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You don’t need to paint to create beautiful watercolor images—Waterlogue captures the essence of your photos in brilliant, liquid color.

• Waterlogue transforms your photos into luminous watercolors.
• Watch Waterlogue paint as it transforms your images.
• Save your watercolors and share them on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr.
• Use your watercolors to create an artist’s journal or notebook.
• Create beautiful, high res, frameable art for your home.
• Universal App for iPhone and iPad.
• From Tinrocket, creator of This by Tinrocket (App Store Best of 2016), Olli by Tinrocket (App Store Best of 2017), Percolator, and Popsicolor for iOS.


• 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.


iPhone and iPad devices running iOS 10.3 and greater.


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• “…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

Waterlogue® and See the world like an artist® are registered Trademarks of Tinrocket, LLC

Waterlogue App Description & Overview

The applications Waterlogue was published in the category Photo & Video on 2013-12-11 and was developed by Tinrocket, LLC. The file size is 48.60 MB. The current version is 1.4.3 and works well on 10.3 and high ios versions.

• Rendering optimizations and improvements
• Send paintings to your AirPrint-compatible printer
• Visible status bar on iPhone X, XS, XS Max, and XR devices
• Bug fixes

Recent changes in our 1.4 update:

• New: 3x faster rendering (iPhone 6 and up)
• New: "Jumbo" detail setting (iPhone 6 and up)
• New: Support for iPhone X screens
• New: Quickly access recent photos
• Improved: Streamlined is now idential to "It's Technical" but without the graph paper!
• Improved: "Illustration" style
• Improved: "Shallow" style
• UI updates
• Bug fixes

If you like Waterlogue, please consider leaving an App Store review or rating—we’d really appreciate it! Every review counts and helps indie developers like ourselves. :)

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Waterlogue Reviews


Fun Watercolor App  SLMoore71  5 star

Waterlogue is a fun Watercolor app that gives fun and colorful paintings. Fun to use for interesting illustrations. I use Procreate for more in-depth art, but waterlogue is great for web graphics and such.


Disappointing  Lmkitkat  2 star

Not detailed enough. Does nor pick up the various shades in flowers or scenery. Bland looking.


Awesome  Silent.Servant  5 star

I'm not much for words but I can tell you for sure it'll be the best money you spent on a photo app in the last 5 yrs. Thanks to developers for making something so simple to use, yet so special with the outcome of photos. I can't get enough of this app 👍👍👍👍👍


Great Personalized Gifts  BajaCoyote  5 star

Make a meaningful card or gift in minutes using an image w/ special significance to the recipient. The app is easy and intuitive.


One of my favorites  Champion.#2  5 star

This one stands out among the “AI generated” panting apps. It feels like a whole different deal. Instantly make really cool paintings. They seem authentic because they emulate the imperfections of wet paint: colors leak into each other like real water colors. 👍👍👍


Extraordinary  acegamer  5 star

A wonderful app full of surprises. Some of the imagery created was amazing. I want their algorithm in my head so that I could paint like that. Well done.


Makes me look like an artist  allie701  5 star

With very little effort my photos are transformed into works of art. Wonderful on landscapes and still life. Not quite as good on people, but the unfinished look actually makes a picture look more realistic. Definitely worth the money.


Incredible!  Artpeg  5 star

I love, love, love this app! I’ve used it for years as a professional artist who teaches watercolor painting to youngsters and adults. It simplifies photographs into a 2-dimensional image and identifies shapes that can be so confusing to beginning artists. Thank you!


LOVE the result  Talucy  5 star

I wanted to capture the view from from our beach balcony, but in a water color look. Stumbled across Waterlogue & voila..... a beautiful masterpiece was created!


Not Great for Faces  MDBRTR  2 star

Faces do not come out well.

Piano man '84

Beautiful app...  Piano man '84  2 star

I love the organic way that it animates your picture from a blank canvas to a fully fleshed out painting. My only slight gripe is, that although you can change the canvas size to larger to get more detail, if that could be extended further just to get more detail in the image, that would make this app brilliant. Also the output image size is rather tiny, it’s half of what the original photos are taken in using the iPhone camera. This needs to be fixed!!!

Printer's Devil

Wonderful  Printer's Devil  5 star

The best digital watercolour treatment i’ve seen. Next, I’d love some tools to make small corrections, and perhaps a print button. But for now, great value for money as it is.


Didn’t meet expectations  3113CM  2 star

Sorry that I paid that much money for this app. Had read that it was a great app but was disappointed in the results. Found another app for free that I enjoy much more.


