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PicSketch is the most powerful photo sketch software, with which anyone can easily turn photo to sketch in just a few mouse clicks. Not too much drawing knowledge? It is OK with this photo sketch app, you will be amazed by your picture sketch.

Aiming to be a professional sketch software, PicSketch offers basis editing tools, such as rotate, adjust contrast and brightness, change photo sketch background. You can even choose a pencil sketch effects from the preset pencil drawing styles. In a word, you totally personalize your picture sketch.


* Featured by Apple as New & Noteworthy in App Store - Aug 2, 2013
* Featured by Apple as What's Hot in App Store - Aug 9, 2013
* Featured by TUAW as Mac App of the Week - Aug 20th, 2013
* Featured by Apple in "Apps for Photographers" - 2014-2015


• Easy and quickly turn photo into sketch
First, import photo you need to convert to sketch from your photo album. Second, apply sketch effect on photo. Finally, save finished photo sketch as image.
Of course, you can also edit photo to sketch in your own way, like changing pen color, sketch background, adjust contrast and brightness, and more.

• Be personalized to edit sketch photo
- Define pen color as you like or colorize original colors on photo.
- Adjust pen size according to your need.
- Change picture sketch background with any color you wish.
- Place a picture sketch background from well-designed wallpaper collection..
- Apply moisture effect.

• Various preset sketch effects / styles
In Preset board, 15 specially prepared pencil sketches styles are available. You can choose one of them and apply on your photo. Giving your photo a sense of pencil drawing can't be easer. There are the best styles and work well for any kind of photo.
Plus, you can freely adjust photo sketch contrast, brightness and alpha if neccesary. It gives you every aspeck to control your photo sketch.

• Save picture sketch
When you finish your photo to sketch, just export it as image. PicSketch supports the three photo image formats: JPG, TIFF and PNG.
Sure, you won't let such a good chance miss out to show how awesome your sketch masterpiece is. So you can share your picture sketch on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest. Or set it as your avatar. Beside, to print out and frame it also is a good idea.

* PicSketch support retina display.

What's New in Version 1.2

1. Support Full Screen mode
2. Support crop photo
3. Improved the stability of the app


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Customer Reviews

Fun way to play with photos

I’m a serious amateur photographer and always looking for new software to let me alter photos in fun ways, and I’ve tried several programs that make pencil sketches from photos. This is certainly one of the better ones out there. It works fast, is very easy to use, and the results are quite good. It’s done a more than acceptable job for me, and is just plain fun to play with.

I should point out that I’ve had absolutely zero problems with the program crashing as some past reviewers have. Would be nice to be able to use different backgrounds than the ones provided, but that’s not a problem and perhaps something the author can do in the future.

All in all, fun program to play with. Does a nice job rendering a photo into a pencil sketch type image. And it’s inexpensive.

Wanted an app to turn photos into a template for Mosaic work

I cannot draw to save my life and have been wanting to start a project of making a mosiac chicken. I wanted an app that could turn a photo into a sketch that I could then print and use as a template for my designs. This app is perfect!! I can change the thickness of the pen to heavy which works better as a mosaic template…too many details is too difficult. The app was very easy to figure out and fun. I have printed some pictures purly black and white to use as templates and others as colorized to use later in my project as reference.

Quickly gives me something new and useable

First program I’ve ever reviewed. This program does what it says, turns your pics into sketches instantly, where they can be saved as a jpg or png.

It obviously works well with portriats of people and pictures of objects, but I also used it to add oomph to a black and white line drawing logo. I changed the black lines to electric blue with the color pen, saved that image, and then took it to the “moisturize” where it has a new glossiness and depth.

This program is simple and fun. The images I’m creating are both imaginative and useful to me.

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  • $4.99
  • Category: Photography
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.2
  • Size: 36.4 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.6 or later, 64-bit processor

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