Some of the applications on the iPhone app store are silly, frivolous, perhaps plain old tat. Sometimes there’s applications that change the way you do things. ZXcam by James Weatherly is one of those life-changing things.
ZXcam allows you to take a photo and convert it into the ZX Spectrum’s resolution and colour palette, taking other limitations such as attribute clash into account. ZXcam also supports different dithering, posterisation and monochrome manipulation to get a better quality picture. Here’s an example picture I took earlier:
Even better still, ZXcam includes a .tap of your photo when you email it so you can load it into an emulator, but that’s not all: ZXcam also allows you to directly load your image from the cassette interface into a real spectrum. Could we see iPhoto for ZX spectrum appearing in this year’s Crap Games Competition?
Let’s hope so.