This is a fun app to explore ways to play with a simple image. I believe Microsoft’s “Image Composer“can be downloaded free from various sites( Google it ) . I got it as an add-on with something called “FrontPage 98” years abo and use it all the time, working in Windows 7 ane earlier.
Below are selected image changes you can make using Image Composer 1.5 ‘s bundled plug-in called “Impressionist”. ( I dont think MS ever developed the software any further .You can make 162 different changes using default settings, as I show below.
At left is the original image being transformed – a simple iPhone snap of some grasses beside our house . . .
Below These are various transformations/”Effects” I liked . All are automatically generated by IC. You can make some changes to default settings, such as for a finer brush.
“Pencil Sketch Softe Detailed”
” Pencil Scribble on Original”
“Pencil Crosshatch Silverpoint”
“Paint Hot Swirl”
“Paint Free Daubs”
“Ink detailed colour stipple”
“Geometric Poker Chips”
“Charcoal Scratches on Black”
Chalk sketch Monochrome