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.


Raju is the founder-editor of Technology Personalized. A proud geek and an Internet freak, who is also a social networking enthusiast. You can follow him on Facebook and on Twitter. Mail Raju PP. Follow rajupp


  • vhick

    Thanks for this. This is a great tool for a twist in your profile picture or avatar in some social networking site and forums.

    Thank you. Bookmark!

  • Garrett Miller

    Sweet post… Thanks Raju.

    #3 looks awesome… checking that out now!

  • Suhasini

    There are many other online services avilable which provide the same service and few days back I had seen the same kind of application in Facebook too.

  • Baris

    Image from #2 also belongs to BeFunky.

  • TechOfWeb

    u have categorized this post in TimePass yes this is a really good timepass for anyone :-)

    Anyways, nice list


  • mpchekuri

    This is an excellent conversion service. I must convert one of my spouse’s photo and say that i had drawn that. I think there are some softwares too that do this kind of photo conversions. Thanks for the nice post.

  • john

    it’s nice same like crop a picture through software. thanks for sharing such a nice post.

  • sudharsan @ technoskillonline

    very nice applications..
    I like the second photos verymuch..

  • srikar

    kool.. really nice one

  • Ramkumar

    I had experience using Corel Trace, the software does the same job, But having web application for this is really cool.

  • S.Pradeep Kumar

    Loved it. Thanks for sharing this Raju.

    BTW, nice cool logo! 😉

  • Mohan

    Good stuff dude… I always use to fiddle with picasa or iphoto editors. Now I have another option. Hope it is easier than the other two 😉

  • thomas

    Hey thanks for the info i didn’t know about some of these online editors.

  • Aram

    Raju, I have to admit this is such an informative read! Well probably my kid loves to lay her hands on the tool. Keep up good posting as always,


  • vikas

    There is a website where you can simply convert your photo with maintaining actual size to sketch and that is totally free……

  • estate

    hey mate, cheers good stuff you have created here

  • vikas

    There is a website where you will find many options to give new effects to your image i.e. sketch , painting etc.

  • ishan

    There is a website where you can simply convert your photo to sketch or painting or drawing or B&W with different colors with maintaining actual size..
    And that is totally free……

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