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Sketch Drawer 6.0 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — Sketch Drawer 6.0

Turn usual photographs into exquisite pencil-drawn pictures.
$49.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 180 (80%) 45 (20%) 36 comments

Sketch Drawer 6.0 was available as a giveaway on November 29, 2018!

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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:

42.8 MB

Price:

$49.99

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#27

when i click the "download now" button it takes me to a page that says 404 error. so i cant download it. and theres only 1 hour and 40min left to download. please help

Reply   |   Comment by Sara butler  –  19 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#26

I don't understand all the registration problems mentioned. I didn't even have to wait for an email from them -- as soon as I gave them just a little info, the activation code was right there. Nice little program. It's always fun to play with new arty programs! Thank you, GAOTD and SoftOrbits!

Reply   |   Comment by M. Aronson  –  19 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#25

Everything 'said' it installed correctly and "thank you for installing" but when I run the program it says '0' trial days remain and then closes..
I tried "Extend Trial Period", which only offers 20 days, but have not received anything further...

VERY disappointed....

Reply   |   Comment by Nick  –  19 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#24

The key not sent to my email please sent it

Reply   |   Comment by meme  –  19 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

meme,
Read post #16
They do not email you a key. If you do it right the key is displayed in your browsers window.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  19 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#23

Okay, here's my feedback on this Sketch Drawer 6.0
1. Registration was simple and went without a hitch. (see how in post #16)
The user interface is simple and straight forward.
It has a drag and drop option or you can navigate to an image using the add file or folder under "File" on the toolbar.
Features for using a photo are Add file, Add folder, Remove Selected, Remove All, Save, Save as, Print, File Information, Do, Undo, Zoom in, Zoom out, or Zoom normal, Painting, Crop, Rotate, Undo Brush, Image Correction and Options. Under options, the only thing there is language you use. That's it.

After adding an image file you will see a preview pane located in the middle of the picture. To the right you will see a Toolbox. For tools you have Style (realistic, detailed sketch or classic) Under that is a Preset button with a dropdown menu that contains... Default, Schematic, Detailed Sketch and Light Brown. Below that there are 3 tabs labeled Contour, Hatching and Colorize with each tab having slide buttons except for the Colorize which only has checkboxes. Once you've selected all of what you want you picture to look like, simply click on the Run button to transform your picture into art.

It was easy to use, fun and gives you a sense of being creative. I think you'll be amazed at what the results are. I certainly was. This program has a very low learning curve. You probably can just wing it on your own as the UI is self-explains itself. It's worth downloading, I think. And I did not once experience any crashing as others below have complained of. Haters will hate, I suppose. I think this program is a keeper so I can just toy around with pictures of people and or scenery.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  19 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#22

great photo editor software. Easy to use and had a lot of features

Reply   |   Comment by law  –  19 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#21

They seem to have mislabelled a couple of sliders. The one for stroke length seems to thicken the lines and visa versa. It also crashes often when trying different settings after a "Run".

Reply   |   Comment by IceFire Opals  –  19 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#20

LoL at those waiting for activation key.

Here's what you do.
Install the program
License key window will pop up
Click "Get free activation key button at bottom (button pulsates blue)
Next window opens up in your default chosen browser
Enter email addy click "Request Full Version Key" button (green)
Next page you will fill in your name and country you live in
Click "Done. Continue" button (blue)
Next window opens up and you will the see your key just below where it says this: Step 3: Show license key
Copy and paste this key into notepad and save it along with the other info you used i.e. name, country and email you used.

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

I played around with this for about a half hour, trying all kinds of settings. I was never able to get even a half decent "sketch" out of it. So, I went and tried Fotosketcher, as recommended by several below. For me, Fotosketcher was much, much better and easier to use. I might be doing something wrong, but I tried for a long time and it is not my first rodeo.

Reply   |   Comment by Charles Lewis  –  19 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#18

This is not the same version 6.0 product as indicated on the web site, there is no Batch Convert, no Watermark, No delete button and the toolbox layout is different, so how can it still be version 6.0

Reply   |   Comment by Rob  –  19 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#17

I have the same problem as Charles, tried to get the activation key about two hours ago, repeated again but no email until now.

Reply   |   Comment by Marketa Halova  –  19 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#16

I entered the key and registered successfully with confirmation message.
Then, I finally got "Sketch Drawer - Giveaway of the day - ****Unregistered version - 10 trial days remain****" on top of the Window!!!

Please help!
I had uninstalled my previous registered version 5.1 of Sketch Drawer Pro...

