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Give your photos the vintage treatment

XnRetro

The holidays are an expensive time, so we’re bringing you a special treat: a full, free, fun Windows program to download every day until Christmas.

Peel back the 21st door on our free downloads advent calendar and you'll find XnRetro – a fun and easy way to give ordinary photo an old-school twist.

This is no simple Instagram-alike – in addition to 20 fully adjustable vintage filters, XnRetro also includes a set of great looking lighting effects, vignettes, and borders.

Photos of Christmas past

XnRetro's special lighting effects include light leaks, which simulate the effect of light getting into the body of a traditional film camera. There's also bokeh, which transforms points of light into discs, and a tool that simulates the effect of surface scratches on an old print.

Vignette effects darken the edges of the image – again, recreating the effect of an old analog camera – and color adjustments simulate the look of different kinds of film.

XnRetro is very easy to use, produces great results, and is a great way to jazz up this year's Christmas photos before sharing them online.

Download here: XnRetro

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