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    Does anyone know of a program that converts photo's into scroll saw patterns?
    Thanks, Dave

  • #2
    Somewhere on this forum there's a link to a website that sells a pattern for pumpkin carving that will do it. Don't remember where that thread is but it's in here somewhere.

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    • #3
      Drogers:

      1st: Welcome to the site. I see this is your first post. I hope you like your visits.

      Many here like Paint Shop Pro. PSP is now owned by Corel Draw people, but I think was previously owned by Jasic Corp. Google for Paint Shop Pro.

      There are several other software programs like PSP which are Bit Map photo editor programs. This class of software does not perform automatic conversion from digital photo to scroll saw pattern. The complexity of the S/W allows for artistic options and choices. Some what steep learning curve, but with effort a do-able learning curve.

      The http://www.meonapumpkin.com/index.aspx mentioned in pervious reply is reported on this site to be an easier program to learn on, but no where as powerful and flexible as PSP, or clones. (Notice the price difference also.)

      There is also shareware program that can be downloaded which works on Linux as well as Windows. Seems to be a good functional program. Try http://www.gimp.org to find a download site.

      Our friend Gill from England has posted (several times now) a link to a well written instruction tutor for PSP, but I cannot find the WEB link.

      HTH

      Phil

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      • #4
        Hiya Drogers . Welcome on board.

        I like PSP for creating patterns and the tutorial that Phil's referring to is here. There's also a very good (free) online course that tells you how to use PSP in more general terms here.

        Gill
        There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
        (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)

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        • #5
          rapid resizer will also work but it does take someone with creativity to work with it

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          • #6
            Gimp

            So far, GIMP is working well for me. I purchased the instructions from Robert Kerry for Photoshop. The controls are close enough to where it works well. It takes a litte while at first to get a portrait ready to cut, but I'm hoping experience will win soon.

            http://www.kerrysworld.com/

            Brian
            ---Support bacteria - they're the only culture some people have.

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