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As of 15 January 2016 we have added machine output to all versions and discontinued the separate machine cross stitch. This means you can produce hand charts and machine files at no extra cost.

Price

Country

Professional

Professional Plus

Publisher

UK

£75 (download £42 + tax)

£125 (download £75 + tax)

£399 (download £240 + tax)

USA

$89 (download $59 + tax)

$149 (download $99 + tax)

$479 (download $299 + tax)

Germany

89.99

149.99

POA

*Non UK prices obtained from our distributors websites at time of writing. UK and German prices include VAT at local rates. Downloads sold through Digital River and are liable to tax at your country/state rate.

Application

Use for:

Professional

Professional Plus

Publisher

Symbol charts

Yes

Yes

Yes

Machine stitching

Yes*

Yes*

Yes*

* Machine digitising of Cross stitch 3/4, 1/4 and backstitch. If purchasing from a distributor may require registration and free downloading of update depending on age of stock. Updates are free for 2 years from purchase.

Stitch Types

Stitch

Professional

Professional Plus

Publisher

Cross Stitch

Yes

Yes

Yes

3/4 Stitch + 1/4

Yes

Yes

Yes

1/2 Stitch (/,\)

No

Yes

Yes

4 x 1/4 Stitch

No

Yes

Yes

Long Stitch

Yes

Yes

Yes

Split Cross

No

Yes

Yes

Back Stitch (BS)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Multi thickness BS

No

Yes

Yes

BS to centre

No

Yes

Yes

Kloster Block

Yes

Yes

Yes

Woven Bars

Yes

Yes

Yes

Spiders Webs

Yes

Yes

Yes

French knots

Yes

Yes

Yes

Beads

Yes

Yes

Yes

Knitting

Yes

Yes

Yes

Blackwork

Manual

Auto

Auto

Custom

No

Yes

Yes

Colour features

Feature

Professional

Professional Plus

Publisher

Thread ranges

30+

30+

30+

Colours per design

75

220

220

Blending

No

Yes

Yes

Hue Change

No

Yes

Yes

Edit/add colours

No

Yes

Yes

Change BS colour

No

Yes

Yes

Swap Clr in area

No

Yes

Yes

Match colour

Yes

Yes

Yes

Merge Colour

Yes

Yes

Yes

Change symbols

Yes

Yes

Yes

Sort palette

No

Yes

Yes

Remove Duplicates

Yes

Yes

Yes

Remove unused

Yes

Yes

Yes

Delete colour

Yes

Yes

Yes

Pick palette

Yes

Yes

Yes

Reduce Colours

Yes

Yes

Yes

Vary Brightness

Yes

Yes

Yes

Vary colour balance

Yes

Yes

Yes

Selective display

Yes

Yes

Yes

Drawing Tools

Tool:

Professional

Professional Plus

Publisher

Filled shapes

6

20+

20+

Unfilled shapes

6

6

6

Pen width

1-4

1-4

1-4

Line of stitches

Yes

Yes

Yes

Rotated borders

Yes

Yes

Yes

Backstitch pen tool

No

Yes

Yes

Draw with mirrors

No

Yes

Yes

Curve drawing

No

Yes

Yes

Undo operation

Yes

Yes

Yes

Stitch by stitch undo

No

Yes

Yes

Area Operations

Function:

Professional

Professional Plus

Publisher

Define rectangular

Yes

Yes

Yes

Define irregular

Yes

Yes

Yes

Cut,Copy,Paste,Del

Yes

Yes

Yes

Delete stitch type

Yes

Yes

Yes

Fill

Yes

Yes

Yes

Reflect X,Y

Yes

Yes

Yes

Mirror

Yes

Yes

Yes

Rotate 90

Yes

Yes

Yes

Rotate any angle

Yes

Yes

Yes

Auto Backstitch

Yes

Yes

Yes

Auto Move/Copy

Yes

Yes

Yes

Resize area

Yes

Yes

Yes

To layered object

Yes

Yes

Yes

Magic wand select

No

Yes

Yes

Swap colour

No

Yes

Yes

Hue change

Yes

Yes

Yes

Auto BS colours

Yes

Yes

Yes

Auto BS outline

No

Yes

Yes

Selective display

Yes

Yes

Yes

Automatic Tools

Tool:

Professional

Professional Plus

Publisher

Backstitch

Yes

Yes

Yes

Floodfill

Yes

Yes

Yes

Fill tolerance

No

Yes

Yes

Fill with motif

No

Yes

Yes

Custom fill pattern

No

Yes

Yes

Half density fill

No

Yes

Yes

Quarter density fill

No

Yes

Yes

Blackwork fill

No

Yes

Yes

Blackwork patterns

No

Yes

Yes

Smooth

No (manual)

Yes

Yes

Despeckle

No

Yes

Yes

Screen shot

Yes

Yes

Yes

Thread length calc.

