Chroma Digitizing Software

Chroma is designed to allow both the novice and experienced digitizer to create even the most intricate designs with ease and speed.  

SKU: Chroma Luxe
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Chroma Digitizing Software
Chroma Digitizing Software
Chroma Digitizing Software
Chroma Digitizing Software
$1,999.00
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$1,000 in continental U.S. only.
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Description

Step into a world of endless creativity with our revolutionary subscription-based digitizing software, Chroma. With three different plans to choose from, you’ll have access to brand-new features and tools as well as to any updates for as long as you’re subscribed.  

No matter your skill level, there’s something for you in this game-changing digitizing software. Beginners can use Chroma to automate the digitizing process, essentially eliminating the learning curve. For more experienced digitizers, the software's built-in styles, customization of tools and ease of use speed up the lengthy digitizing process. 

Not to mention, with the auto-digitizing feature included in each plan of Chroma, you can automate the digitizing process and skip the learning curve altogether! Or become a digitizing master by learning this software with Chroma's free training videos. 

So if you want to stay ahead of the curve with the most up-to-date digitizing software around, upgrade to Chroma’s subscription-based plans today!

See how Chroma works

Features

  • Available for both Mac OS and Windows
  • Cloud-based software (No installation disc or dongle required)
  • Lifetime FREE upgrades whenever you are online  
  • More affordable with more powerful tools for beginners and experienced digitizers 
  • Multiple languages built-in  
  • Training videos for you to learn at your pace  
  • Lifetime support  
  • Friendly and easy-to-use interface
  • Convert multiple embroidery files into different formats
  • Compatible with ALL embroidery machines models 

Specifications

Operating system:Windows 7 64-bit and up Mac OSX version 12 and up 
Memory:8 GB
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

EXP, DST, DSB, DSZ, T01, SST, KSM, U01, DAT, T03, PHC, 10o, ZSK, T05, TAP, M3, PEC, PES, EMD, PCS, PCM, SEW, HUS, VP4, SHV, CSD, JEF, VIP, VP3, ZHS, or XXX
Built-in languages:English, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Korean

Chroma is perfect for...

Embroiderers
Embroiderers
Chroma is the premier digitizing software for embroiderers. Built and designed for both novice and expert embroiderers, you'll be designing your next embroidery project with ease and speed. No need to outsource your designs when you'll be a digitizing master!
Digitizers
Digitizers
With an easy-to-use interface and built-in customization tools, Chroma allows digitizers to pump out high-quality designs faster than ever. Chroma speeds up the lengthy digitizing process, so that you can get your product in the hands of your customers quickly and efficiently.
Students/Teachers
Students/Teachers
Graphic and fashion design students and teachers alike can use Chroma software to eliminate the digitizing learning curve and dive straight into practical, hands-on designing for embroidered garments. Students and teachers will receive the full digitizing learning experience with Chroma's simple customization tools and free training videos.

About Chroma

Highly intuitive workspace features for Chroma digitizing software for embroidery machines
HIGHLY INTUITIVE
Artboard Features
  • Horizontal and vertical toolbar
  • Grid view
  • Hoop view
  • Change color or add textures to background
  • See your designs in realistic view
  • Embroidery sequence panel
  • Customize and save color palette
  • Convert images to stitches and fills
  • Digitize over a backdrop image that is added to
    artboard using the backdrop tool
  • Tutorial videos
  • Save and export designs
Fully functioning tools for Chroma digitizing software for embroidery machines
FULLY FUNCTIONING
Digitizing Tools
  • Slow redraw (simulates sewing)
  • Auto-Digitizing
  • Multiple stitch types and complex fills
  • Artwork tool to create designs
  • Auto density adjustments when resizing designs
  • Convert artwork to digitized designs
  • Batch conversion to export multiple file formats
    at one time
  • Design with parametric shapes
  • Split design
  • Photo to embroidery
  • Sequin and Chenille options
Fully customizable text effects for Chroma digitizing software for embroidery machines
FULLY CUSTOMIZABLE
Lettering/Font Features
  • Pre-digitized fonts + import True Type fonts
  • Monogram, 3D puff, Small, and Appliqué font types
  • Edit lettering with break up text tool
  • Multiple text types
  • Reorder sequence of text
  • Resize, rotate, distort text
  • Adjust spacing between letters and lines of text
  • Duplicate text
  • Reverse direction setting
  • Change to and use True Type fonts with one click

Which plan is right for you?

Unlock the ultimate power of Chroma by choosing the plan that best fits your goals.

