Software/apps to use for zooming while stitching?

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Software/apps to use for zooming while stitching?

by jfender » Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:15 pm

Hello! I'm a new member but i'm not new to cross stitching. A dear friend taught me back in the late 80's and produced many projects for several years before motherhood and a full time job left little time for anything else. I've recently begun to get the itch again and picked up my needle, floss and aida a couple of weeks ago. Since then, I've been poking around online. My how things have changed yet stayed very much the same.

I'm a nut for anything techy, so the idea of having my current pattern on a screen to zoom in and out on, mark off as I work, etc. is a very tantalizing prospect! Unfortunately, I do not own an iPad which would make using GoodReader a great option. Not sure if using it on my iPhone 6+ would be worthwhile or not.

So what Android app or Windows software do you use for this? I scanned my current pattern as a PDF and opened it in Adobe PDF Reader but can't really determine how or what to use to mark those areas I've completed.

Thanks in advance :)
 
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Re: Software/apps to use for zooming while stitching?

by rcperryls » Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:33 pm

I use an app called GoodNotes. It is available for iPads and for Android/Windows users also. At first I used it specifically to zoom in for details when I wasn't sure (as my eyes get older) what symbol a stitch was. (I stitch a lot of HAED designs and a lot of the symbols are close to each other). Over the past year, I am using it more and more as my actual chart. It isn't meant for cross stitching, but works perfectly. I'm not sure I am going to go back to paper charts. What I'll do with all my highlighters I haven't decided!

and :wave: welcome to the forum from South Carolina! I'm glad that you have returned to stitching and glad that you found us. What types of projects do you like to stitch?

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