Use "Image -> Convert To Stitches (4 colors)" command in Editor to automatically convert the color image into stitches. The design will always have only 4 colors - red, yellow, blue and black.
Note: This command does not work the same way as Sfumato Stitch plug-in. Sfumato Stitch plug-in generates stitches from color photos using different, more sophisticated algorithm. Also, this command is not "auto-digitizing" and it does not replace Embird Studio, which offers true digitizing possibilities.
1 - Run Embird and click "Editor" menu to switch to Editor window.
2 - Open the image by selecting "Image -> Open" menu (Picture No.1).
Picture No. 1
3 - Resize the image by running "Image -> Set Size" command from the main menu. In this example, we want the design to fit the standard 100 x 100 mm hoop (Picture No. 2).
Picture No. 2
4 - Adjust the image parameters by selecting "Image -> Adjust" command in the main menu (Picture No. 3). In this example we have increased the contrast by 30%.
Picture No. 3
5 - Run "Image -> Convert To Stitches (4 colors) command from the main menu. A dialog box will appear on the screen, allowing you to choose the "details" setting and to enable/disable the stitch filter (Picture No. 4). Click "OK" button and wait until Embird creates the stitches.
Picture No. 4
6 - Save the new design to a file on your hard disk using "File -> Save As" command. Specify the format and the file name of the new design in the dialog boxes which appear on the screen.
7 - Click "Manager" menu to switch back to Manager window. Check the design by double-clicking its filename in the "Files:" box (Picture No. 5).
Picture No. 5