The garden is waterlogged after more rain fell overnight, but actually I am writing today about  Waterlogue, an app that turns photos into watercolor paintings.

I normally eschew adding filters to my photos, but last year I saw this inexpensive program recommended highly on the Apple app store and on the spur of the moment I decided to try it.

Current weather conditions notwithstanding, “Rainy” is one of my favorite filters. (Click the gallery to enlarge.)


The app’s interface is clean and simple. Select a photo by clicking on the camera icon where it says, “Start here” and prepare to be mesmerized as the photo is transformed into a painting.

Don’t throw away your bushes and paints if you enjoy the tactile experience of painting, but spending a few minutes with Waterlogue is meditative and relaxing. It is fascinating to see the effect being created.

I seldom have bothered to save the images but a few weeks ago I created my current meditation circle header using Waterlogue. Since then I have intended to share some other watercolor effects. Here are a few more before and after images.

21 thoughts on “Waterlogued

  1. Christina

    Thanks for sharing this Susie, I wish it had been available when I was producing garden designs, it gives a better impression of an idea than a photograph. I’m going to try it.

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Hope you’ll enjoy it Christina. I can see how these effects could be used to emphasize a theme or impression. I’ve noticed it improves some of my cluttered garden photos by reducing the amount of information.


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