EasyGrapher Professional 2002

EasyGrapher Professional 2004 is needlework software for designers who want to create more complex cross stitch charts and also charts for needlepoint, Hardanger, Bargello, and other needlework. It has all the features that EasyGrapher Home and EasyGrapher Specialty have, plus a lot more. (We call it our "kitchen sink" program.)

So what is so special about EG Pro 2004 and how is it better than our other two charting programs? An easy comparison is simply that it lets you combine cross stitch charting abilities with those for needlepoint, Hardanger, and other similar styles. Today's designers are more and more melding different areas of needlework into more complex and interesting designs. EG Pro lets you do that.

It also has features to help in publishing your charts. Our powerful Export command is a flexible way for you to transfer charts to word processing and desktop publishing programs. This means you can design a complete leaflet, booklet, or classroom materials without having to do physical cutting and pasting. We were one of the first to have this ability and we provide more flexibility in exporting than most, if not all, other design programs.

There are many features that are useful for customizing charts to give them a more polished appearance. For example, you can place text on top of a chart with the Annotate command, in which you control the text's size, font, and placement and you can even draw circles or rectangles around text. This can be used to label bands in a band sampler or to place a copyright notice directly on the chart.

Other commands let you:

  • draw arrows just like lines
  • convert a chart from cross stitch to needlepoint and back
  • convert a selected area from "over two" to "over one" and back
  • create and use font, stitch, and pattern libraries
  • draw curved stitches

One of the program's more powerful features is its unequaled ability to let you use a wide variety of lines in a chart to represent different colors of stitches - and when you print the chart you can actually tell the different lines apart! EG Pro has 18 different line styles. This may not sound like many, but the program also lets you control the width of the line and, in some cases, its thickness. So, for example, you can have 3 different solid lines in your color key, but they look different because they  have 3 different widths.

Also, because we listen to our customers, EasyGrapher Professional 2004 comes with a complete, printed reference manual.

For owners of previous versions of  EasyGrapher Professional, click here to see a detailed list of the new stuff in EasyGrapher Professional 2004.

We try very hard to make sure charts printed from our programs are clear and easy to read. That is one reason we have many customers who publish their designs using our programs. You can see some of them in our Designers Gallery.

EasyGrapher Professional 2004 sells for $299. Additional ordering and price information is on the Ordering page.

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EasyGrapher Professional 2004 has all the features of EasyGrapher Home and EasyGrapher Specialty. Listed below are some of the more important advanced features. If you are looking for a particular feature and it is not listed here, first check the EasyGrapher Home and EasyGrapher Specialty pages. If it isn't there, you can email us about it.

Chart design features
  1. Stitch lines can be draw in a large variety of different line styles/colors with point-to-point line drawing.
  2. Curved lines can be drawn.
  3. The Sticky Lines feature can be used to quickly outline a figure.
  4. Chart size is virtually unlimited (1000 by 1000).
  5. Lazy daisy, chain, queen (rococo), and picot stitches can be drawn.
  6. Arrows can be drawn.
  7. Draw any symbol on the grid lines for French knots, beads, and other special stitches.
  8. Remove portions of the background grid for drawn thread or cut work.
  9. Stitch lines can end inside the grid square for needlepoint charting.
  10. Text can be placed on top of a chart for labeling and copyright notices (annotations).
  11. Stitch, Font, and Pattern libraries can be built and used in charting.
  12. Automatically chart typed in text with either a TrueType font or your own designed Font Library - or even read text from a file.
  13. Load an underlay image to help in charting images that cannot be converted with Import.
  14. Up to 160 symbols can be used in one chart from an available 174.
  15. Up to 100 lines can be added to the color key.
  16. Symbols can be printed/exported using special effects such as inverting the symbol and background, background shading, and printing symbols in colors other than black. With these options, a symbol can now be used more than once in the color key.
  17. Print the color key on the chart.

View features
  1. View a silhouette of the design in progress
  2. Customize the frequency of dark counting lines on the screen and the printed chart.
  3. View special symbols as symbols, colored circles, or stitches.
  4. View lines as line styles or as colored, black, or white lines.
  5. View a simulated stitched design as it would appear using 7 different fabrics.

Editing features
  1. Automatically draw backstitch lines around symbols.
  2. Convert a cross stitch chart to needlepoint and back.
  3. Convert a selected area from being "over two" to "over one" and back.
  4. Flip or rotate the clipboard before pasting.
  5. Shrink or enlarge all or part of a chart.
  6. Flip Copy can quickly create a mirror-image copy of a chart.

Print features
  1. Prints beautiful, professional quality charts in black and white or color with variable grid counts, 5 different grid styles, 5 different symbol styles, and 4 line style choices.
  2. Customize the printed chart using special margins and include center line markers, customizable title line, blank grid squares around the border, and page numbers.
  3. Print an estimate of floss use.
  4. Print date and time, grid counting numbers.
  5. Print a shaded overlap for charts printed on multiple pages.
  6. Print only a selected area.
  7. Control where dark counting lines fall.
  8. Preview your chart on the screen before printing it.
  9. Print and collate multiple copies of a chart for printer drivers that support these features
  10. Flag individual symbols to not print

Other features
  1. Open up to 10 design windows at one time.
  2. Open the same chart in two windows with changes in one reflected in the other
  3. Converts 30 different types of graphic files into charts using two different methods of color reduction.
  4.  charts in many common file formats to be used in word processing and desktop publishing programs.
  5. DMC and Anchor floss colors available and new colors can be added as they are released or needed; custom colors can also be added.
  6. DMC and Anchor floss tables are newly revised to include new colors.
  7. New floss tables can be created to add additional floss lines.
  8. Company name, address, and other information can be saved and printed for each chart.

System requirements:

  • A PC with at least 512MB of RAM
  • Windows XP, Vista, and 7
  • a 450MHz Pentium II processor
  • 32MB of disk space
  • a mouse
  • a CD-ROM drive

These are the minimum requirements. More memory and a faster processor, which most computers have these days, are strongly recommended, especially if you design large charts, plan to convert scanned images, or use some other features.

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