Wednesday, 9 April 2014

waterlogue: a review

Last night I was perusing the time vortex more commonly known as Pinterest, and I stumbled across something pretty nifty--an iPhone app called Waterlogue. It takes your pretty pictures and transforms them into watercolors.

I was intrigued. I love watercolors, but I am not so talented or so wealthy as to be able to afford all the paintings my little heart desires. Thinking of all the photos I have stored on my phone, I paid the $0.99 to download the app and give it a shot. And holy moly, y'all, I was not disappointed.

The University of Glasgow from Old Dumbarton Road

The app itself is really easy to navigate. You upload a photo from your camera roll, and select a setting. Much like Instagram, there are several options depending on the style of watercolor and depth of color you're looking for. I don't know what sort of computer magic makes it work, but it is so crazy cool. The photo above is the Bold setting, and the one below is the Natural. 

The Sketchy Park (I don't know its real name, so Sketchy Park will have to do)

I plan on buying some pretty paper to print these on, and then I can decorate our new flat with them. It's an endless source of beautiful artwork with a small price tag--what could I not adore? I haven't tried it with a picture of people yet, just landscapes. That's next on the list, after I watercolor every single landscape picture I've ever taken. I might be a little bit obsessed.

The University of Glasgow, summer 2013

I think this app is a great way to decorate on a budget. The watercolors it creates are beautiful and so fun to see come to life. It's available for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. If you want to find out more, take a peek at the App Store or click here

Also, please know that I was not asked or paid to do this review--I just thought it was too cool not to share! 



  1. "the time vortex more commonly known as Pinterest" that's such a perfect way to describe Pinterest = ) thanks for sharing this app! so cool!

  2. If you want to play with your pictures saved in library, then you should use photo effect plus app.

  3. Isn't it incredible! I've been oohing and aahing at waterlogue photos for months now, I really need to just bite the bullet and download the app for myself! :)


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