pm

  6. jonathan you are killing me!! i want one soooo badly and these are all just so sweet…that pail one?? her lil puppy stage?! and this polaroid app is pretty great!


    July 9, 2011 at 7:24 am

  7. Ohhh, Suki chan in her puppy days!! ホンマにかわいい!!
    But I bet you love her more now:))

    I installed a lot of photo app in my iPhone, and enjoyed them a lot, but soon got tired of them and I only use Hipstamatic and a few other apps these days. Haha, I get bored so easily;D
    Now I’m crazy about my revived LC-A (I have no idea how it recovered!) but your pics with the X100 are nice and lovely! I love all the pics in the entries below:)


    July 10, 2011 at 5:08 pm

  8. oh man. squeal.
    i don’t think i’d ever get any work done if i had a suki. :P


    July 10, 2011 at 8:53 pm

  9. loving the effect here; downloading app now! great shots of suki as always.


    July 11, 2011 at 8:23 am

  10. Thanks for the comments everyone! Many of these shots were taken with the iPhone camera, and some with other cameras as well, all processed by the Shake It app. =)


    July 11, 2011 at 12:31 pm

  11. BEST PICS EVARR!! sorry for the caps, these pics of suki are just too awesome :D

    Felix Lim

    July 13, 2011 at 12:59 am

  12. What a fun technique — and great pix.

    So does the app really require that you shake the phone to “develop” it? Or blow on it? That would be too funny…

    Mikalee Byerman

    July 14, 2011 at 6:53 am

  13. Love these! Man am I ever a sucker for animal photos…

  14. Suki ;) sooo cute! ;)

    giancarlo ♥ cinnamoroll;]

    July 14, 2011 at 7:22 am

  15. Omg, suki is adorable! Loved the photos btw (: Too bad i don’t have an iPhone :(


    July 14, 2011 at 7:32 am

  16. i love these photos!!! what a gorgeous dog!!


    July 14, 2011 at 7:34 am

  17. That dog is adorable. Now it’s been everywhere.

  18. Amazing pictures! Enjoyed the look.


    July 14, 2011 at 7:46 am

  19. the effect is interesting, i like this kind of stilizations. acctually, i tried the same today (lomo effect):
    and your dog is… i just wish to sunggle, snuggle, snugge!

    be awake

    July 14, 2011 at 7:47 am

  20. Aw, I love your shiba! Reminds me of mine :)


    July 14, 2011 at 7:50 am

  21. very adorable dog!! great shots!


    July 14, 2011 at 7:52 am

  22. What kind of dog is she? She is adorable!


    July 14, 2011 at 7:54 am

  23. Awe, such an adorable dog! You’re so lucky :)

    Zainab Khawaja

    July 14, 2011 at 7:57 am

  24. wow..amazing. suki is beautifull.. i like it..


    July 14, 2011 at 8:01 am

  25. Suki is adorable! I also love the pictures and am going to have to download the ShakeItPhoto app! :)


    July 14, 2011 at 8:11 am

  26. Aww she is so cute! I want to reach through the computer screen and cuddle her to death!


    July 14, 2011 at 8:15 am

  27. oh my gosh. she is too adorable. aw aw aww. :3


    July 14, 2011 at 8:15 am

  28. Very neat – I need the app for dog photos now too!

    Morgan Mussell

    July 14, 2011 at 8:15 am

  29. Thanks for sharing – Suki is a cutie and very photogenic. What a cool app. Congrats on being FP!


    July 14, 2011 at 8:19 am

  30. Found this post on the homepage of wordpress today – enjoyed it, thanks for the read! Would you ever be open to sharing a story with our blog?

    Baby Pickel

    July 14, 2011 at 8:21 am

  31. I love the photos of your shiba! I had two (one passed away). I’ll have to try this with my photos. Adorable pup.


    July 14, 2011 at 8:23 am

  32. Love the pictures and BTW love the song too. I assume thats the ” shake it like a Polaroid picture” reference:)


    July 14, 2011 at 8:29 am

  33. Adorable! I love Shiba Inu’s; for whatever reason they’re one of two small dog breeds I can stand. I also find them freakishly adorable. I think it’s the pointy ears. I definitely have a weakness for the pointy ears.