Disappointed  Lolascorp  1 star

Disappointed with this app. I can get a better result from Microsoft Word on my PC.


Beautiful  Sketchling.com  5 star

As a watercolour artist I'm quite stunned at the quality of the results. It's mesmerising!


Super impressed!  MobiDeb  5 star

There are a ton of apps out there that purport to do exactly what Waterlogue does perfectly, but none of them come close. I am loving this app. In particular I love watching the transitions while the image is rendering. I wish I could capture each transition frame, so I could paint in layers.


Needs more options  Samii82  2 star

Great basic app. Not worth the higher price tag. Would be great if you could customise it more. The interface isn't really user friendly.


Okay, by largely underwhelming  Rinaeleven  3 star

Was looking for an app that would convert some travel photos into watercolour-style art for canvas printing. This app does a reasonable job, but doesn't really deliver anything spectacular.


Love it - but waiting for enhancements  Redzeb  4 star

Great app, easy to use - but not cheap, and waiting for promised enhancements

Art Hackett

Amazing  Art Hackett  5 star

This app paints better than I ever did, even after years of classes. Genius. I'm not sure why one reviewer thinks they're lying.

More than Jake

I love this app!  More than Jake  5 star

As a watercolor artist I really enjoy Waterlogue. It’s so much fun!

Chelsea One

Let me watch it paint!  Chelsea One  3 star

Now that it is so fast, this lovely app is almost useless. I appreciated and learned by watching the image being “painted” from lightest to darkest values. Please provide an option to slow the app down for artists interested in the process of laying down color.

I'll never be an iGirl

The only reason I have an iPhone  I'll never be an iGirl  5 star

Waterlogue is the sole reason I got an iPhone after being a Samsung girl forever (Waterlogue tragically is not Android-compatible). The app is INCREDIBLE - well worth the price, it produces amazing results, and so quickly too that it's mind-boggling - I adore it! My only wish is that the talented developers would make an Android Waterlogue because 18 months down the line I still don't think I'll ever be an iGirl...


Need for speed?  *twinkleytoes  5 star

Blisteringly fast now!


BEST PAINTING APP EVER  Christellf26  5 star

Definitely one of the best watercolor apps I’ve ever purchased. Totally love using it and recommend it to anyone that loves painting apps.


Fantastic update to an already great app!  Calvinwashere2  5 star

First review...such a great update! I can’t believe the speed improvements! Also, finally the technical mode WITHOUT the graph paper. This app allows you to be an artist with just a few taps. The developer doesn’t nag you and that’s why I felt compelled to leave feedback (b/c they did right by the customer). Get it, so worth it!

Suzie Goose

Praise for Waterlogue  Suzie Goose  5 star

I have been a professional artist for over 40 years in a variety of media. However, watercolor is a process that has always eluded me. This app is just fabulous and allows me immense satisfaction in finally being able to “ master “ this medium! It is the most fun, I love it to the point of addiction!


Outstanding!  trombone_girl  5 star

Gone are the days when cheesy photo editing software gave you so-called water color pictures by just blurring the image. This app is phenomenal!


Great  Aspen7890  5 star

Wonderful way to see things! Helpful for learning too. It might be hard to get more precision. But I would like that.


Well...  Captpiper  3 star

It started out great, doing beautiful versions of my photos. It took a while to figure out how it works. Could use some clear instructions. However, today I opened the app to try it with some of my older photos, and I can’t get it to open the photos. I tap on the photo I want to use and it just opens to the previous photo. Any suggestions?


Waterlogue  Bacchaegal  5 star

The whole family has had a lot of fun with this!


A fantastic app .  Degapette  5 star

Not only will it transform images into delightful free style watercolours, it can also be used to train the eye of a watercolourist to distill the photographic images into only what's necessary to create a loose and glowing painting. Well done to all concerned!


Such a treat  gbyrne  5 star

Not a gimmick - wonderful app for transforming snapshots into magic. The method used to "interpret" photo into watercolour is simply magic


Amazing  Treveeno  5 star

I have over 40 apps for photography and I have to say that this one really stands out.i started to do some water colour painting and found it hard to decide what to leave out and put in when painting. Now I find a scene i like take a photo use this app to see what it does with it and then try replicate it. I find this a great learning tool. Thanks so much.


Improvements  kt8212649  5 star

First off, excellent app. I use it as is and also to look outside the box at interesting alternatives for my traditional painting. Having used it, I found it very intuitive. Suggestion for next version: if it feasible, a zoom or crop feature for both source & final image. Many thanks for such an addictive piece of work; I might never be the same again. lol. Cheers, Keith Thompson

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