: FotoSketcher 1.96
: 5 Nov 2007
: 21 Mar 2010
: Other Graphics/Photo Utilities & Tools
Will Run On
This free program can help you create images that really look like they have been hand drawn by the best artists. If you want to turn a portrait, the photograph of your house or even the picture of your pet into a black & white or colour pencil sketch, then look no further, FotoSketcher will do the job in a few seconds (provided you have a reasonably fast computer...).
Now you can print stunning images to make original gifts for your friends or relatives, or print on birthday cards or even T-shirts.
And best of all, it comes with absolutely no strings attached! This program is free, and does not contain any adware, spyware or virus.
First and foremost, the new Painting 7 effect, which uses an algorithm to automatically place various size and shape brushstrokes on the canvas. There are now 35 different brushstrokes used in this filter. Beware, the algorithm is greedy and the filter can take a long time to finish, especially on large images. Still, I think the result is worth the wait. Oh, and it's fun to watch FotoSketcher paint for you.
Due to the computer-intensiveness of the new effect, I've had to add a progress bar to the preview. Also, when clicking on the Draw it! button, it sometimes takes a second or two before processing starts.
At any time you can interrupt the running process.
At the request of many users, I've added the possibility to open PNG files, as well as JPG and BMP. Sorry, no saving in PNG format yet.
If you wish to save in uncompressed format (if JPG produces too many artefacts for you) you now have the ability to save in BMP format (large file sizes).
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