Only the good photos get to be seen by family and friends, right? Here’s a one-trick pony app that can turn plain photos into works of art, giving some of your iPhoto collection a second life. There’s not much to it and it’s cheap.
Digital Pencil Sketching
I’ve often thought of what would have happened had I studied Photoshop in school for a couple of years and then took a job as a graphic designer.
Instead, I took a job in technology sales. As I understand it, Photoshop requires you to have some artistic talent to begin.
Not having whatever collection of genes are required to turn a bland and blasé photo into a Photoshop work of art, I rely on one-trick pony utilities to enhance my reputation.
The latest is called PencilSketch and you know exactly what it does.
Drop in a photo. Adjust the pencil strokes as needed. Viola! Pencil sketch art.
It could only happen faster if wishes came true.
Obviously it’s easier to create a classic pencil sketch when you start with a stuffing model and photo to begin. What about more mundane photos?
Pencil transformations are almost instant and the app doesn’t care how big the original photo is. Finished sketches can be share online via Facebook, Twitter, or email or iMessage. Tools are mastered within minutes. There’s just not much going on here except drop in photo, click to turn it into a pencil sketch.
One thing that does bug me is the stupid floppy disk icon to save an image to your Mac. Hello? Developers? Macs haven’t had floppy disks since the last century. Find a new icon.