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Message started by du on Nov 25th, 2007 at 5:55am

Title: cross color question
Post by du on Nov 25th, 2007 at 5:55am
Hi, Owen Dare
I have question bout PTW program
I tried help contents but cannt  find the answer  
my question is on the pattern I dont want solid colors block I just want cross color(stitch color) on design thread color
how i do that ?

another question is when I want import pics and I want eraser some details. I dont want before turn pics into weave pattern
cant we do it with PTW program? (like PC stitch program had that feature)  


Title: Re: cross color question
Post by Owen Dare on Nov 25th, 2007 at 7:52am
PicToWeave does not do either of those things.
If you print a grid, it will completely shade the square to the thread colour.

As to the second question.

PCStitch requires an eraser because it attempts to color the pattern for you.  In order to do that, you have to completely erase any background details before you start.
Otherwise when you tell it to "auto paint", it will try to make the colors in the background part of the weave pattern.

Whilst such a feature is fine for "cartoon" type images with clearly defined changes of color, it is far less useful if you have something like a real fish where color changes are subtle.
The technology to have the programme color the weave is not that hard.
But I don't believe it is of great benefit for anything other than very basic weaves.   You will find you are having to adjust them manually anyway as the computer can only work on an average of some sort of what color is in any grid.
You must tell it what colors it is restricted to, or it will have 100's of colors in your weave.

In PicToWeave, you are the artist.
You simply load the image as a template and paint over the top.  That way you can see if you need to go "one more square" this way or that, or change a cell color here or there in order to make a detail like an eye seem more realistic.
A real picture doesn't have to abruptly change colors at a certain point.  Sometimes, no matter what you, you will find that some detail you want lays exactly on the boundary of two cell rows or columns.
This is where YOU must decide how to display it.
If you have the computer paint it for you, then you will have to go back over it all to fix it anyway, only this time without the benefit of a background to copy off because it will be completely covered.
I'd rather take a little longer to paint it right first time.

To do auto paint you either have to spend a lot of time manually erasing the background accurately, or you have to invest $300-$500 on complicated image editing software to do it for you.
If you choose the first route, you could have pretty much painted it in PicToWeave in the time it takes just to prepare the background.  As to the second?  Why would I design a program that forces people to spend a heap more money to make it anything like effective?

If enough people request such a feature I may look at it, but I really think if you try both ways you'll see it's not what it's cracked up to be.


Title: Re: cross color question
Post by du on Nov 25th, 2007 at 10:21am
Thanks,Owen to answer my question
because I weave straight out from pattern . I want to see the grid line so i can line up with the rules,solid block of colors it kind hard to see grid'
that why I ask you
save some ink too ;D


Title: Re: cross color question
Post by Owen Dare on Nov 25th, 2007 at 1:52pm
You have me a bit confused.
The grid lines do appear when you print the grid.
There are also row numbers in each cell so you can read directly from the grid.
If you set it to print over multiple pages you also have the row and column heading numbers on each page.

See the help file

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you can see what I mean from this screen shot.

screenshot-eagle.jpg ( 52 KB | Downloads )

Title: Re: cross color question
Post by du on Nov 26th, 2007 at 5:23am
Thank you,Owen
Now I see  8-)

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