Identify the cause of a photo issue

Below is a list of the 11 most commonly seen film issues when shooting with Polaroid Originals film. Scroll through the examples, find the example photos that most show the issue you are experiencing, and click on the link below it to learn more about it and how you can prevent it in the future.


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Blurry / Out-of focus



Too Light / Faint / Overexposed


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Too Dark / Underexposed


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Large Repeating Dots


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Blue Marks (Opacification Failure)


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Completely Black or Completely White


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Undeveloped Patches (U/V-break)


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Vertical Stripes

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Blue (Cold) Color Cast

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Pink / Orange Color Cast

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Low Contrast

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