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Thread: to sort my computer embroidery designs

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    Member maureenq's Avatar
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    I'm thinking of buying a computer program called Studio One by Designer's Gallery. I have saved a lot of embroidery designs and I would like to be able to see small thumbnails of my designs on the computer screen. Before I invest in Studio One, does anyone have a different program that they like?

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    Super Member MaryStoaks's Avatar
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    I don't have one either, but I'd sure like to keep my embroidery designs more organized. Thanks for posting this, I'll be watching the responses.

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    All you really need is an iconizer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewnsewer2
    All you really need is an iconizer.
    Please explain.

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    An iconizer allows you to see icons, which it also enables you to see you emb designs in thumbnails. I have embird and got the iconizer also. Try doing a search for a free iconizer, don't know if there is such a thing or not (free I mean).

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    sewiconz

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    OMG i have been wanting something like that for a while...i'll be watching too

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    Quote Originally Posted by leatheflea
    sewiconz
    Love sewiconz. sands computing is the developer. I have all their programs and each is a stand-a-lone. They also have a catalog program that works with sewiconz. Great customer service, too. Very inexpensive. Check out SewWhatPro.com

    HTH

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    I use Designers Gallery Studio III. Don't settle for just Studio. Here is why.....When you are looking at your designs you might remember that you have something on a flash drive or you want to send something from Studio to the flash drive. You can't unless you had the flash drive in your computer to start, other wise you have to go out of Studio plug in the flash drive and then go to Studio. Studio III doesn't have this issue. Please remember that Studio isn't just a way to see your designs, you can catalog your designs, change the format, change the colors, watch it sew out on your computer, do some editing, put a basting stitch around it, keep notes about what you want to remember about the design, print a template. The list goes on. Just want to see the designs? A program called Thumbnails is nice as well.

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    BuzzTools is about $99 for the portion that catalogues, converts, and helps in organization. It also allows you to unzip files which is helpful.

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    I too have Embird and I have my designs sorted by digitizer and them withing that folder I have them sorted by what they are. Animals, Floral, Quilting ETC

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    Someone just posted a free program for this very purpose of just being able to view your designs....let me see if I can find the thread here on quilt board.

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    I have sewiconz and love it. I had Studio One, but sold it at ebay and just kept sewiconz. Much easier to handle your designs and much more cheaper since it costs 10 bucks or something like that.

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    I have Wilcom and it is for free. However, I printed small pictures of each download and typed the stitch count, how many colors and size under them. I sorted them by style, such as flowers,birds, etc. This way I have an album and go through the style I am looking for, without having to go to the computer.

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    Here is also a embroidery free program that I use to inventory my designs and keep them all in one place and organized

    http://www.secretsof.com/content/608

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    Thank you, everyone for the advice. I got the Wilcom Truesizer and that is helpful, and free! Now I'm looking at the sewiconz. And the sewcat. Much more affordable than the Designer's Gallery software. I knew you all would help me decide!

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