FotoSketcher

FotoSketcher

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 53 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.96
  • Total Downloads:
    214,991
  • Date Added:
    September 21, 2014
  • File Size:
    5.68MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    174
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7/8

Editors' Review

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Maybe you've seen photos that have been edited to look "old" or like they were painted by an Impressionist, and thought, "I'd like to do that!" Major image editing tools like Photoshop apply filters to images to create such effects, but suppose you don't have a major image editing tool like Photoshop? And even if you do, do you have the time to learn how to create these effects? Maybe you should try FotoSketcher, a simple tool for applying all kinds of visual and drawing effects to your digital images. With a huge range of filters and options, a simple split-screen layout, and familiar controls, FotoSketcher lets you focus on the image rather than the process.

FotoSketcher's user interface features a main window with identical before-and-after panes above a fairly standard but well-rendered toolbar. But this simple layout doesn't mean FotoSketcher lacks features: The Drawing parameters dialog that appears when you load an image has plenty of options and settings. We started simple, dragging and dropping an image into FotoSketcher, which displayed it both windows. We clicked the Drawing style list and selected a filter type from an extensive list of options. Even Photoshop users won't feel shorted by FotoSketcher's filters, which include six pencil sketch effects, eight painting effects, and all kinds of textures, frames, and borders. Many of the filters can be customized by sliders. For instance, we selected Vintage Photo. We could customize the strength of the effect, the blurring, the sepia coloring, and even the simulated old paper defects. Of course, we could also lighten and darken the image, change the texture, add text, and even use a manual brush. When everything was ready, we pressed Draw, and FotoSketcher previewed our changes in the right-hand pane. After that it was simply a matter of fine-tuning and saving our image, which looked like it was taken in the 1800s and found in an attic trunk.

We've used Photoshop for years and so can recommend FotoSketcher to anyone who wants to do some of what it does (jazz up photos) more quickly, easily, and cheaply; FotoSketcher is totally free.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Muy bueno como app del fotoretoque"

June 04, 2013  |  By fabzcom

 |  Version: FotoSketcher 2.41

Pros

Tiene varias alternativas

Cons

No es facil lograr la precision

Summary

Vale la pena provarlo

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5 stars

"can not be better than"

February 11, 2013  |  By nguyen_loi23

 |  Version: FotoSketcher 2.40

Pros

high-tech products

Cons

I have not found a downside

Summary

I am a trusted

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1 stars

"Program won't open, lots of error messages instead"

January 28, 2013  |  By BunnyBuns

 |  Version: FotoSketcher 2.35

Pros

None, since the program won't open

Cons

Program won't open

Summary

I've read some great reviews about this program, and I'd love to try it. I tried downloading this version from all official sources listed on the company's website, including download.com, then installed the software and tried to open it. I get the same problem no matter what the download source is. As the program starts up, I get 10-12 error messages, then the program shuts down. Tried it on two computers, same results. Too bad. It looked interesting.

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3 stars

"I like the ease of use"

November 24, 2012  |  By cvphillips

 |  Version: FotoSketcher 2.35

Pros

Easy to determine the features

Cons

Took a while to render updated images

Summary

I like the product.

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4 stars

"I like it because working"

November 10, 2012  |  By fabzcom

 |  Version: FotoSketcher 2.35

Pros

Complete to create effects

Cons

You have to pay for the pro version

Summary

Prove it

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4 stars

"Excellent aplication for begginers."

September 28, 2012  |  By yuniolanz

 |  Version: FotoSketcher 2.30

Pros

Direct,easy and flexible.

Cons

Ihave not found anything.

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5 stars

"Ha mejorado mucho"

September 08, 2012  |  By fabzcom

 |  Version: FotoSketcher 2.30

Pros

Hace bien su trabajo

Cons

Es solo un apps

Summary

Prueba

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5 stars

"Great program"

July 09, 2012  |  By lbfd09

 |  Version: FotoSketcher 2.30

Pros

This version seems to work better with Windows 7
Lots of options.
Ability to save configurations
Improved cartoon output

Cons

No cons that I can see.

Summary

Great program. I use it to add some of my otherwise bad photos to an album as art work.

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5 stars

"Great program"

June 02, 2012  |  By maryl73

 |  Version: FotoSketcher 2.30

Pros

Enjoy using

Cons

couldn't find anything i didn't like

Summary

Really a great program.

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4 stars

"Easy to use and produces interesting visual effects"

March 27, 2012  |  By tspuria

 |  Version: FotoSketcher 2.25

Pros

Black and white sketch effects work quickly and well.

Cons

Color effects can take quite a lot of processing time for good results.

Summary

Give it a try, especially in monochrome, you'll enjoy it.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.96
New effects, better user interface and bug fixes.
General
Publisher FotoSketcher
Publisher web site http://www.fotosketcher.com/
Release Date September 07, 2014
Date Added September 21, 2014
Version 2.96
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Digital Photo Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.68MB
File Name FotoSketcher_2.96_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 214,991
Downloads Last Week 174
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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