Saturday, December 25, 2010

New beta available - FotoSketcher Christmas edition ;-)

Season's greetings to all!

I've just uploaded a new beta version of FotoSketcher 2.00 (

This version now supports 9 languages. I've ironed out a lot of small bugs and made the interface more responsive.

In Painting 7, if you want to get a much higher number of brushstrokes (warning, this will be slow), you can double-click on the number of brushstrokes (to the right of the slide bar):

Apart from some more work that needs to be done internally on the undo/redo feature, this beta is very close to release. Unless of course, someone finds more bugs!

original photo credit:

All the best,


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Calling for a little help (translating FotoSketcher)

Hi all,

Thanks to some kind users, FotoSketcher will soon be available in English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Polish and Czech (and maybe more).

If you are willing to translate into other languages (or know someone who might) I would be very grateful if you could contact me.

Of course your name would appear in the credits section of the program: you'll be famous ;-)

There are around 180 words or short sentences to translate. If you are courageous enough to undertake this translating task, please don't hesitate to drop me a line at

Best regards,


Thursday, December 9, 2010

FotoSketcher 2.00 early beta available

Hi all,

As promised I have just uploaded an early beta of FotoSketcher 2.00. Here is the download link:

It is still a bit rough around the edges and only supports English and French for the time being. The undo/redo function is also a little bit funny sometimes.

BUT apart from that it is perfectly usable and as far as I know stable.

Now for the goodies! The new features present are:
  • Crop
  • Rotate (in 90° increments, lossless)
  • improved interface (12 skins and flicker-free icons)
  • one-click automatic contrast adjustment (based on histogram stretch and unsharp mask)
  • check for updates
  • automatic saving of window size, position and chosen skin
  • 4 new realistic frames
  • more responsive preview
  • new custom brushes loading for Painting 7 effect
  • new old photo effect (sepia, vignette, old photo texture)
As usual, I would be very grateful if some brave souls were to test this beta version and let me know (either by mail at or on this blog) if they find any bugs.

All the best,