PicsArt’s Vintage Effect recalls the color pallette of a romanticized past. It’s got the musky creaminess that we’ve all seen so often in portraits and film footage from the 60s and 70s, whether its a Beatles album cover or Woodstock concert attendees flashing peace signs in outrageous hair dos and bell bottom jeans. A simple combination of colors somehow turns our thoughts to a different era, when the youth of the world broke free from the conventions of their parents and believed they could start a revolution through music and love.

This is the power of images, and the fun of tweaking them. The slightest visual tweak can change the channel in our heads, and fill us with a nostalgia for a time long passed and a world far away, even if the vintage photo we’re staring at was captured just an hour ago next door to our house.

Check out these vintage photos by PicsArtists which use the Vintage Effect, and let us know what the vintage color palette makes you think of. 

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