There is certainly no shortage of iOS photo apps, but Waterlogue is worth investigating for its ability to create convincing watercolor paintings across a variety of styles -- and also well worth its $2.99 price. If you are looking for a new outlet for your stock of iOS photos, Waterlogue is sure to enliven your Instagram feed. It would also be fun to use in conjunction with a printer service such as Pixuru.
To get started with Waterlogue, tap the camera button to select a photo, snap one using the app, or use one of the 10 example images that the app provides. As soon as you select a photo, the app gets to work, drawing and painting a watercolor version of your image.
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Waterlogue embraces simplicity rather than packing in a huge collection of editing tools. The app provides 12 watercolor styles, which are laid out like Instagram filters. By default, images are rendered in the Natural filter, but if you tap to select a different watercolor filter, a small preview thumbnail appears, letting you compare its look to your previous choice. Tap the preview thumbnail to choose it, or tap your previous choice behind it to get ... [Read more]