Sketch Drawer

Sketch Drawer 6.0

Create pencil drawings automatically from digital photos
4.6  (8 votes)
6.0 (See all)

Sketch Drawer can help you convert photographs into sketches even if you do not have any kind of artistic skills. The application supports importing practically all the most commonly used picture file types, such as JPG, WMF, GIF, TIFF, PNG, and PSD. Pictures can conveniently be opened by dragging them onto the program’s interface, but using the Open dialog is also supported.

The tool has an easy-to-use interface, which has two different modes: single picture and batch. If you feel achieving the desired effects is too hard, there are two styles (classic and realistic) as well as 15 presets to choose from. However, if these presets are not exactly what you want, you can move a series of sliders to modify edges, intensity, stroke length, coloration, etc. Fortunately, these changes can be previewed in real time at least for the selected part of the picture. Yet, it is a pity that it is not possible to save the selected parameters as a preset for future use. When the picture finally looks as expected, you can proceed to apply the changes. At this point, you can apply the same preset to a batch of pictures.

In general, Sketch Drawer produces very nice effects on the pictures, although, regrettably, the actual processing can be somewhat slow. This is an application that is worth trying. Yet, the trial version does not allow saving the sketches. However, it does let you print to paper.

Pedro Castro
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Review summary


  • Supports most common picture files
  • Processes batches of pictures
  • Has 15 presets
  • Manual tweaking of presets
  • Real-time previewing


  • Cannot save new presets
  • Somewhat slow processing
  • Trial version does not allow saving
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