• Are you new to cross stitch designing looking for an easy-to-use package that provides a great introduction?
  • Do you expect to produce designs only occasionally?
  • Are you interested in adding extra modules for other crafts if cross stitch is not your primary interest?
  • Are you looking for a low cost, useful program?
  • ...then choose Easy Cross

  • Do you want to produce an abundance of designs quickly?
  • Do you need a comprehensive package full of powerful features offered at great value for money?
  • Are you are interested in software developed for advanced designers?
  • ...then choose Easy Cross de luxe

  • Do you want the best design package available?
  • Is productivity important to you?
  • Do you require greater control over the appearance of your design printouts?
  • Do you want to bring the efficiency of the professional designers to your designing?
  • ...then choose Easy Cross Enterprise

     

    Easy Cross Enterprise

    (£60)

    Easy Cross de luxe

    (£35)

    Easy Cross

    (£18)

    Stitch types including full stitch, half stitch, quarter stitch, backstitch and French knot

    23

    16

    16

    Thread charts including DMC, Anchor and Madeira

    39

    39

    3

    Fabric charts (Zweigart, Frank Stone and Fabric Flair)

    3

    3 3

    Number of colours per design

    255

    255

    255

    Maximum size of design

    2000 x 2000

    2000 x 2000

    2000 x 2000

    Browse thumbnails of designs and files

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    OLE compatible (add to other programs)

    Yes

    Yes

     

    Design thumbnail given on screen

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Database: Keep track of designs

    Yes

       

    Supplied with templates and design your own [dimensions and apertures]

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Print to bitmap files including Postscript format

    Yes

       

    Print preview and tiling for larger designs

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Flexible printing: With or without key, grid or centre marks

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Variety of different print styles including black & white symbols and colour block

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Print: Set colour of overlap when Tiling and change centre marks

    Yes

    Yes

     

    Print selected stitches: Change printout colour, font type and key layout

    Yes

    Yes

     

    Print: Change margins, line thickness and add design information

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Converts photographs into cross stitch

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Direct scanning and supports 72  file formats

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Convert part of an image; merge 2 conversions

    Yes

    Yes

     

    Convert an image into the backdrop, along with the ability to spray backdrop colours

    Yes

    Yes

     

    Copy, move, cut and paste areas including irregular shapes if required

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Copy Cross Stitch only, Backstitch only or both

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Flip, mirror, rotate, scale up and down

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Rotate to any angle and change colours when placing

    Yes

    Yes

     

    Smooth stitches automatically inserts ¾ stitches

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Automatic repeat of edits

    Yes

    Yes

     

    Pick colour, stitch or colour and stitch

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Change or delete a colour or Backstitch section

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Automatic Backstitch outline

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Set rectangular area for exclusive edits to take place in

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Add lines, squares, rectangles, diamonds, circles, ellipses, arcs, triangles, angled squares, pentagons, hexagons, octagons, stars

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Create your own shapes

    Yes

    Yes

     

    Adjust fill styles for flood fill, filled shapes or text

    Yes

    Yes

     

    Auto Shading option adds shading to your design

    Yes

    Yes

     

    Flood fill and draw filled shapes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Flood fill to Backstitch

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Insert additional designs into the current design

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Save and use motifs from the library and use to create a border

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Supplied Motifs 

    439

     439 439 
    Motif Pad con store motifs being currently used or ones selected from the browser 

    Yes

    Yes

     
    Use the built-in Cross stitch fonts

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Ability to save your own cross fonts which allows all stitch types

    Yes

    Yes

     

    Use any True Type font to add text to a design

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    True Type Text art: Transform and apply patterns to the text

    Yes

    Yes

     

    Create square, rectangle, circle and ellipse borders using the built-in or your own repeats

    Yes

    Yes

     

    Optionally objects allow re-positioning of areas once they have been placed

    Yes

    Yes

     

    Add, change colours and remove unused colours to palettes: Save & load palettes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Add and change blended colours with a realistic appearance in the stitched view

    Yes

    Yes

     

    Conversion between thread manufacturers and change & add colour to thread charts

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Automatically merges colours used less than a given number of stitches

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Anti photocopying symbols

    Yes

       

    Multiple Colour Schemes in one design

    Yes

    Yes

     

    Select fabric colours & count:: Edit the colours in the thread charts

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Symbols for cross stitch and backstitch are assigned according to darkest

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Specific symbols can be assigned to a colour in the thread chart, so the colour will always use the same symbol.

    Yes

    Yes

     

    Edit symbols and use True Type Fonts as symbols

    Yes

    Yes

     

    Set thread chart preference

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Flexible zoom levels include full view and ability to pan around design

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Full screen view

    Yes

    Yes

     

    Flexible grid, ruler and toolbar settings

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Select a frame from the library or add extra frames

    Yes

    Yes

     

    Show and print coloured mounts

    Yes

    Yes

     

    Show and print coloured template

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Various stitch display including Stitched View

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Show and hide colours

    Yes

    Yes

     

    Change and add colours to fabric charts

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Annotation: Add text, arrows, lines and quick key

    Yes

    Yes

     

    Crop, extend, scale and centre designs

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Scale using quarter stitches

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Change one stitch type to another

    Yes

    Yes

     

    Remove  lone stitches

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Insert/delete rows and columns

    Yes

    Yes

     

    Show design statistics such as thread usage

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Extra settings for thread usage calculation

    Yes

       

    Database: Keep track of your threads

    Yes

       

    To Do List - add reminders for work to do on your designs

    Yes

       

    Use the built-in backup program to keep copies of your work

    Yes

    Yes

     

    Up to 100 undo, redo options

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Page Layout is a built-in simple desktop publisher which can create brochures and leaflets

    Yes

       

    Page Layout: Copy, cut, paste, delete, resize & move areas, place areas to front or back and use available alignment tools

    Yes

       

    Page Layout allows multiple pages and add designs; keys; pictures & text

    Yes

       

    Create simple thread organiser & using built-in print layouts

     

    Yes

     

    Thread organisers with symbols & colours automatically taken from the design and add text & logos

    Yes