RSS Feed

Please wait while my feed loads

See more posts...

Newsletter

Subscribe to either one of our two newsletters for regular updates and information

Downloads newsletter

This is a weekly newsletter with download news, updates and other information

This is a monthly newsletter with software store information, offers and deals

FotoSketcher 3.10

Turn your digital photos into gorgeous paintings, sketches, drawings, and more

by Mike Williams

Our Rating:
Your Rating:
Login to rate
Based on 2 ratings
License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Server, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
Requirements:
Languages: English, French, German, Czech, Korean, Polish, Italian, Romanian, Dutch, Finnish, Russian
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 22 July 2015
Watchlist: Add download to my watchlist
Downloads To Date: 7055
Developer: David Thoiron
RSS News Feed: http://fotosketcher.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default
Twitter Feed: https://twitter.com/FotoSketcher
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/FotoSketcher/7702848652
Back in stock! Buy Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium v2 with a 1-PC LIFETIME license, only $27.95, from store.downloadcrew.com
FotoSketcher
Turn your digital photos into stunning works of art

FotoSketcher is an interesting graphics tool that can turn your digital photos into works of art, all in a few seconds. This isn't exactly a new idea - just about every graphics editor has a "water colour" or "oil painting" filter - but FotoSketcher takes it further than most, with more effects and a great deal of control over the finished results.

There's support for many different drawing styles, for instance: pencil sketches (black and white, and colour), pen and ink, nine different painting effects, pixellation, coloured dots, and more.

Whatever style you pick can be customised in many different ways. When creating a watercolour, say, you're able to tweak colour intensity, image simplification (the level of detail in the picture), brushstrokes intensity and the overall strength of the effect. You can also darken or lighten the image to taste, soften edges, change the texture, even add a frame.

Of course it's hard to tell in advance what these settings should be, but that doesn't really matter. Just pick an option, drag its slider to the left or right, watch the effect in the preview window and stop tweaking when you're happy.

If you've found a group of settings that you really like then they can be saved for easy recall later. And a batch processing option then lets you convert entire folders of images to classy works of art in just a few minutes, as long as they're JPEGs, PNGs or BMP files (unfortunately the program doesn't support other formats).

FotoSketcher 3.10 brings:
the DPI default value has been set to 300 for better printing quality.
although transparency in PNG images (alpha channel) is not supported by FotoSketcher, transparent pixels will no longer appear black. They will now be converted to white pixels (much prettier!). 
the donation screen (coffee cup icon) has been simplified and will lead to a unified PayPal screen.
when using JPG images, the compression quality has been improved for fewer artifacts (save to PNG or BMP if you want maximum image quality).
a visual bug with the Emergence 2 effect has been corrected. Sometimes the preview image would be pasted to the main result image in the top left corner.
some z-order problems have been solved.
a memory leak has been hunted down and solved.
when running a script (F5), FotoSketcher will be automatically minimized until the end of the process. If you wish to see the script running, just click on the FotoSketcher icon in the Windows task bar. 

Verdict:

A powerful program with plenty of ways to enhance your favourite digital photos

Your Comments & Opinion
 
Related Download Articles
 
StressMyPC

StressMyPC 2.73

Freeware

Push your PC to its limits to see what it can handle

RealWorld Photos 2013.1

RealWorld Photos 2013.1

Trial Software

Retouch your JPEGs with the minimum loss in quality

PowerStrip 3.9

PowerStrip 3.90

Trial Software

Take control of every aspect of your display and graphics card

FILEminimizer Pictures 3.0

FILEminimizer Pictures 3.0

Free, for personal-use only

Quickly cut your digital photo file sizes by up to 95%

Other Download Articles From This Category
VueScan in Windows

VueScan 9.5.24 (64-bit)

Trial Software

Breathe new life into your old scanner with this handy scanning tool

VueScan in Windows

VueScan 9.5.24

Trial Software

Breathe new life into your old scanner with this handy scanning tool

MakeMKV

MakeMKV 1.9.5

Freeware

Convert your DVDs and Blu-rays into MKV files

Honeyview

Honeyview 5.14

Freeware

A feature-packed free image viewer

From Softwarecrew

Please wait while my feed loads

See more posts...

Our Price: $44.95
RRP: $89.95
Saving 50%
Buy Now
Offer Ends In:
 

Spotlight: Free Full Software

WhatsApp Messenger 2.12.5

Free Full Commercial Software

WhatsApp Messenger is the world's most popular instant messaging app for smartphones.

You can use it to send and receive text and voice messages, photos, videos, even call your friends in other countries, and because it uses your phone's internet connection it might not cost you anything at all (depending on whether you'll pay data charges).

It's easy to set up and use. There's no need to create and remember new account names or pins because it works with your phone number, and uses your regular address book to find and connect you with friends who use WhatsApp already.

You can talk one-to-one or in group chats, and because you're always logged in there's no way to miss messages. Even if your phone is turned off, WhatsApp will save your messages and display them as soon as you're back online.

There's plenty more (location sharing, contact exchange, message broadcasting) and the app is free for a year, currently $0.99/ year afterwards.

Version 2.12.5 brings:

• Per chat custom notification settings and mute
• You can now include videos in your chat backups in Settings > Chats and Calls > Chat Backup
• Mark chats as unread or read with a swipe to the right
• Better support for VoiceOver
• Directly share contacts from the Contacts app and locations from Apple Maps to WhatsApp
• Lower the data usage used during WhatsApp calls in Settings > Chats and Calls 
• Earlier messages now load automatically as you scroll chats
• Improved design for cropping photos and videos
• Location messages now use a large map thumbnail

[...]
Value:
Free
Rating: