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AKVIS Sketch 27.0: Fast & Easy Photo-to-Drawing Conversion

April 19, 2023 — AKVIS announces a major update of AKVIS Sketch, a long-established, cross-platform software for photo-to-drawing conversion. Version 27.0 offers accelerated multithreaded image processing that improves conversion speed by 2-3 times.

AKVIS Sketch is the leading photo-to-sketch conversion program. The program turns images into pencil drawings with a variety of styles, authentically imitating the work of an artist. AKVIS Sketch is widely used by graphic enthusiasts, as well as by professionals, design and animation studios, movies and video game creators, web designers, and art school teachers.

The program includes four rendering styles: Classic, Artistic, Maestro, and Multistyle. Each style has a list of ready-to-use presets for creating an impressive collection of drawings.

Version 27.0 enables the parallel multithreaded processing of images. The image conversion speed has been increased by 2-3 times in all styles of the program. Creating drawings with AKVIS Sketch has never been so fast!

Also, the update provides some minor changes and interface improvements, as well as bug fixes.

Download AKVIS Sketch 27.0 from and try features during the 10-day trial period.

AKVIS Sketch is available as a standalone application and a plugin filter for AliveColors by AKVIS, Adobe Photoshop, Corel PaintShop Pro, Affinity Photo, and other compatible graphics editors. The software runs on Windows 7-11 (32/64-bit), macOS 10.12-13.0 (64-bit), and Linux OS (64-bit). AKVIS Sketch supports a multi-language interface.

The product comes in Home, Home Deluxe, and Business versions (lifetime licenses), with differing levels of functionality. The Home license (Classic and Artistic styles) sells for $ 72, Home Deluxe license (all styles) is available for $ 89, the Business licenses (all styles for commercial use) - for $ 154.

The update is free for users who bought the software in the last 12 months. Users, whose licenses are older and are not valid for the new version, can get Sketch 27 for only $14.95. For more details about the software, please visit


AKVIS ( specializes in the development of photo & video processing software. Since the company's launch in 2004, it has released a wide selection of successful multi-platform products. The company always keeps up with the times, updates its products with cutting-edge technologies, and launches innovative, inspiring products.


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