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- Matthias Arndt
September 27, 2008, 10:22 am
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The first two modules of "StitchBuddy" are released and available for
free for Mac users:
"StitchBuddy-QL" is the direct successor of "JEFview" and "PESviewQL",
both now discontinued. Currently it only supports the same two file
formats (JEF, PES), but can be and will be extended in the future.
Enhancements you might like are a pseudo-realistic 3D preview, giving a
good impression of the used stitches, and the color table including
samples. Additional attributes like the number of different colors used
and the hoop size (JEFs only) are shown for a previewed design.
"StitchBuddy-MD" is a new plugin and might change your way of organizing
embroidery files on your Mac: It extracts information ("meta data") from
JEF and PES files and stores them in the Spotlight database: Height and
width of a design, the number of different colors and the number of
stitches are now shown in the "File Info" dialog and more: With this
information you can use Spotlight to search for embroideries, e. g.
"Give me all designs with a size max. 40 x 30 mm and 2 colors". As you
might know, these queries can be saved and used by the Finder as "smart
folders", so every new embroidery file will automatically be examined
and shown at corresponding location. Quite difficult to explain, but
very easy to use: Just try it!
Mor information, screenshots and download links can be found at
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