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By ThinkTime Creations LLC

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The original and the best photo-to-sketch app in the Mac App Store. Now 50% off full price for a limited time.

PhotoSketcher is a delightful app to effortlessly turn your digital photo into an artistic pencil sketch. Just drag and drop your photo on to PhotoSketcher window and be amazed by the magical result.

Key features:
- Intelligent algorithm produces great result out of box, no painful tweaks needed.
- Works on images of all sizes, large or small.
- Save sketch in original size with print quality.
- Copy & Paste
- Conveniently switch between original and sketch display. Or show both in a split view.
- Set pen color and background color.
- Colorize with original colors.
- Adjust brightness and contrast.

PhotoSketcher supports PNG, JPEG, TIFF, BMP and GIF file formats.

Sample images courtesy of:

What's New in Version 1.6

Add flickr upload function
64-bit support


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Customer Reviews


I find this little app just excellent for what it does. I think the pencil sketch renderings are very good. I am exploring “painting” photographs with color and texture and I find this app very useful. I make several versions of a photograph using various settings with this app and then use those versions as layer masks in Photoshop. By painting in and out of the masks I can expose different colors and textures. As a side note, I am just recently in the past several years coming over to the Mac from Windows machines. I really like these very affordable, specific use apps available in the app store. This app is very useful. Great App!!!!

Answer to my prayers!

This app does what it promises and more. I was looking for an inexpensive app that would give allow basic artistc sketches from photos to help me with my project. It works and it is fast! The best part is that the end results print our from an inkjet printer beautifully! It is less complicated than Photoshop…very intuitive and user-friendly. Thanks for creating this wonderful and effective app. I own Photoshop but prefer to use this app instead. Way to go!

Top Notch effect

While I'd like to see a few image controls added to this program, I have to admit there's a certain zen purity to dropping the image onto the screen and knowing that what comes out is what you get. I can bump up contrast or desaturate or color balance in Aperture first if I want to tweak the image rather than doing that in the program, but all-in-all, I really like the effect. Consistent and stable. All I could ask for in a program for this price.

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  • $4.99
  • Category: Photography
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.6
  • Size: 22.1 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.6 or later

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