I love the idea of taking a good photographic image and manipulating it so it looks like it was a painting. It follows then, that I quite enjoy experimenting and finding a cool ios filter app that facilitates this.
I like seeing how technically gifted people have created software to ‘see’ as a watercolour artist sees, or as an impressionist sees. Creativity. You can see some of my experiments on my Flickr stream.
Waterlogue is a very cool iPad / iPhone app that basically a watercolour filter for your images. And it works very very nicely!
I crawled through my image archive and grabbed a few good shots, and some OK shots, and I really like the way they turned out.
As well, I thought I’d just try taking a picture of the floor, and even it looked better.
I can see that I’ll be using Waterlogue more often in my images… not so much as a final filter but rather as one element I can apply as I fine-tune the shot. Another tool in the digital camera bag.
With Filterstorm 2, universal for iPad and iPhone, you can “make” just about any photo your imagination conceives. It’s so good, in fact, that it may — for everyone but a true professional — obviate the need for desktop editing suites.