Photo To Sketch 4.0

Free Creates sketches from locally stored pictures
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Turns your digital images into sketches giving them the appearance of being hand-drawn or brush-painted instead of captured with a camera.

Photo To Sketch is a simple application that helps you turn ordinary images into sketches. Thus, with this tool you will be able to convert your photos into artistic hand drawings or brush paintings.
The program's interface won't impress you too much. It is rather dull and unattractive, yet simple and easy to work with. All features are conveniently displayed on the main window, so that you can enable the tool's functions quickly and easily. All you need to do is import the picture you intend to edit, select the drawing mode, and set the thickness of the drawing lines and the precision scale between the stylized copy and the original image. In addition, you can add a background to the sketch by selecting one of the nine texture presets available, or by loading a completely different image from your picture library.

Unfortunately, the app supports loading only JPEG, JPG, and BMP file formats, which is a major limitation in my opinion, since the array of popular image formats is much more extensive. The utility comes with a preview option that displays both the source image and the sketch, but the modifications you make to the original aren't shown in real time within the mirrored preview. You need to press the 'Convert' button first to view the new appearance of the sketch.

The program doesn't have a built-in image editor. For casual editing needs, the program opens the Windows Paint app to make picture adjustments. It is also possible to send your creations via e-mail directly from the program. Yet, you need to have Outlook installed on your computer; otherwise, the e-mail function won’t be enabled.

The program is just plain, simple, and easy to use. It is designed for home users who are looking for a straightforward solution to convert photos into ordinary sketches.

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  • Simple application
  • Three drawing modes: Pen, Pencil, and Pastel
  • Can add a background image


  • Supports three image formats only: JPEG, JPG, and BMP
  • Doesn't have an embedded image editor
  • Lacks advanced settings


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