    July 14, 2011 at 8:40 am

  34. I have a shiba, too – yous is absolutely gorgeous! Fun dogs to have – and super intellegent!


    July 14, 2011 at 8:41 am

  35. Ok, I’m fighting the urge to stay calm, but failing miserably – This dog is one of the CUTEST THINGS I have ever seen!!!!!!!! And the photo app is amazing, the pics look great :-)

  36. Suki is so beautiful!


    July 14, 2011 at 9:03 am

  37. They are sooo amazing! The photos are lovely!


    July 14, 2011 at 9:06 am

  38. Those pictures of Suki are adorable!


    July 14, 2011 at 9:09 am

  39. Awww Suki is so fluffy & cute :D


    July 14, 2011 at 9:13 am

  40. She’s so cute !! That app seems great.

  41. I want one, how cute!

    Yannique Benitez

    July 14, 2011 at 9:14 am

  42. What a precious pup. Love how they look with the Polaroid effect!


    July 14, 2011 at 9:15 am

  43. These pictures are way cute :) Forget becoming a writer my aim in life is now to get a puppy as cute as Suki!


    July 14, 2011 at 9:17 am

  44. We’ve done such fakes in Photoshop for clients who ordered custom-designed greeting cards and they look cool when printed, but I don’t see why there should be a mobile phone app for it.


    July 14, 2011 at 9:25 am

  45. She’s beautiful, so photogenic! I have a Siberian Husky, but I’ve always loved Shibas, too.


    July 14, 2011 at 9:26 am

  46. I love all your posts, but especially the ones involving Suki of course! Brightens my day!


    July 14, 2011 at 9:39 am

  47. Why so cute. I love the photos and her expressions in them. Very memorable.


    July 14, 2011 at 9:51 am

  48. I just have one thing to say… Awwwwwwww!


    July 14, 2011 at 9:58 am

  49. As someone who also owns a shiba named Suki, all I have to say is that these are amazing. Well deserving of its place on the wordpress homepage.

    Oh, and the Polaroid effect is pretty sweet too.


    July 14, 2011 at 10:02 am

  50. what an adorable little pup!


    July 14, 2011 at 10:08 am

  51. Awww, he is just so cute and fluffy! I love the Polaroid effect too, that is so neat. Wish I could try it out myself too, but I don’t have a smartphone phone and don’t know how to use apps at all.


    July 14, 2011 at 10:09 am

  52. These are really very cool, and I love the third picture of Suki looking up at something while standing on the walkway. Cool app, wish I had the Iphone to try it out on.

    Kate's Bookshelf

    July 14, 2011 at 10:15 am

  53. I enjoyed the pictures of your beautiful Shiba Inu!

    Juliann Budimir

    July 14, 2011 at 10:17 am

  54. What a beautiful dog! Great pics. Have you tried the Retrocam app? I’m a little obsessed with it, so much so that most of my photos look like they were taken in the 70s


    July 14, 2011 at 10:27 am

  55. Way cool. Thanks for sharing.

    Have a Great Day!

    Mr. Brick


    July 14, 2011 at 10:31 am

  56. The pictures are precious! i have to get this app for my phone

    -Bianca at


    July 14, 2011 at 10:31 am

  57. Team Fox wishes you a great weekend right back!



    July 14, 2011 at 10:36 am

  58. I never heard of such a thing! Pretty Cool.

    Jodi Stone

    July 14, 2011 at 10:45 am

  59. so adorable! what kind of pup is suki?


    July 14, 2011 at 10:47 am

  60. You have the cutest dog! How awesome would it be to have an actual polaroid? This app is a nice substitute though. :)



    July 14, 2011 at 10:49 am

  61. Suki is a gorgeous dog! I never get tired of looking at my Shiba (although I do get somewhat taxed throwing his ball…over…and over…and over). :)


    July 14, 2011 at 11:00 am

  62. What a cutie your little Shiba is! I couldn’t help but notice it on WP’s Freshly Pressed. I’m a huge fan of Japanese breeds and I’ve got Suki’s larger cousins: An Akita and the more rare Shikoku. People always ask if the Shikoku is a very tall Shiba mixed with coyote or red wolf.

