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Convert To Stitches (4 colors)

Embird Embroidery Software Tutorial

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).

1. Open image

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).

2. Resize image

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%.

3. Adjust image parameters

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.

4. Set conversion settings

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).

5. View design

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Embird is modular software for computerized machine embroidery digitizing, quilting and customization

Developed by BALARAD, s.r.o. company since 1997