FotoSketcher 2.80 has been available for a few days and as usual is 100% free, even for commercial work.
To download, go to the following page http://www.fotosketcher.com/download-fotosketcher/ and click on either "FotoSketcher full version" (with full install) or "FotoSketcher portable version" (to use anywhere with no setup) depending on which version you want.
Version 2.80 adds various improvements:
- A brand new photo to sketch effect (which replaces the old pencil sketch 4 effect)
- A revamped Automatic contrast and sharpening function (CTRL+A) with added "vibrance"
- An improved "Vivify photo" effect
- Some bug fixes (I'm aware there are some left :)
Here is an example of the new photo to sketch effect (mixed with Painting 7):
original photo credits: http://www.freepik.com/free-photo/classic-ford-pick-up_618063.htm
Should you wish to still use the old Pencil Sketch 4 effect, I have left the previous version of FotoSketcher (2.75) available on my website (http://www.fotosketcher.com/download-fotosketcher/).