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MacStitch (Mac), and WinStitch (for the PC) are primarily designed for making the creation of counted cross stitch charts easy, quick and fun.

You draw on screen using the mouse, using your selected colors (taken from the DMC, Anchor, Madeira or several other thread ranges), and build up your design just as you would on graph paper.

For the artistically challenged, you can import scanned photos or clipart, and have the program turn them into ready-to-stitch designs in minutes, at just the right size.

The printouts are clear and easy to read, especially when you choose to print at the larger symbol sizes. No need run down to the print shop to get the chart enlarged when you can print it yourself!

The task of creating a chart involves either designing something based upon an idea you have, and using the computer screen like a sheet of graph paper, or by importing an image from elsewhere (perhaps a photo or piece of clip art)

Once the design is on the screen, you can amend it further: perhaps by adding text, removing background stitches, or adding half stitches to smooth curved edges.