Instant photo sketch will help you to convert a digital photo into pencil sketch. The program is extremely simple to learn and use. Unlike many other sketching programs that just convert the image into black and white, instant photo sketch processes photo in a special way to make it really look as drawing, not the photo. You will be able to open photos in most formats, make sketches, control the pencil intensity, zoom and save image into JPG or PNG. Also, Instant Photo Sketch is completely freeware.
The as-yet-to-be-seen "pros" are absolutely irrelevant if the red Microsoft popup reports: INSTANTPHOTOSKETCHSETUP.EXE WAS REPORTED AS UNSAFE. (Then it gives the option to DELETE or VIEW DOWNLOAD, but no option to INSTALL like other cnet downloads typically offer.)
Deleted immediately upon download. P.S> I'm using a clean new installation of Vista with latest Microsoft Security Essentials update.
I advise that all surfers wait to download this until the program's author fixes their certificate issue and you have concrete confirmation from Cnet that this application is safe.