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• Picked by Apple for inclusion in the App Store Best of 2014!
Category Price Seller Device
Photo & Video $4.99 Tinrocket, LLC iPhone, iPad, iPod

See the world like an artist! 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, iPad, and iPod touch.
• From Tinrocket, creator of 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.
• Support for AirPrint.
• Control of borders, lightness, and detail.
• Includes example images.


iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices running iOS 7 and greater. Maximum rendering detail and maximum export resolution depend on each device's capability. Waterlogue runs advanced image processing software for the highest possible quality watercolor rendering. It produces wonderful images on any device that runs iOS 7, but your rendering times will be shorter on newer, faster devices.


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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


Please change the image for Illustration, soaked and shallow.

I like the app a lot, but one thing I don’t like about it is the image used for Illustration, soaked and shallow, please change that.

Scary blobs

The only thing this app works well on, is the sample pictures it comes with. Tried using it on professional quality wedding photos and it turned everyone into a white eyeless blob. No thanks.

Utter ripoff

I should have paid closer attention. Not nearly enough features to merit this price.

Way overpriced

This app is overpriced for the number of filters you get. Also there is no slider to control the amount of filter used. Totally unhappy with this purchase.

Southern gal displaced

Absolutely awful on every photo I tried. You couldn’t even tell what the photo was originally. Tried light, dark, colorful, muted; all the same, awful.

Very nice

I’ve been using this for a couple of years now. It creates a pretty good approximation of a watercolor sketch. Sometimes I even use it as an aid in painting my own watercolors, as it can nicely reduces images to their fundamentals. That being said, I would love it if in the next update the creators would also allow for only minimally altering an image, as oftentimes landmark shapes (Yosemite’s Half Dome, for example) are turned into unrecognizable blobs. The lack of fine control aside, great app. Thanks!


Nothing memorable. Most styles are useless for most photos. Lots of white paper area in areas that aren’t appropriate, like faces. And zero controls.

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.

5 Stars!!!

We love this app! It’s the best app of all time. Thank you so much. Five Stars.

Useful for Artists
Lynn Davies

I am a watercolor painter. Often when beginning my paintings I use Waterlogue to give me an idea of a good approach. I may take a different or a similar direction, but either way, it’s very helpful.