SewArt

SewArt 1.9

Converts aster image files into embroidery file formats
4.5  (6 votes)
1.9.5 (See all)
Creates embroidery from raster or vector format images. The conversions are made in high-quality embroidery formats ready for sewing and the image formats accepted are *.bmp, *.png, *.jpg, *.gif, *.svg, *.wmf, and *.emf. Image-processing features are there to convert images into color-reduced, smoothed images suitable for digitizing.

SewArt is a handy application that offers you the possibility to turn images into embroidery files. It can use both raster and vector images as input files, though the best results are achieved when using clip arts or simpler pictures. Anyway, even if you provide less simple images, this powerful program offers you the tools, functions, and options needed to prepare that image and make it suitable for being converted to a proper embroidery file. For example, it lets you reduce their colors and make them smoother, making them more suitable for being digitized. It also includes neat pattern fills that can be applied to sew individual areas of the loaded images.

I like that SewArt supports all the popular image file formats, including both raster ones (BMP, PNG, JPG, etc.) and vector ones. Furthermore, it can output to various embroidery file formats including Brother's PES, Tajima's DST, Janome's JEF, Melco's EXP, and more.

Another cool thing about SewArt is that it either automatically digitizes the images into embroidery files using the best settings or it lets you thoroughly adjust the digitizing options and manually control the parameters of the conversion.

Last but not least, this tool is also easy-to-use. Its interface is quite self-explanatory and intuitive, and there's a mini-tutorial and a wizard that guide you through the steps of the conversion process.

In conclusion, SewArt is a nice tool worth having if you are interested in creating embroidery files.

Margie Smeer
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Review summary

Pros

  • Simple-to-use
  • Supports plenty of various input and output file formats
  • Allows manually controlling the digitizing parameters

Cons

  • Pricey
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