Some people just can’t get enough of meddling with their pictures every now and then. If you are one of them, here are some cool web tools to convert your digital photo to an artistic sketch on click of a mouse button. The sketch can be a simple pencil sketch, which can naturally enhance a photo, be it a portrait, people, building, scenery or other memorable moments.


Go ahead and check out these free online tools to create a sketch of your photo and impress your friends on various social networking sites like Orkut, Facebook and Myspace!

Tools to convert Photos to Sketches online for free

1. Dumpr – Photo Pencil Sketch


Dumpr is a simple tool to create digital photo sketch on click of a button. Just upload a picture from your PC or from your Flickr album or any web URL and get the sketch version instantly.

2. tjshome – Online Image converter


TJShome is an online image converter engine which can transform your photos to thumbnails, convert any photo to Black and White, or apply other cool effects. Look for “Sketch” option when selecting a process, then choose a picture to convert and click on Submit. Your pencil sketch image will be ready instantly!

3. BeFunky


BeFunky goes beyond a free & quick photo to pencil sketch solution, it’s an online experience. BeFunky gives you so many other options to manipulate your photos & pictures like inkifying them, stenciling them or charcolize them.

4. KusoCartoon – Photo to cartoon tool


Frankly speaking, KusoCartoon is here just to make up the numbers. It’s not a bad tool as such, a simple alternative to all the 3 web tools above.

Know any other online tools? Which one you like the most? Just in case you are looking for an offline (PC) version, FotoSketcher is a nice option.

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