Photo Sketch Maker
As its name implies, Photo Sketch Maker is a software app which allows you to turn pictures into art sketches. It can be easily handled, even by first-time users.
The tool is wrapped in a user-friendly interface where you can open an image file by using only the file browser, since the 'drag and drop' functionality is not supported. Unfortunately, you cannot work with multiple items at the same time.
So, you can select one of the ten available presets, or create a custom filter by selecting two base colors, and by adjusting their intensity level.
The output photograph may be previewed in full screen mode, or set as the desktop wallpaper. If you want to print the image, you can configure page settings when it comes to the size, orientation and margins.
Photo Sketch Maker requires a low-to-moderate amount of CPU and system memory, has a good response time and contains user documentation. We have not come across any difficulties in our tests; Photo Sketch Maker did not freeze, crash or display error dialogs.
On the downside, the program has limited features. For example, you cannot adjust the brightness, contrast and gamma levels of the picture, let alone minimize it to the system tray area. Nevertheless, inexperienced users may quickly get familiarized with the intuitive environment.
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