« Last post by lammert on October 13, 2019, 11:19:11 AM »
Hi Pic2Pat users,
Exactly ten years ago, the Pic2Pat website started as a small personal site to generate cross stitch patterns from pictures. Use of the site has grown exponentially from 16 visitors in the first month to a few thousand visitors per day now. A staggering 5,233,493 patterns (yes, that is more than five million) have been generated and the number is counting. This is all still done with primarily the same software as ten years ago.
A lot has changed in ten years. The original design of the site was targeted at novice internet users where a few clicks should be enough to generate a nice cross stitch pattern in downloadable PDF format. Mobile phones and apps emerged and the way people use website changed significantly. For this reason, I have planned a mayor overhaul of the Pic2Pat software to make it even more useful for everyone, while keeping its usage simple and the costs for the users entirely free.
The first step will be an upgrade of the PDF generator. The new generator will allow larger patterns, and more colors to be used in a pattern. It will also print the page layout and information about the floss brand, stiches per inch and number of stitches. These are the most often requested missing features.
The next steps depend on your input, and all input is welcome.
Do you prefer another user interface, more functionality in selecting colors, functionality to edit the input pictures, downloading the patterns in other formats or anything else?
Please mention it in the comments below and I will see what can be added to the new Pic2Pat software.