Retrospecs 4+

Pixelate your pics‪!‬

John Parker

Designed for iPad

    • 4.9 • 95 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



You can now randomly generate emulations within the emulation editor using the mutator.

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 editors, video clip processing and animation options aren't available.)

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

What’s New

Version 3.6

Tinting at windmills.

New bits…
• You can now randomly generate emulations within the emulation editor using the mutator.
• Added undo/redo support to the emulation editor.

Bug fixes…
• Fixed bug where you could only open a video via Files once.

If you've any problems, or feature suggestions please contact

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
95 Ratings

95 Ratings

ekkoe ,

Incredibly detailed interactive journey down memory lane

Take a trip back to the golden era of computers and recreate the feeling of the imagery you grew up with, by running your photos from the present through a massive range of emulated systems of the past, from Gameboy to IBM CGA, from Atari 2600 to Amiga.

Endlessly fiddle-with-able. Get it.

zennington ,


Nothing else to say but an incredible app.
I really wish they’d increase the amount of video you can encode, it’s very short. Also it really needs a send to Retrospecs extension from photos. And iCloud sync!

Pseudaria ,


Endless possibilites and hours of fun but can be used for seious work once you have got to grips with the many options available

In-App Purchases

Unlock everything
Unlock everything
Enable all systems, dithers & the editors.

App Privacy

The developer, John Parker, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

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