Reply   |   Comment by Ah Ye Lee  –  19 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#15

Two originals(downloaded from the internet) and some results:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/0c2bo6pb0xvcd4b/AACnyH-ChwYtaHzXRQWllQqya

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  19 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#14

This version 6 did deactivate version 5 from another free d/l site and a way old Sketch Drawer I never uninstalled. Used programs' built in uninstall to remove them. Oddly Revo uninstaller only showed the version 6. Didn't bother to try other uninstallers.
Have had earlier versions work ok on Windows 10 x64 Pro. Same with this drop & drag one. License right away using a Yahoo acct.
Worth a poke for casual use like if need this for a photo to sketch output. Personally I still like to sketch from a projected image onto canvas rather than use such 'mechanical' interpretation, but now & then this method can come in handy. Thanks GOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by beergas  –  19 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#13

I already had version 5.1, opened this up first and was greeted with a purchase v6 window, so getting v6 for free today, brilliant. V5 didn't like opening my .Nef raw files, it wasn't probably designed to work with these, often crashing out, fair enough. V6, however seems not to mind these files, stable, didn't crash. Not sure v6 is supposed to work on Raw files, but it did, most of my images are in raw format, so happy days, I have yet to try it on Jpegs. After a little play around with settings, you can get some descent artistic conversions. Worth a try? I think so, works with all the usual formats, Jpeg, Tif etc. Win10 64 bit, installed no problem, registration process simple and reliable as it should always be, if only all soft wares were as easy to install and register.

Reply   |   Comment by Andy  –  19 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#12

A good program for any wanna-be artists --- also actual artists. Fun to use. Had it for a while. Thumbs up from me.

Reply   |   Comment by Morgan Pierce  –  19 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#11

Downloaded fine, unpacked fine. Still waiting for the license key after an hour and half :-/

Reply   |   Comment by Charles  –  19 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Charles, the key should be displayed on the same page where you registered on, you only need to complete your profile. No email will be sent, if that was what you were waiting for.

Reply   |   Comment by Chasm  –  19 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Chasm, When you click on "Get free activation key upon first opening the software if takes you to a page to enter your email address. And then once entered and clicked on it takes you to a page which says, "Activate account - Please check your emails now
To activate your new account please click on the activation link which we have just sent to your email address (and then your email address). But no email yet.

Reply   |   Comment by BCE  –  19 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Chasm, I did it again and now it worked. Didn't work the first time. Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by BCE  –  19 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

BCE, ah, so the problem was the activation mail. It's pretty much a one time thing, once you received the activation mail, activated your account, you will always only have to complete the remaining fields of your profile matching your email address and get the key immediately. I always used the same email address in the past, so "they knew me already" and i didn't have to activate the account first, since i already did that in one of the previous giveaways. But glad it worked out for you in the end.

Reply   |   Comment by Chasm  –  19 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#10

Installed and registered fine but crashed numerous times while trying to use. Not uninstalling yet. COULD be conflicting with another app. Could be the complexity of the picture. We'll see. I've had previous versions that did not crash when using.

Reply   |   Comment by Jerry  –  19 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#9

Every year or two we have this as GOTD, what's in today version vs. the older ones?

Reply   |   Comment by afik  –  19 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

afik, only 2 months ago we got PictureToPainting from softorbis.
Why not combine the two for full program?

Reply   |   Comment by afik  –  19 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#8

keeps closing

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  19 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#7

Installed on Windows 10, 64bit. Works GREAT! Tried it with several pictures and all worked! Thanks for this program! What fun!

Reply   |   Comment by Sue  –  19 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#6

I wonder whether this is going to be ANOTHER ONE of SoftOrbits' offerings that becomes deregistered after a certain amount of time?

Reply   |   Comment by Mick  –  19 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)
#5

I've tried it during the pas giveaway, but I found Fotosketcher, which is free, and offers more tools, and does a very fine job at being the "artist within."

But keep up the giveaways! And hopefully you're up your ante for XMAS!

Reply   |   Comment by JimK  –  19 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+30)

JimK, Quite agree ... Fotosketcher (totally Free) is a fine program to do this kind of thing and I highly doubt if this GOTD is able to do better...AND you can d/load Fotosketcher to use as a fully Portable version ... no full installation needed. Well worth a comparative trial

Reply   |   Comment by ericN  –  19 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)

ericN, Wow, that's a great suggestion! The painting results with FotoSketcher (browsing their gallery) are great! except for the pencil and ink effects, those ones really look artificial/digital.

Reply   |   Comment by Lorgen Shadouness  –  19 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#4

Installed and registered fine but crashed 6 times in a row while trying to use - uninstalled.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  19 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+32)
#3

FotoSketcher is free, been around for many years, and does everything this one does - and more.

Reply   |   Comment by jj juice  –  19 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+38)
#2

Sorry, I should have added it overwrote V5 I had previously installed, saved me uninstalling it.

Reply   |   Comment by Gordon  –  19 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#1

Installed, ran, no problems.

Reply   |   Comment by Gordon  –  19 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-18)

Gordon,
Then tell us what you think about this program. Do you like it, did it do what you wanted?

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