Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Amazing Photosketch converts free hand sketches into realistic pictures

This is possibly one of the coolest thing I have ever seen, since VideoTrace.


Photosketch is, a soon to be made available, web based application that can take a simple stick-figure like rough sketches with annotations, search the web for matching photos and then automagically combines them together into a single “Photoshopped” image.

Watch the video demonstrating the jaw-dropping technology.

We present a system that composes a realistic picture from a simple freehand sketch annotated with text labels. The composed picture is generated by seamlessly stitching several photographs in agreement with the sketch and text labels; these are found by searching the Internet. Although online image search generates many inappropriate results, our system is able to automatically select suitable photographs to generate a high quality composition, using a filtering scheme to exclude undesirable images. We also provide a novel image blending algorithm to allow seamless image composition. Each blending result is given a numeric score, allowing us to find an optimal combination of discovered images. Experimental results show the method is very successful; we also evaluate our system using the results from two user studies.



[via Gizmodo]


  1. Not only the software but your skill on finding and presenting these type of softwares is really amazing. Not even a single day dawns without reading your blog. Best wishes. And do not forget to inform as soon as it is made public

  2. Thanks for reminding me, I forgot to mention the source. Found it on Gizmodo. Well, now it's on several other sites like Mashable and ZDnet.

  3. From where can i download it?


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