The most impressive thing about PowerSketch is that it works on the fly. There are many photo editing or augmentation apps that allow you to change the features in a photo or make it look different than it should after the fact, but PowerSketch shows the final image as you view it, within the camera screen. Even more impressive, it can do the same thing for videos, making this one of the better photo manipulation apps on the App Store.
PowerSketch is a well-designed app from start to finish. Designed to look like a notebook and featuring a number of options for taking photos, editing them, adding backgrounds, and creating collages, it is more than a one trick pony. At its core, though, PowerSketch's main feature is sketching images within your photos. While in Magic Shot mode, simply tap the effect button to change the active effect and start recording or snapping photos. From hand-drawn sketches to picture in picture, you can manipulate and alter the way an image will look on the fly, giving you much greater control over how your finished images or videos will look. The biggest issue with PowerSketch, and what keeps it from being a true must-download, is that it is rather slow. The app loads slowly, takes photos slowly, and generally doesn't respond to input immediately.
While PowerSketch is a low-cost app that has more than a dozen features you'll absolutely want to experiment with, the performance issues can be frustrating and make it less enjoyable to use. If you can look past the occasional slowdown, however, this is a very feature-rich app that will allow you to do things you never before dreamed possible.
PowerSketch is a fascinating yet easy-to-use app that brings out the Picasso in you. 10+ realistic and creative sketch effects come standard with PowerSketch, including rice paper, picture-in-picture, shadow, wash, neon, and more. You can capture an image and turn it into a sketch or select an image from your camera roll or gallery to convert to a sketch. Select an effect you like before capturing, not only your photo, but also video becomes an artwork immediately with a live preview of what the final one will look like. Want to apply these cool effects to the photos in the camera roll? No problem. Tap to enter the Edit mode in the homepage, and you're ready to choose the photo and apply sketch effects. Combine the sketched photos to create awesome photo collages if you want. Tap, tap, tap to change layout and frames, the process is already fun enough. When you're done, share with your friends and family on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr, or email with one tap only. Things haven't been so easy before.
What's new in this version:
Version 2.0 includes updated UI, support for iOS6, iPhone 5 and iPod touch 5, and Rubens and Raphael effects.