“KG-Chart for Cross Stitch” was developed as a software to draw a chart for Cross Stitch. The chart for Cross Stitch requires special mechanism to be able to draw both pixels and marks in the pixels.
Also it would be nice to have a palette which contains colors from thread makers.
This type of software wasn't available in Japan when I was thinking to develop the KG-Chart (March, 2000) (There were several software in English, though).
Thus, I have decided to develop the Japanese version of cross stitch charting software.
I have some important points in my mind when developing this software:
The unit is a stitch (pixel)
To distinguish the colors, it need to be able to put a mark in the pixel.
Provide a palette for threads.
Need to be able to draw backstitches - this means, the software need to be able to handle both pixel images and vector graphics.
Should be easy to use.
I appreciate all the people who helped me to develop the KG-Chart.
September 26, 2001
Updated: ver 1.05
January 3, 2002
This version supports more types of stitch, primarily for Hardanger and bead weaving.
Updated: ver 1.07
October 14, 2002
This version refined color palettes and supported "mesuhyou" for the bead weaving.
Updated: ver 1.07.11
March 14, 2004
Now limited function version available as a free software: KG-Chart LE for Cross Stitch
Updated: ver 1.09
December 28, 2008
Bug fix release and some enhancement
Online user's guide is now available.