Photo To Sketch Standard

Photo To Sketch Standard

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 26 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.0
  • Total Downloads:
    207,175
  • Date Added:
    November 20, 2009
  • File Size:
    1.07MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    427
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

Editors' Review

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Most graphics software can transform photos into artistic "sketches" if you know how or have time to learn. Photo to Sketch Standard (P2S) 4.0 by Thinker Software does that, too, but it's fun, free, and easy to use, something few graphics packages can claim. It hardly breaks new ground, but we found it simple to learn and a lot of fun to play around with, too.

P2S has two parts: a main interface for applying sketch effects to images and a basic but decent image editor/paint program. Sliders control the intensity of pen, pencil, and pastel effects on the main window's Sketch tab, and a Texture tab controls further effects; we recommend just giving them all a try. There's no preview or undo command, which we would have liked to see, but it's easy to start again. The editor has simple brushes and effects that make it easy to add color, shapes, and writing to saved images. You can drag to resize or distort object shapes such as hearts, or add color and effects just as easily. The Help file and other documentation is in poorly translated English that we found alternately puzzling and amusing.

Photo to Sketch Standard 4.0 is freeware that works in all versions of Windows, from 95 to 7. Though it's certainly not a cutting-edge tool, it's fun, it's easy to use, and it'd be a great choice for kids, newbies, busy folks, or anyone who wants a fun free graphics app to play around with.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 4 stars

    "Worked just as advertised."

    January 17, 2013   |   By PeterOhs

    Version: Photo To Sketch Standard 4.0

    Pros

    Loads quick.

    Cons

    No version number of program shown.
    Results depend on the quality of the source photograph.

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  • 1 stars

    "Install crashes, error code 740"

    June 17, 2011   |   By benthetroest

    Version: Photo To Sketch Standard 4.0

    Pros

    looks fun but am still to try it.

    Cons

    hope the version I paid for works

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  • 1 stars

    "installer crashes"

    May 01, 2011   |   By databirds22

    Version: Photo To Sketch Standard 4.0

    Pros

    I couldn't say as I couln't install it

    Cons

    Downloaded it twice. Installer crashes. Why not just provide a download for the program itself, or would that be too simple :)

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  • 4 stars

    "Uber-Awesome!"

    March 26, 2011   |   By jtspgs

    Version: Photo To Sketch Standard 4.0

    Pros

    simple to use, easey to undertstand and fun to use.

    Cons

    would have like to seen more features.

    Summary

    tis is an awesome and fun application for anybody and everybody. extremly simple to learn and use. the only think i would have liked if it had more features but i give this app a 4/5 = B-

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  • 2 stars

    "hardly ever required"

    November 01, 2010   |   By harmjancnet

    Version: Photo To Sketch Standard 4.0

    Pros

    It does what it promises: turning photos int sketches

    Cons

    One is hardly ever in need of a sketch that is based on a photo. Moreover, an acceptable sketch is made on the basis of the original presets but when you alter them the results quickly become unacceptable. There are no real adjustments to be made.

    Summary

    Fun for once and maybe some other time in the future. I have not decided to uninstall the program but will possibly never use it again.

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  • 4 stars

    "curious and nice. Just a little slow"

    October 14, 2010   |   By aldofili

    Version: Photo To Sketch Standard 4.0

    Pros

    easy to use

    Cons

    you need a lot of time to obtain the sketch demande

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  • 5 stars

    "Brilliant bit of freeware, works a charm."

    October 04, 2010   |   By superant10000

    Version: Photo To Sketch Standard 4.0

    Pros

    This product is really useful. Anyone who uses cell shaded graphics (made to look hand drawn) in game development will realise just how useful this can be to convert a digital piece of concept art into a hand-drawn work of art.
    Very customizeable.

    Cons

    Sometimes in normal pictures the shadows are drawn too dark and it looks fake.
    Also the settings have to be played around with on each picture to get the perfect outcome.

    Summary

    Really great work and because it's freeware, there's no need to torrent it.
    I've used this product on photos, Photoshop exports and 3D renders and there have only been two outputs that I couldn't get quite right, but other than that, brilliant little tool.
    Looks like it was made in VB or C# or something which I use myself, maybe I'll create my own one of these but add different features.

    I'd definitely recommend a download of this warez if you're interested in graphics styles or just want to make some pics look hand drawn.

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  • 4 stars

    "outstanding fun for the whole family"

    May 17, 2010   |   By kentucky111309

    Version: Photo To Sketch Standard 4.0

    Pros

    easy to use if you don't like the results just drop and start again great fun

    Cons

    none yet still playing with it

    Summary

    fun great easy to use

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  • 4 stars

    "fairly good"

    February 23, 2010   |   By edennis13

    Version: Photo To Sketch Standard 4.0

    Pros

    good separation

    Cons

    theres nothing I don't like

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  • 4 stars

    "Works for me!"

    January 14, 2010   |   By AlaskaFlyinHigh

    Version: Photo To Sketch Standard 4.0

    Pros

    Simple to use, has line controls, color controls. Nice to send older pictures to friends with.

    Cons

    The (Paint Brush) could use bigger brighter color control. But, passes the test for free.

    Summary

    Is a nice play toy to add to your Pictures.
    Not for the picture pro's out there.
    This Program Is For Fun.
    Enjoy.

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 4.0
    Version 4.0 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
    General
    Publisher Thinker Software
    Publisher web site http://www.thinkersoftware.com/
    Release Date September 18, 2013
    Date Added November 20, 2009
    Version 4.0
    Category
    Category Digital Photo Software
    Subcategory Photo Editors
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows, Windows Me, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2000, Windows 98
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 1.07MB
    File Name p2s_setup.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 207,175
    Downloads Last Week 427
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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