First off, I hope this is the appropriate forum; my question starts from a digital image, then moves on from there. If you have a suggestion for a better forum, please PM me so I can ask a mod to move it. My wife enjoys doing counted cross stitch needlework, and I would like to make a pattern for her from a photo I took. The project (I believe) basically will entail taking an image and using (for example) Photoshop to reduce the number of colors to something manageable (about 50) and then pixellating the image to form larger squares of color (typical cross-stitch patterns are about 200x200 'pixels'). I can do all of this already, and the result seems OK. Here's the problem: I need to convert this 50-color, pixellated image into a cross-stitch pattern, where each color is represented by a symbol. Are there any ideas (or do you know of any software) for doing this conversion? This example from a cross-stitch magazine is the kind of output I'm trying to ultimately generate. Thanks for any help you can provide.