    Give Suki lots of hugs. Dogs are always worth spoiling.

    Michelle Muto

    July 14, 2011 at 11:00 am

  63. I love your shiba!! Looks just like my Kitsune! So beautiful, and the photo app is cool. I have instragram, which lets you do cool things to photos too, but I think I might download this one too. Thanks for sharing!

    Ambro Wright

    July 14, 2011 at 11:26 am

  64. You took all these with your iPhone? Gorgeous quality!

    Shannon Scheidell

    July 14, 2011 at 11:27 am

  65. Just working on my first wordpress site, when low and behold there is Suki on the Features SItes. I have a mixed pup, who is likely a Shiba Inu in a Norwegian Elkhound coat. She is a beauty and she gets to come to work with me everyday. When searching Shiba’s on the internet, I often run into Suki images! She is a beauty, thanks for sharing!

    Mary Fisher

    July 14, 2011 at 11:39 am

  66. love seeing Suki on FP!! shiba’s are such characters!


    July 14, 2011 at 11:39 am

  67. love it! i wanna squeeze the sh*t out of that dog. soooo cute. if i had plans to get a dog, it’d be that ones twin. thanks for sharing.

    Eva McCane

    July 14, 2011 at 11:55 am

  68. Suki is soooo cute! The name matches the dog perfectly. Great name for a dog. :D And the app seems cool too.


    July 14, 2011 at 12:02 pm

  69. OMG! Such a cute dog <3


    July 14, 2011 at 12:06 pm

  70. what a sweetheart <3 I love that one where she has her nose tucked down inside the doggie bed.


    July 14, 2011 at 12:08 pm

  71. Suki is a great-looking Shiba. Your photos of her are pretty great, too!


    July 14, 2011 at 12:22 pm

  72. Your dog is absolutely adorable!!! I love your blog!


    July 14, 2011 at 12:26 pm

  73. OMG, your dog is so cute, adorable as a pup…

    I like the photo’s, they look like pollaroits indead… Great, I love it<3


    July 14, 2011 at 12:30 pm

  74. Your dog is so cute :)

    Lakia Gordon

    July 14, 2011 at 12:44 pm

  75. Dude! you should call them folaroid pictures, get it? get it? ahhhhh.

    also you should PROOOBABLY check out Lomography, I think you’d dig it big time!


    July 14, 2011 at 1:03 pm

  76. So many “awww” moments! Great pics!


    July 14, 2011 at 1:15 pm

  77. Suki is adorable. Nice puppy


    July 14, 2011 at 1:44 pm

  78. Suki is gorgeous! Thanks for recommending the app, even the pics that are taken with the iPhone loook pretty good with the Polaroid style.


    July 14, 2011 at 1:51 pm

  79. oh so cute … very nice pictures :)
    a beautiful dog :D


    July 14, 2011 at 1:54 pm

  80. Suki is SO cute! i love Shiba Inu’s and plan on getting one some day! :)


    July 14, 2011 at 2:09 pm

  81. Congrats on being pressed! Cool effect on the shots



    July 14, 2011 at 2:11 pm

  82. your puppy is amazing!


    July 14, 2011 at 2:12 pm

  83. wow great photos. that’s one amazing puppy, very adorable. thanks for posting!


    July 14, 2011 at 3:16 pm

  84. Amazing pictures and beautiful dog!

    Mrs. B

    July 14, 2011 at 3:43 pm

  85. What a beautiful dog! And she was a sweet looking puppy too – you must be proud of your furbaby. :) Love the effects of the app and will have to check it out myself.


    July 14, 2011 at 3:45 pm

  86. this is too cute! i cant stop looking at those pictures, love your dog :)


    July 14, 2011 at 3:54 pm

  87. That is one good looking dog!


    July 14, 2011 at 4:05 pm

  88. wow..this dog is your post.


