Vintage photo apps such as Instagram and Hipstamatic (amongst many others) have shown us all that the crystal clear images that ubiquitous modern technology allows us to capture can be greatly enhanced by making them look like they've been taken by an old, cheap camera.
We wondered why we should stop at just enhancing photos in this way, why can't we enhance other things?
And so in a partial answer to this question, RetroWebMatic was born, bringing vintage photo effects to the web and filling an obvious gap in the market.
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RetroWebMatic requires features that are currently only available in Firefox, Chrome and Safari (and other WebKit based browsers).
You may be able to see the Retrofied pages in your current browser, but you probably won't be able to interact with them, and it may not work at all.
RetroWebMatic doesn't currently work on mobile devices such as phones and tablets. You may be able to see the something, but it probably won't work at all.
Some site don't allow their content to be shown in iframes, which RetroWebMatic relies on. This is a bit annoying for vintage photo effect on website fans, but it helps to stop bad people stealing your data.
If you're looking for a nice site to Retrofy, we suggest:
RetroWebMatic created by Joseph Maynard