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Sketch Drawer Pro 5.1 Giveaway
$49.99
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Giveaway of the day — Sketch Drawer Pro 5.1

Turn usual photographs into exquisite pencil-drawn pictures.
$49.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 173 (88%) 23 (12%) 43 comments

Sketch Drawer Pro 5.1 was available as a giveaway on November 29, 2017!

Today Giveaway of the Day
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AbstractCurves is an image generator to create stunning wallpapers or posters.

Sketch Drawer is a kind of photo editing software tool intended for converting photographs to pencil sketches. This program enables users to make usual photographs into exquisite pencil-drawn pictures, both black-and-white and colored. While creating a pencil sketch, you can choose your most preferred settings and options. There are two ways you can edit photographs with SoftOrbits: manually and by aid of ready-made presets. These presets can be used as guides by beginners.

Purchase an Unlimited personal license (with support and updates) at 70% discount!

System Requirements:

WIndows 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10

Publisher:

SoftOrbits

Homepage:

http://www.softorbits.com/photo-to-sketch-converter/

File Size:

22.9 MB

Price:

$49.99

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#24

Downloaded and installed fast and easy. I had a previous version of this a couple years ago (lost when a drive failed) and was looking forward to getting it again. The earlier version worked much better. It was easier to use and immeasurably more responsive on the same hardware. I'll mess around with this some more, but there's a good chance I'll uninstall it and try FotoSketcher as others have recommended.

Reply   |   Comment by Joe Blow  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#23

Instant receipt of the registration code after giving them a little info. Nice program! Thank you, GAOTD and SoftOrbits!

Reply   |   Comment by M. Aronson  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#22

I downloaded this and tested it on a couple of pictures. It is garbage. I can sketch a better picture and I had a stroke. My 6 year old granddaughter can sketch a better than this software does when converting a photograph. I uninstalled it. Don't waste your time with this dreck.

Reply   |   Comment by Allen Lewis  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#21

Tried to "activate" after downloading and unpacking, but got the error:
This page isn’t working

www.softorbits.com is currently unable to handle this request.
HTTP ERROR 500

looks like I'll have to uninstall this non-starter on Win10

Reply   |   Comment by NothingSoStrange  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#20

Open a Gif, modify it with any setting then 'SaveAs' a jpg. Error message box is shown with no text. Doh!

Reply   |   Comment by Skyway  –  13 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Same with most other file types too.
Uninstalled.

Reply   |   Comment by Skyway  –  13 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#19

This has given interesting results. Some feature sets take much longer than others, but none have been excessive for me (i5 desktop) and some are almost instant.

When I use GOTD I go for the process via the direct email link. Then open in new folder and paste exe file on the desktop before installing. This seems to cut out many of the problems reported. BUT do go back on Facebook etc to promote GOTD even if you don't load that way.

For free, very nice program and worth the low cost for lifetime upgrade / support.

Reply   |   Comment by Davy  –  13 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#18

i missed the Sketch Drawer 4.2 last offer.
i just catched the Sketch Drawer Pro 5.1.
no issue on running on my system.
checked Photo Retoucher, Photo Stamp Remover:- not affected.
so , i am lucky.

win10 x64 os

Reply   |   Comment by donald  –  13 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#17

Thanks, staying with FotoSketcher for now. That biz about programs getting unregistered still has me on hold. Happened to one just recently after a year to the day. Luckily SO released a next higher version not long after saying unlimited, just saying cause who knows what that means.

Reply   |   Comment by sludgehound  –  13 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#16

I had Sketch Drawer 4.1 (4.2?) from a previous Giveaway. I wasn't sure whether to update to this one or not, but I do think I like it better. The sizable box is nice, and I just seem to be able to use the tools a little more efficiently than before - it's easier to see what kind of result I'll get. I'm planning to use this to take a variety of pictures and convert them so that they can illustrate something in a more uniform way. Hopefully that will work out.

Reply   |   Comment by Diana  –  13 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#15

FotoSketcher has been around for many years, is freeware, and has the ability to Pencil Sketch, Pencil Ink Sketch. and a bunch of paint effects.
Current version is 3.30

Reply   |   Comment by jj juice  –  13 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#14

The result looks like a sketchartist on opium or some other psychomorphic.

NOT what I was expecting, but certainly what I am expunging.

