the affordable facial composite software your agency CANNOT afford to be without!

SketchCop® Facial Composite System 

SketchCop® software app is arguably the first facial composite software capable of yielding the same, sketch-like, quality product offered by that of a police sketch artist. SketchCop® was designed by I.A.I. Certified Forensic Artist Michael W. Streed to help produce a consistent end-product to assist law enforcement in their reduction of investigative cycle times.

SketchCop® Facial Composite System is:

  • Easy to use
  • Cost-effective
  • Available to more users
  • NO art skills required

SketchCop® Facial Composite System is the perfect portable, 24/7 solution for solving crime. Our modification tools make it easy for users to edit their images. Those who wish to make more refined edits can export their multi-layer images to GIMP GNU Manipulation Program.

SketchCop® Facial Composite System’s intuitive user interface allows users to focus on the most important part of creating any facial composite – the eyewitness interview.

Face the future today! Our competitive pricing makes it easier than ever for law enforcement to add SketchCop® Facial Composite System to their investigative arsenal. To request a quote or if you need further information, use our Contact page.

Features & Benefits

Operating System: Windows, Mac or Linux.

Creates: Color or gray-scale 750 x 1000 images.

Database: Approximately 2,000+ facial components allow users to create countless facial

SketchCop® modification tools: Move, Scale, Paired Margin, Rotate, Trapezoid Distort, Eraser, Create New Layer, Horizontal Flip, Change Layer Opacity, Control Brightness, Contrast, Hue & Saturation and Skin Tone Shader. Drag and Drop facial components, split paired parts, Hide and Reorder Layers is also available.

Refinement tools: We recommend users download a FREE copy of GIMP GNU Image Manipulation software at: to make further image refinements.

Exportable: facial composites may be saved as a .PNG or multi-layer .TIFF file.

Database: Available facial components will allow users to create a wide range of ethnic faces. (Female database is currently in development.)

Facial Component Database includes: Heads, Chins, Ears, Foreheads, Cheeks, Hairstyles, Eyebrows, Eyes, Noses, Mouths, Headwear and Eye/Sunglasses. Age your suspect using our Forehead lines, Eye lines, Mid-facial lines and Neck lines. Alternative looks can be created using Beards, Stubble, Mustaches and Goatees, Masks, Earrings, Tattoos, Blemishes and Scars.

Discounts: We offer a competitive price for our software licenses. Please contact our inside sales team to determine if the number of licenses you order qualify for a multi-license discount.

Training: Please visit our Training page to learn about training options.

Product upgrades and updates: Sold separately, or as part of a 3-year maintenance program.

Technical support: via E-mail.

Sample Images

We encourage you to review the facial composite samples created with SketchCop® Facial Composite System!

Now you can create your own facial composites similar to those created by professional police sketch artist!

Our facial component libraries have a variety of features that allow users to create many different ethnicities. These facial component libraries will continue to be updated, including elements recommended by you – the software user.

Age your facial composite, add a disguise or distinctive headgear. All you need is an eyewitness and basic computer skills.

**We will soon be adding a female facial component library to supplement the existing male database.**

Get The FREE Trial

A limited trial version of SketchCop® Facial Composite System software is ONLY available to law enforcement, military, government, security professionals and select licensed private investigators. The trial version of our facial composite software is NOT currently available for classroom use. SketchCop® Facial Composite System trial software allows users to create a wide-array of facial composites. It’s designed to help you determine if our software-driven solution for creating facial composites is suitable for your department.

*Please note that a limited amount of the complete database of facial components is available within the trial program. (Only 5 facial components per component category) All other software functions are fully operational. For additional information or to request your FREE trial, please visit our Contact page.

To receive the FULL benefit of SketchCop® Facial Composite System software, we recommend users upgrade their trial to a full-license.

System Requirements

Minimum System Requirements:

  • Processor: Intel® or AMD processor with 64-bit support
  • Operating system: Windows 10, Mac and Linux. Requires Java
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Graphics card: A dedicated graphics card is a “nice to have” but not necessary
  • Monitor resolution: 1280 x 800 display
  • Hard disk space: less than 1GB (including Java size)
  • Internet: required for software activation

Users should also consider GIMP photo editing software to enhance their user experience.

For more information about SketchCop® Facial Composite System, refer to Frequently Asked Questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you seeking a cost-effective, easy-to-use software-driven solution for creating facial composites?

Our Frequently Asked Questions was created to help you decide if SketchCop® Facial Composite System is the right facial composite software choice for you and your department.

If you have additional questions, or you can’t find the answer you’re looking for; we encourage you to contact our SketchCop® Support Team.

Do you have to be an artist to use SketchCop® Facial Composite System software?

No artistic skills are necessary to use our software. We’ve already sketched everything for you. All you have to do is conduct a proper interview and have basic computer skills to easily assemble your facial composite.

Which is more effective: a police sketch artist or facial composite software?

Both are equally effective. Police Sketch Artists like to make the argument that they are superior to police composite sketch programs. At one time they may have been. But, with SketchCop® Facial Composite System Software; law enforcement agencies now have a broader range of options.

How long does it take to create a facial composite using SketchCop® Facial Composite System software?

That depends on the length of your interview. With ANY facial composite system you can create a face in minutes. But, is it the right face? Take the time necessary to properly interview your eyewitness and everything else will fall nicely into place.

Is SketchCop® Facial Composite System software easy to use?

Yes, our software is VERY easy to use. It’s intuitive interface is easy to navigate.

Does SketchCop® Facial Composite System software only work using Windows O/S?

SketchCop® Facial Composite System software will run on Windows, Mac AND Linux O/S.

What is the best device to use SketchCop® Facial Composite System?

We recommend using portable devices such as the Microsoft Surface Tablet. Not only can they be taken into the field, they can also be connected to a desktop monitor with a larger screen for use in the office.

How is SketchCop® Facial Composite System software different from other facial composite software?

SketchCop® Facial Composite System software is arguably one of the first facial composite software programs capable of yielding the same quality product offered by that of a police sketch artist.

Do you offer discounts for more than one software license?

We offer a competitive price for our software licenses. Please contact our inside sales team to determine if the number of licenses you order qualify for a multi-license discount.

Can I export SketchCop® Facial Composite System software images?

Our images may be saved as .PNG or Multi-layer .TIFF files and imported into GIMP image editing software for further edits.

Is technical support available?

Technical support is available via e-mail.

Do you charge annual maintenance fees?

Our annual maintenance plan features upgrades to software functions and our facial library database. Please contact us for a quote.

Do you offer training?

We offer training in a variety of formats. Please visit our Training page to choose the option that’s best for you.