Image imagination

Add all kinds of artistic effects to your images with this fun program.

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 allows you to add all kinds of artistic effects to your images, turning your photos into drawings, paintings, and more.

The program's interface is sleek and quite intuitive, with the key features represented by icons across the top. The original image and the edited version are displayed side-by-side, allowing you to easily compare your new work of art to your source material. There are a wide variety 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 customized, 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, we thought that FotoSketcher was a lot of fun to play with. You're unlikely to fool anyone into thinking that you actually painted the image in question, but the results are quite good for what they are. We especially like the fact that the program is so easy to use, making it appropriate even for image-editing novices. There's no Help file per se, but we didn't really think one was necessary; everything about the program was self-explanatory. If you enjoy experimenting with special effects, FotoSketcher is worth checking out.

FotoSketcher installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this program to all users.

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