  Compare our tiers
Inspire
Inspire Mobile
Plus
Plus Mobile
Luxe
Luxe Mobile

File Features

Create a new design or open an existing one check icon inspire check-icon plus check icon luxe
Save designs for any embroidery machine check icon inspire check-icon plus check icon luxe
Print out your design check icon inspire check-icon plus check icon luxe
Merge or open an existing design within another existing design check icon inspire check-icon plus check icon luxe
Design library to save, store, search and organize designs to use within other designs or open on the fly check icon inspire check-icon plus check icon luxe
Send a design to an embroidery machine (machine must support a serial port connection)   check-icon plus check icon luxe
Save design as image (JPG/PNG)   check-icon plus check icon luxe
Import artwork/bitmap check icon inspire check-icon plus check icon luxe
Collapsible tool panels check icon inspire check-icon plus check icon luxe
Batch Export feature exports multiple file formats at one time   check-icon plus check icon luxe
Backdrop tool imports an image into your file, providing a reference for digitizing check icon inspire check-icon plus check icon luxe

View Features

Realistic view feature toggles between lifelike view and stitch view check icon inspire check-icon plus check icon luxe
Show or hide Grid check icon inspire check-icon plus check icon luxe
Show or hide stitches using the sequence panel check icon inspire check-icon plus check icon luxe
Zoom in & out using mouse scroll, 1:1 check icon inspire check-icon plus check icon luxe
Pan tool is a scroll feature that allows you to click and drag your screen to move (left/right/up/down) check icon inspire check-icon plus check icon luxe
Show or hide Stitch Ends check icon inspire check-icon plus check icon luxe
Ruler tool measures any part of your design check icon inspire check-icon plus check icon luxe
Hoops tool allows you to select an existing hoop size inside of Chroma or you can program your own check icon inspire check-icon plus check icon luxe
Change background color of your artboard to match the color your design will be placed on check icon inspire check-icon plus check icon luxe
Add texture to your artboard background to see your design on different fabrics check icon inspire check-icon plus check icon luxe
Show or hide machine commands within your file check icon inspire check-icon plus check icon luxe
Set your own Start/Stop point check icon inspire check-icon plus check icon luxe
View/edit the sequence in which your design will sew out check icon inspire check-icon plus check icon luxe
See the order in which your design will sew out using the redraw tool check icon inspire check-icon plus check icon luxe
Navigator tool combines the scrolling and pan tool to view areas of your design quickly check icon inspire check-icon plus check icon luxe
Filter through your design by color or sequence (when right clicking on the design)     check icon luxe
Access to Design Analysis which provides details about your design such as stitch count, sewing time, dimensions, etc.     check icon luxe
View your design on a library of different 3D Models such as hoodies, t-shirts, caps, and more     check icon luxe

Editing Tools

Rotate clockwise/counterclockwise check icon inspire check-icon plus check icon luxe
Flip selected paths check icon inspire check-icon plus check icon luxe
Mirror selected paths check icon inspire check-icon plus check icon luxe
Cut, copy, paste, duplicate, and group check icon inspire check-icon plus check icon luxe
Zoom in/out check icon inspire check-icon plus check icon luxe
Transform (resize, flip, or rotate selection) check icon inspire check-icon plus check icon luxe
Select tool check icon inspire check-icon plus check icon luxe
Color sort check icon inspire check-icon plus check icon luxe
Resequence by color   check-icon plus check icon luxe
Align check icon inspire check-icon plus check icon luxe
Undo/Redo check icon inspire check-icon plus check icon luxe
Optimize path sequence check icon inspire check-icon plus check icon luxe
Optimize entry-exit points check icon inspire check-icon plus check icon luxe
Shape tool check icon inspire check-icon plus check icon luxe
Repeat tool allows you to repeat your design (good for sewing multiple designs at a time) check icon inspire check-icon plus check icon luxe
Select same feature allows you to select objects that have the same color, size, width, etc. as other objects in the design   check-icon plus check icon luxe
Carousel tool puts selected paths into a circle check icon inspire check-icon plus check icon luxe
Reflect tool check icon inspire check-icon plus check icon luxe
Scatter tool check icon inspire check-icon plus check icon luxe
Place tool adds objects around necklines check icon inspire check-icon plus check icon luxe
Lasso tool is used to draw a line around a specific part of your design you want to select   check-icon plus check icon luxe
Stitch tool allows you to manually edit individual stitches (inserting, deleting, changing color, etc.)   check-icon plus check icon luxe
Slice Tool     check icon luxe
Bead tool creates mark stitches to show where beads need to be placed on fabric     check icon luxe

Font/Lettering Features

Text tool allows you to type out text, pre-digitized fonts, size, and other text specs check icon inspire check-icon plus check icon luxe
Use True Type Fonts to import fonts from your computer to use in your design check icon inspire check-icon plus check icon luxe
Pre-digitized fonts 150 total 200 total 250 total
Monogram fonts 17 20 22
Small fonts 11 11 11
3D Puff fonts 0 0 13
Appliqué fonts 0 10 10
Break Up Text tool will separate any selected group of text into individual letters to be moved or edited separately check icon inspire check-icon plus check icon luxe
6 different text types: Normal, circle, monogram, spiral, path, and vertical (text type conforms to these options. Ex: circle, text forms in the shape of a circle) check icon inspire check-icon plus check icon luxe
Bubble Text tool lets you easily make text designs using shapes, colors, and decorations     check icon luxe
Font editor to modify or create new fonts     check icon luxe

