By THOMAS CONTE
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Wasn't the world more beautiful in 16 colours? Camera C64 will take you back to the eighties, when the Commodore 64 ruled the world of 8-bit micro computers!
Camera C64 will let you capture pictures that look exactly like the digitised photos you could see on the Commodore 64, with a real-time preview of the result.
First, it will use the exact same idiosyncratic palette that was used by the C64's VIC-II video chip, and map the real-world colours to this palette.
Then it will decrease the resolution to 320x200 pixels, which was the original resolution of the C64.
It will also apply a very realistic dithering effect, which was used to alleviate the lack of realistic colours in the C64 palette.
And Camera C64 will let you view in REAL TIME exactly what the result will look like. No need to wait for the effect to be applied! What you see is exactly what you get.
Optionally, you can purchase a set of additional filters that emulate black & white TV, amber and green monitors.
Snap a picture, save it to your photo album, and enjoy the memories!
Share your pictures on Facebook & Twitter (requires iOS 6).
What's New in Version 2.1
Great new FREE features in this update !
- Now supports the front camera too - retro mugshots anyone? :)
- The scanlines are now saved in the picture
- Optimized the optional filters
- Landscape pictures saved in correct orientation
- Bug fixes
Working on 5S with iOS 8!
Loved this app when I had an iPhone 4. With the 5S the app stopped functioning and the developers noted they were working on an update. Waited patiently, but Apple resolved the issue by releasing iOS 8! Now the app works once more, functioning fully on my 5S! In fact, the color seems better now. On my 4 the regular filter largely colored things tan and red but now it seems to pick up a broad spectrum. Of course the other filters still work the same. Very happy to have this back, and if you've updated to iOS 8 then I highly recommend it.
Takes me back ... ☺
I absolutely love this application. My brother told me about it, and I couldn't resist downloading it. It takes us back to our childhood together when he and I used to play the Commodore 64 all day long. Thanks for this! 😸💕 Oh!!! It would ROCK to be able to record video with this application!!!
AWESOME! 100% COMMODORE!
This is the PERFECT app for those that have ever wondered what they would look like in Commodore 64 8-bit graphics! I compared the color palette to those on my actual C64 and to my eyes they are perfect! Pixelation and dithering to C64 resolution is great! Photos are taken in real time! What you see is what you get! GREAT JOB! PURE COMMODORE BLISS!