Ursa Software's MacStitch for Mac OSX 10.7 and above including El Capitan

MacStitch 2017 current release: r 11.x

An easy to use, yet extremely powerful computer program, which allows you to create cross stitch, tapestry, beadwork, knitting, and other similar sorts of designs.
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It lets you import scanned photos or clip art, chooses suitable colors for you, and converts these into designs, then lets you print out the designs in a variety of easy-to-read pattern styles on your own printer, together with an estimate of the amount of thread used.
Turn your own photos into charts - use clip art or images copied from the web (copyright may exist in these images so be careful if you wish to sell the designs afterwards) 
From start to chart in minutes!
And of course, the more artistic can design their own creations using little more than the mouse.
What you see on screen is what you get on paper and cloth.

Draw full, half, quarter stitches, beads, knots, backstitch..
Squares, circles, flood fill, search & replace, multi-level undo.
Print the result, export as PNG files or PDF files , and so much more!
Add single line comments, copyright information, and miniature keys right onto the design.

Click these logos to read some comparative reviews:

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Dana Batho Blog: ‘From a painting to cross stitch’

And now, access to hundreds of downloadable free and commercial .PAT files (PC Stitch format 4 through 7) available on the web, from your MAC!

Note: although there is a program with a similar name (mcStitch), our program is for hand crafting, and is not something to drive a sewing machine.

Prices range from £22/ $35 to £36/$65 plus tax
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Turn your photos into charts

See what the results will be BEFORE you stitch them!

Get creative!

New thick drawing brushes.. saves time!

New text options, including text as petit point..

New: Add a mini-key right into the chart

New: Lasso Selection tool

New Features 2012

New features 2011