SketchMee
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Pencil sketch generator.   Commercial ($7.99)
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SketchMee is most advanced automatic pencil sketch generator in the world, but very easy to use.

Best in Class

The successful SketchMee apps for iPhone and iPad have redefined what's possible to achieve in computer generated art with just a few taps, leaving even desktop computer software behind. Until now, that is.

SketchMee on a Mac brings the technology to a whole new level. The extra processing power enables the algorithms to shift into higher gears and generate new and incredible results. What's become possible has surprised ourselves
What's New
Version 1.5:
  • Setting randomizer: Hit Cmd-R to discover weird setting combinations to start from!
  • Contrast effect added.
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later



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Negritude commented on 24 Jul 2013
Free until August 25th, via the StackSocial Mac Freebie Bundle 2.0:

https://stacksocial.com/sales/the-mac-freebie-bundle-2-0
[Version 1.5]


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Knowhowe reviewed on 10 Feb 2011
I really like this little app and have spent some hours happily messing around with it.

However, my point. Version 1.1 is out. I'm keen to try the new features but have no clue as to how one acquires an update to previously-purchased software via the App Store. I see SketchMee on there ok but it simply tells me I have it "installed" and offers no hints. Can someone advise please?

I have no such updating problems on MacUpdate...
[Version 1.1]

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Knowhowe replied on 10 Feb 2011
Oops, please ignore the above request. I found it- by ckicking on the 'updates' button at the top of the App Store page. D'ohh.

Changes are few but useful, especially the ability to turn off the annoying tool tips. So, back to play...

Is it me or is MU dog slow this evening?
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B. Jefferson Le Blanc commented on 26 Jan 2011
Since there is no demo of this app available, I can't review it without paying for it, something I'm not willing to do. If I can't try it, I won't buy it.

But, as someone who has drawn with pencil all my life, I can tell you that, judging from the example they chose for the Mac Update page, there is nothing even remotely realistic about the results this app produces. It takes more than laying on a little texture to imitate pencil strokes.

I can only conclude that, as in most cases, here you get exactly what you pay for - and no more.
[Version 1.0]

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Fred M. replied on 10 Feb 2011
FYI, the developer's web site indicates that there is a free "lite" version. This is no doubt intended as a demo. Since you are a pencil artist, I'd like to hear what you think of the program. I hope you'll try the lite version and report back here. Thanks.
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B. Jefferson Le Blanc replied on 10 Feb 2011
Wish I could reply to a reply. Unfortunately I cannot, so this response will appear out of sequence. Anyway...

@Fred M.: the lite version appears to be iOS only; since I don't have an iPhone or iPad I cannot test it myself. However, in searching their poorly organized web site for the lite version I found some much better samples of what the product can do. Based on those samples it would probably be worth a try at the price. Which raises the question, why did they pick the absolute worst examples to use here on Mac Update?
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Harry Macbeth reviewed on 23 Jan 2011
An excellent little app that produces extremely realistic results very quickly indeed. The fact that costs only EIGHT dollars is even more astonishing!
One of the best software deals I have ever seen.
Many thanks, Studio Mee.
[Version 1.0]


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Downloads:9,373
Version Downloads:6,018
Type:Multimedia Design : Illustration
License:Commercial
Date:09 Feb 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $7.99
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SketchMee is most advanced automatic pencil sketch generator in the world, but very easy to use.

Best in Class

The successful SketchMee apps for iPhone and iPad have redefined what's possible to achieve in computer generated art with just a few taps, leaving even desktop computer software behind. Until now, that is.

SketchMee on a Mac brings the technology to a whole new level. The extra processing power enables the algorithms to shift into higher gears and generate new and incredible results. What's become possible has surprised ourselves during development!

The SketchMee apps are only available for Mac, iPad and iPhone, and only on the App Store.

Easy to Use

All you need to do is to open an image file. It is then automatically processed with the great default settings. Then just save the result!

The somewhat more advanced user may want to change some settings in the control panel. A small number of well balanced, very powerful controls are available for you to try out. And should you ever get lost, you can always restore the defaults settings.

If you want to use only a part the input image, just click "Crop Input…", select a width-to-height ratio, zoom, pan, and crop. Reset crop at any time to restore the original input image.

Unique Features

Traditional image filters just produce an image the same size as the input, but not SketchMee: A sketch is made up of thousands of mathematically defined pencil strokes, layered in clever ways to achieve the correct amount of shading in every part of the image. This powerful approach enables some unique features:
  • Regardless of the size of your input image, your sketch can be saved as a 16 megapixel, perfectly sharp, high quality JPEG, fit for any use.
  • Even if you crop your sketch heavily (click "Crop Output…"), you can save the remaining sketch fragment as a sharp, full resolution, 16 megapixel JPEG.
  • Zoom in as deep as you like to inspect the strokes. They appear perfectly crisp at any zoom level.
High Speed

SketchMee performs the highly complex processing in parallel, making full use of every processor core in your Mac. Both when analyzing the input images and when rendering the finished sketches to screen at any zoom level, all to keep waiting times at a minimum. Processing is often finished in seconds!


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