Retrospecs by John Parker (Universal)
Released: Jun 15, 2014
Version: 2.3
Size: 23 MB
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Ranking - Photo-Video (iPhone)

Ranking - Photo-Video (iPad)


John Parker
A retro computing / pixel art camera app.

Retrospecs lets you convert images and videos 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 2.3
The big sleep.

New bits…
• Tweaked animation effects to ensure all effects are at least three seconds long to keep Instagram happy.
• Added "Ice Cream GB", "Island Joy 16", "Mist GB", "Nymph GB", "Peachy Pop 16", "Rustic GB", "Wish GB", "ENDESGA / EDG64", "Fantasy 24", "Seaslide" and "AAP Splendor128" custom palettes.
• Added "Circlex" and "Ode to Bill" custom character sets.

Bug fixes…
• Fixed issue with taps near the video timeline in the converter triggering the controls UI hide/show toggle.
• Fixed issue with dither level and video timeline controls disappearing when Reduce Motion support is enabled.

If you want to see 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
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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.
  • ➜ Retrospecs is currently ranked #206 in free Photo-Video apps for iPad.
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