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Waterlogue: Photo to Painting

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Waterlogue: Photo to Painting

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User Reviews for Waterlogue: Photo to Painting

Compelling App

I almost didn’t buy this app, but I’m glad I did as it is easy to use and renders beautiful results. So why did I almost ignore it? Because of the app icon, which features a cartoonish whale holding an umbrella in the rain, which to me seems more suitable for something in the app category for Kids. Is this poor marketing? The app icon offers little indication of the high-quality painterly app behind it. I suspect that Waterlogue’s app icon has discouraged people from buying the app itself. Which is too bad because it’s a great app.

applecore82, Jun 11, 2018
6 stars - for watercolor artists

This app is FANTASTIC! I'm a watercolor artist who owns an iPhone 6splus. Photography is a means to an end regarding my art - but this app has elevated my painting capabilities to a new level. The built in adjustment features are simple. The UI is remarkably clean and intuitive. I use it to "see" the possibilities my paintings "may" take before I put brush to paper. I crop in the embedded iPhone photo app, save and then import to this app! This a no-brainer if you are a watercolorist or someone savvy enough who appreciates the nuances of a watercolor painting.

combat_artist, Sep 23, 2016
I get lost in this app

The other day I decided to change out some pictures on a wall in our upstairs hall. I didn’t want to spend a lot of money and wanted a particular color palette. I sat down with my iPad and dug through my pictures of Montana scenery and tried about two dozen in different Waterlogue schemes. Then I ordered some 3.99 matte finish 8x10s for $4 apiece and now the whole wall looks amazing. The possibilities are endless! I’ve had this app almost since it launched and I so appreciate all the hard work that the developers have put into improving it over the years. People up close are still the hardest to capture adequately but it is fantastic for scenes and items where less detail and more dreamy is what you’re going for. I love it. Thank you!

JenLou, Oct 18, 2018
5 stars - a bit limited but high quality

Im giving it a 5 even though compared to some other apps like Brushstroke this one is a bit limited- you don't get a whole lot of options. But it is just for watercolor and you really don't get a lot of options there! I bet its great for scenery. Most of my photographs are animals and I sometimes find myself struggling to even get one I can use with this app but when I do its really outstanding. Very high quality, easy to use and more than worth the money.

Kittymarimba, May 31, 2017
An update review in 2023

The reason I downloaded Waterlogue was because of an article in a magazine called digital photo June 2015 by Bruce Dale. this is a high quality creative program. The complaints I read about the white specs which can be easily taken care of in a Paint program or using a clone brush on any photography program. The price for the program is less than a cup of coffee at Starbucks. To the winers, nothing is free. You have to work just a little bit. To everybody else you won’t be disappointed with this program. I am capitalist and you did not charge me for the update, so I bought every photography app that you created. Thank you!

KungFLU-2020, Jul 18, 2023

I love it. I put your app on my computer many many years ago, and didn’t use it then and today, I found a sample of it that I printed . Wonderful! I haven’t been watercoloring for those years, but I’m so happy I found that sample photo today. Waterlogue has been on my computer, I need to update my program. I guess I just load it in again. I’m so happy I found it. Thank you ! Sincerely, LindaI have 2 very dear friends who are watercolor teachers and they will love it as well.

Linda Anastasia, Sep 01, 2021
A+ take the time to play around- pays off!!

If you choose the right images for this app to work on- and you really just have to figure that out by trying the diff images out- no hard and fast rule- some of what the app can do actually comes out like an absolutely gorgeous, artistic water color.The trick is to play around with different images, different effects- highly recommend- and if the res of the image is good- they look fantastic printed professionally.Great app!

louiseDA, Sep 06, 2020
Fastest review ever, get this app

I’m learning watercolor and having problems visualizing a more abstract version of my photos. I found an article online recommending this app and looked at some of the reviews so I gave it a try. That was five minutes ago. I was completely blown away on the first photo. The process for rendering is incredible, the edge detection algorithm is spot on (I wish you could break the photo into its components and allow us to extract the lines for use in transferring a sketch). The results are awesome. I can see this helping me already.I wish there were a way to generate a report of the final image, complete with the palette to simplify the actual painting process (now that would be a great feature request).I have at least thirty photo related apps I’ve acquired over the years (decade?). I’m moving this to my first photo apps page right now, it’s that good.

