Retropixels is a cross-platform command line tool to convert images to a format that is supported by the legendary Commodore 64 (c-64) home computer. It can output images in the style of the c-64, and also executables that can be run on a real c-64.
New in this version
In this new version, you can choose between a couple of color palettes, and also a color space to use when the image is quantized, with two new arguments:
--palette <colodore|pepto|deekay> --colorspace <xyz|yuv|rgb|rainbow>
Prior to 0.7.1, these were hardcoded to
yuv. The new defaults are
xyz. I am not too sure about the science behind it, but after
playing around, I decided
colodore combined with
xyz looked better. What
stands out to me from the examples below is:
- More contrast and depth. Especially in faces there seems to be more expression.
- Colors are closer to the original and more vibrant. Also less yellowy.
- On the downside, the new setting seems to sometimes produce harsher artifacts, particularly black pixels that really stand out.
|Prior to 0.7.1 (hardcoded pepto/yuv)||0.7.1 (default colodore/xyz)|