VintageScene is your one stop shop for making photos look "old-school" or "retro".

Vintage Scene is the best special effects software for photography enthusiasts, turning a new or recent photo into an old photo, one that looks like it was taken many years ago.

This unique algorithm automatically combines several classic effects: sepia tone, grain, darkened edges, distressed paper, along with the look of fade that with time has left behind an image with only bright blacks and darkening whites. Vintage Scene is easy to use but gives the user control to change each component for a unique look on each photo.

Includes hundreds of possible combinations, a visual preset system, and the ability to create your own presets for re-use.

Built with power to produce high resolution images this app will apply the most sophisticated photo filters to your images. Vintage Scene quickly and easily creates compelling photos for graphic artists, photographers, & hobbyist who rely on a high quality end result.

What's New

Version 2.76

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Ratings and Reviews


One trick pony that's great at what it does

If you're looking for a fast easy way to give a distinctive look to some of your photos, and the look that you want is a "vintage" or aged look, this is a great app for you. Mind you, all of JixiPix's software fall into the one trick pony category in that they all have a certain style in which they modify your photos and that's it (albeit a different style for each app). That's not to say that there isn't a ton of easily accessible user variation in what can be done in each app, but the variation is all confined within the parameters of whatever style that particular app is geared towards. Fortunately the makers of this software have maintained a similar interface across the board so it's easy to go from one app to the next. I've had several of their apps for around 9 months and while I don't use them on the majority of my photos, they're all definitely in the "Special FX" category not everyday enhancements, I have been extremely happy with the results when I have used them.


So so

Was a little disappointed that all this application does is place a semi-trasparent "aged glaze" over the photo you use as the source. It looks a bit strange when you choose an "aged look" that is textured (crumpled paper, wrinkled, torn, etc) and the paper appears that way, but the image is still flat and smooth and all lines remain straight on that textured background when in the real world the image would distort as well. It would be better if the image was mapped to the texture and not just a coloration placed on top of the image.

The application is also missing standard menu commands such as COPY, CUT, PASTE, and UNDO. There is also a "Preferences..." choice in the menu that is not selectable. Application seems to stray from Apple's HUI standards. A bit surprised that on that level it made it into the store.

That said, it does have a lot of flexibility and choices in creating your own "looks" and saving them.



What can I say...I was a little leery d/ling this at first because I wasn't impressed by the example photos. But, after taking the plunge I wish someone would make a plug-in like this for photoshop. This app makes making vintage photos as easy as it possibly could be (which is a little scary). The simplicity of the interface is a pleasure to use. Now, anyone can create these types of photos for a price that's truly a no-brainer. If you like creating vintage photographs, but don't have hours of free time to spend in photoshop or other complex programs, then this app is for you. And, if you are a photoshop enthusiast that just wants a simple, cheap, and amazing tool in your arsenal, then this app is for you as well. Great app!


JixiPix, LLC
100.3 MB
OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© JixiPix Software


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