PhotoB1ker9977, Dec 03, 2019
Very realistic watermarks!

I really love your Waterlogue App on my iPad Pro. It is fabulous. As a long time teacher and painter of watercolor on paper I find your app has the most realistic watermarks of loose watercolor washes applied with a large brush.I would however really love further control over the size of the watermarks as if changing to a smaller brush to put more detail into some images as I would in my watercolors. Perhaps a simple slider as in Photoshop filter effects to dial up and down the size of the overall brush marks. A great app that could be even greater!I will be using it when I travel it to render digital watercolors of my landscape photography to use as pre-studies for my own works on paper. Should be fun. Thanks for listening.

poor network tv, Nov 20, 2018

An amazing little app that takes “the precise” and transforms it into a question! …into a possibility!For me, as a designer, the use and beauty of a watercolor is that viewer’s see and understand the larger subject…while individually, they tend to get lost in visually hazy and differently perceived details…i.e. they all/each seeing different things within a watercolor. This effect allows for further creative thought…prompting further explorations…further discussions, whereas the effect of presenting a photo is much more often seen as…perceived as…a conclusion.Waterlogue does exactly what I need…what I personally enjoy, as well! It transforms “the real” …into dreams!

Spider6-two, Mar 30, 2022


You don’t need to paint to create beautiful watercolor images—Waterlogue captures the essence of your photos in brilliant, liquid color. See the world like an artist. FEATURES: • Waterlogue transforms your photos into luminous watercolors. • Watch Waterlogue paint as it transforms your images. • Use your watercolors to create an artist’s journal or notebook. • Save your watercolors and share them on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr. • Create beautiful, high res, frameable art for your home. • 14 pre-set styles to customize your watercolors by controlling wetness, pen outlines, and color. • Image export at high resolution. • Control of borders, lightness, and detail. • Includes example images. • From Tinrocket, creator of This by Tinrocket (App Store Best of 2016), Olli (App Store Best of 2017), Percolator, and Popsicolor.

SUPPORTS: iPhone and iPad devices running iOS 13.2 and up. WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT WATERLOGUE: • Oprah's holiday pick! "Made with Love: DIY Gifts"—O, The Oprah Magazine • “…with Waterlogue, it’s clear that there’s a very thoughtful human touch behind the app’s painterly algorithms.” —WIRED, Mar. 2014 • “…Waterlogue is going to utterly amaze you, as it’s the first app I’ve seen that gives results that really look like a watercolor painting.” —Cult of Mac, Dec. 2013 • “Watercolor apps may not be a new idea, but Waterlogue does it in a gorgeous, intuitive way, and it’s quite a pleasure to use.” —AppAdvice.com, Dec. 2013 • “Waterlogue App (from Tinrocket) looks awesome!” —Jack Hollingsworth, Photographer, via Twitter @photojack, Dec. 12, 2013 • “It goes beyond typical Photoshop watercolor filters because it has more visual intelligence, and more of the feel of the real paint.” —James Gurney, Artist and Author of Dinotopia, gurneyjourney.blogspot.com, Dec. 2013 • “Ever since digital imagery came into its own over 20 years ago, there have been attempts to mimic traditional media. Where others have failed, Waterlogue nails it.” —PatrickSaunders.com, Dec. 2013 KEEP UP WITH TINROCKET: • Follow @Tinrocket on Instagram and Twitter for the latest! • We’re here to help: If you have a question or need assistance, you can always email us at [email protected] • If you like Waterlogue, please consider leaving an App Store review or rating. Every review counts and helps indie developers like ourselves. Waterlogue® and See the world like an artist® are registered Trademarks of Tinrocket, LLC

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