Madly, deeply in love with a new app called Waterlogue.
Waterlogue for the iPhone (and iPad) turns your photos into water-colour masterpieces. Plain and simple. If you’ve tried the water-colour filter on Photoshop but wished there was something with more nuance, you ought to try this.
Select a photo, apply a filter and the water-colour painted-photo(?) is ready. The hook, though, is the water colouring process. After you’ve selected a photograph to be watercolored the app goes through the various stages of painting a picture. It’s strangely addictive watching the ‘painting’: the picture being drawn, colours being selected, the wetting of the brushes and then the shadows and hues slowly being layered on before the final water-colour emerges.
I thought I’d stick to just a few photos for my 2014 album on Facebook but ended up painting half the photos on my phone. The landscapes turned out gorgeous. K even exclaimed “Does this mean we can now print these out and put ‘em up?”
My selfie from the bathroom mirror didn’t turn out all that great - I turned into a giant polka dot with multiple rainbowy polka dots all over. Here’s why (according to Waterlogue):
Waterlogue turns your photographs into watercolors by selectively removing information from your image. When working with faces that take up only a small part of the frame Waterlogue may treat the two sides of a face slightly differently. Unfortunately the human visual system is exquisitely tuned to recognize human faces. Slight anomalies in a picture of a face are much more noticeable than similar anomalies in pictures of other things.
Waterlogue is available in the iOS/iTunes App Store for Rs 170. Please buy, beautify your life? :)