KXStitch allows you to import an image. A dialog will be displayed that previews the image based on the default import options.
The initial size of the pattern will be based on the default pattern size.
Options for importing allow you to change the floss scheme used and to limit the number of colors. You can also change the scaling to reduce or enlarge the final pattern.
Checking the Use fractionals checkbox will enable the use of fractional stitches to give more detail for any given pattern size.
Checking the Ignore color checkbox will allow the selection of a color within the image which will then be considered as the transparent color and ignored during the import.
After the image has been imported, an additional dock window will be available giving a preview of the original image without any color transitions.