Start designing your first project immediately with our industry-leading digitizing software, Chroma. With three different tiers to choose from, it’s easy to find just what you’re looking for in a digitizing software, regardless of skill level. Chroma's easy-to-use interface combined with innovative features like the auto-digitizing tool, fully customizable text effects and much more, make this software the industry standard for decorators.
Chroma Inspire is included with the purchase of any Ricoma embroidery machine, which you can also upgrade to a higher tier at any time. If you are upgrading your Chroma software, enter the serial number before adding it to your cart.
*Chroma software is non-refundable.
See how Chroma works
|Operating system:||Windows 7 64-bit and up|
Mac OSX version 12 and up
|Free hard disk space:||40 gb|
|Graphics card and monitor:||Support for 32bit and 1600 x 900 resolution|
|Internet connection:||Required for software updates|
Supported Machine Formats
|RDE, EXP, DST, DSB, DSZ, T01, SST, KSM, U01, U02, DAT, T03, PHC, 10o, ZSK, T05, TAP, M3, PES|
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|Open and save designs|
|Embroidery formats import|
|Transmit to machine (serial port, network, machine folder)|
|Save design as image (png or jpg)|
|Zoom in & out using mouse scroll, 1:1|
|Pan on screen|
|Ruler - measure design elements|
|Change background color|
|To Front/To Back|
|Cut, Copy, Paste|
|Change Colors/Thread Palettes|
|Optimize Colors, Entry-Exit|
|Circle, Monogram text types|
|True Type Fonts|
|On screen typing|
|Small Fonts (11)||2||2|
|Applique fonts ADDED IN||10|
|Break Up Text|
|Path, Vertical, Spiral text types|
|Puffy Fonts (13)|
|Complex Fill with holes|
|Stitched Snapshots (Photo Stitch)|
|Auto Cross stitch|
|Convert To (Steil, Fill etc)|
|Shaping options (Subtract, Exclude, and Knockout)|
|Utility (Create Border, Outline etc)|
|Split Design (Multiple Hoops)|
|Button hole option|
|Steil cap end|
Yes Chroma will work with Ventura. And yes, it is compatible with Brother machines.
Hi there, all tiers of Chroma (Inspire, Plus, Luxe) have the simple draw feature.
Yes, you can access Chroma training videos through the customer portal at customer.ricoma.com.
No, it only works on Mac and PC operating systems for desktop.
Hi there, all versions have this capability.
Very good customer service
User friendly software for a beginner.
Still getting used to software but I really like it so far.
I am glad that I upgraded to Luxe. I am still learning, but it seems to be a lot easier to use than the other digitizing program that I have.
Easy and intuitive