InstaCRT — Real Camera Filter by Martin Ström (iPhone)
Released: May 22, 2012
Version: 1.6.0
Size: 10 MB
Deal Alert
Get notified when this app is on sale or goes free [privacy policy]

Price History

Ranking - Photo-Video (iPhone)

InstaCRT — Real Camera Filter

Martin Ström
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ InstaCRT ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The worlds first real world camera filter.

☞ Now with color support! Still using the same grayscale CRT! ☜

An app that gives your digital photos the only thing they don't have. A trip to the real world - and back again.

Hi there. Relax. Let's talk for a while.

Are you growing increasingly tired of your digital photos? Do you ever feel that your hipster-crossed faux vintage filtering just doesn't do it anymore? Are you looking for something more … real? I'm glad you are.

InstaCRT is the result of an unlikely collaboration between developer Martin Ström, filmmaker Ruben Broman and photographer Erik Wåhlström. It's our response to an ever increasingly digital world. It's our response to all the faux photoshoppn' filters out there. Let's long for something real, tangible - in short, something really real.

Let's say it again.


The worlds first real world camera filter.

— How InstaCRT works —

1. You take and upload a photo from your iOS device.
2. The machine (located in a studio in Stockholm, Sweden) receives the photo and projects it onto an CRT screen originally connected to a VHS camera from the 80’s (kids: Wikipedia that).
3. A super modern SLR camera takes a photo of the screen.
4. For the color version, the photo is separated into three grayscale photos (one for each channel Red, Green and Blue). Each channel is then sent through the machine before they’re combined into a full color photo.
5. The InstaCRTized photo is sent back to your iPhone.
6. Share your photo with the world (and on Instagram)

What's new in version 1.6.0
▶ Better sharing!
▶ Faster launch!
▶ Improved network code!
Our verdict: Ok
  • = InstaCRT — Real Camera Filter has average ratings (3-star).
  • + It is currently 67% off its regular price.
Similar Apps
Faceover Pro: Photo Face Swap

Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Developer: Revelary LLC || Version: 3.3.4

Juxtaposer: cut, combine, edit

Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Developer: Pocket Pixels Inc. || Version: 4.3

Massive Dev Chart Timer

Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Developer: Digitaltruth Photo Ltd || Version: 4.4