popsicolor iPhone app turns photos into watercolors
 
popsicolor iPhone app turns photos into watercolors popsicolor iPhone app turns photos into watercolors
jul 02, 2012

popsicolor iPhone app turns photos into watercolors

the ‘popsicolor’ universal apple app transforms photos into imitation watercolors

the ‘popsicolor‘ iPhone and iPad app by brooklyn-based software company tinrocket transforms photographs into watercolor-like images

an adjustable setting controls the focus and balance of white space, while two rows of colour palettes along the top and bottom of the image let users decide which colours to blend within the imitation watercolor. if the iPhone or iPad is kept face-up and level while ‘popsicolor’ is at work, the paintings will feature a clean border; otherwise the app adds in mock drips.

‘popsicolor’ was developed over the course of seven days and is available for 0.99 USD at the apple store.

the app in use on iPad

control menus

example image

additional examples

left: original photo; right: ‘popsicolor’ watercolor version

demo use of ‘popsicolor’ on iPad

  • Give a kid a $600 phone and .99cents rather than brush and paint box = creative suppression. Luckily for the rest of us, this cabbage will never make it onto D’Arches.

    Jim C. says:
  • @Jim C. Why do we always have to aspire to creativity and art—can’t we aspire to have fun sometimes?

    mrjohn says:
  • Love the idea, for have fun it\’s great!!!

    Want to know the name of de song!! OuO

    Marcos Mufin D.Sepia says:
  • I think it’s a great. Anything that allows someone to have fun with their images and see them in a different light is worth the effort. I’m glad there are individuals out there who are pushing the envelope with creative apps. Great work! I’m glad Adobe didn’t listen to the voices saying “STOP, YOU’RE DESTROYING CREATIVITY!”… 🙂

    Chris says:
  • Is it possible to print from popsicolor?

    candice says:

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