    July 14, 2011 at 4:30 pm

  89. Suki is gorgeous! That’s a cool app. Cute pictures, thanks for sharing them.


    July 14, 2011 at 5:09 pm

  90. Shibas are so cute and your Suki is no exception. :)


    July 14, 2011 at 5:26 pm

  91. Love the one where Suki is in the paper box!

  92. Wow! This is awesome. Your dog is adorable :D Also, another app that takes photos and edits them is LomoLomo. You’ve probably heard of it. ;)


    July 14, 2011 at 5:31 pm

  93. I love this!!!!


    July 14, 2011 at 5:35 pm

  94. WOW, so cute… happy to see this post at the morning.. really cheer me up… wanna hug suki..


    July 14, 2011 at 5:47 pm

  95. Suki is adorable anyway but looks undeniably cute in polaroid form!


    July 14, 2011 at 6:23 pm

  96. OMG! So cuuuteeee…
    I wish I could take you home, Suki…. *kiss*


    July 14, 2011 at 6:32 pm

  97. too cute!!!


    July 14, 2011 at 6:54 pm

  98. ahhhh so so so so so cute, love it!!!!


    July 14, 2011 at 6:55 pm

  99. awesome looking doggie…I want one almost like that it looks like a fox.


    July 14, 2011 at 7:04 pm

  100. sooo cuuute! <3


    July 14, 2011 at 7:05 pm

  101. Pretty cool indeed


    July 14, 2011 at 7:11 pm

  102. LOve suki!


    July 14, 2011 at 7:12 pm

  103. Adorable dog and great pics


    July 14, 2011 at 7:14 pm

  104. Great pics of your pooch and very Polaroid-esque. Too bad you never got to try the “real” Polaroid experience like I did.

    Congrats on being Freshly Pressed.


    July 14, 2011 at 7:21 pm

  105. What an adorable dog!! It reminds me of my dog, Beau, who passed away a few months ago…he was also featured on FP. Congrats on being Freshly Pressed and give Suki extra love from me and all the new friends! :D


    July 14, 2011 at 7:38 pm

  106. i just loved Suki.Yeah he is pretty cool.When i saw Suki i remembered Hachiko.Give my love to him.


    July 14, 2011 at 7:45 pm

  107. wow, does this only work from iphone?
    adorable dog! aw… <3


    July 14, 2011 at 8:06 pm

  108. My husband and I were just talking last night about getting an Akita razza. Your dog is so cute. How is their temperment? Congrats on Freshly Pressed.

    Jennifer Avventura

    July 14, 2011 at 8:14 pm

  109. congrats being FP-ed…I like the pics wherein the Akita is seemingly grinning…such a smooth coat… too


    July 14, 2011 at 8:40 pm

  110. Aww. Suki is adorable. I think he was born to be a dog model, the photos looks great!


    July 14, 2011 at 9:03 pm

  111. oh how i adore suki. and iphone too, you make me wanna buy one lol.


    July 14, 2011 at 9:14 pm

  112. oh baby, love love

    Ngọc Tâm_chianj37

    July 14, 2011 at 9:17 pm

  113. Awww…I really like ur dog!

    David Goh

    July 14, 2011 at 9:43 pm

  114. Shiba Inu on FP! Great pics!


    July 14, 2011 at 10:30 pm

  115. You can get a look like that using Instagram too, and great shots!


    July 14, 2011 at 11:18 pm

  116. Wow! Great.


    July 14, 2011 at 11:42 pm

  117. such a cute dog! *cuddles the screen*

    Otto Normalverbraucher

    July 14, 2011 at 11:57 pm

  118. she is a real beauty!
    greetings from Germany…


    July 15, 2011 at 12:04 am

  119. Lovely pics! I’m not normally a fan of these retro filters, but this series works really well.

    Ross Lennox

    July 15, 2011 at 12:15 am

  120. That is so awesome! Your dog is super adorable, and you take great photos! :D


    July 15, 2011 at 12:44 am

  121. Congrats on being Fresh-Pressed.
    And thanks for sharing fun pics of a handsome dog.


    July 15, 2011 at 12:48 am

  122. This dog is SOOOO cute. She’s a really nice looking animal. And the shots are great.

    Well done on Freshly Pressed.


