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11-Jul-2012, 12:17 AM #1
Need to convert PNG to DST file?
Hello, I have a PNG that I'd like to convert to a DST file and saw a previous thread that the photoshop file had to be a clean bmp file which I think I have, but I'm trying to use Embird to digitize and I feel i may be using the wrong program. I was hoping for some advice.

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11-Jul-2012, 01:22 PM #2
All I could find was info which stated that most embroidery software should be able to convert from PNG to DST without needing an external converter. I'm assuming your Embird software can't do that, otherwise you would not be asking - right?

Unfortunately I've been unable to find a standalone PNG to DST converter despit extensive searching (and more than a few useless pages), and my Photoshop CS3 can't do it which doesn't bode well for any other graphics editing software being able to. As DST is a specialised format, it seems you may need to use different embroidery software which can handle the conversion, but it's an area I know very little about.
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11-Jul-2012, 01:44 PM #3
Depends on which Embird .... Management or Digitizing (studio)
I'm not sure what embroidery formats Embird supports .. it may not output a dst
Want me to digitize it ???
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11-Jul-2012, 10:16 PM #4
Thx for the replies! I think its Embird Manager, a 30 day trial, I can see all files but can't figure out how to do what I want. Perhaps I'm mistaken in what it can do. I'm just not familiar with it yet, have to research more. Noyb if you could digitize it I would be grateful! How should I best clean up the image and what resolution should it be to make it easiest for you?
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12-Jul-2012, 06:18 AM #5
From what I read, the Embird Manager is not a Digitizer.

I don't need resolution ... (Sewing is very poor resolution)
But I need sharp edges and simple colors for my software.
If you have a sharp image .. do not convert to a jpeg ..
a png of gif image will probably be better.
attach what you got .. I can usually fix it with photoshop.
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12-Jul-2012, 09:15 PM #6
Hi again,

I've attached it, it's b&w, but pretty detailed (maybe too much for this type of thing). Don't worry about it if its too much work or not doable. Could you please let me know how I could simplify it or tweak it to make it possible if its not?

Thanks so much again Noyb!
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12-Jul-2012, 09:28 PM #7
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maybe too much for this type of thing
Right .. Sewing is not like printing a high res picture.
There's too much detail
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12-Jul-2012, 09:30 PM #8
I'll simplify it as much as I can and let you know. I had a feeling... Thanks for looking at it and for your feedback!! :-)
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12-Jul-2012, 09:32 PM #9
do you think it might work with just the text (centered) and city scape background?
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12-Jul-2012, 09:35 PM #10
Maybe ???
when I import it to digitize it .... I need clean edges so my software know where to stitch.
This may show you all the available resolution
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12-Jul-2012, 09:38 PM #11
that looks cool... I'll try to redo if you think it's worth another shot. My goal was to use it for baseball hats or patches.
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12-Jul-2012, 09:59 PM #12
We can try another pass ... but keep it simple.
I'll be back in about 9 hours
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12-Jul-2012, 10:22 PM #13
would either of these work, preferably the first 02?
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13-Jul-2012, 06:45 AM #14
Some of the detail in the edges will be lost in the resolution reduction.
How's this ??
The gray stitch #3 is an outline .. you can change it's stitch color .... or just eliminate the stitch (skip the step)
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13-Jul-2012, 08:39 AM #15
that is SO COOL!!!!!!! Thank you SOOOO much!!! It looks amazing!
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