Needlepoint Software

Hi all,
Does anybody here make their own charts from photographs? I'm looking
to purchase a computer program such as PC Stitch for example, but would
like to know the quality / pricing and ease of use for the different
programs. I was using PhotoShop but a virus ended that option for me as
my PS CD is too old to run on this computer and I sure as heck can't
afford $700 + to chart my pics! :)
Thanks everybody,
Maureen
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Maureen Grace-Miller
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Jim Cripwell does this and I am sure he will respond. I'm not sure which program he uses but he does some absolutely beautiful charts with whatever it is. I think the only time he works from a commercial chart is when he completes the stitching for another person! Wait about a bit and he will respond to this pos. CiaoMeow >^;;^<
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Tia Mary
There are far less expensive photo editing softwares available. I use Corels Paint Shop Pro and within that you could take the pixels in a pic and make a chart. You could always try a Free Trial download and run it off lol
I have never done anything elaborate with it, just lettering for an anniversary sampler, it was easy but as I understand it, the problem with the specific programmes is that they create confetti stitches and before using as a chart, you need to refine it down to far fewer colours, and it's a lot of work before you even get to stitching.
I would wait for someone like Jim Cripwell to tell you, he does it but I haven't a clue which programme he uses.
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lucretiaborgia
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lucretiaborgia
Thank you everyone,
I e-mailed Jim off-group. What I was looking for a program for was to 'stitch' the family tree. Since this is a life-long project, I was just looking for something simple yet half decent.
Maureen
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Maureen Grace-Miller

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