This program lets you create customized cross-stitch patterns, though you may find the busy design daunting. Stitch Shop's basic interface is crowded with a multitude of buttons and controls to add and edit stitches, motifs, and even your own photos to create a digital cross-stitch chart. The program would benefit from inclusion of tool tips and a Help file, and isn't as intuitive as others in the category. It does, however, work with nearly any image type and offers a number of ways to import and manipulate them. Though the disabling of the save and print options is understandable in a demo version, the trial doesn't permit you to preview your patterns either. Stitch Shop downloads as a compressed RAR file and you'll need to have an app that specifically handles this file type. This complex application isn't for the novice user, but more advanced users might appreciate its capabilities.
What's new in version 6.0 build 3305
ReleaseNovember 7, 2008
Date AddedApril 11, 2006
Version6.0 build 3305
Operating SystemsWindows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 3.x
This new digitizing software has the powerful cross stitch function similar with Origins, Wilcom, the feature includes; Export a digitized design in these formats DST, EXP, DSB, SZB. Advanced Color processing for accurate color matching. Ability to edit in an external image editor without closing the program. Manual Insertion with easy-to-use tools. Digitizing an existing BMP, GIF, JPG, WMF, EMF, images with picture preview of files for insertion. Insertion of Images from Twain sources scanner and digital camera image insertion. Advanced image processing for better image and color recognition. Photo Stitch options Contour,Tapestry, Pro, Random. Picture Preview of GEN files when opening existing StitchShop design files Currently the export and save function is restricted, please write email to email@example.com if you want more information. Version 6.0 build 3305 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.