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Want to See What Your Photo Would Look Like on an Old Commodore 64 Computer?



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:

"The Tetons and the Snake River" by Ansel Adams
“The Tetons and the Snake River” by Ansel Adams
"Migrant Mother" by Dorothea Lange
“Migrant Mother” by Dorothea Lange
"Lunch atop a Skyscraper" by Charles C. Ebbets
“Lunch atop a Skyscraper” by Charles C. Ebbets
"Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima" by Joe Rosenthal
“Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima” by Joe Rosenthal

Head on over to 64yourself if you’d like to give it a shot with your own photographs.

(via Boing Boing)