PhotoSketch9 Portable 1.2      

Size:  7.99MB

License:   FREE

Publisher:  Publisher | Listed Programs

Release Date:   2014-08-19

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OS:  Windows XP/Vista/7/8

Downloads:   6569

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 Reviewed on August 19, 2014

Physically drawing pictures using tools like pencils has its satisfaction. However, relatively few people have this talent, and you may not be one of them. Thankfully, PhotoSketch9 allows you to make pencil-like images almost effortlessly right on your computer, which means you do not have to worry about scanning your drawings if you want to save or send them digitally. All you need is an image from which you would like to make such a sketch.

Since PhotoSketch9 is a portable program, you can extract the downloaded files and save them on a removable drive such as a flash disc or even memory card. This allows you to use the free sketching software on multiple computers by simply plugging the drive and launching the program. It does not leave traces on the computers where you use it.

When we launched the program, it opened with a default image on its display, which covered most of the user interface. There were few places to click on, making it easy to use. Both 'File' and 'Edit' menus had three options each.

The program opens images in different formats, including JPG, PING, GIF, BMP, WNP and TIF. However, the 'Save As' function under 'File' menu should have been simply named 'Save,' as it does not offer to save in any other format apart from JPG.

Whenever we tried to open an image whose width was less than 800 pixels, the program displayed a warning message telling us to resize the width to at least 800 pixels for better result. It would display the image when we clicked on OK on the message, but the difference in quality was clearly visible in most cases.

The 'Edit' menu allowed us to make images lighter or darker by selecting between numbers six, nine and 13. There were also selection buttons that we could use to move either up or down by one number at a time. Alternatively, we could simply type a specific number we wanted to make the adjustment we needed. In addition, there was a slide bar that we could use to gradually move from three to 30 or click on a specific point to jump there. Lower numbers made images darker while higher numbers did the opposite.

PhotoSketch9 also had a palette from where we could adjust the color of images.


  • Easy to use
  • Works fast
  • Opens different image formats


  • Only saves in JPG format

Software Product Description

Convert images to sketches.