you're reading...


Retro Camera App – Retrospecs

8 Bit Artwork - Retrospecs Recently I came across an app that manipulates images into simulations of “retro” computer formats, called Retrospecs. As you can imagine, I excited beyond the normal realms of excitement. As you may know, when I was young I owned a Spectrum and a C64, and looking at loading screens for these 80s computers always fills me with a geeky nostalgic fuzzyness.

The app itself is so easy to use. You take a photo or select a previously taken photo, then select which filter to apply to it.

The current filters are:

Apple ][ (Low res)
Atari 2600 (NTSC)
IBM CGA (6 variations – enable them all within Settings)
BBC Micro (Mode 1 & 2)
Sinclair ZX Spectrum
Commodore 64 (Low res & high res modes)
Dragon 32 (PMODE 3)
MSX (Screen mode 2 and (for comedy value) 3)
Sinclair QL (Low res & high res modes)
Apple Macintosh (Original 1984 model)
Amstrad CPC (Colour & green screen versions)
Nintendo Game Boy

I absolutely love it! Genuinely! Take a look at the different filters in action. Click the images to enlarge.

For more information, check out 8 Bit Artwork and give it a try.

Also, please follow 8BitArtwork on Twitter for some superb images.

Deck of Justice

Help Keep The 80s Alive!

80sNostalgia is a non-profit site. If you have enjoyed reading any of my content over the last 15 years, please consider donating a few pence towards its upkeep.

Thank you!

80sNostalgia on Other Sites


Check PageRank



  • Whatever happened to The Firm? They did Arthur Daley (he’s alright), Star Trekkin’ and Superheroes, then an album c… https://t.co/Y5JiXiUXFH 11 hours ago
  • RT @coneyimages: New turntable today. Now I can fall in love with my vinyl all over again! Happy happy 😍 @80s_Kidz @80sNostalgia https://t.… 11 hours ago retweeted via coneyimages
  • RT @Place2BeNation: Three new polls have dropped in our Greatest Song of the #80s Tournament! Get those votes in! #music #nostalgia @80sNos… 17 hours ago retweeted via Place2BeNation
  • With #HyperSentinel from @huey_games and #T4K from @llamasoft_ox, this year is turning out great. #pleasure 24 hours ago
  • RT @russty_russ: Here's the front cover of Look In w/e 18 July 1987 when it was all about Star Trekkin' #80s https://t.co/xbXHrzHvi1 1 day ago retweeted via russty_russ