Design and produce your own cross-stitch patterns with this easy-to-use application. PM Stitch Creator offers two interface styles, Windows-standard and the more pleasing graphic mode, and it's easy to switch back and forth to choose which one you feel more comfortable with. The program offers a Wizard to walk you through creating a new pattern, with options to import and adjust images, choose canvas size, style, and color, and choose thread count and color. There are a number of options for image file types, including JPEG, Adobe PhotoShop, and PCX. Once created, PM Stitch Creator offers some nice tools to view your pattern with color blocks, thread symbols, and as a finished product. You can use all of the program's features, including printing your finished patterns, with the 14-day trial version. This program is suitable for all users who would like to create cross-stitch patterns of their own design.
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From Stoik Software:
Stoik Stitch Creator makes turning your pictures into cross-stitch masterpiece a breeze. You can convert any picture or photograph into a cross-stitch pattern, or create your very own cross-stitch charts from scratch by using tools like virtual needles, color fill, eraser, text and picture inserts. It only takes three easy steps to convert a picture into a cross-stitch chart. Choose your picture by loading it from the disk, scanner, or digital camera. Specify desired floss palette and let Stoik Stitch Creator convert your picture into an optimized cross-stitch pattern. Adjust your cross-stitch pattern by adding a motif, border, or using the drawing tools available. Hit Print and start stitching. Create cross-stitch charts in perfect color. Stoik Stitch Creator knows the colors of most threads, and has information from many recent brand catalogues. By specifying which threads you're going to use, you can help STOIK Stitch Creator create a perfect pattern for you.
The file became corrupted. In the edit mode, I couldn't see the pattern because the gridlines were out of whack with each other - overlapping, etc. The problem kept getting worse, and after 6 days, the company has not replied. Also, it's difficult to choose a palate and color of thread. And, there's no ability to copy between projects. Very frustrating. Also, no direct way to move a part of the design.