The Mac App Store is quickly becoming like the iPhone App Store. More apps. Less money. While Android and Amazon and the Cloud People want us to run all our apps in a browser and store data in the cloud, Apple’s Mac developers keep churning out the apps.
Sketch The Night Away
I love to sketch, but my talent goes wanting. Most of my sketches look like Picasso on a bad hair day. Wait. All his days were bad hair days. So are all my sketches.
Then I found this incredibly inexpensive Mac App Store app called PhotoSketcher. It takes a photo and turns it into a sketch.
Not much tweaking is required, either, but having a photo with a plain background works better.
Basically, it’s copy and paste. The split view is handy for tweaking photos, but if the photo is clean and crisp without a busy background, it just works.
The Mac App Store is becoming a haven for apps like these. They do one thing. They don’t cost much. They’re useful. Just like apps for the iPhone.
I’ll never become a police sketch artist. With PhotoSketcher I’ll still be able to wow the uninformed (until they see an actual sketch). For now, I just tell them that I sketch best from a photograph and I need to work in private.