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iOS app to make your photos look like they're on an old system


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Not sure it's worth putting in its own thread, but I thought it would be better appreciated in the Retro section than the iOS app thread.

Someone's made an iOS app to convert your photos to the palettes of an old computer or console (even Teletext!). Unfortunately it's £1.49 and not free.

http://8bitartwork.co.uk

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/retrospecs/id887031094

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  • Teletext
  • Apple ][ (Low res)
  • Atari 2600 (NTSC, PAL & SECAM)
  • Commodore PET (PETSCII)
  • Intellivision
  • ZX80/81
  • IBM DOS/ANSI
  • IBM CGA (6 variations)
  • BBC Micro (Modes 0, 1 & 2)
  • Sinclair ZX Spectrum
  • Commodore 64 (Low res, high res & CBMSCII modes)
  • Colecovision
  • Dragon 32 (PMODE 3)
  • Thomson TO7
  • Mattel Aquarius
  • MSX (Screen mode 2 and (for comedy value) 3)
  • Sinclair QL (Low res & high res modes)
  • Apple Macintosh (Original 1984 model)
  • Thomson MO5
  • Amstrad CPC (Modes 0, 1 & 2 in both colour & green screen versions)
  • Commodore C16/+4 (Low res, high res & CBMSCII modes)
  • IBM EGA
  • Commodore Amiga (OCS - 320x256 in 32 colours and 640x256 in 16 colours)
  • Atari ST (320x200 in 16 colours and 640x200 in 4 colours)
  • Sega Master System
  • MSX 2 (Modes 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8)
  • Acorn Archimedes (11 modes)
  • IBM VGA (Mode 13h)
  • Sega Mega Drive
  • Nintendo Game Boy
  • SAM Coupé (Modes 3 & 4)
  • Amstrad 464/6128 plus (Modes 0, 1 & 2)
  • Sega Game Gear
  • Super Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Nintendo Game Boy Color
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Took a chance on this, and it's pretty good! It prefers pictures with bold blocks of colour and / or an easily isolatable subject, but the results (at least for the platforms I'm familiar with) ring true. It gets a bit pointless for anything with 16+ colours though (SMS, Megadrive, Amiga), as the badly-dithered-digitisation aesthetic hasn't aged well.

Here's a shot of my daughter, demonstrating a few filters.

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ZX Spectrum:

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ZX80/81:

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Gameboy:

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Teletext:

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IBM PC DOS:

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CGA (love this):

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BBC B/Master:

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I have one of these progs on my iPad called ConsoleCam, although I can't find it on the App Store anymore. It was pay but turned ad-supported free. Had a similar range of computers and consoles. I prefer the full charset ZX81 filter in this new one over ConsoleCam's use of just blocks.

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