Waterbrush: Watercolor photos 4+

Turn pictures into paintings

Digital Masterpieces GmbH

Designed for iPad

    • 4.8 • 1.7K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Explore beautiful Watercolor effects for your photos. Create stunning videos to make memorable moments even more special.

Waterbrush is a high-quality editing app that transforms your pictures and videos** into luminous, vivid watercolor paintings.

31 thoroughly curated presets will allow you to reimagine your memories with a simple tap of a finger. 12 professional tools will also let you work hand-in-hand with the watercolor technology whilst advanced machine learning takes care of the rest.

Waterbrush combines the groundbreaking AI technology of Digital Masterpieces with Apple’s powerful ML frameworks. As all the editing takes place on your device, all pictures remain on your iPhone or iPad, whether it’s a photo from your library or an artwork you just created. Maximum privacy is ensured.

Take full advantage of the high-resolution outputs and use your beautifully created artworks as covers for your own personal journals or notebooks, T-shirt prints, or even create magnificent art to decorate your own homes or offices. Seamlessly integrated printing services will allow you to directly order your artwork as a canvas print or postcard.

Export your transformed snaps in high resolution (up to 64 MP) or high quality video (up to 4K)**, and share them on Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Youtube, TikTok and Facebook.

Get started on your very own artistic journey whenever and wherever you feel like: in the comfort of your own living room, on the busy train home, or while you are simply just waiting in line at shopfront. Download Waterbrush now and start using it for free!

Transform your pictures with one of the 31 watercolor effects available. Save your finished edits, or take it as a starting point as you embark on your artistic journey to perfect that piece of art. Find the ideal style for your personal portraits, daily snapshots or for your travel pictures. The advanced AI technology will blow your minds.

Crop or correct your images with our handy presets in brightness, saturation, contrast, highlights, shadows, black point and depth. Subscribe to Waterbrush to unlock even more powerful tools.

Your finger is your brush. Touch-up specific areas in your images that need attention. 13 tools allow to add or remove details, outlines, splatter, gaps and much more. Waterbrush supports the Apple Pencil as well.

Control the watercolor technology on your own. Decide how your overall artwork should look like by controlling 11 different type of style parameters. Apply more, or less outlines, wetness, wobbling and much more.

Experiment with more than 40 color palettes to highlight the mood of your artwork.

Perfect your artwork with one of 22 paper options to give it a realistic finish.

Give your image a little extra edge by applying one of 10 customizable vignettes.

Personalize your artwork with your own signature by simply using the touch of a finger or an Apple Pencil.

Enhanced resolution allowing export of up to 64 megapixels – perfect for large prints or top-of-the-line digital productions.

Choose between High Efficiency Image Format to safe storage space and lossless TIFF format for printing or productions.

Create stickers as you can now import and export transparent images into the app.

Create high fidelity videos** perfectly suited for digital productions or go for an arty-stop motion look in your videos.

If you have any questions or feedback for us, please feel free to send us an email at support@digitalmasterpieces.com. Our team is on hand 24 hours a day, so we'll get right on it.

Download the app for free now!
** iOS or iPadOS 16 required. Device support starts at iPhone 12 (or newer), iPad mini (6th gen), iPad Air (4th gen), iPad (10th gen), iPad Pro 11 inch (3rd gen), iPad Pro 12.9 (5th gen)

Optimized for iOS 17, the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 plus, iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro (Max).

* Subscribe to unlock all features
Terms of Use: https://www.digitalmasterpieces.com/app-terms-of-use/

What’s New

Version 3.1.2

Embark on your artistic journey as you discover the best and most stunning filters with Waterbrush!

Wish list
With our wish list feature, we will share our next bigger product features with you. Tell us what feature should be implemented next, by upvoting your most desired feature. In addition, you can create your own feature requests.

Photo Contest - Live Now!
Unlock your creative potential in the Digital Masterpieces 2023 Photo Contest, presented by The App Whisperer! Submit your best work, showcasing up to 5 beautifully edited images using our powerful apps. Get ready to win exciting prizes and, for the grand prize winner, the incredible opportunity to be featured on the start page of our apps, reaching a global audience! The competition ends at midnight (GMT) 4th December 2023 (UK time). Don't miss out on this chance to shine.

The latest version contains bug fixes and performance improvements.

If you have any questions or feedback for us, please feel free to send us an email at support@digitalmasterpieces.com. Our team is on hand 24 hours a day, so we’ll get right on it.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.7K Ratings

1.7K Ratings

RIDivorceLawyer ,

My Highest Recommendation! Awesome App!

Made for the iPhone and iPad and not for my new MacBook Pro but works perfectly. Fabulous results and wonderful features. So happy with my purchase that I tried the other programs by the same developer. It only took a short time to realize there were exactly what I needed. Not too expensive. Great features.. even better results. So I bought 4 of them. I've tried all the featues on without a single error or issue on my MacBook Pro even though it is not supported. I can't recommend this program more highly.

Sherap6 ,

Thanks for the new updates and the unique features

Please consider adding following features to other applications (Graphite, Oil brushes, comic, etc.) as well:
-All-new Auto Retouch Feature
-Full Transparency Support

Your Notes From The Update Section:
[Retouching made easy!
Introducing the all-new Auto Retouch feature with 5 templates that help you create digital masterpieces easily. Abstract the background, smooth your skin, or add a color splash to your image.
We've got you covered! You can also refine the templates using our Retouch Tools.

Full Transparency Support
We now fully support transparency for HEIC 8, PNG and TIFF exports. This is perfectly suited to create stickers or export transparent images for your website or image collages. You can turn off transparency support in the settings.]

My Device: iPhone 14 Pro Max (latest iOS), iPad Pro 12.9” (3rd Generation, 2018, latest iOS)

Note: I regularly update my review/rating for this application.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your very positive review. We are super happy that you like the new Waterbrush additions :) Please continue your ongoing support and feedback since this helps us to get a better understanding what you and other users need. If you like, you can also send an email to support@digitalmasterpieces.com to start a more personal discussion on features.

In addition we have some good news for you: We will update our other apps within the next weeks to also include the new features. They will really be a great extension for Oilbrush and Graphite :)

bobdow ,

A favorite I use a lot

I use this app quite a bit on my iPad and on an M1 Mac. In addition to having some great controls, the export quality is very good.

One minor thing I'd like is to be able to keep a set of custom settings so I could process a series of images without having to manually take each one all the way through the process.

It's worth taking the time to fuss a bit with the controls in each preset. The automatic results are good, with a little tweaking you can make stuff excellent.

App Privacy

The developer, Digital Masterpieces GmbH, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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  • Purchases
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  • Family Sharing

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