bmp's and jpeg's

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bmp's and jpeg's

Postby » Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:37 pm

I'm on line (BING), type in "image silhouettes of decorative plaques". That brings up a page with all kinds of shapes usually in black and white for better cutting. Right click on image, box comes up and says, save, save as and copy. I use save as. that brings up my cnc files, I click on cnc projects then save. Here is the problem. Before purchasing cut2d, when I have saved as, I went to Paint for all my editing such as it was. When finished, click file and save as a BMP. Back now to cut2d, I click on Import Bitmap, bring in the image. I then want to bring in another image to put inside the first one to do all the editing...however, the last image has a large square white background and when I bring it into the middle it covers the first image. I checked all my stuff even the jpeg's, all images come with the white background and I can't do anything. Can someone tell me where I might go to find stuff that won't import that way or is there a way within cut2d to fix this, Vectric says no. I make all kinds of plaques...used to be by hand till I got my cnc, what a blessing, cut my time to nothing! Can anybody help this old man, there has to be a way to import just the text or image without the background...thanks Doug
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Re: bmp's and jpeg's

Postby Adrian » Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:09 pm

You would need to merge the bitmaps by removing background etc in a graphics program and then import it. Or import and trace the bitmaps one at a time.

Better to work with vectors than bitmaps from the start.
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Re: bmp's and jpeg's

Postby Frunple » Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:31 pm

You can just move the top bmp over to the side also.

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