Photo Embroidery

The Photo Embroidery function makes it possible to punch both color images and black and white images. For color images, the function uses a combination of four fundamental colors that can be customized in order to obtain particular chromatic effects:

Photoembroidery - Setup

Black and white images, on the other hand, are punched using a single thread. The Monochrome Photo Embroidery produces an embroidery consisting of a matrix with a finite number of square elementary areas, that are filled in a different way by the single thread used, depending on the amount of gray present in the image in correspondence to that particular elementary area.

In practice, in correspondence to each elementary area, zigzag stitches are deposited whose parameters (density and width) depend on the amount of gray presented by the image in correspondence to that area.

These zigzag stitches define the parallel stitchings that are developed horizontally along the horizontal bands defined by the elementary areas of the matrix; in correspondence to the darker areas the zigzag stitches are developed in such a way as to make the thread follow a longer route whereas in correspondence to the lighter areas the zigzag stitches are developed in such a way as to make the thread follow a shorter route.

Below you can see an example of an embroidery created with just a few clicks of the mouse thanks to the power of the photo embroidery function:

Photoembroidery - Example