Akvis announces the release of Akvis Sketch 15 for Mac OS X and Windows. The software turns photos into pencil drawings. Version 15 offers new options to set colors for the pencil strokes and background, new presets in both classic and artistic styles, a new share feature, compatibility with Photoshop CC, and other improvements.

Akvis Sketch transforms digital photos into pencil sketches and charcoal drawings. It can also add the watercolor and pastel effects to the picture.

Akvis Sketch sells for US$72 and is downloadable from Akvis.com . The functionality of the program depends on the license type. Consult the website for more details about license types and versions of Sketch.