Create beautiful works of art from your digital photos, for Free!



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  • Latest Version

    FotoSketcher 3.95 LATEST

  • Review by

    Sophia Jones

  • Operating System

    Windows XP64 / Vista64 / Windows 7 64 / Windows 8 64 / Windows 10 64 / Windows 11

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FotoSketcher is a versatile and user-friendly software designed for Windows PC users who want to transform their digital photos into stunning artwork. Whether you're an amateur photographer or a digital art enthusiast, it offers a wide range of artistic filters and tools to convert your ordinary photos into impressive sketches, paintings, or other artistic styles. With its intuitive interface and extensive customization options, FotoSketcher makes digital art creation accessible to users of all skill levels.

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Key Features

Artistic Filters: It offers a selection of over 25 artistic filters, allowing you to create pencil sketches, oil paintings, watercolor artworks, and more.

Customization Options: Users can fine-tune the intensity of filters, adjust brightness, contrast, and color balance to achieve their desired artistic effect.

Batch Processing: You can apply your chosen effects to multiple photos at once, saving you time and effort.

User-Friendly Interface: The software has an intuitive interface that is easy to navigate, making it suitable for both beginners and experienced artists.

Integration: It can be used as a standalone application or as a plugin for popular photo editing software like Adobe Photoshop.

Output Formats: It supports various output formats, including JPEG, PNG, BMP, and TIFF, ensuring compatibility with a wide range of applications.

Installation and Setup

Installing the program is a straightforward process. Simply download the installer from the official website or FileHorse, run it, and follow the on-screen instructions. The software is compatible with Windows 7, 8, 10 or 11. Once installed, the app is ready to use without any complex setup.

How to Use
  • Launch the software and open the image you want to transform.
  • Select from a variety of artistic filters on the left-hand side.
  • Customize the filter settings to your liking, adjusting intensity and other parameters.
  • Click the "Draw" button to apply the chosen filter.
  • Preview the result and make additional adjustments if needed.
  • Once satisfied, save your masterpiece in your preferred format.

Is FotoSketcher available for Mac or Linux?
Unfortunately, the app is currently only available for Windows operating systems.

Can I use FotoSketcher as a plugin with Adobe Photoshop?
Yes, you can integrate FotoSketcher as a plugin with Adobe Photoshop for more advanced editing options.

Does FotoSketcher support RAW image formats?
The app primarily works with standard image formats like JPEG, PNG, BMP, and TIFF. It does not support RAW formats directly.

Is there a portable version of FotoSketcher available?
Yes, you can free download the portable version from the official website.


Adobe Photoshop: Adobe Photoshop is a powerful image editing software that offers advanced artistic filters and a wide range of tools for creating digital art. It's suitable for professional artists and photographers.

GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program): GIMP is a free and open-source alternative to Photoshop, offering similar features for image manipulation and artistic effects.

Corel Painter: Corel Painter is a professional-grade software tailored specifically for digital artists. It provides a vast array of brushes and painting tools for creating realistic artwork.

Gravit Designer: A web-based vector design tool that provides a lightweight and intuitive interface, making it accessible for beginners while still offering advanced features for professionals.

System Requirements
  • Windows 7, 8, 10 or 11
  • 1 GHz processor or higher
  • 1 GB of RAM or more
  • 100 MB of available hard disk space
  • A display with a resolution of 1024x768 pixels or higher
  • User-friendly interface suitable for beginners.
  • Wide variety of artistic filters and customization options.
  • Batch processing for efficient editing.
  • Integration with other popular photo editing software.
  • Affordable Pro version with extra features.
  • Limited to Windows operating systems.
  • Lacks support for RAW image formats.
  • Not as feature-rich as professional-grade software like Adobe Photoshop.

FotoSketcher is an excellent choice for Windows users looking to transform their photos into beautiful digital artworks. With its user-friendly interface, extensive filter options, and affordability, it caters to both beginners and experienced digital artists.

While it may not match the capabilities of high-end software like Adobe Photoshop, it offers a satisfying and enjoyable creative experience, making it a valuable addition to any digital artist's toolkit. Whether you're looking to create stunning sketches, paintings, or unique artistic effects, FotoSketcher is a software worth exploring.

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What's new in this version:

Main bug fixes:
- a bug related to the default printer could prevent FotoSketcher from running
- the manual brush would not work properly when the custom frame was applied with "autofit" on
- the program would sometimes freeze when going to the website from the "About FotoSketcher" window
- various small speed and stability enhancements

New and improved features:
- New Pencil Sketch 5 effect (replaces the previous one)
- New Light style for improved legibility

Possibility to run FotoSketcher in silent mode (via the command line interface or by editing a shortcut to pass parameters). The syntax is as follows:
- FotoSketcher.exe -silent Source.jpg Dest.jpg 18 80 180 40 50 255 n y n
- where Source.jpg and Dest.jpg are respectively the filenames for the source image and the processd image, followed by the effect number (1 is Pencil Sketch 1, 2 is Pencil Sketch 2, etc...), followed by the 5 parameter values, and finally n/y for soften edges, frame and texture.
- For advanced users, this could be used to pilot FotoSketcher from another graphics program.
- The standard custom frame has been updated and will adapt better (less distortion) to the image ratio (square, portrait or landscape)
- Right-clicking on the small custom frame pictogram in the top-right corner reverts the custom frame to the default one if you had loaded another.
- The script engine (press F5 to open the Window) now has a default script built-in. Just click the Run button to test it or the trash can to clear the script.