Photo Sketch Maker is a one-window simple application to transform your favorite shots into sketches or freehand drawings. The resulting sketch can be saved either as a JPEG or as a BMP image file, or as a creative wallpaper for your computer. The program offers you ten previews for you to choose from, all with different color combinations.
You are also given the possibility of creating your own color combinations, thus multiplying the number of possible outputs. You are also provided with a simple slider to make the contrast between the two colors higher or lower. I’m afraid that’s as much as you can do, and sometimes this simple control is not enough to enhance the lighter parts of the image, or to make the darker areas look a bit more dramatic. Any changes you perform in the sketch are shown in real time in the preview selected. You can make the newly created sketch to become your new wallpaper, and send it to your desktop directly from the program’s main window in the format of your choice – tile, center, or stretch.
Anyway, if a quick and convincing sketch is all you need, Photo Sketch Maker might well be that simple tool you are looking for.