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Date: 5/23/12 8:45 PM

Can anyone tell me what the major differences are between Embrilliance Essentials and Designer's Gallery Embroidery Works Everyday? I heard they are both developed by the same guy, Brian Baille. I can see if that's true as the program looks exactly the same. I'm just wondering what the differences are, other than price.

I'm actually leaning towards Embroidery Works because it seems pretty packed with features for $499. I know Embird is cheaper, but after you add the digitizing software and the font collection, you're pretty much up there with Embroidery Works. Not only that, but I really like the layout on Embroidery Works better than Embird.

Jim

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Date: 5/24/12 8:48 PM

I'm a Mac user so I use Embrilliance Essentials. Would LOVE to hear someone compare these two, also! I keep wondering what I'm missing.

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Date: 5/24/12 8:54 PM

How do you like Embrilliance? I can't seem to find a free trial anywhere, but when I watch the video for Embrilliance and Embroidery Works, the layout is the same. In fact, they both use the same mouse pattern as an example. There are a few "buttons" on the Embroidery Works menu that I don't see on the Embrilliance, but I'm just wondering if there is something I'd be missing with Embrilliance.

I've been fiddling around with the Embroidery Works free trial and I love it. It is SO easy to use and very easy to navigate. I guess it is a compilation of several modules from Custom Works, at least that is how it was explained to me. If only I could get my hands on an Embroidery Works manual, I would be able to compare the two better.

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Date: 5/29/12 6:27 PM

I just wanted to post an update to this topic since I emailed the developer of Embrilliance, Brian Baille, and asked what the difference is between the two programs. Basically, according to Brian, EmbroideryWorks Everyday adds the sweep, project advisor, design splitting for built-in hoops, density map and online training (I believe you get one at-home class with the purchase). He stated that having EmbroideryWorks Everyday is like having Embrilliance with Designer's Gallery Hoop Works and DensityWorks added in. Figuring that those two programs alone cost $150 each, EmbroideryWorks seems like a good deal to me for $449.

I hope this helps anyone else out there that might have been trying to figure out the difference between the two programs like me. I am probably going to go with EmbroideryWorks.

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Date: 5/31/12 11:33 PM

Thanks for taking the initiative and contacting Brian.

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Date: 6/27/12 0:28 AM

Embrilliance Essentials gives you 30 days to try it out and still get your money back, so that's basically a free trial. But if you can afford more, I'd go for more. I would suggest Embroidery Works Advanced, as I was told it can handle stretchy fabrics better. But please check for yourself, because I don't remember in detail.

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Date: 6/27/12 12:51 PM

I ended up going with EmbroideryWorks Everyday and haven't regretted it one bit! Actually, my family gave it to me for Father's Day as a nice surprise. Now I can't wait to get the Advanced module. It truly is an amazing, amazing program and so extremely simple to use. I tried so many different programs, like Embird, Sew What Pro, Buzz Edit, etc.....and I just kept coming back to EmbroideryWorks. That's not to say that the other programs aren't great, it's just that I found EmbroideryWorks so easy to navigate and use. I even signed up for the online classes through Babylock.

Embrilliance Essentials is also a great program and from what I hear, they will be expanding it. I also read that some features in EmbroideryWorks are patented for use ONLY with Designer's Gallery, so they might not appear in Embrilliance, but there will be some comparative features down the road.

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Date: 9/9/12 3:33 PM

1975Jumby

did you find embroideryworks more user friendly than Embird editor software?

I have only used embird, but the interface looks more user friendly on embroideryworks

thanks for your opinion!

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Date: 9/9/12 6:36 PM

I know alot of people really like Embird and I did try it out before purchasing EmbroideryWorks, but I just felt like I was lost in that program. I, personally, found the EmbroideryWorks much easier to use and a large part of that is due to the interface. You are right in that it is much more user friendly, at least to me, than Embird.

Of course, Embird does have the digitizing option, but I have no plans to digitize, so that part of the program was not important to me. But I will say out of all that is out there, Embird is probably the best when it comes to a digitizing program and much less expensive than other digitizers. I believe the folks at EmbLibrary.Com use Embird for their designs.

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Date: 9/11/12 8:48 AM

Thanks 1975Jumby!

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