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It's Okay, but GOOD LUCK is all I can say :)
on October 5, 2011
Like many others, I just wanted to take any of my images and digitize them to threads. It's achievable with this crazy software but you must know some things. Otherwise you'll be spending a week or two like I did making worthless patterns that the embroidery machine (I have a pe700 with the cardreader) won't recognize. I consider myself very tech savvy in my own world, and conquering this beast I thought would be no problem. Hah.
Just having this software is NOT enough to get the designs to your brother machine. I needed to also download Tajima Ambassador so that it could convert the DST files that EM2 makes to PES files that the brother understands. Thats not a big deal to me, but for some, it might be a curve ball they weren't expecting.
Once the design is saved in a PES file thru Tajima, then you must fire up your PED / cardreader and only to find that it cannot even see your design. After a few of these failings, you'll feel like you been run thru the ringer. When digitizing images to threads, some things I found out thru trial and error were that the design in EM2 must be CENTERED first. I think this enables the EM2 to know where the first and last stitch is. You won't find this in any tutorial either. You'll spend weeks to figure this out. Also the brother PED software just recognizes 4x4 designs. I've made designs that were 3.5x3 and still the PED won't recognize them until I scale them down further. Yes, you will be scaling down until the PED recognizes it.
It's really quite sucky when you spent an hour or more on a design only to find out the PED can't recognize it.
I give this crap 3 stars because of the lack of information telling me to CENTER my designs, causing me to spend 2 weeks to figure out that mess. I've done some cool designs and made a lot of people happy so for 99$ you get what you pay for.
Hopefully this review will help some folks that were in the same boat as I was .....