Last week we released the biggest update to InstaCRT ever — version 1.5. The biggers new feature in this release is that we now support photos in color!
The coolest thing is that we actually still are using the very same grayscale CRT screen as we always have, but with some clever tricks we can return photos in full color.
How it works
The original photo
❶ When a color photo are received by the machine it separates the photo into three three channels. One for Red, one for Green and one for Blue. The result are three grayscale photos, each representing how much red, green or blue the image has.
❷ Each channel is sent through the machine, one by one. So for every color photo there are actually three photos taken. This is why they take a bit longer time to process.
❸ The three photos are recombined back into one photo again, creating a full color photo again!
We do all are image processing using ImageMagick but almost every image manipulation app/library/etc is capable of doing this.
What else is new in 1.5?
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The whole UI was sent through the InstaCRT machine
Lots of bug fixes
Hope you like the new version as much as we do! ^__^