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10 Best Cartoon or Sketch Making Software for PC – Windows & MAC

Taking pictures has now become a common thing. You might have seen there are so many photo addicts who love to take pictures. Once you take a picture, then it comes to editing them. For that, you need the best app to make your picture look the best one.

There are many ways for editing pictures, like changing the background, change your face, add makeup or anything. And you can also turn your pictures into cartoons. You might have seen many pictures which look like cartoons. If you also want to turn your photos into cartoons, then check out these amazing apps.

Here is the list of PC Apps that can turn your photos into cartoons. These photo to cartoon apps will help you to create the best photo of yours.

10 Best Cartoon or Sketch Making Software for PC

Let us take a look at the apps with which you will look like a cartoon. Use these apps, and relive your childhood memories. So, let’s get started.

1. Paint.Net (Windows) is a simple photo editing software with which you can easily turn your photo into a cartoon. This software is very easy to use and is compatible with Windows PC. To use it, you need to import it in the editor and then go to the Effects menu. There you will see the Artistic sub-menu; from there, pick the Ink Sketch option and adjust the color. Moreover, you can also add Noise to the photo. Make sure you pick the right picture to edit.

2. FotoSketcher (Windows, macOS)


Using the FotoSketcher app is fun as you can apply or combine two more effects on your picture. There are multiple ways to turn your photos into cartoons. There are two effects that you can use when you click on the Drawing parameter menu. From that menu, select the Stylized effects sub-menu. Then you will see the Cartoon effects, pick any of your choice,s and customize the settings. It supports file formats like JPEG, PNG, or BMP.

3. Sketch Me (Windows, Mobile)


All the Windows 10 users can convert their photos to cartoons for free with this software. As Sketch Me software is by Microsoft, so it is free to use for all the Windows 10 users. All the necessary tools are available here, which are required to turn your photos into cartoons.

There are effects like Comic, Dull Patel, Neon, and others, which help you to create a picture of yours. It lets you adjust the Cartoon effects intensity and the Contrast and Brightness settings. However, you can only edit or save photos to JPEG format.

4. Adobe 2D Animation Software (Windows, macOS)

Adobe 2D Animation Software

Adobe 2D Animation Software lets you create cartoons from photos. However, it is an anime app, so it will be a little bit hard for beginners to use it, but it won’t take much time. Before you import your photos to Adobe 2D Animation, you need to first convert them to vector drawings, and then you can transform them into cartoons. All the animations can be saved to HTML5, Canvas, WebGL, and also GIFs or MOV files. However, this software is not free, though it offers a free trial first.

5. Pixelmator Pro (macOS)

Pixelmator Pro

Pixelmator Pro software is not free to use for all macOS users. This software doesn’t have any cartoon effects, which you can easily apply to a photo. So, if you want to convert a photo to a cartoon, you need to put the photo to a blank layer and then outline the figure in the picture. It takes a lot of time to edit pictures with this app.

6. Image Cartoonizer (Windows)

Image Cartoonizer

Let me tell you first that this software is not free to use; you need to pay $5.99/month. All the PC users can easily use it to make their photos look cartoons. It has so many effects from which you can choose any. It allows you to easily customize each effect, so your pictures look unique.

7. Gimp (Windows, macOS, Linux)


Gimp is a free to use open-source photo editor with so many photo editing options. There is a huge collection of photo effects, which also has a Cartoon effect. Even this software is very easy to use, you just need to open it and go to Filters effect, open the Artistic sub-menu, and select the Cartoon option. Then customize the settings according to your need.

8. XnSketch (Windows, macOS, Linux)


XnSketch has a mobile as well as the PC version, so it is very easy to use anywhere. And moreover, the app is free to use. This app does not offer much except the visual effects, which you can add to your photos. It supports so many image files, which lets you edit photos in any format and save it.

9. iToon (Windows, iOS)


iToon is one of the best apps to turn your photos into cartoons. Install it on your PC and import the photos which you want to edit, then select the effect which you want to apply. It has more than 50 cartoon effects to apply. You can edit each effect to make your image look better. Once it is done, click on Apply and save your cartoon photo. However, to use it, you need to pay a fee, but before that, you can use a free trial of 14 days.

10. Adobe Photoshop (Windows, macOS)

Adobe Photoshop

You might have heard about this software, as most of them use it to edit photos. But did you know, it also helps you to make cartoons from your photos? It has so many cartoon effects which you can use on photos. You can create layers, change modes, and create masks. But the app is not free to use; you have to purchase a subscription for one month at $20.99.

So, if you are really crazy about editing photos then you must try out this PC software. You will surely love your photos as it will look unique in the cartoon form. We hope this article was helpful to you.

This post was written by Farhan Shaikh and was first posted to TechViral

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