BitCam Is A Fun, Retro Camera App For iPhone

There are plenty of apps for your smartphones which lets you process your pictures after you click them, to edit and make them more lively and spunky. You can play along with the customization options and explore your creativity. You can easily share them on social media with your friends. But have you ever wondered what it would feel like to take photos two decades back? The pixels were size of a grain and the total number of colour options you had was less than two digit. Well, Iconfactory recently launched BitCam, a fun iPhone app which lets you do just that.

BitCam is not a post-image processing app. It lets you take photos in a retro way, giving you an opportunity to relive the experience of taking an image like it was 1996. Iconfactory, the company behind this app, specialized in creating icons, and on its 20th anniversary, decided to launch an app which takes you back in time. According to the company’s official statement, “BitCam is the digital camera you would have used on your mini pocket computer back in 1996. We made it celebrate the Iconfactory’s 20th anniversary of making cool things with pixels!”

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The app is available only for iOS as of now. Once you install it, you instantly notice the lack of pixels appearing on your screen through your camera. It may take a moment or two for you to adjust to this unusual sight. You have settings option on the left, and an information icon on the right. You can click photos using the camera icon in the centre. The whole look and feel of the app is quite periodic and simple. Once you click the settings icon, you can see different options like Super-Res, Standard and Fat-bits. The Super-Res option lets your take less grainy images, whereas Fat-bits option gives a pixelated output. On clicking the image, you are shown a preview of your snap, along with an option to either save it, delete it or share it on the net. The saved images can then be viewed in your camera roll option.

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You can also take selfies with this one. Yeah, selfies weren’t a thing twenty years back. And to keep things contemporary, they call it self-camera. You can enable it in settings page and have a look at how your face would appear back then. With all the effects that people put into their selfies, this one certainly, is the most interesting of the lot. You also have an option to install the colour graphics on your device for 1.99$ in-app purchase and get 8 colour options. Yup, that’s quite something! The Instaphoto Size option lets you click images at the size of a square postcard.

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Overall, the app is well built and the attention to details is quite commendable too. They even have a HTML website which reminisces the 90s tech quite successfully. Do check out the app and let us know how you like it in the comments section below.

Picture courtesy – digitaltrends.com, play.google.com and iconfactory.com

 


by techtalks @TechTalks September 7, 2016 8:53 AM UTC

DIGITAL DEBATE

Mobile Upgrades: Killing The Product Before Its Time?

Have to agree. The speed of newer phone models within the same series and newer app versions lead to more thought put into buying decisions. Phone lines have a definite short shelf life

Lionel Gurjao

Frequently upgrading the software is a real problem as updating the software might cause your phone to lag because of the older hardware.

Shivendra Singh

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

Q5 blackberry

Alhassan A Bukar

Nice

Ishwar Maradi