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FotoSketcher (freeware) http://lib.giveawayoftheday.com/FotoSketcher_62750/ is a program that modifies photos by adding drawing, painting or miscellaneous effects. The program has a nicely-structured interface. It comes with two available themes: charcoal and slate. The main window is split into two sides, one containing the original image and the other one displaying the effects that you bring to the picture. It supports only the popular formats, such as BMP, JPG, JPEG and PNG. After you have selected the image that you want to edit, you can start adding the desired effects. It gives you the possibility to use pencil sketch effects, pen & ink sketch effects, painting effects, stylized effects or miscellaneous effects. The app comes with a preview option that displays all the changes made to the selected photo. The program can also modify some aspects of the source image. It can set the luminosity, the contrast, the saturation or the blur/sharpen level. It allows you to resize the picture by adjusting the width and the height. This is a handy tool in case you want to create a personalized image or hide some photo details. To sum up, I think that this is a nice and simple application that can be used by any user. It offers lots of editing features and the best thing is that it’s for free. The only thing that I dislike is the small size of the preview, which makes the editing process a bit difficult. « less Review licensed from Publisher description FotoSketcher is a free program developed to help you convert your digital photos into art in just a few mouse clicks. You can also improve your original photos with simple tools (sharpen, simplify image, enhance contrast, color saturation, increase luminosity etc. Over 20 different styles are available from pencil sketches to watercolor or oil paintings, pen & ink drawings and cartoons.

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ImageSkill Outliner ***** (freeware) http://lib.giveawayoftheday.com/ImageSkill_Outliner_20700/ ImageSkill Outliner is a very useful plug-in. This plug-in works under some most popular commercial photo editing software like Adobe Photoshop 7, CS, CS2, CS3, Adobe Photoshop Elements 2, 3, 4, 5 , 6, Coral Jasc Paint Shop Pro 7, 8, 9, Corel Paint Shop Pro (Photo) X, X1, X2, Corel Photo Paint 11, 12, Xara Xtreme, Microsoft Digital Image Suite 2006, Macromedia Fireworks 2004, 8, Ulead PhotoImpact 8,9,10,11,12 etc. This plug-in can work under XnView, IrfanView and Corel Painter graphics host applications. By using this plug-in you can convert any image into a gray scaled outlined image. To get a clear picture about what it does you can see the snapshots of an example image. It gives the opportunity to get a contour of any image which can be used for various purposes and may be helpful in different jobs. For example you can create contour images from colored images for kids so that they can use these contour images to fill colors or this plug-in may also be used by the artists to create engrave effects. Web designer may use it for creating graphics icons also. You can also set the desired quality of the contour of the image. The usage of this plug-in is also very easy n you can use it for fun also.

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