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InstaCRT — Real Camera Filter

By Martin Ström

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 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!

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Customer Reviews

Used to be great

It used to be good, great even sometimes, but it's down a lot and the photos are always too dark. Wonderful idea and I totally understand that it's not an easy service to keep running because it's actual analog equipment but I'm sad that it's not what it used to be. If there was a premium service I'd pay for that if it had a better SLA

Absolutely Awful

• pictures come out Beyond dark. Not dark in a "cool, obscure, retro/vintage way". I mean each pic I took and sampled from camera roll are ugly as sh*t dark. Mostly black
•and not that I care cuz I back up camera roll to the cloud but it wiped my entire camera roll clean of pics and videos.
•••this app shouldn't be in the appstore right now as it's very broken--even Free it's a liability

An absolute gem!!!!!!

I can't believe this app is still around 😱💖! The MOST original photo app IMO. A lot of people will think of this as a one trick pony, but to me this app is like a never ending giver of greatness 😍. I'm actually scared of the day this might not be around anymore... If you enjoy lo-fi esque stuff I'm sure you will like using this. The real deal! Thank you so much to the dev. for keeping this up and running for so long (I think I've had it for at least 3 years)...especially considering how it's done! I truly appreciate it and hope many others do too!!!! 👏👏👏

InstaCRT — Real Camera Filter
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  • $0.99
  • Category: Photo & Video
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.6.0
  • Size: 10.1 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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