    July 15, 2011 at 12:59 am

  123. i got this app to and i love it! your dog is adorable. shiba inu i am guessing?


    July 15, 2011 at 1:00 am

  124. I am loving it!!!!


    July 15, 2011 at 1:21 am

  125. Oooohhh!!! Suki is so adorable! <3 :D

    Dian Wijayanti

    July 15, 2011 at 1:25 am

  126. ohohohoho… so cute.. so cool.. wonderful.. ^^


    July 15, 2011 at 1:49 am

  127. these are fantastic!!!


    July 15, 2011 at 2:19 am

  128. Nice pictures


    July 15, 2011 at 2:33 am

  129. What a beautiful dog!!!


    July 15, 2011 at 2:53 am

  130. Beautiful dog. Some lovely shots. The app really gives the pics a different feel. I think I might give it a try on some of my photos.

    Yousei Hime

    July 15, 2011 at 3:04 am

  131. Very cute! Thanks for the tip with the app. Will be checking this one out.

    Oh and… my bunny is called Suki!!! Great name :)


    July 15, 2011 at 4:02 am

  132. Adorable – hubs and I have a Shiba too (Nala) – love her!

    City Nom Noms

    July 15, 2011 at 4:20 am

  133. What a beautiful dog!


    July 15, 2011 at 4:29 am

  134. Beautiful pics! They really tell stories :)


    July 15, 2011 at 4:36 am

  135. Cute app! I love the pics as well. Looks like it was taken by a real high-powered camera. Good job, thumbs up!

    Imaginarium of Pau

    July 15, 2011 at 4:42 am

  136. congrats on being FP’d again! always nice to enjoy your work with my morning coffee, even when you’re motivation is “feeling a little bored”. great stuff.


    July 15, 2011 at 5:11 am

  137. Awww… such a cute dog!


    July 15, 2011 at 5:14 am

  138. Suki is so very cute!! >_<


    July 15, 2011 at 5:30 am

  139. This post needed to be Freshly pressed just for showcasing how awesomely superly cute your Akita pup is :D :D <3
    Its an akita right?
    I remembered the movie hachiko!


    July 15, 2011 at 5:32 am

  140. Congrats on being freshly pressed! Suki is absolutely adorable and I bet gets lots of hugs every day! We’re dog lovers too and have an Akita/German Shepard mix pup named Nikita. We adopted her from the APL last September and she turns 1 next week! It is so great on how they become such a huge part of the family. Woof! Congrats again and keep posting your photos, we love them!


    July 15, 2011 at 1:45 pm

  141. waw! love it


    July 15, 2011 at 10:01 pm

  142. They have to be the MOST ADORABLE dogs ever! <3


    July 15, 2011 at 11:32 pm

  143. what a cute akita.. ^.^


    July 16, 2011 at 7:57 am

  144. What a beautiful little dog! Very foxlike in appearance. So cute!


    July 16, 2011 at 9:49 am

  145. Awww. My sister has a Shiba! They are so cute! Love the pics!


    July 17, 2011 at 10:41 am

  146. I want that App! Brilliant pictures.


    July 17, 2011 at 11:30 am

  147. gorgeous doggie!!!

    Iya Santos

    July 17, 2011 at 10:12 pm

  148. So cute!
    seems like can read the emotion of the cute doggie!
    love it!


    July 17, 2011 at 11:05 pm

  149. Great pics – they came out like real polaroids! I <3 them and the pooch too!


    July 18, 2011 at 2:30 am

  150. awww these photographs are well cute thanks for sharing :)


    July 18, 2011 at 4:28 am

  151. awwwwww………..I love Suki!!!!!!!!! Cutiieee!! ♥


    July 19, 2011 at 8:20 am

  152. Nice shots! Your dog looks so cute!


    July 21, 2011 at 12:36 pm

  153. How cute! Now I need to download that app.


    August 2, 2011 at 8:10 am

  154. oh my gosh – i love your puppy!! and such great photos! cheers, y

    yi-ching lin

    August 23, 2011 at 4:49 pm

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