Any image can be converted to embroidery, that’s for sure. By images I mean more or less the following:
- GIF (Not Animated, because embroidery isn’t)
And embroidery, I mean digitized embroidery files such as:
- and many more. See the full list here.
What does it take to convert images to embroidery files?
We are talking about two different worlds right now. One is the embroidery world of stitches and the other, is computer graphics. Like Earth and Mars. Both have completely different characteristics.
Let me tell you, there is no simple way of converting these images to embroidery.
What? How in the world, embroidery files are created?
As I said there is no “SIMPLE” way of doing that, but it doesn’t mean it can’t be done. Of course, it can be done by the process called digitizing. A process in which the designer recreates every element in the image with stitches.
And yes, this is tedious.
The image is traced by special software built specifically for the embroidery industry. This software are expensive and intensive to learn. Because it’s not just tracing the image, that’s just the beginning. After tracing the designer then, adjusts the flow, color changes, appropriate densities, and then some magical spells.
Finally! the Embroidery File is born. Just name it! and save it.
I really hope, that someday, some software can just convert in a few clicks.
Till then, keep using CheapDigitizing’s Embroidery Digitizing Service.