- Selection of background color (iOS)
- Background colors can be printed (optional)
- PDFs are created rasterized or vectorized (iOS)
- Stitch optimization improved
- VP3 import fixed (for old files with thread offsets)
- Context menus work with <Ctrl> + left mouse click (OS X)
StitchBuddy v2.10.3 is a free update for all registered users, and can be either downloaded from the corresponding Download page (OS X), or (after Apple's approval in a few days) updated in Apple's App Store (iOS).
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Have a wonderful July, 4th!
I assume that some more new users might struggle with the same problem, and decided to publish a new article in the FAQ section…
For customizable background colors in StitchBuddy HD / View I had to create a tool to select a color: While on OS X default color pickers are available, iOS doesn't provide such a control out of the box.
I decided to go with a color wheel, which in my opinion is the right way to pick from multiple colors without loosing usability. There is still some work to do before StitchBuddy's next versions on iOS will allow you to select a background color and an option to print it as well, but this feature will definitely come.
This version incorporates a canvas size based on the opened design, and the corrected VP3 import. The approval of StitchBuddy HD is still pending, but I expect it the next days including the mentioned changes and a basting function using not locking but overlaying stitches. The Mac version has just been released, too, and can be updated for free by registered users.
Have fun with this update, and if you like StitchBuddy I'd appreciate a rating or even a review in the iOS App Store.
Update: It took Apple nearly a week to approve StitchBuddy HD, but finally it's available since January 13th, 2015.
I used this Christmas season to analyze the VP3 file structure more in detail, and finally I found the root cause and how to fix it. With the next release StitchBuddy will import these designs correctly:
After incorporating some further minor changes and testing everything thoroughly, you can expect this update somewhere in January.