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Importing artwork into Omega 2.0

Discussion in 'Gerber Omega, Graphix Advantage & MacImprint' started by rba828, Feb 8, 2006.

  1. rba828

    rba828 New Member

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    One of my customers emailed me some artwork in .jpg format just as I asked him to, but the file is pixilated. Is there any way I can still use it or do I need him to send me another format? I am unsure how to explain to him what it is that I need. I would be willing to email you the attachment if you could show me how to open it and use it in Omega 2.0. Thanks for any help!
     
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  2. James Chrimes

    James Chrimes Very Active Member

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    email me the file and I should be able to open it and put it back into a gerber format. signsolutions@nhvt.net
     
  3. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    Are you planning to Edge print it? If so Omega will import it just fine and you can Edge print it. Otherwise, it is useless for anything in vinyl cutting as it is a bitmap image and not a vector file.

    If you are planning to Edge print it, then import into Omega, select it and hit Shift +1 to bring up the image fill dialog. Once open, check to see that the thumbnail resolution is set to 24 bit. Click okay and see if the image still looks grainy.
     
  4. rba828

    rba828 New Member

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    This project is for vinyl cutting. Thanks.
     
  5. James Chrimes

    James Chrimes Very Active Member

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    You will need an eps format vectorized.
     
  6. Shovelhead

    Shovelhead Major Contributor

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    Omega 2.0......

    and no clue between raster and vector???
    :help:
    :Coffee:
     
  7. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    Omega and every other application out there requires vector paths to drive a plotter. Omega and every other applicaton out there do not do an adequate job of converting raster to vector when the file is low resolution, which is typical of a JPG. JPG files are raster bitmaps and do not contain any vectors.
     
  8. Tony Teveris

    Tony Teveris Active Member

    Not to confuse everyone but JPG, TIFF and PSD image files can contain vector data but it is rarely seen. Within Photoshop you can create "paths", clipping, stroked, etc and they can be saved in the mentioned file formats as vectors. Most apps will not deal with them. Omega 2.5 will and SignLab, I don't know about Flexi.
     
  9. Shovelhead

    Shovelhead Major Contributor

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    details....details......

    Tony,
    How do I get a free upgrade from 1.6 to the latest version???
    I promise to retire Flexi and use Omega exclusively!!
    Thank You
    :help:
     
  10. Tony Teveris

    Tony Teveris Active Member

    Do you mean Omega 1.5X, I don't remember a 1.6.

    FREE - don't get me going
     
  11. ScottyDoo

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    CorelDraw X3 actually has some great new tracing features that even do well on some low res files. (have low res file preset)
     
  12. Scott Reynolds

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    Just used the low res file preset trace tonight, worked great.
     
  13. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    In the hands of a competent operator with a trained eye, that may be true ... some of the time. In the hands of a newbie who still says WOW! everytime a recognizable image is cut on a plotter ... it's just another reduction in the quality of the signs we all have to look at.
     
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