MyPhotoStitch is a free online service which will take one of your photos and chart it ready for cross stitch. I decided to test it using this photograph.
To use the program choose one of your photos on your computer. Make sure your photograph is under 1 MG as this program has a size limit imposed.
Then choose the size.
The program will produce charts that work up as
- 28 stitches x 28 stitches
- 50 stitches x 40 stitches
- 98 stitches x 77 stitches
- 150 stitches x 119 stitches
In my demonstration I chose 25 threads but in the drop down menu you have options of using between 5- 50 different threads.
You can also choose to have the pattern as symbols only, coloured squares only or have what I chose both. I tested this with one of my photos.
Before I loaded my test photograph I cropped it more or less square because I noticed that the stitch dimensions I was interested in using (ie 150 x 119) were for images that are orientated to be a landscape. I chose the largest size ie 150 stitches wide.
I then clicked submit.
From this screen I could download the pattern. You can also share your pattern if you choose.
When you download the design it is delivered as a PDF file. This is what it looked like.
The diagram is nice and large and easily seen. For instance this photograph generated a file of 9 tiled pages that could be printed out, taped together and used.
Thread colours are listed as DMC colours.
MyPhotoStitch is a great piece of software. You don’t have to download and install anything, PC’s and Macs can use it, its accessible from your browser and it’s free! This is a site definitely worth bookmarking.
Also on the site is the MyPhotoStitch blog to keep up with news but it is also worth browsing to see how the software is being used.