Tuesday, March 8, 2011

FotoSketcher 2.10 - early beta available

Hi!

I've just uploaded a new beta version of FotoSketcher 2.10 if you want to play with the new Painting 8 (expressive brushstrokes) effect. You can download it here: http://www.fotosketcher.com/FotoSketcher_beta.exe

The new effect is very processor intensive, so despite some optimizing it still takes a while to run. I suggest you don't use it on larger images ;-)

Here is an example of the new filter:


Don't hesitate to let me know what you think!

All the best,

David

16 comments:

Peter (from BC, Canada) said...

Hi David,

Upon trying the newest version, I found out that the descriptive names for paintings are replaced by numbers, from 1 to 25. Is this a mistake, or the new way of describing tools?

Peter

David said...

Hi Peter,

This is a temporary "feature/bug". Just choose a language in the file menu and everything should be back to normal.

Peter or Pierre :-) said...

Merci David,

Thanks, it works in English!
By the way, is there a way to have a "drag-and-drop" feature to drag an image from another application directly into FS? For instance, I choose my photos with Faststone Viewer, and I would like to drag the one I chose directly into FS.

I really like the new effect, still I would like to have a "brush stroke feel" with brush stroke thickness applied to the picture.... Well, you know me, I'm still thinking about the "impasto" effect. ;-)

Peter
(The beta version takes up about 25% of my CPU, not too bad, I've seen worse.)

David said...

You're in luck, just drag and drop an image to the left pane and it should open :-) It even works if you drag and drop an image from the web.
Also, if FotoSketcher is not started, you can drag and drop an image onto the FotoSKetcher icon and it should launch the application with your image loaded.
Paint thickness "a la Impasto" is still at the back of my mind ;-)

Zakir said...

Hi David

like the new beta you released

Im liking the new effect expressive brushstrokes

I've seen you have not put the other new affect new algorithms ideas you was talking about.

David said...

Thanks Zakir. Yes, the only new effect is painting 8.

Zakir said...

Hi David

will you be adding new algorithms ideas you was talking about in the official release or another beta release

David said...

Hi Zakir,
The only effect which is near completion is the new Painting 8 filter. I will of course continue to work on new ideas in the future.

chris said...

Bonjour David

J'aime bien ce nouvel aspect ...qui ne montre pas du tout l'origine à partir d'un cliché !

Un aquarelliste

David said...

Merci Christian :-)

Peter said...

Bonjour David,

Voici une suggestion :
Serait-il possible de créer un effet "pinceau" en utilisant l'algorithme pour les textures?

Par ex., il serait intéressant d'avoir plus de relief sur les coups de pinceaux 8 par l'ajout de crêtes et creux selon l'intensité analysé. Je crois que cela ajouterait énormément de "profondeur" à chaque coup de pinceau... On se rapprocherait drôlement du fâââmeux effet "impasto" tant souhaité par certains... ;) :D ;)

David said...

C'est effectivement une idée qui me trotte dans la tête depuis quelque temps... j'ai d'ailleurs déjà fait des tests dans ce sens, mais pour l'instant les résultats étaient visuellement décevants. A suivre...

Merce said...

Me gusta mucho. Gracias!

David said...

de nada, Merce :-)

Rauf said...

Vraiment magnifique. Vous avez, bien sur, un vrais talent de faire des programmes comme cette. Je pense, que mainetenant c'est tres utile meme pour le grand public, meme pour la plupart des professionnels! Bonne chance!

David said...

Merci beaucoup, Rauf :-)