Accurate and Reliable Colour Reduction
Stitch'n'Glitch now uses the Median Cut method for colour reduction which results in highly efficient and reliable operation. Images are no longer compressed if a Glitch Level of 0 is selected, making colour reproduction more accurate.
The user can now convert the colours in the image to one of 42 predefined colour palettes. Categories of palettes include "Monochrome", "Monitor" (a collection of historical computer display palettes), and others specially selected to produce interesting results.
A very flexible feature that lets users create palettes from specific brand or hexidecimal colours. They are particularly useful when the selection of flosses is limited to what is at hand or a specific shade must be used.
Faster operations; bigger images
Not only is glitching, dithering and pattern creation faster than before, new algorithms mean Stitch'n'Glitch can handle much bigger images - up to 500,000 pixels (width x height) or about 100Kb in file size. Pattern creation has also been speeded-up and they should be smaller in file size too.
Choose colours for your pattern symbols
There is now a choice of 4 different colour schemes for your pattern symbols. Users may find the symbols easier to read if the background contrasts strongly. The white background option is still available.
Multiple dithering options
From classic error diffusion algorithms such as Floyd Steinburg and Atkinson to distinctive pattern dithers, no other cross stitch software (to my knowledge) offers such a variety of options. Dithering plays a large part in what makes Stitch'n'Glitch unique. It can also allow the preset palettes to be a more flexible tool.
Resizable image frame
The image is now displayed in a separate frame from the GUI controls - allowing the image to be resized independantly. Minor, but useful to get better idea of what your image will look like at various sizes. Also handy to remedy the distorting effects of viewing a dithered image at the wrong size.
DMC, Anchor and Madeira floss conversion
Now images can be converted to a pattern using any combination of 3 brands: DMC (as before), Anchor (widely available in Europe), and Madeira stranded cotton (supposed to be very high quality). I matched the Anchor colours personally using the sample colour card but had to rely on a screen pdf for the Madeira colours.
Multiple pattern types
Patterns can be exported as single pages for those who would prefer to work on a continuous sheet of symbols, having more control over symbol size. Or multiple pages which can be printed on A4 paper at home. Both these options are available for every image within limits. Symbols can be colour (for images with 100 colours or fewer) or black and white.