Cstitch – convert images to cross stitch patterns

Cstitch turns an image into a cross stitch pattern and allows you to edit the generated pattern. The final product is a pdf of the cross stitch pattern and a list of the colors in the pattern.

Follow a simple four stage process: Choose your colours, compare colour choices, square the image and edit, and finally create the pattern and edit.

Cstitch is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Load images in various formats, including jpg, png, webp, and gif.
  • Choose from several options for selecting colors to be used in the pattern including Num colors to DMC, Num colors to Anchor, Num colors, DMC, and Anchor.
  • Choose how large you want your final pattern to be (by choosing the size of squares to be imposed on your image. With the median mode, the representative color of a given block is chosen to be that color in the block that is “least far” in total from all of the other colors in the block. With the mode mode, it chooses the representative color of a given block to be the color that appears most often in that block.
  • Edit your pattern with tools including draw, change color, and fill region. There are four tools for editing your pattern by hand.
  • Save your project and restore for later editing.
  • Save the final pattern as a pdf.
  • Keyboard shortcuts.

Website: cstitch.sourceforge.net
Developer: Tom Klein
License: GNU General Public License v3.0

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