Reply   |   Comment by FrayedKnotArts  –  13 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#13

Just installed and did a test on one of my cat pictures. Wow, runs extremely slow. First you have to create a box to crop the portion of the photo you want, then you can select the style of pencil, black and white, color, etc. but it runs so slow, I can't tell if the picture is being altered to the level I want. It sometimes turns white inside the box, with minimal strokes, than goes to black and white again. I have an i7 laptop, and should not have any issues running this software, so far, I am not impressed.

I will restart the computer and try again, but this may be a kicker to the can. Anyone else having these issues?

Reply   |   Comment by Anthony  –  13 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#12

Attempted using a photo portrait headshot. Not good result but haven't had the opportunity to attempt modifications to produce varying output. That said, I couldn't determine process to go back to original photo and try again. The resultant drawing acted like a screenshot in that none of the controls functioned. You have to have the ability to go back and redraw to fine tune your sketch. Without this ability this program has very limited appeal.

Reply   |   Comment by Dennis Comito  –  13 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#11

Nice to have! I also have Fotosketcher a fantastic freeware that does about the same thing!

Reply   |   Comment by JimK  –  13 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#10

How long is the license good for?

Reply   |   Comment by seagrape  –  13 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

seagrape, Softorbit licenses can expire at any time without warning, they are infamous because of that.

Reply   |   Comment by natt  –  13 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#9

cannot get activation key, hit the button and nothing happens. So many times there are foul ups on the GOTD. What a pain.

Reply   |   Comment by Herbert Long  –  13 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#8

Results are a bit cheesy.....

Reply   |   Comment by gordie  –  13 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#7

when i click active now redirect me to page with Offer is expired!

Reply   |   Comment by zoro  –  13 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)
#6

my soft orbits photo Editor is still active, it has not deactivated. Thank you for offering Sketch Drawer, love the program, I had an older version. Thanks again!

Reply   |   Comment by Kim  –  13 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-12)

Kim, I just tried my SoftOrbits Photo Editor from a previous giveaway and it no longer loads. I'm not touching today's offering.

Reply   |   Comment by Taras Zaremba  –  13 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#5

Some examples.
Org found on the internet:
It is possible to have more actions after each other
Action 1:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/o1x56ko66ec15zx/Stap-1.png
And on the result another action:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/eusn3syrj596th3/Stap-2.png
Org: https://ootjegotd.stackstorage.com/s/lN2Rmfh2ZBUs3jr
Result:
https://ootjegotd.stackstorage.com/s/Wzpa2piVxlbCBeT
Org: https://ootjegotd.stackstorage.com/s/LAuBdnQ3M1Nnzk4
stap 1: https://ootjegotd.stackstorage.com/s/l3oHJSseDZlv7ma
stap-2: https://ootjegotd.stackstorage.com/s/GCxIQ9d5amkKZag
Ootje

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  13 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Ootje, that is a fantastic result! I just tried with the preset settings, and was quite pleased even with the single step. Thanks for uploading your step by step actions and the result of each - very helpful!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Kiwiboy  –  13 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Ootje, The results that you showed us would make for great coloring pages!!! They look similar to ones created at the crayola.com website that I used a few years ago to convert some family photos into coloring pages. My grandkids loved them!

Reply   |   Comment by M. Aronson  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#4

Have SoftOrbits stopped their nasty habit of de-registering existing software a few weeks after installing new GOTD offerings?

They've had MANY black marks from reviewers on this site in the past.

Until I know they've ceased, I'm avoiding all their products!

Reply   |   Comment by CynicalMe  –  13 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+46)

CynicalMe, Hasn't de-registered any of my other soft orbits programs so far.

Reply   |   Comment by Joemac  –  13 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

Joemac, if history is anything to go by, your little surprise will come in a month or so.

Reply   |   Comment by CymicalMe  –  13 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

CymicalMe, _His_ history is that none of his programs have been deregistered, so whatis the point of trying to infect someone with _your_ cynicism? Did you bother to contact the developers about your issue?

Reply   |   Comment by lmitchell  –  13 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-21)

lmitchell,

Sounds like the point of it is to warn him that it might be coming. So that if it does happen he won't be like "wtf, I should reinstall my system!" and be more like "huh, someone said this was a problem, I guess it must be the program company."

He doesn't state unequivically that it will happen, just that, to paraphrase, 'well, it might'.

