FotoSketcher

FotoSketcher

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 53 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0
  • Total Downloads:
    216,249
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 01, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    5.71MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    142
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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FotoSketcher provides users with a simple tool for re-imagining their photos as handmade drawings. While the program provides easy controls and a lot of flexibility, nobody will mistake the results for actual art.

This program is very simple, especially if users have prior experience with drawing and photo-touching software like Paintbrush or Photoshop. The controls mimic those programs with their simplicity and logical progressions. Users having any difficulties will find an informative Help file that walks people through the process. Converting our pictures was easy. Once we selected a photo to work with from our own hard drive, we were shown a screen featuring a pull-down menu to select pencil drawing style, pen and ink, or painting, along with several faders for adjusting color and intensity. A small preview box updated each time a selection was made saved time and effort. The results will look familiar to anyone who has used photographic filters on similar software. While the shots look different and drawn, they will never pass for real pencil sketches. However, for users seeking that computerized look, they are still fun and the changes quickly applied. Special features that helped improve this program included the option to batch process multiple photos at once and the ability to apply text to a photo with point-and-click simplicity.

While the results don't look like a professional artist redid your photos, this freeware program is simple and fun for anyone not expecting huge artistic changes.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"real fun and interesting to play with."

March 04, 2011  |  By anthonygregory

 |  Version: FotoSketcher 2.0

Pros

Cool...Easy...Interesting... Quite Fun

Cons

just a little bit slow

Summary

Anyone wanting the chance to really play with their photo's this is a great and simple software, even I was able to turn pic's to paintings

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5 stars

"Best fun freeware I have ever used! Great results too."

February 23, 2011  |  By MartynBaker

 |  Version: FotoSketcher 2.0

Pros

Make your photos (or anyone else's) into pretty convincing watercolour, pencil sketches or even oil paintings in as many styles as you can name artists. I have given my girlfriend a nude watercolour of herself....... she was thrilled, honest.

Cons

The colour pencil sketches are the least convincing part of this program, but........ Wow! The B/W ones look like you just scribbled them yourself.

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4 stars

"Like a mini photoshop"

February 14, 2011  |  By anyport

 |  Version: FotoSketcher 2.0

Pros

Simple interface, easy to learn and get good results. It does take a little time to explore the possibilities, but it's immediately usable.

Cons

Documentation is scant.

Summary

This is a niche product that does one thing very well. If you want to get the most from it, it takes a bit of experimenting. Quick and easy compared to the big boys in image editing.

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4 stars

"Converts pictures into artwork"

February 11, 2011  |  By jfix0834

 |  Version: FotoSketcher 2.0

Pros

Does what it is advertised to do with a very simple interface.

Cons

Only draws with pen strokes at a 45 degree angle from the right starting the strokes from high right to lower left. It should have strokes from 45 degrees left, vertical and horizontal with selectable stroke length.

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5 stars

"Awesome program"

February 02, 2011  |  By MsPencil

 |  Version: FotoSketcher 2.0

Pros

It is a very easy program to use. I just downloaded it and tried it. The picture I used, I tried lots of different ways and it was awesome to see it come from pencil drawing to oil to pastel. Awesome program!

Cons

I haven't figured out how to do the other stuff yet so I can comment on the cons.

Summary

Try it, you'll love it! I'm going to have a lot of fun with this program.

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4 stars

"should be illegal"

January 05, 2011  |  By pmatte3127

 |  Version: FotoSketcher 2.0

Pros

easy, fun and results aren't bad, Rembrandt would be jealous. water colors and oils are really great

Cons

pencil sketches and cartoons aren't very good

Summary

so much fun it' be illegal by next week

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.0
Version 2.0 has 4 new realistic frames and improved and more responsive interface (12 skins, flicker-free icons, real-time preview of brushstrokes).
General
Publisher FotoSketcher
Publisher web site http://www.fotosketcher.com/
Release Date January 01, 2011
Date Added January 01, 2011
Version 2.0
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Digital Photo Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.71MB
File Name FotoSketcher_2.99_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 216,249
Downloads Last Week 142
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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