Yes

Yes

Yes

Thread costing

No

Yes

Yes

Variable formula

No

Yes

Yes

Image Importing

Feature:

Professional

Professional Plus

Publisher

Scanning

Yes

Yes

Yes

Crop image

Yes

Yes

Yes

Reduce colours

Yes

Yes

Yes

Match thread range

Yes

Yes

Yes

Match to chosen

Yes

Yes

Yes

select size

Yes

Yes

Yes

Interpolate on resize

Yes

Yes

Yes

Preview design

Yes

Yes

Yes

Repeat last image

Yes

Yes

Yes

File formats

Many

Many

Many

Twain support

Yes

Yes

Yes

USB compatible

Yes

Yes

Yes

Patternmaker V1, Aspire2, Stitchcraft, PC-Stitch 5,6,7

Yes

Yes

Yes

Clipboard import

Yes

Yes

Yes

Multiple TWAINs

Yes

Yes

Yes

Scan with petitpoint

No

Yes

Yes

Display

Function:

Professional

Professional Plus

Publisher

Max Design Size

500 x 500 stitches

1200 x 1200

2000 x 2000

Colours per design

75

220

220

Fabric count

1-99

1-99

1-99

Realistic Aida

Yes

Yes

Yes

Realistic Linen

Yes

Yes

Yes

Realistic Tapestry canvas

Yes

Yes

Yes

Realistic Plastic

Yes

Yes

Yes

Realistic Rug

Yes

Yes

Yes

Plain Grid

Yes

Yes

Yes

Image as b'ground

No

Yes

Yes

Blank background

Yes

Yes

Yes

Set aspect ratio

Yes

Yes

Yes

View framed

Yes

Yes

Yes

Realistic Crosses

Yes

Yes

Yes

Realistic Tapestry stitches

Yes

Yes

Yes

Knitting

Yes

Yes

Yes

Block display

Yes

Yes

Yes

Symbol Display

Yes

Yes

Yes

Symbol + Block

Yes

Yes

Yes

Colour Symbol

Yes

Yes

Yes

Centre marks

Yes

Yes

Yes

Alignment targets

No

No

Yes

Zoom Levels

13

13

13

Scroll bars

Yes

Yes

Yes

Superview navigate

Yes

Yes

Yes

No. Designs open

50+

50+

50+

Layered Object functions

Function:

Professional

Professional Plus

Publisher

Area to Object

Yes

Yes

Yes

Motif as Object

Yes

Yes

Yes

Move Object

Yes

Yes

Yes

Resize Object

Yes

Yes

Yes

Restore Object

Yes

Yes

Yes

Convert to stitches

Yes

Yes

Yes

Rotate

No

Yes

Yes

Reflect

No

Yes

Yes

Duplicate

No

Yes

Yes

Bring to Front

Yes

Yes

Yes

Send to back

Yes

Yes

Yes

Move forward

Yes

Yes

Yes

Move back

Yes

Yes

Yes

Align Tops

No

Yes

Yes

Align Bottoms

No

Yes

Yes

Align Left

No

Yes

Yes

Align right

No

Yes

Yes

Combine

No

Yes

Yes

Group

No

Yes

Yes

Split

No

Yes

Yes

Text Objects

Yes

Yes

Yes

Vector CAD edit

No

No

Yes

Text to stitches functions

Function:

Professional

Professional Plus

Publisher

Use TrueType fonts

Yes

Yes

Yes

Cross Stitch

Yes

Yes

Yes

Cross & 3/4 stitch

Yes

Yes

Yes

Backstitch outlined

Yes

Yes

Yes

Backstitch fonts

No

Yes

Yes

Multiple line

No

Yes

Yes

Auto Centering

No

Yes

Yes

Design own fonts

No

Yes

Yes

Pictorial capable fonts

No

Yes

Yes

Change object font

Yes

Yes

Yes

Resize text object

Yes

Yes

Yes

Change object text

Yes

Yes

Yes

Layer text objects

Yes

Yes

Yes

Printing

Function:

Professional

Professional Plus

Publisher

Sizes

Infinite

Infinite

Infinite

Black Symbols

Yes

Yes

Yes

Colour Blocks

Yes

Yes

Yes

Colour crosses

Yes

Yes

Yes

Blocks and symbols

Yes

Yes

Yes

Colour symbols

Yes

Yes

Yes

Wash out colours

No

Yes

Yes

Use white symbols

No

Yes

Yes

Auto Tiling

Yes

Yes

Yes

Overlap shading

No

Yes

Yes

Print selected page

Yes

Yes

Yes

Print any area

Yes

Yes

Yes

Key on same sheet

Yes

Yes

Yes

Separate sheet key

Yes

Yes

Yes

Turn off grid

Yes

Yes

Yes

Print selected clrs

Yes

Yes

Yes

Spot Clr separation

No

No

Yes

Selectable grid nos.

Yes

Yes

Yes

3/4 stitch separators

Yes

Yes

Yes

Thread organisers

Yes

Yes

Yes

Thread lengths

Yes

Yes

Yes

Framed view

Yes

Yes

Yes

Print Preview

Yes

Yes

Yes

Life size model

No

No

Yes

Machine version prints framed view only - not charts

 

Special Publisher features

 

  • Add formatted text and graphics anywhere on the pattern using built-in word processor
  • Add callouts, arrows and cutouts into the grid in multiple shapes and coloursPrint life size models in photo-realistic stitches and canvas backgrounds without having to stitch anythingGenerate silk screen colour separations in up to 219 spot colours with oversizing according to adjacent colours
  • A variety of additional stitch types
  • Assign colours to chart symbols and use the same symbol for multiple thread colours, making it more difficult to copy charts.
  • CMYK separated prints and exports
  • Vector CAD package included for adding custom chart objects.
  • Combine multiple pdf files, rotate pdf pages, re-order pdf pages.