updated 01:30 pm EDT, Wed September 23, 2009
Various editing tools
Severn has released its latest application, Stitchtastic, used to design cross-stitch patterns. The program features a photo-to-pattern tool that can convert an image into a cross-stitch pattern, or users can alternatively digitally paint stitches onto a virtual canvas. The pattern can be further edited using different size brushes, switching between a full stitch and a half stitch, erasing selected stitches, or backing stitches with French knots.
Design tools also included in the application consist of a bucket utility to fill an area with stitches, fonts, transparency, color blocks, crop, cut and paste. Selected areas can also be mirrored and flipped. Once users are happy with their design, the pattern can be printed off for reference while stitching.
Stitchtastic 1.0 requires Mac OS X 10.5 and can be purchased from the Severn online store for $95.