Pencil Sketch 5.1

A tool that converts photos into pen and pencil sketches and drawings

  • Category:

    Graphics Editors

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  • Works under:

    Windows XP / Windows 8 / Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8.1

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  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Trial version
  • Vote:
    8.1 (28)

Pencil Sketch turns your ordinary photographs, digital pictures, and other graphics into beautiful sketches that look like drawn by hand. The software produces detailed, natural sketches similar to real portraits. You can choose from black- and- white effects or colored pencil sketches.

Pencil Sketch is perfect for computer users of every level because of its easy- to- use interface and many features. If you’re in a hurry or just want the program to do all the work, you can pick one of the many preset styles, or you can do all the editing yourself and create unique masterpieces. You can even add a background to your photograph to give it the authentic look of a sketch.

This software offers a great variety of stroke types, lengths, and thicknesses, and you’re also able to tune the contours of your pictures. With so many options to choose from, you can let your creativity run free and produce dramatic effects.

A neat feature of Pencil Sketch is batch processing. It allows you to use the same effect on different pictures. For example, if you have a dozen vacation pictures, you can apply the same effect on all of them without the need to edit every single one. Another helpful option Pencil Sketch offers is to protect your finished art by adding text or a watermark.

Pencil Sketch is a great design software that offers a variety of features to turn your simple photographs into stunning pieces of art.


  • Provides a fun and creative way to touch- up your photos
  • Choose from many different stroke styles and options
  • Produces classic black/ white pencil drawings and colored sketches


  • Very dark pictures and photographs might not come out as desired

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