Reply   |   Comment by J  –  13 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

lmitchell, My reading of this is that today's offering hasn't YET messed up Joemac's other programs. CynicalMe has a right to his skepticism, based on the reviews this company has had in the past. Once bitten....

Thanks for the warning, CynicalMe. I've had stuff deregistered by this devious company before too! I hadn't spotted it was from them!

Reply   |   Comment by my2cents  –  13 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

J, so he's spreading unfounded FUD (Fear Uncertinty and Doubt) that is not relevent to the previous concern that the ACT of installing a new SoftOrbits giveaway will somehow de-activate previously installed SoftOrbits giveaways NOT that at some indeterminate point in the future they will all deactivate which would be a different problem altogether!

That is like the FUD spread by the remain party campaign or the FUD spread by Trump during his campaign... FUD is the same as the pseudo-sience that makes imaginary may or might or could claims about astronomical objects. It's NOT science, just as the post by CynicalMe is just supposition and not based upon the OP comment or the other replies that were relevent and voted down for some obscure reason. If at some point in the future all his or her giveaways all deactivate and only his or her giveaways deactivate that suggests windows has soft crashed and attempted to repair its registry hives unsuccessfully.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  13 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

TK,

> unfounded FUD

It's founded on his own personal experience. (And confirmed by a couple different commenters on the thread.

>FUD

In my humble opinion, that's a phrase popular now in the crypto community, a group who kinda needs to remain positive in order to maintain the delusion that their coins actually have value. (Or value in the thousands of dollars.)(Again, my own, personal opinion, others may rightfully disagree.)

What they, and others, miss that that those feelings cannot come from someone else, from information or opinion. The 'fear' felt is specific to you, in a sense, something that is your choice to feel, or rather, based off of your own insecurities. I read the exact same message you did. Got the same information. But I didn't feel fear or uncertainty. I felt (a small amount) of gratitude for the warning. I did have a 20 second conversation with myself- do I want to install a program that I could possibly lose later on? And I decided, yeah- I'm fine with that. So 20 seconds of uncertainly to save me 30 minutes of frustration and confusion later? Yes please. And thank you.

And anyway, to apply 'fud' here, to a small, casual use computer program that someone is giving me for free to try and that I don't really *need* (no offense, developers)... then you almost have to apply it everywhere: When people say "looks like rain", is that fud? "if you're late you'll miss the best part!" = fud? Cars, when driving down the road, will blink their lights at oncoming traffic to let oncoming cars know that there's a cop on the road a ways back. Is that fud? The list is endless.

At the end of the day, I'm glad to know about his experience.

Reply   |   Comment by J  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

TK, After rereading your message I think I didn't understand what you meant. On 3rd reading, lol, I think I'm getting only closer, maybe not there yet. If my longer reply below (or above) isn't coherent with what you were trying to say then please disregard it.

I understand what CynicalMe meant (that the software disables itself, and possibly other software by the same company). I used 'reinstalling the system' simply as an example of dealing with 'a larger problem'. If I had a program go down, or have several programs (from the same company but maybe not realizing that) go down, my first thought probably would not be- "I wonder if the company disabled their own program." My first thoughts would be about larger issues- bad sectors, corrupt drive, virus maybe, etc. etc. (those are just examples.)

Anyway, I think we're on the same page and my last message I think was off base. Oh well. On the internet, no one knows you're really a dog.

Reply   |   Comment by J  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#3

There are tons of websites and freeware programs that do this

Reply   |   Comment by JEB  –  13 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

JEB, It would be very nice if you provided a short list of those "tons of websites and freeware". Other wise, you are simply making an unsubstantiated claim that does no one any good. The only similar program mentioned here, and not by you, is Fotosketcher.

Reply   |   Comment by Hal  –  13 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Hal, beside Fotosketcher, try this great site:

https://www141.lunapic.com

Reply   |   Comment by ouialaraison  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

ouialaraison, Thanks for the tip to lunapic. What a myriad of choices and opportunities! Looks like a fascinating site and I will explore it more.

Reply   |   Comment by Hal  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#2

screen shots would be very helpful of what this program can do.

Reply   |   Comment by shawn  –  13 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

shawn, there is a link to the developer's site, go there and view the examples.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  13 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#1

Download & install, then i had click on the pop-up "Get the free Activation Key" and nothing happen...
Please show me a direct link to get license key, Thanks !

Reply   |   Comment by Ty  –  13 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
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