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« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2008 12:37:13 PM »

PC Stitch works on Macs too...
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« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2008 03:00:00 PM »

PC Stitch works on Macs too...

Really? All I could see on their website were versions for Vista and whatevercamebefore Vista.
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« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2008 07:43:31 AM »

Ack! Sorry-- I misspoke.  the pattern viewer program works on both-- which i recommend to people when i sell patterns...
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« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2008 07:56:23 AM »

Thanks for letting us know cause I have a Mac hooked up to my printer and need to download pattern viewer Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2008 10:39:43 AM »

Does anybody have any tips or recommendations for how to create cross stitch patterns from scratch digitally without using special pattern-making software?

Is there an easy way to do it in photoshop or excel? I've found tutorials on how to make patterns from photos in photoshop, but not for regular, black-and-white pattern creating.

I've been trying to find a way to convert my pencil-and-graph paper cross stitch patterns into a neat digital format to share, but it seems to be impossible without PC Stitch or other software. This is kinda frustrating since I'm a Mac gal (and honestly wasn't impressed with the MacStitch demo), and I don't relish the thought of having to borrow a PC to make patterns.

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« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2008 11:29:02 AM »

I rather liked the demo of HobbyWare I tried. I'm not 100% on if it's mac compatible though. Can't find on the website, it just mentions having Windows.
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« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2008 04:55:45 PM »

You can muck around with the cell width and heights to make the cells square in excel, and then make some cells black to make the pattern. I used a width of 5 and a height of 10 to make squares.
I don't know if mac has a version of paint that would work, but in the windows version, zooming in 800% and showing the grid can also work to make patterns.
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« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2008 08:25:22 PM »

I know this is a week or two old, but I do know of an online picture to chart converter here:
http://www.patternsforyou.com/en/pattern_maker.html

I have not yet tried it on a photo, but I have used it for some smaller graphic conversions and it seems pretty decent.  To adjust the pattern size you do have to go to the advanced settings link and it only will create a pattern up to 100 cells/stitches. 
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« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2008 12:28:28 PM »

How would I go about making a embroidery pattern from this photo of my wagon?
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« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2008 02:14:25 PM »

OMG! amazing ride!

I use PC stitch, probably edit the photo first (nix the backgroud etc) then pic how many colors you want depending on what your making.

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