iPhone App Takes Game Boy Camera-Style Photos
Sorry, Instagram, Hipstamatic, Color, et al., but there’s a new whimsical iPhone photo app in town, and it’s likely to resonate with the 8-bit generation. Taking its cue from the pixellated l’il greyscale photos taken by the original Game Boy Camera, a 99-cent app called 8-Bit Pocket Camera allows users to memorialize their most cherished moments as 200×200 pixel TIFFs.
The app faithfully re-creates the options you might have found in the original Nintendo device and adds more. You can flick through various styles, create multi-panel images, and distort your view for fun. Once the images have been taken, you can edit the border and paper color, before exporting to the Camera Roll or emailing to friends.
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