Embird Embroidery Software
Updated 01 dec 2017
Upgrade 2013
64-bit 32-bit

Smart Color Sort

This tutorial explains how to sort colors in selected objects to obtain less thread changes. Smart color sorting feature allows to group the same (or similar) colors without changing the appearance of desing sewout.

1 - Run Embird program.

2 - Select "Embird" menu to switch to Editor.

3 - Select "File > Open" menu to open an existing design (Picture No. 1).

1. Open an existing design

Open an existing design in Editor

4 - Select "Edit > Corner" menu to duplicate selected object and put it into all four corners of the hoop (Picture No. 2).

2. Select Corner function

Select "Edit > Corner" menu

5 - Choose the way of placing objects into the corners (Picture No. 3).

3. Corner options

Choose the way of placing objects into the corners

6 - Selected object was duplicated and placed into all corners of the hoop (Picture No. 4). Now there are 4 objects containing the same 3 colors. Smart color sorting allows to group the same colors to decrease the number of thread changes in final design containing these 4 objects.

4. Several objects with the same colors

Several objects with the same colors

7 - Select "Edit > Select > Select All" menu to select all objects on work area (Picture No. 5).

5. Select All Objects

Select all objects on work area

8 - All objects on work area are selected - the black rectangle is drawn around each object icon at the rigth side of the screen (Picture No. 6).

6. All Objects Selected

All objects on work area are selected

9 - Select "Edit > Colors > Smart Color Sort" menu to group colors (Picture No. 7).

7. Select Smart Color Sort function

Select "Edit > Colors > Smart Color Sort" menu

10 - It is possible to specify maximal difference of colors R,G,B components for grouping of similar (but not the same) colors (Picture No. 8). Specify "0" to group only exactly the same colors, or larger number to group also slightly different colors.

8. Maximal Difference of R,G,B

Specify maximal difference of R,G,B components

11 - The new object has only 3 colors (Picture No. 9).

9. Color Sorted Object

The new color sorted object

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