updated 02:00 pm EDT, Tue July 1, 2008
Quixpace debuts Stitches
Quixpace has announced Stitches 1.0, a cross-stitching and charting application for needlepointers using Mac OS X. It allows users to create and design cross-stitch charts, both from scratch or by importing photos, drawings and clip art into the software. It has 450 painting tools, 427 DMC swatches and it automatically converts imported art to DMC standard colors. It requires Mac OS X 10.4 and higher, and a minimum of 512MB RAM. The $50 software works on Intel- and PowerPC G5/G4-based Macs, and has a demo available.
Stitches can also insert text and symbols. It is a WYSIWYG program, printing exactly what is on-screen on both paper and cloth and can also estimate the amount of thread users will consume on the pattern.