Retrospecs by John Parker (Universal)
Released: Jun 14, 2014
Version: 1.35
Size: 20 MB
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John Parker
A retro computing / pixel art camera app.

Retrospecs lets you convert images so they appear as they would on a wide variety of home computers and consoles from the 70's, 80's and 90's.

Simply take a picture (or select one from your photo library) and you can display it as it would appear on over forty systems including the Sinclair ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, IBM PC (DOS, CGA, EGA and VGA), Commodore Amiga, Atari ST, Sega Mega Drive, Nintendo Game Boy and even the original 1984 model Apple Macintosh. If that's not enough you can also create your own custom modes based around four different graphics engines and a wide variety of colour palettes and character fonts. (The free version only contains a limited number of systems/dither modes and the custom editor is not available.)

All trademarks are acknowledged as the property of their respective owners.

What's new in version 1.35
Nothing to see here - just a few behind the scenes bug fixes, I'm afraid.

Although I might have slipped and accidentally enabled a few more systems and the Checkerboard dither in the free version of the app.

(How careless of me.)

If you want to see any future updates to Retrospecs, please share your creations and help spread the word!

For the latest news and updates follow @8bitartwork on Twitter and you can send any issues or suggestions you have to
Screenshot #1 (iPhone)
Our verdict: Great!
  • ➜ Retrospecs is a highly rated app (4.5-star).
  • ➜ The app is currently free, instead of its regular price of $1.99.
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