You guys ready to hear something crazy? I was one of those people that didn't have a smart phone until about 8 months ago. I couldn't believe why you would want to have internet on your phone, because I didn't want to be that connected to the world. Also, I can be super cheap on all things electronics so, to me, it was an unnecessary expense. Well, my old phone quit and, with Luke's work discount, it cost about $12 extra a month to get a "big-girl" phone. Well, Luke convinced me to do it and I love it. I do not buy in to the extras on the phone. I don't have music on there; I barely know how to text and if you ask me to search for something on there...well forget it. I know how to call people and I use a few free apps. I will never be one of those people (hmm... my husband) who buy apps... I just can't. I would rather spend my money on other things...BUT...over Christmas I was on Luke's phone and found something amazing. One of this Twitter people posted a picture of a photo using the Waterlogue app. It was love at first sight. I bought it; she who says that she doesn't ever buy apps. Yep, it's the one app that I have on my phone that I bought and the only thing that I've actually "installed" on my phone myself. Say what? Yep, pretty proud of myself. lol.
I imported a picture from our trip to Italy and then used the app make it a watercolor.
Pretty cool, right? I've been holding on to this post for awhile, because I wanted to show the completed travel gallery wall. BUT, life happens...or the vacuum happened. I broke two frames and they are being a pain in the rear to get back up there. So, I'm showing the artwork now and the wall later, k?
Anyways, back to the app. I LOVE landscape photos with lots of colors and how the app manipulates it. Personally, I'm not impressed with people and what the app does to the face. I also feel like it does poorly with high-contrast pictures. For example, we have a pretty cool picture of a castle in Scotland and I was curious to see how neat the watercolor would look. Not so much. It pretty much lost all visual appeal.
However, brighter vibrant pictures are amazing! I printed a small one (seen below) but for our next trip, I will definitely be printing something larger to stand on it's own. So, all in all $2.99 isn't a bad price, especially if you are going to print and use it as art.
Oh, and I did manage to get a Google Map up on the "Travel" page. I'm not super happy with it but, until I find a better option, it's there to stay. San Francisco is the first city that I wrote a review for and you can find that there as well.
*Edited : See comments for file size after export.
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