Once a design has been digitized, an embroiderer can use software to edit it or combine it with other designs.
Most embroidery programs allow the user to rotate, scale, move, stretch, distort, split, crop, or duplicate the design in an endless pattern.
Most software allows the user to add text quickly and easily.
Often the colors of the design can be changed, made monochrome, or re-sorted.
More sophisticated packages allow the user to edit, add, or remove individual stitches.
Some embroidery machines have rudimentary built-in design editing features.