FotoSketcher - Make Photos Look Hand Drawn

FotoSketcher is a Free photo editing tool that can be used to manipulate pictures to make them appear that they have been hand drawn or sketched by an artist. It can convert your photo's into either black and white or color drawing or painting. the tool is easy to use and image conversions only take seconds to perform.

FotoSketcher Free Photo Sketching Tool

Here it is shown making a picture of a Parrot appear hand drawn or sketched.


FotoSketcher is a free photo conversion software program that allows you to convert your digital photos into artwork and sketches. It's a popular tool for artists and photography enthusiasts who want to add artistic effects to their images. Here are some of its key features:

  • Various Artistic Styles: Offers a wide range of artistic styles and effects, including pencil sketches, oil paintings, watercolors, pastel drawings, and more. You can choose the style that best suits your image.
  • Customization: The software allows you to customize the intensity and settings of the applied effects, giving you control over the final look of your artwork.
  • Batch Processing: You can apply the same effect to multiple images in a batch, which is useful for processing a series of photos in the same artistic style.
  • Real Time Preview: You can see a real time preview of the applied effect before finalizing the transformation, allowing you to make adjustments as needed.
  • Input Formats: Supports a wide range of image formats, including JPEG, PNG, BMP, and more.
  • Output Formats: You can save your transformed images in various formats, making it easy to share or print your artwork.
  • Frames and Text: Enables you to add frames and text to your images to further enhance their artistic presentation.
  • Free and Portable: Is free and portable software, meaning you can use it without installation, making it convenient for use on different computers.
  • Community: The project's website features a gallery of user submitted artwork, providing inspiration and examples of what can be achieved with the software.

FotoSketcher is a versatile tool for adding an artistic touch to your digital photos. It's available for Windows and is well-suited for creative projects and for those who want to turn their photographs into unique pieces of artwork.

Specifications and Project Page

  • Authors Website: Project Page
  • License: Freeware
  • Extracted File Size: This application requires roughly 2MB for stand alone installation.

How to make FotoSketcher Portable

  1. Download FotoSketecher and proceed to install it to the default path (I.E. C:\Program Files\FotoSketcher)
  2. Copy the entire FotoSketcher folder to your USB device
  3. Uninstall FotoSketcher from your computer
  4. Click the FotoSketcher.exe from your USB device to launch the program