I'm looking for a software trial so I can convert one picture to a chart. I have tried pm-v4 and had great results. I would like to try something else. Any ideas?
You may want to try PhotoX Por. You can go to Google and search for Cross Stitch Patterns Software.
Try PSStitch, I have this program and love it. It will do almost anything you need to do.
Try EasyGrapher (easygrapher.com) and Pattern Maker (hobbyware.com). They are the industry leaders. You won't be disappointed with either.