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Courtesy of some very helpful ImageMagick hints by Anthony Thyssen, a bit of magic to create a “stack of polaroids” effect. Here it is applied to one of my all-time favourite photos.

convert -size 400x180 hatching.jpg  -thumbnail '200x90>' \
            -bordercolor white  -border 6 \
            -bordercolor grey60 -border 1 \
            -bordercolor none  -background  none \
            \( -clone 0  -rotate `perl -e 'print rand() * 30 - 15'` \) \
            \( -clone 0  -rotate `perl -e 'print rand() * 30 - 15'` \) \
            \( -clone 0  -rotate `perl -e 'print rand() * 30 - 15'` \) \
            \( -clone 0  -rotate `perl -e 'print rand() * 30 - 15'` \) \
            -delete 0  -border 100x80  -gravity center \
            -crop 200x160+0+0  +repage  -flatten  -trim +repage \
            -background black \( +clone -shadow 60x4+4+4 \) +swap \
            -background none  -flatten \
            -depth 8 -colors 256 -quality 95   polaroid_stack.png