Suitable photo-editing package

  osben 10:11 15 Jun 2005


I want to be able to convert a colour photo to a pencil drawing effect.

Does anyone know of a suitable package to do this.

Does Ulead PhotoImpact do it?


  BRYNIT 10:43 15 Jun 2005

Not sure if it will but you could download the trail version from click here it is a large file 81MB

  GibsonSt19 10:57 15 Jun 2005

You could either try a free photo/paint porogram, such as 'The Gimp' (click here).

The other option (other than Photoshop) could be PaintShop Pro. Version 8 is available for under a tenner, and version 9 is under £40! I use version 9 and I think it's great, but version 8 was brilliant too. For £10, you just can't go wrong (click here to check them out).

  osben 11:16 15 Jun 2005


Thanks for your replies.

BRYNIT - I have downlaoded the trial version but there doesn't seem to be a facility for pencil drawing effect, just pen and ink.

Gibson ST19 - So, do any of the packages you mention do what I want?


  pj123 11:33 15 Jun 2005

Although I have no desire to do it, I have just tried it in Paint Shop Pro 8 - works OK.

I also have Professor Franklin's Photo Effects (came free with an Epson printer a long time ago) This programme has all sorts of instant photo effects. Have used it quite often to get "edge effects", "different lighting effects" "sepia" etc. Not free but click here

  jack 12:04 15 Jun 2005

Most well featured Image editors will do this to varying degrees
Paintshop certainly can.

How ever This mags cover disc for December 2003 featured Photoartmaster classic 1.5

This is a cracker I use it all the time.

  osben 12:39 15 Jun 2005

Thanks for your input guys

I'll try them


  belt&braces 12:42 15 Jun 2005

You could try serif photoplus 6.0 free from click here

  hssutton 12:50 15 Jun 2005

Photofiltre will do this, it also as a Fade command so that you can fine tune the result. It's a super program + it's freeware. click here

  David4637 13:39 15 Jun 2005

You will find it probably can be done with Photoshop or Paintshop Pro, you have to follow set procedure to do it - its NOT a one shot menu item. Digital Photo mag £5 per month ( V Good) has covered this using Photoshop I seem to remember. David

  Bagsey 17:16 15 Jun 2005

Just done what you want in Paintshop Pro 7

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