Software:
Lesson:

Lesson 4 - Converting Embroidery Formats

It is a simple matter to convert one embroidery format to another. It is done by opening a design, no matter what its format, and then saving it with the new format.

What you'll learn

It is a simple matter to convert one embroidery format to another. It is done by opening a design, no matter what its format, and then saving it with the new format. We will illustrate this by opening a .jef format design from the Embroidery Album and saving it to .pes and .hus formats.

Convert Embroidery Formats

1. Click the Open icon.
Image

2. The Open dialog box will appear.

3. Click the down arrow in the Files of type: box. Click Janome/Elna/Kenmore (*.JEF) to view designs that are in .jef format.
Image

4. Click the Fish.JEF design once to see it in the Preview window.
Image

5. Click the Open button to bring it to the design screen.

6. To convert it to .pes format, click File, Save As...
Image

7. The Save As dialog box will appear.

8. Click the down arrow in the Save as type: box.

9. Click Deco, Brother, Babylock (*.PES).
Image

10. Click the Save button. A PES Hoop Type dialog box will appear.
Image

11. You can change the hoop type or size if necessary before saving the design. When ready, click the OK button to save the design in .pes format.

12. Click the down arrow in the Save as type: box. Click Husqvarna/Viking (*.HUS).
Image

13. Click the Save button. There is no interim dialog box, so the design is saved in .hus format.

This same process is used to convert other formats to *.jef files. Converting formats is as simple as opening the design and saving it in the desired format.