Peninsula Art Academy Photographers International Digital Exhibition and Competition, 2022

September 13, 2022

By Janet Dodrill

peninsula art academy photographers international digital exhibition and competition

The 2022 Peninsula Art Academy (PAA) Photographers International Digital Exhibition and Competition
Participation in digital revolving gallery kiosk displaying entrants and winners, four entries in categories Land, Air, Nature, Imagination.
August 2022 – October 2022
Peninsula Art Academy
1600 Mill Street West
Peninsula, Ohio 44264

Kevin Wilson
Woody Walters
Michael Ayers (judging panel chair)
Robert Hughes
Charles van den Ouden

Tamron USA, Inc.
The Dodd Co.
The Digital Academy

Photography by Janet Dodrill

Copyright article and images. All rights reserved. Not to be used without permission.

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The Effects of Waterlogue

October 22, 2014

By Janet Dodrill

Have you heard of the iPhone and iPad app called Waterlogue? The app converts your photos into beautiful watercolor-like images. It is published by Tinrocket, LLC and was co-created by John Balestrieri (Tinrocket, LLC) and Robert Clair (Chromatic Bytes, LLC). Available on iTunes for $2.99, it has a 4+ customer rating.

It is one of my favorite art apps to use. I create custom note cards using images that I first shoot on the iPad and then run them through Waterlogue.

Below are a few images (before and after) I created using various filters in the app.

iPad photo and Waterlogue app image.

iPad photo and Waterlogue app image.

iPad photo and Waterlogue app image.

iPad photo and Waterlogue app image.

Art Apps for iPad, ArtStudio and Inkpad

March 26, 2014

By Janet Dodrill

ArtStudio for iPad
By Lucky Clan
v5.16 (Oct. 2013)
Sylwester Los
(iPhone c.2010; iPad c.2012) iPad Mini, iPod

Offers In-App Purchases:

1. Pack 1 $4.99
2. Watercolors $.99
3. Hair $.99
4. Fur $.99
5. Fire $.99
6. Oils $.99
7. Smoke $.99
8. Grass $.99
9. Markers $.99
10. Trees $.99

Selected Specs/Features:

-iOS 4.3 or later
-5 Star Rating
-Export as JPG/PNG/PSD to camera roll, email, clipboard, iTunes
-450 Brushes,150 free
-Sizes (In-App) 1024 x 768 iPad (approx. 14 x 10.5″ at 72ppi, 2.25MB/2.5 x 3.5″ at 300ppi); 2048 x 1536 (approx. 28 x 21″ at 72ppi, 9MB/6.75 x 5″ @ 300ppi); iPad with Retina; Max image size 3264 x 2448 (approx. 45 x 34″ at 72ppi, 23MB/10.75 x 8″ @ 300 ppi), other presets


Lucky Clan




Examples of what can be done in ArtStudio (videos)

ArtStudio Flickr Gallery (iPhone)

ArtStudio How to get started digital painting on iPad, David Allen 6:59 (video)

By Taptrix, Inc.
v1.2 (Mar. 2014)
© Steve Sprang (Creator of Brushes App)

Selected Specs/Features:

-iOS 7.0 or later
-5 Star Rating
-Export as JPEG, PNG, PDF, SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics), SVGZ (Scalable Vector Graphics compressed), Inkpad
-Sizes (In-App) Sizes i.e. Letter, Legal, Tabloid, A4, other standard sizes, or Custom Pixel; Portrait or Landscape options


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Inkpad Demo, TaptrixInc 3:05

Apps Tutorial – Inkpad, John Patten 14:55


Note: This material posted in preparation for Cleveland Digital Publishing Users Group’sA Quick Tour of Art Apps for iPad” presentation, March 27, 2014. Featured speakers include Nancy Dinger Aikins, Henry Lee, Janet Dodrill, Marvin Sable.

Photo-Editing Applications To Try

May 29, 2011

Article Review by Janet Dodrill

Do you work with digital images and need a photo editing software? Recently, I read a informative article on photo editors (Maine Antique Digest, May 2011, “Photo Editors” by John P. Reid) which, suggests good less-expensive alternatives to industry leader Adobe Photoshop, for under $100 or even free. The free photo editors are used online through your web browser, and they are:

Pixlr (
FotoFlexer (
Free Online Photo Editor ( (
MyTheme Animator (
piZap (
Splashup (
flauntR (

Traditional software-based installed photo editors include:

Google Picassa 3 (
Adobe Photoshop Elements ($99.99, currently only $69.99 – Enter code ELEMENT11 at checkout.) (
Corel Paintshop Photo Pro ($99.99, currently only $39.99) (

The author of the article recommends that last two mentioned. Photo editors in different price ranges are reviewed at TenTopReviews (