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Message Board > Machine Embroidery > Auto-digitizing software ( Moderated by Pyrose)

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Auto-digitizing software
PE Lite, Buzz2Stitches, others?
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Date: 6/7/12 10:04 PM

I recently purchased a Brother LB6800PRW embroidery machine. My mother saw this as an opportunity for me to embroider her business logo on EVERYTHING, and didn't understand when I tried telling her that her clip art wouldn't do me any good (she has absolutely no sewing knowledge, and little computer knowledge.)

I know that you can have a professional digitize it for you, and I probably will for her design. But I'm also interested in creating my own designs. Nothing complicated. Mostly clip-art style designs. I can do computer basics, but when you start talking about vectors I get confuzzled. Also, I don't want to spend a ton of money on something I likely won't use often, so PE Design Next/Plus/8/whatever is out ($1000+ yikes!). Are there any that are truly scan, click, embroider?
I heard Buzz2Stitches will do this for cartoon style designs. Has anyone tried this?
Amazon tells me that Brother's PE Design Lite will also do this. It claims "You're literally a Click Away from Stitches with the Auto-Digitizing Feature. Convert Scanned-in Images, Clipart and more into Embroidery Designs in just a Few Minutes!!!"
Can anyone verify this?
I'm open to other programs too. Those are just the only two I know of. I'd like to not spend more than 300 maybe, and it needs to be very user friendly. Suggestions?
Thanks in advance, and sorry for the novel

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Date: 6/7/12 10:25 PM

I have used Buzz2stitches for college logos and it worked great. The logos were big block letters nothing fancy.

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Date: 6/7/12 10:27 PM

I forgot it has to be a vector file and I used adobe illustrator to create the .wmf file and then used Buzz2stitches to create the design. It works well with 3 colors or less.

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Date: 6/7/12 10:43 PM

What exactly *is* a vector file? How would I change, say, a .bmp or .jpeg into a vector thingy?

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Date: 6/19/12 8:15 PM

Here is a website that does it online

http://vectormagic.com/home

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Date: 6/19/12 8:32 PM

Amazing designs digitize n stitch, i got my copy from ebay, but the do have a downloadable straight from their website. Going price is about $200 as i recall. Can import .bmp from windows paint and autodigitize them. Ive been useing it to make biker style patches with my brother se350 machine. Im sure it does more than what ive learned to do so far but does have its limitations. They also have Letter It which would work really good for lettering.

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Date: 6/20/12 3:58 PM

HI I'm new to this also, so my question is after I turn my jpeg into a vector how do I get to embroider?

I have a brother pe770

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Tiny

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Date: 6/22/12 4:41 PM

You have to save it in the format required by your EM. For Brother that is usually .pes.

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Date: 6/22/12 8:14 PM

The vector file will be saved either to a .emf or .wmf file. I use Buzz Tools auto digitize that uses the vector file as an input file. It then produces an embroidery file in the format to fit your machine. Such as .pes for brother

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