Turn my photos into drawings

Hi all,

Do you know of good quality freeware programs to turn photos (mostly portrait and landscape) into black and white pencil drawings?

I have found a few, but with relatively poor results.



by davy on 20. February 2009 - 10:40  (16413)

this is what i use,it does what you want and more.

Site edit Not freeware

by Anonymous on 8. August 2009 - 15:00  (26643)

Umm, that dont help Teo

by tony on 11. January 2009 - 14:54  (13626)

Hi Welsh Cake, I thought of you when I came across this and you might be interested


by tony on 6. January 2009 - 20:26  (13261)

I have to admit I have never really seen a good conversion of an image transformed into a good pencil drawing. Fotosketcher is about as good as most gets. You could try one of the photographic software packages as they have filters. Gimp hasn't a very good one so forget that but try a paint program
or one of these

Hope it helps


by Anonymous on 6. January 2009 - 16:05  (13245)
by Anonymous on 6. January 2009 - 20:22  (13259)

Thanks, have had hours of fun playing with this software.

by mikedutch (not verified) on 6. January 2009 - 15:20  (13244)

It's not really what you're looking for but Photo2Text does a great job of turning photos into ASCII art.

by Welsh Cake on 23. January 2009 - 21:27  (14527)

Thanks for all your replies.

I have also tried some free filters in Paint Shop Pro, but nothing really gives me the look of a real hand made sketch.

FotoSketcher is indeed fun and on some pictures the result is really good. But for portraits it usually falls short...

I'll keep looking.

by willythecat on 19. February 2009 - 23:25  (16387)

Bit late in the day, but have a look at http://www.befunky.com/
It's all done on-line, and l think it's better than Fotosketcher.

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