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Watercolor Effect Oil Painting

A single click to add watercolor or oil painting effects to your photos

Turn your not-so-exciting photographs into pieces of watercolor art or oil paintings

Watercolor Effect Oil Painting

by PSD2Filter
Import from your Photo Library or Camera
Watercolor Effect Oil Painting
Watercolor Effect Oil Painting
FREE in the App Store

Turn your not-so-exciting photographs into pieces of watercolor art or oil paintings. You get more than 15 different filters to choose from, so start transforming those photos into masterpieces.

Import from your Photo Library or Camera. You can import images from your Photo Library to apply the filters to, or take a special picture with your iPhone Camera app.

Import from your Photo Library or Camera
Several filters to use and then share

Several filters to use and then share. There are several different varieties of oil and watercolor filters you can use, and then share your creation to your Photo Library, Instagram, Facebook, or WhatsApp.

More than 30 filters after in-app purchase. Watercolor Effect offers more than 30 filters, plus removal of the watermark, after in-app purchase.

More than 30 filters after in-app purchase

What is it about?

The app is definitely easy to use. Launch it, give it access to your camera and photo library, and away you go. Watercolor Effect also asks permission to send you notifications, presumably to let you know when new filters are available.

Why we love it

Watercolor Effect advertises that you get 15 different filters to use free of charge, but I found that not to be the case. In my browsing, I found nine filters that either required an in-app purchase to access or leaving a five-star review of the app. So let me rant about that for a moment. The app's description says "15+ watercolor filters to choose from." In reality, the free download provides you with six different filters you can use without any additional payment, either in the form of money or a review. If you leave the app a five-star review, it unlocks five more filters for you to use. That brings the total up to 11 free filters to use, with a watermark applied to them. Two different in-app purchases all you to either unlock all the filters, bringing the total options to more than 30, or unlock all of the features of the app. The second, more expensive, option gives you more than 30 filters and removes the watermark. I have no problem with an app being monetized, but be honest about it. If the app description says you get 15+ filters for free, it should provide those without any additional payment or effort. Will I keep Watercolor Effect on my iPhone? Most likely, and I'll probably even spring for the in-app purchase to unlock all of the filters and remove the watermark. It just leaves a slightly bad taste in my mouth when I read an app description, download the app, and find out the developers aren't true to their word.

App Screenshots

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App Details

Photo & Video
Last updated
March 14, 2021
Release date
September 2, 2017
More info

App Store Description

Watercolor Effect is the simplest app to turn your photos into watercolor art.

Just 1 click to add watercolor or oil painting effects to your photos.

Now you don't have to be a watercolor artist to create beautiful watercolor images. Watercolor effect add the unique essence of water colors into your photos

Here's what to expect

-15+ watercolor filters to choose from
-Choose from oil painting, digital painting, modern art, contemporary art styles
-import your own photo or take a photo using the camera
-1 click to turn your photo into watercolor paintings
-Share your artwork to various social media platform



WATERCOLOR EFFECT offers 2 auto-renewing subscription options:

3 day trial then $3.99 per WEEK
OR $29.99 per YEAR

• Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
• Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
• Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal
• Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable

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