Creating embroidery designs from bitmap images is very hard, but still possible. As embroideries in digital forms are vector based, you need to use a digitalizing software, like Janome Digitalizer in order convert bitmaps to embroidery designs. This way you should able to use .jpg pictures to create Brother embroidery designs (.pes).
Convert JPEG bitmap image format to Brother Embroidery file format.
We have found 5 software records in our database eligible for .jpg to .pes file format conversion.
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Convert from jpg file format
The tables with software actions are a good pointer for what a certain program does with various file types and often may give users a good hint how to perform certain file conversion, for example the above-mentioned jpg to pes. However, it is not perfect and sometimes can show results which are not really usable because of how certain programs work with files and the possible conversion is thus actually not possible at all.
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