Bayan Lepas, Malaysia (PressExposure) February 15, 2009 -- Never sit around at the street again to have someone sketch for you. You can now do the sketch right in front of your computerâs monitor with Sketchmyphoto by a few clicks away. It converts your photo into digital sketch with its own software written from revolutionary algorithm. Digital sketch can be easily developed into unique gift idea. This will open up the opportunity for people during this economy downturn to create their own handmade gift by simply printing out the sketch, grab a frame of their choice, and frame it.
For those who are familiar with image processing software (e.g. Photoshop), try it out yourself and see the difference with Sketchmyphoto. It is almost near and realistic to hand drawn sketches. Look at their sample sketches. Sketchmyphoto is founded by 3 young engineers based in Penang, Malaysia. Chong Tian Teck, Khoo Yeong Jie and Ling Sing Thai. All of them graduated from University Technology of Malaysia (UTM) and started Sketchmyphoto 2 years ago by hosting the online service from home.
Sketchmyphoto provides two types of service: the free service and the premium service. The free service is a reduced quality of Sketchmyphoto in thumbnail size but users will instantly receive their sketch right after uploading their photo. Generally, it is suitable to display at messenger service, community website such as Facebook, mobile phone wallpaper.
Meanwhile, the premium service sketch will be same with the original size of photo uploaded by user. The sketch will be converted at its maximum quality from the software. A premium sketch is suitable for printing to frame. It is nice as a unique gift idea for relatives and friends and for decoration of house or office. Besides, premium sketches is useful for designers to design website, T-shirt, brochure, wedding cards or advertisement. It is also meant for computer wallpaper, real estate closing gift and souvenir for conference, events or gathering. The normal price for a premium sketch is at USD5.95 but they have special price promotion from time to time especially during festive season such as Christmas promotion and right now having Valentine's Day Promotion for USD4.95 on the whole month of February.
According to their graphic designer, Yeong Jie, âThe question I get most often is, âWhen am I going to get my sketch?â The customers often asked for their premium sketches ahead but then found out they have just send in their photo and still in the queue. The overwhelming response from customers especially before Christmas will usually make the delivery of the sketch to the maximum of 2 working days as the sketch needs our graphic designers to professionally touch up the photos for producing best quality sketches. However, it is our promise that will give away another sketch for free if we fail to deliver on timeâ
Sketchmyphoto is currently looking for business partners to provide physical products for their customer as many of its customers wish to buy physical products directly from Sketchmyphoto instead of just digital sketch. If you owned a website that is selling physical products developed from photos and hope to become Sketchmyphotoâs partners, you might be interested to contact them.
Many customers of Sketchmyphoto send back feedbacks on the premium service. One of them, Martha send in a photo of an old man fishing and said âSMP is cool. Thank you so much. I found your site by surfing. My father passes away on 7/7/07 and he loved to fish. Do you do the sketches in different sizes or email the sketch and then I have it printed? Iâm confused about the method. I think it is a really cool thing that you do. Thanks.â