Sunday, January 3, 2010

FotoSketcher 1.95 officially released

Hello all,

After a few modifications (thanks to Kempton and Diane for their beta testing!) I have finally released FotoSketcher 1.95 (available from

I hope you'll like the new version.

Here is an example from a HDR photo found on Stock.xchng (thanks to John Nyberg for making it available for free):

The worflow is as follows (I have mostly kept the default parameters):
- Pencil sketch 3 + merge source and result image
- F12 (to use the drawing as source image)
- Watercolor + merge source and result image
- F12 (to use the drawing as source image)
- Vivify photo + merge source and result image + triptych frame + texture 1

Best regards,


Saturday, January 2, 2010

FotoSketcher 1.95 beta available!

Hi all,

As promised, a beta version of FotoSketcher 1.95 is now available for download. The direct download link is:

I would be grateful if you could let me know if any bugs are still lurking in the shadows... I have tested in Windows 7 and everything seems all right to me. Don't hesitate to contact me ( if you encounter difficulties in XP or Vista.

There are quite a few changes from 1.9, but here are some I can think of:
- two new stylised effects (squares and dots)
- two new miscellaneous effects (vivify photo and alphablend source and drawing - only enabled if the source and result images are the same size, ie no frame)
- larger preview for source image retouch
- faster load time
- new realistic frame
- new triptych frame

Best regards,


Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all Fotosketcher users!

Version 1.95 should be ready very soon now. I will probably release a beta version in the next few days.

In the meantime, I'm still experimenting with sunflowers ;-)

Here's an example of multiple effects combined:

All the best,