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At this point in time, there is no editing function. This will be available in a later version of the software, but I'm sorry to say I don't have a specific time for when that will happen.

Thank you all, I do prefer the look of tunisian for graphgans. But after having tried the intarsia method a few times, I went back to the old way of cross stitching on it. It's easier, but it takes longer. Wink

This is driving me mad.

Often when I'm making cross stitch patterns with text in them, the black lines of the text, no matter how clear and sharp, often come out as light grey, green, or are even absent entirely.  

I'm aware of the issues with JPGs so have tried both GIFs and PNGs with no improvement.  I tried limiting the colours of the image which really has only 5, flat colours to begin with - but this only seems to worsen the problem.  Tips?

Hi, chiji.

There are several things that make some pictures better than others.  I'll eventually be detailing this in another post and small video.

The best pictures are .gif and .png.  These are "lossless" images and are not generally compressed.  We don't recommend .jpg images unless they're saved at 0% compression.

Here's something that helps in most cases:  Use a "paint" or "draw" program to save your image.  Resize it down to a 1:1 ratio.  This means one pixel across for each stitch across.  And one pixel down for each row down.  So if you're wanting a 150 stitch across by 200 row down cross stitch chart for example, it would be best to give the freePatternWizard program a 150x200 pixel image.

There are a few other informational posts here on the boards relating to this.



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