Retro Dither gives any photo a cool retro look using just black and white pixels. You may want this for artistic effect, or you may want to export your photo to MacPaint for display on a retro Mac. Or, perhaps you are creating images for a modern device that only supports black and white, like an E Ink powered e-reader.
Note that we're talking about just black and white—not grayscale (no grays here!). Amazingly, these dithering algorithms make pure black and white images look like grayscale. You'll get an old-school newspaper look—or a look like your photo just came off of a Mac from the 1980s. And this works with any photo in any bitmap format (JPEG, PNG, HEIF, etc.).
• Ten dithering algorithms, for the perfect retro look (Atkinson, Floyd-Steinberg, Minimized Average Error, Sierra, Stucki, Burkes, Threshold, and 3 Halftones)
• Import any bitmap image in any format (JPEG, PNG, HEIF, etc.)
• Export to PNG, GIF, or BMP
• Export to MacPaint for display on a retro Mac
Retro Dither is a native Mac app with a UI built to feel at home in macOS including support for drag-and-drop imports, a native print dialog, and the ability to copy your dithered creations into any other app.
Retro Dither is the best way to display your photos on a classic black & white Mac. The exported MacPaint images are automatically wrapped in MacBinary format for easy transport and unwrapping on a classic Mac. They can be unwrapped on your classic Mac with MacBinary or with Stuffit Expander. And then you're just a double click away from your photos appearing in the 2020s on a 1980s Mac.
- Massive performance improvements
- Minor bug fix
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Stop looking, you've found it!
If you are looking for an app that creates 1-bit dithered images and exports directly to BMP format at your desired resolution (70 PPI for example), this app is for you.
The app delivers detailed 1-bit images from normal color images. When exporting your 1-bit image, you can select the deserired resoltuion.
If you've been looking for an app like this, you've found it.
This is Great!!!
This is exactly what I need. Thank You!!!
Please consider adding some simple editing options such as Crop and pencil/eraser tool to turn on and off dots for touchup.
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- Oak Snow Consulting LLC
- 2 MB
- Photo & Video
- Requires macOS 10.14.6 or later.
- Age Rating
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