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File Conversions to .dst for Embroidery Are no Longer Being Accepted

Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by bmacdonald, Jan 13, 2012.

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  1. bmacdonald

    bmacdonald Thread Starter

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    Hey all,

    I am in a bit of a bind. I need to convert a .jpeg logo to a .dst image in order for an embroidery store to stitch the logo on a hat. It's a birthday present for my boss and I need to have it in a week! Unfortunately, the embroidery store will be charging me an exorbitant amount to digitize the logo, so I am looking for a more cost-effective solution.

    I noticed an expired thread where a distinguished member (Noyb) had converted a simply logo for someone into .dst format. If Noyb (or any other user) could help me out, you'd be saving my life.

    Any info on free .dst conversion software would also be helpful, as google has failed me on this one.

    Thanks

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    Edit by Administrator Cookiegal regarding this thread:

    Please post all of your requests for .DST file conversions for embroidery projects in that designated thread. Our resources are limited as we only have a couple of members who are able to do this type of work and willing to give of their time and expertise so please be patient. Unfortunately, we may not be able to handle all requests.

    Note that, in order to ensure that only the intended recipient receives the digitized file, instead of uploading it as an attachment in the public forums, it will be emailed to you. Therefore, please make sure that you have the option to receive emails enabled in your profile for this purpose. You can always disable that option again once you've received the file.

    PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT ANYONE BY EMAIL WITH A REQUEST FOR .DST FILE CONVERSION. THE REQUESTS ARE TO BE MADE IN THE DESIGNATED THREAD ONLY.

    To find the setting to enable/disable the option to receive email click on My Account then down the left side click on Edit Options and then scroll down to the section entitled Messaging & Notification where you just need to add or remove the check mark from the box beside Receive Email from Other Members. Once you've made your selection then scroll down to the very bottom and click on Save Changes for new setting to take effect.

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    Many graphics are protected by copyright so before posting for assistance please be sure that your logo or image is not subject to any such restrictions. If we feel that there may be a copyright issue then the request for assistance will be deleted by a Moderator.
     
  2. bmacdonald

    bmacdonald Thread Starter

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    By the way, here is the attached logo, if anyone wants to try their hand at converting it. Obviously only the red part would need to be stitched to the hat.
     

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  3. Noyb

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    You found me :D ... and Welcome to the TSG Forum
    There's a good reason why Google couldn't find any Digitizing or Conversion Freeware :mad:

    How's this ??? ... The dst files are in the zip folder.
    I've outlined it in Black .. The actual thread color can be chosen (or omitted) when it's stitched.
     

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  4. bmacdonald

    bmacdonald Thread Starter

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    Noyb! Unbelievable. :eek: I never expected such a speedy response. Thank you so so so much, I owe you my life. Sending many good vibes and as much positive karma as I can muster in your direction!

    I downloaded the free version of embird and it opened your DST file without a problem. You're saving me close to 70 dollars here, I can't thank you enough.

    I'll try anyway! Thanks a million! :D
     
  5. Noyb

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    I used Janome's digitizing software that you can get for free ... Here.
    This creates a Janome jef Embroidery file.
    Then I converted it with BuzzXplore (Not Free)

    The trick is that I had to redraw your Image in Photoshop (also not free) to get clean edges in a bmp format for the digitizing software to know where the outline is.
    I've never seen the results of a jef > dst conversion or my Digitizing .. I'd like to know how it works out.
     

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  6. Berserk616

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    Hi!

    Can someone please help me convert this jpeg. into a stitch-file (dst) ?

    Thx
     

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    Welcome to the TSG Forum.
    How's this Look ???
     

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    I didn't like that one ...
    I've outlined the letters in Red to possibly sharpen the outline.
    You can change (manually choose) the red thread color when it's stitched.
     

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  9. Berserk616

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    Wow you are fast. Can you mace it 9" wide? And i think i want it without the outline.. Just as simple as possible:) Thx!!
     
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    9" is outside my hoop area ... Maybe the person that sews it can change the size ???
    I'd leave the outline stitch to clean up the edges .. But have the color changed to Black.
     
  11. Berserk616

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    I see. But thanks anyway:) So I just sew those to dst files on top of each other? First the "Fill-file" and the the outline-file with the same color?
     
  12. Noyb

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    Wait .. I tried my resizing software .. (I had to learn how to change hoop sizes :D)
    Try this ...

    The fill is the first thread change (selection) ..
    The outline will be the second thread change (choice) ....
    It could be eliminated but I'd have it stitched in Black to clean up the edges.

    I used red so you could see it in my (Thumbnail preview) .. and force a thread change procedure ...
    You don't have to change the thread .. or even have it sewed.
     

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    Are you doing this yourself .. (What machine) ...
    Or having someone else embroidery it ??
     
  14. Berserk616

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    I'm doing it myself :) Borrows a machine from a friend. Thats why I want it to be only one color so I don't mess things up. I'm not an expert on that machine... =p Don't remember the name of the machine..
     
  15. Noyb

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    different machines use a different Embroidery file type ...
    Let me know if you need a different embroidery file type ..
    I'd rather work in a Janome embroidery file (jef) so I don't have to do all the conversions.
    I'm not sure how well the conversion work.
     
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