While Adobe’s Photoshop is the most well-known name in terms of image editing software, Autodesk’s Sketchbook Pro offers many of the same features and functions at a fraction of the cost. Even more impressive, Sketchbook Pro also provides users with fantastic tools for creating drawings and sketches on touch-based computers and tablets.
Paying a one-time license fee of $59.99 gives users a fully featured program for your PC or Mac, with a huge variety of brushes, pens, and pencils in an interface specially designed for drawing on a tablet. You can also create and select multiple layers, allowing you to go from sketch to finished product without much trouble. As long as you have a stylus and a tablet equipped with pressure-sensitivity drivers, you can mimic real-life drawing. If you’ve always wanted to try your hand at digital drawing, this program is a great place to start.
But if all you need is image editing, Sketchbook Pro has plenty of tools that get that job done as well. There are tools for cropping, cutting, pasting, and resizing, giving you a good amount of control over your images at a fraction of Photoshop’s price. If you’re feeling sticker shock over Adobe’s robust software package, Autodesk’s Sketchbook Pro may be just what you’re looking for.