I’ll admit to being an appaholic. I download, and subsequently delete many, apps on a near constant basis – but Waterlogue is here to stay. It’s like a dream come true for anyone who loves artsy prints, especially if you like attempting to create them with your own photos.I’ve been living in my current home for almost 10 years, and as much as I love photography, I’m a little disappointed in myself for how little that shows on my walls. Now, I do have some amazing canvas prints of our family portraits we had made 2 years ago, and I’ve added a few things in my new office space – but in general, there is very little art on my walls. Working on my office project has made me really want to rectify that.
In cruising the interwebs this week, one of my blogging friends posted about an app they downloaded called Waterlogue. Since I’m a app junkie, I had to check it out. I wouldn’t usually cough up $3 for an app, but this one was photography related and looked really cool. I bit the bullet and I couldn’t be happier that I did! All four of pictures in the image above… all were iPhone photos run through the app.
Waterlogue has a variety of “looks” you can apply to your images. Different looks work best for certain picture types, and some pictures look amazing with every look Waterlogue offers. I love the artsy, watercolor look that the app creates – and it does everything for you – there is nothing done manually aside from choosing the look you want to use on your image.
I’ve been taking pictures of everything for the last few days, and manipulating them with the app to see what I like best, and ultimately I plan to print some of my shots on smaller canvases to hang throughout the house. I have some gorgeous daylilies that I plan to photograph and use in my office as soon as they bloom.
The only downside of this app (if you can even call it that) is that it isn’t as instantaneous as we (society) has grown accustomed to and it actually takes about 45 seconds or so for the app to render your photo into a particular look. Thus, Waterlogue can become a time consuming little app if you don’t have the willpower to walk away from it’s utter awesomeness.
And for anyone who’s wondering, this is a 100% unsolicited review – I just LOVE this app and think it’s incredibly cool and wanted to share. If you can get past the fact that it isn’t free (seriously, just skip the Starbucks for 1 day and you’ve more than paid for it), go find it in the app store and download it now! If you do, I’d love to have you share some of your creations on our Facebook page!
Do you have a favorite photo app? Share it in the comments (because I’m always looking for a new one!)