A retro computing / pixel art camera app.

Retrospecs lets you convert images and video clips 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, video clip processing and animation modes aren't available.)

All trademarks are acknowledged as the property of their respective owners.

What’s New

Version 2.9

Like a laboratory rat.

New bits…
• You can now create your own custom palettes and character sets within the custom emulation editor.
• Added Polyduck's "Gloop" and PixelCod's "8x8" custom character sets.
• Replaced custom camera with "standard" iOS image & video capture.

Bug fixes…
• Fixed issue with dither level not being saved in the converter if it was set to zero.

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

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Destyre ,

Great app !

Really cool app that allows you to apply different filters to your photos to emulate old video-games systems looks.

Chezjibe ,

So geek, so chic

A great app for retrogamers and pixel lovers, with a lot of options and tons of emulated system. Very easy to use.

skullskullskull ,

Very good

👍👍 Thumbs up

In-App Purchases

Unlock everything
Enable all systems, dithers & the editor.
4,49 €


John Parker
27.2 MB
Photo & Video

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, French, Japanese, Spanish

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2014 John Parker / Standard Universal
In-App Purchases
  1. Unlock everything 4,49 €
  2. Medium tip 2,29 €


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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