Over the past week or so the Waterlogue app for iOS devices has been all the rage. I even had a post about it last week. I’m honestly obsessed with this app and I’ve been turning just about every picture I have on my phone into a watercolor ‘painting’. The thing is, I love these so much I wanted to print them and on the app it isn’t automatically obvious how to save photos in the best possible quality for printing the ‘paintings’ so I thought I’d so a quick tutorial on how printing waterlogue ‘paintings’!
1) Once you’re done creating your master piece, click the heart symbosl to save.
2) The options will pop-up, swipe to the right and you’ll find “Settings”, click that.
3) The Image Settings will come up. Waterlogue defaults to “Medium” which is good if you’re printing your photos at 5×7 inches or so but if you want a larger size print, you’ll want to switch this to either “Large” or “Original”, depending whichever one is larger.
Small = 1024 on the longest side
Medium = 2048 on the longest side
Large = 3072 on the longest side
HINT: Generally speaking 300 Pixels Per Inch (PPI) is considered to be optimal print quality, though you can get away with 240 ppi and still get good quality photos (aka, not pixelateD). So, if you do some quick math, dividing the number by 300 (or 240), you’ll get how big you can print your image on the largest size. In this case, 2048 / 300 = 6.8 in or 2048 / 240 = 8.5 in tall.
Once you’ve saved your picture, transfer it to your computer and print! I used my printer to print these, but you can also send them to online printing services like Shutterfly, Apple’s own printing services or CanvasPop.