Digitizing Tools

Auto Digitizing check icon inspire check-icon plus check icon luxe
Underlay settings check icon inspire check-icon plus check icon luxe
Pull/Push compensation settings check icon inspire check-icon plus check icon luxe
Column settings for satin stitches check icon inspire check-icon plus check icon luxe
Run/Classic Satin stitch types check icon inspire check-icon plus check icon luxe
Complex Fill with Holes check icon inspire check-icon plus check icon luxe
Artwork/Create parametric shapes check icon inspire check-icon plus check icon luxe
Stitched Snapshots (photo to embroidery)   check-icon plus check icon luxe
Auto Cross stitch   check-icon plus check icon luxe
Auto Baste   check-icon plus check icon luxe
Convert To (Steil, Fill, etc.)   check-icon plus check icon luxe
Shaping options (Subtract, Exclude, and Knockout)   check-icon plus check icon luxe
Appliqué     check icon luxe
Pattern & Palette Creator     check icon luxe
Steil/Cross Stitch     check icon luxe
Add Notes to your design file     check icon luxe
Magic Wand tool to digitize parts of your image/vector with one click     check icon luxe
Utility (create border, outline, etc.)     check icon luxe
Gradient Fills & Color Blending     check icon luxe
Varsity Complex Fill Type (mimics chenille)     check icon luxe
Plaid Complex Fill Type     check icon luxe
3D Foam Complex Fill Type     check icon luxe
Stippling Complex Fill Type     check icon luxe
Motif/Emboss Complex Fill Types     check icon luxe
Wave Complex Fill Type     check icon luxe
Split Design (Multiple Hoops)     check icon luxe
The Appliqué Cutter tool will export your file for a plotter or vinyl cutter.     check icon luxe
Add Button holes     check icon luxe
Instant stitch estimation for your designs     check icon luxe
Steil cap & miter ends     check icon luxe
Sequin Stitch & Fill   Contact Us Contact Us
Chenille Stitch & Fill   Contact Us Contact Us

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Questions & Answers

Q.
How does the Chroma subscription work?
A.

The Chroma subscription offers a straightforward and efficient model. When you purchase our software’s base license, you get a full year of uninterrupted access. Once your license expires, you can transition to our monthly or yearly subscription options. This ensures ongoing access to the software and grants you unlimited updates as we regularly introduce new features.

Q.
What kind of training do I receive?
A.

Gain access to tutorials, which provide comprehensive guidance on the digitizing process from start to finish and will help you master Chroma's unique functions.

Enroll in exclusive training with an instructor through your My Ricoma portal, with multiple classes available every week.

For additional assistance, our tech support line is open 7 days a week to answer any questions about the software.

Q.
What file formats can Chroma create?
A.

You can save your file as an RDE, EXP, DST, DSB, DSZ, T01, SST, KSM, U01, U02, DAT, T03, PHC, 10o, ZSK, T05, TAP, M3 PES, EMD, PCS, PCM, SEW, HUS, SHV, CSD, JEF, VIP, VP3, VP4, ZHS, or XXX

Q.
How do I use the software on more than one computer?
A.

Chroma can be activated on up to 5 devices. You can download Chroma from your confirmation email or log in to your Chroma account or My Ricoma account. After downloading to your devices, follow the steps to enter your serial number and activate Chroma. Please note, Chroma cannot be used on more than one device at the same time.

Q.
How do you upgrade from Inspire to Plus or Luxe?
A.

To upgrade your account, visit chromaembroidery.com and navigate to My Plans. Select your desired plan and click “Upgrade plan” to choose your new plan at adjusted pricing.

Holders of legacy licenses must transition to a subscription model to become eligible for an upgrade. You could do so by visiting this page.

Q.
What supported languages are available?
A.

Chroma has multiple languages built-in, including English, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Korean.

Q.
What if I already have Chroma?
A.

If you already have Chroma, you can upgrade to our new subscription plan to receive the latest updates and digitizing tools. Switch now.

Customer Reviews

Based on 22 reviews
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Lori Bernard
It takes time

It took a while to understand it but for the most part, watching all the videos really helped me with learning it.

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Kathleen Raske
Need more learning videos

Good from what little I picked up on you tube. Wish there was more fills to choose from along with more learning video’s.

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Customer
Chroma Luxe

The Luxe program is a must have. It totally removes the limits of mobility and creativity. Yes it is pricey and it should have came with the EMT 1501 but it didnt so if you catch it on sale dont delay. Would have been 5 stars but i didnt like the sales pitch.

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Sheree Gordon
Chroma software

Had a brother PE embroidery machine and the leaning curve was much easier but then it came with a detailed instruction manual. That is the biggest “miss” on this software. I thought upgrading from inspire to luxe would help but it’s NO better - took the online training but it’s hard to ask a detailed question when you can only type it and not physically/verbally ask.

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Patricia Garcia
Great software

I am happy learning every day something new with this program.
Just get a notebook, take notes and practice to master.

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