A toucan bird painted in the Waterlogue cell phone app.

Waterlogue App Review

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Watercolor Effects for Your iPhone Photos

I love painting, but I don’t love the time involved. So of course, when I found an app for my iPhone with watercolor effects called Waterlogue, I invested in it.

Side note: Fingers crossed, there will be an Android equivalent soon, but for now, Waterlogue serves the iOS population. Sorry. 🙁

A pelican painted in the Waterlogue cell phone app.

Intuitive to Use

After playing with Waterlogue, I found it easy to apply the 12 different watercolor effects laid out in a ribbon at the bottom of the screen. In addition to these filters, you can change the size of the brush strokes, and the brightness and add a border, if desired.

Overall, using the app proved intuitive. It takes a little while to get a feel for what types of images convert best. I had much better success with animals, objects, or still life-type images vs. people.

While I haven’t included images of people here, search your Instagram feed with the hashtag #waterlogue for examples of photographs where people worked splendidly.

Flowers painted in the Waterlogue cell phone app.

Applying Waterlogue Effects

When you’ve finished applying effects, you can save your final work of art to your photo roll or off to the social media world to share with Instagram, Twitter, or Tumblr.

Before saving, be sure to check the Image Settings at the bottom of the share screen, far right, to select the final format and size of your image. You can save in JPG or PNG format in small, medium, large, or original sizes. Just be aware that if you want the Waterlogue settings to show in your metadata, you must use JPG.

Online Tutorials

I found a great visual tutorial to help you get up to speed with the basics.

I hope you have fun experimenting with your photos and would love to hear what you think about Waterlogue.

What innovative apps are you using? I love apps under $5, like this one, that won’t break the budget. Drop me a line in the comments field and let me know.

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