Masterpieces created here I like to stitch reproductions of the paintings by the great masters: Van Gogh, Monet, Mondrian, and the like. This app is robust enough to enable me to import photos of these masterpieces and recreate them in fabric and floss. It can handle as many colors as I've asked it to. And I can use it for needlepoint instead of cross stitch with a little creativity. My only (minor) complaint is that sometimes the initial setup can be difficult to get right. But it's not enough of a problem for me to downgrade it a star. Absolutely fabulous!
Needs improvement. Cons: You can't print directly from the app. You can't lock the design once you're done working on it, meaning you have to completely avoid touching it. When printed in color, you can't distinguish individual black stitches. There is no color fill for large areas. *Now it won't let me open an emailed design and randomly fills empty areas with white stitches after saving.* Pros: Designing small charts with this app is quick and intuitive. Allows free-hand designing or from image. All the major floss manufacturers are available.
Unable to choose larger scale pictures This is a nice app overall and converts your pictures into cross stitch. However, not able to choose resolution beyond a smallish one. Fewer stitches result in the image being unrecognisable, as a lot of detail is lost. Would be great if we were able to preselect the size of the project. Very nice app if you want to design your own projects from scratch.
Lacking details The app only uses the most basic cross stitch, there is no backstitching, no quarter or half stitches to help add detail. You can't create large patterns with lots of colors if I wanted to make a small basic pattern I could do so using graph paper and colored pencils.
Why bother saving? I spent 6 hours working on 3 different designs today, saving along the way, of course. This app only saved about 1/3 of the two designs I had finished. Waste of a day, waste of money.
Would be better if patterns locked Great for designing, but it would be nice if the patterns locked so that I wasn't in danger of messing up the pattern every time I referenced it. I also second the request for fill. If I have a large area to fill, trying to move quickly causes the focus to zoom out.