Thursday, May 2, 2024

FotoSketcher 3.95 is officially released (Windows version)


Hi all!

FotoSketcher 3.95 for Windows is now officially released!

Head over to to download either the standalone version (no need to install, just run the .exe file) or the version with setup.

For MacOS users (with M1, M2 or M3 Apple processors), FotoSketcher for Windows can run on your Mac ;)

Just use the great and free program called Whisky avalaible here: It is primarily used to run Windows games on Macs, but FotoSketcher works fine with it (and fast too).

Here is a list of all changes and improvements in this release:

Main bug fixes:

  • a bug related to the default printer could prevent FotoSketcher from running
  • the manual brush would not work properly when the custom frame was applied with "autofit" on
  • the program would sometimes freeze when going to the website from the "About FotoSketcher" window
  • various small speed and stability enhancements

New and improved features:

  • New Pencil Sketch 5 effect (replaces the previous one)
  • New Light style for improved legibility
  • A new language has been added (Catalan) - thank you to user Robert LOPEZ for the translation!
  • Possibility to run FotoSketcher in silent mode (via the command line interface or by editing a shortcut to pass parameters). The syntax is as follows:
    FotoSketcher.exe -silent Source.jpg Dest.jpg 18 80 180 40 50 255 n y n
    where Source.jpg and Dest.jpg are respectively the filenames for the source image and the processd image, followed by the effect number (1 is Pencil Sketch 1, 2 is Pencil Sketch 2, etc...), followed by the 5 parameter values, and finally n/y for soften edges, frame and texture.
    For advanced users, this could be used to pilot FotoSketcher from another graphics program.
  • The standard custom frame has been updated and will adapt better (less distortion) to the image ratio (square, portrait or landscape)
  • Right-clicking on the small custom frame pictogram in the top-right corner reverts the custom frame to the default one if you had loaded another.

  • The script engine (press F5 to open the Window) now has a default script built-in. Just click the Run button to test it or the trash can to clear the script.

Here is an example made with the default script.


FotoSketcher 3.95 for Windows remains 100% free, even for commercial work (e.g. selling your images produced with FotoSketcher. No royalty or attribution necessary).

Have fun :)

All the best,




Pantros said...

It seems the preview thumbs are offset towards the bottom of the list. Vivify has a grayscale preview. Vintage has a halftone preview.

David said...

Hi Pantros,
Good catch, I had not noticed this. I'll correct this soon and will upload a patched v3.95.

David said...

Just a quick comment to let you know that the preview thumbnails are now displayed correctly (just re-download and re-install v3.95 if you still have the issue).

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the new version, David. I am a big fan of your soft.
God bless you.

David said...

You are most welcome, thank you for your comment :)