25 June 2011


The program's interface is sleek and intuitive, with the key features represented by icons across the top. The original picture and the edited version are displayed side-by-side, allowing you to basically compare your new work of art to your source material. There's a wide range of effects that can be applied, including various types of pencil sketch, pen and ink, and painting effects. Each of these has characteristics that can be personalized, including the size of the brushstrokes, the color intensity, the strength of the effect, brightness, and so on. Users can also crop images and add text. Overall, they thought that FotoSketcher was lots of fun to play with. You are unlikely to fool anyone in to thinking that you actually painted the picture in query, but the results are nice for what they are. They like the fact that the program is so simple to make use of, making it appropriate even for image-editing novices. There is no Help file per se, but they didn't think was necessary; everything about the program was self-explanatory. In case you enjoy experimenting with special effects, FotoSketcher is worth checking out.

Some photo-editing programs are utilitarian, concerned only with the basics of correcting images and making them look their best. Other programs, like FotoSketcher, are a bit more fun. This easy-to-use program lets you add all kinds of artistic effects to your images, turning your photographs in to drawings, paintings, and more.

What is new in this version: Version 2.0 is now translated in to ten languages (English, French, Spanish, Czech, Polish, Spanish, Romanian, Dutch, Finnish, Russian), allows to crop, rotate, and automatically fine-tune contrast of images, adds new custom brushes loading for Painting 7 effect, and new vintage picture effect (sepia, vignette, elderly picture texture).

FotoSketcher turns digital photographs in to stunning pencil sketches or paintings in seconds. This free program can help you generate images that look like they have been hand drawn by the best artists. In case you need to turn a portrait, the photograph of your house or even the picture of your pet in to a black & white or colour pencil sketch, then look no further, FotoSketcher will do the job in a few seconds. Now you can print stunning images to make original gifts for your relatives and friends, or print on birthday or season's greeetings cards.