NEW FEATURES for 2018
- Basic Embird program now allows to quickly digitize simple designs - just by double-click on the image in background in Editor. Find more details below in "EDITOR" section.
- New free designs included with Embird.
- New format .ZHS (Zeng Hsing) is now supported in Embird.
- If you double-click some color of design shown on Middle Panel, the popup menu appears for this color allowing to make operation with this color - change it, choose new from thread catalog, etc.
- If you send some design using "Right Panel > Internet > Send Files in Attachment of E-mail", it is now possible to switch ON "Add Thumbnail Image" option. This will attach small preview thumbnail image of design being sent, together with description of its properties - size, stitch count, color count, thread changes, etc. Tip: Send such an e-mail to your own e-mail address, which is accesible via web (e.g to your account at gmail.com) and you will have your design file available on any device which has access to your email account. This way it is possible to build whole archive (and back-up) of your designs in your web e-mail box.
- New option added: "Options > Settings > Automatically Send Files in Attachment of E-mail". If ON, the e-mail is automatically composed whenever a new file is being saved in Embird - e.g. after saving in Editor, or converting design in Manager.
- If you double-click some color of design shown on work area, the popup menu appears for this color allowing to make operation with this color - change it, choose new from thread catalog, delete it, separate, split before or after, etc.
- If you import an image to Editor via "Image > Open" menu, and you double-click some area of solid color in this image, the contours of this area would be recognized and it is possible to fill them with stitches. It is possible to create brand new designs in Editor with several double-clicks. No other Embird plug-in registration is required for this operation. Find more details in new tutorial "Double-click to Stitch in Editor".
- If you send some design using "File > Send in Attachment of E-mail", it is now possible to switch ON "Add Thumbnail Image" option. This will attach small preview thumbnail image of design being sent, together with description of its properties - size, stitch count, color count, thread changes, etc.
- New command "Insert > Effect" added to Editor. See tutorial "Insert Effect" to find more information.
- Menu "Insert > Basting Stitches" now allows to insert various types of basting stitches - ellipse, circle, etc. See tutorial "Fill Closed Contours (advanced)".
- New command "Image > Convert to Contours" added.
- New commands "Edit > Split/Join > Separate All Colors" and "Edit > Split/Join > Separate All Items" added, allowing to separate either all colors in selected design, or all items (split on every jump, trim and color change code).
- Support of SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics Format) in "main menu > Design > Import Vector File" function
- Enhancement to column compilation
- Enhancement to Font Engine objects compilation
- Enhancement to auto-column compilation
- Enhancement to fill compilation
- Faster rendering of font list
- New hoops added
- Enhancement to import of vector graphics
- Now it is possible to Insert Outline and Insert Cross Outline only inside, only outside, or to both sides.
New tutorials ares now available at https://www.embird.net/sw/embird/tutorial.htm:
- Double-click to Stitch in Editor
- Insert Effect
- Fill Closed Contours (advanced)
- Send Files in Attachment of E-mail (revised)
- Double-click to change color in Manager
- Double-click to change color in Editor
New hoop were added (for .ZHS format):
- Zeng Hsing HS10 40 x 40 mm
- Zeng Hsing HS20 100 x 100 mm
- Zeng Hsing HR30 170 x 110 mm - Horizontal
- Zeng Hsing HR30 110 x 170 mm - Vertical
- Zeng Hsing HR40 250 x 160 mm - Horizontal
- Zeng Hsing HR40 160 x 250 mm - Vertical
- Zeng Hsing HR50 305 x 160 mm - Horizontal
- Zeng Hsing HR50 160 x 305 mm - Vertical