We’re entering the days of 4K, 5K, and 8K monitors becoming a standard feature of workspaces, but just 30 years ago the best selling computers could only display fractions of a megapixel in resolution. The Commodore 64, the best-selling computer of all time from 1982, had a “high-resolution” mode of just 320×200 and a normal multicolor bitmapped mode of 160×200.
64yourself is a new web app that lets you see what your modern digital photos would have looked like back in the day on a C64 machine.
The website greets you with a simple loading and start page. You’re invited to drag and drop any PNG or JPG image of up to 2 megabytes onto the screen.
Here’s what the iconic Windows XP “Bliss” wallpaper photo looks like before and after Commodore 64 conversion:
A few more iconic photos processed through the system:
Head on over to 64yourself if you’d like to give it a shot with your own photographs.
(via Boing Boing)