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C64 Paint is an app for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch that lets you paint on a canvas with the 16 colors of the classic 8-bit computer of the 1980s, the Commodore 64.

This is the paint program from 1984: The KoalaPainter to your KoalaPad. The AtariArtist to your Atari Touch Tablet.

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The picture editor features multiple brush sizes and canvas sizes, multiple undo and redo, and pan and zoom up to 3200%, for placing each individual pixel with precision. It has both square pixels and non-square pixels to replicate the way the C64 and other 8-bit computers really looked on a TV screen. Touching the pencil/brush button cycles through 5 different brush sizes, and all 16 colors are available at a touch from the palette at the bottom.

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Import pictures from your Camera (iPhone only) or Photo Library. Make cute little critters! Draw fun blocky monsters! Paint a sweeping landscape! Place every pixel with precision on a grid or cover a large swath with your finger using different brush sizes.

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Create as many pictures as can fit in memory, and email them or add them to your photo library.

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Tips

Painting: 1 finger always paints with the selected color.

Pan/Zoom: 2 fingers always pans and zooms.

Selection: hold down one finger in one spot for a second, and a selection marquee will pop up. The blue handles let you resize it. Dragging within the marquee will move it and the pixels inside. Tap outside it to deselect.

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