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Embrilliance vs other basic software?
I have had enugh of the crazy SEU program thinking about Embrilliance now.
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Date: 8/13/14 3:52 PM

I basically was to be able to resize downloaded designs or change to PES for my Brother 780D. I also like to various true type lettering and monograms. I do not have the expertise of digitalizing photos and such. I have a new Dell w/Windows 8.1. Would Embrilliance be the way to go for the least expense. If so which particular software for this program would be best for me ?

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Date: 8/14/14 0:47 AM

When I first learned machine embroidery I started out with Amazing Designs software trio (Edit N Stitch, Personalize N Stitch & Digitize N Stitch), next was Embird and several updates and add-ons. Then I bought Brother PE-Design Next and went to classes to learn it. I bought Embrilliance and tried My Editor and a couple more along the way that I wasnít impressed enough with to even remember the names. All this was ~5 year odyssey. What am I using now, after all this trial & error? Amazing Designs software.
What it boils down to is that the original software was the easiest to learn and the most versatile to use. You can go on Amazing Designís website and download trials. Check it out; you might be glad you did.
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Date: 8/14/14 6:36 AM

I have and use Embird but have the opportunity to play around with BES Lettering. Loved that software! Embird is easy and I like it, but I'm so loving BES right now.

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Date: 8/14/14 11:48 AM

I am also new to ME. Just got my Brother Designio 820E in June from Amazon (their model of the Brother PE770). Due to some discussion here on PR at the time I chose Embrilliance. I purchased the Essentials module (and later the DRK and Thumbnailer). I was able to use it right away although some of the concepts took a little while to sink in. I am sure there are many more features that I haven't even discovered yet. They have added features - free upgrade - even since I bought it. It will now create a cut file you can send directly to Brother Scan n cut or Silhouette. Their customer support is excellent and they have a board so you can read other's comments and get advice. I can't wait to get the next module Enthusiast. I would highly recommend Embrilliance Essentials to start.

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Date: 8/14/14 12:22 PM

Since you are considering Embrilliance you can check out this thread I started. There are a number of people there with varying experience. We try to be helpful.

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Date: 8/14/14 1:25 PM

Some software programs do not offer importing fonts and you have to either buy their brand or use what comes with their software program.

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Date: 8/14/14 4:15 PM

Thank you all- Wendy I have and will be going back again to check that thread. I a finding the trial Embrilliance so much easier that SEU which was cumbersome . The steps are so much faster and easier w/Essentials. At 66 years old this takes a while but once you get it -wow its so much fun.

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Date: 8/30/14 10:53 PM

I have babylock embroidery works which is the same as embrilliance and it is honestly one of the most easiest softwares to use out of all the ones I have demoed and purchased. The only thing I have seen comparable in ease is floriani software which i don't have

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Date: 9/6/14 0:36 AM

I have EmbroideryWorks as well.....both the regular and advanced modules. In all, I paid about $650 for both and to me, that's not a bad deal. I agree that it is THE easiest program out there for good, basic (and advanced) editing. It is very similar to Embrilliance, but I think there are a few features with Embroidery Works that Embrilliance doesn't have. For one, and I can't be sure, but I think the Accuquilt applique feature is unique to Embroidery Works.

I may not use all of the features in Embroidery Works right now, but I bought it with the idea that I could grow into it. I have no desire for digitizing and after an exhaustive research, I felt EmbroideryWorks really had everything I needed now and plenty for down the road. Not to mention it has the easiest user interface in my opinion.

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Date: 9/6/14 7:22 AM

I think Embird is the best deal for the money. The basic program and font engine have covered all my needs. But you can add to it as needed.

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