To 1974—and Beyond

iPhone apps take a variety of approaches to producing images with a retro look. For quick, easy-to-implement results, you’ll want an app that’s all about applying a filter to your images. With these apps, you load your photo (or snap a new one) and then review the ways the app is able to transform it into styles from the past.


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CameraBag (Nevercenter Ltd. Co.; $1.99) evokes a mix of cameras and films from recent decades. The app produces eye-popping results with filters such as Helga, Colorcross, Lolo, and 1974. To view your options, follow these steps:

  1. Tap the Load Photo icon to select a photo, as shown in Figure 5-1.

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