At our recent Janome Dealer Institute, the developers of our Artistic Digitizer embroidery software were present for for the unveiling of the new version of the software which is a FREE update….how cool is that?!
Janome has announced the main features of this update on our Janome global site.
Artistic Digitizer V1.5 Full version includes the following new and improved features/functions (for more details, please view the tutorial videos available at the bottom of this page):
1. Fresh new Welcome screen and User Interface
2. MC550E and RE36b hoop compatibility:
Janome’s brand new embroidery machine – MC550E, and RE36b hoop (200 mm x 360 mm) added.
3. New Stitch Flow Tool functionality:
Includes the ability to set the direction of stitches; specify the sections where a satin object will be divided; add curve directions on step filled objects to give them a wavy look; and convert a satin object to a “Point Directions” object so that all stitches start from one point and end at the outline of the object. Use the new stitch flow tools to improve embroidery quality and look of your designs.
4. New ‘Convert’ icon:
Easily apply numerous different functions to designs or objects through this newly added icon.
Paint stitch is a unique patented technique which converts a picture into embroidery through skillful reduction of the number of colors and blending in such a way that makes it look like a painted canvas. With PaintStitch you get photo-realistic embroidery results with the use of the advanced, patented algorithms which are implemented in the software. PaintStitch designs are perfect for frames, gifts and for capturing unique moments.
6. Floral Library / Automatic Floral Design Creation:
This is a new revolutionary feature which dynamically creates floral designs and fill areas to apply to your designs. You can combine this feature with your own designs and even create your own flower designs to be used by the floral creation. The combinations are unlimited.
7. Ambience Quilting:
Offers the ability to easily create a quilt block based on any design or object (Echo, Scroll and Stippling quilt block types available).
Offers the ability to convert any design or object into Redwork in just one step.
9. Convert fill to center line:
Offers the ability to change a fill area made with satin, step, row fill etc. into satin serial or running stitch. Using this function, you have the ability to change a fill area made with Satin, Step, Row fill etc. into Satin serial or Running stitch. This functionality is especially convenient for small text objects. If the text is too small to be filled with Satin stitches, the best alternative is to fill the object with Running stitches by applying this option.
10. New Sequence Re-ordering capabilities
The Sequence manager has been re-designed with many new features. It has a new right-click menu which includes functionality such as “Move object before or after”, “Group objects”, “Reverse order”, and more. To facilitate the re-ordering process, order numbers have been added together with fill and outline colors for each object. You can also group the objects by color and customize the information you view on the sequence manager to minimize clutter when re-ordering large designs.
11. Gradient Fill – create designs with blended thread colors:
With the Gradient parameter, you can adjust the end stitch density of an object compared to the start density and blend colors together. By blending two or more overlapping shapes with gradient fill you can create beautiful fading color effects.
12. Spiral in Closed Shapes:
Objects filled with the Row fill stitch type can easily be converted into spiral fill objects. Apply styles on the spiral stitches to get beautiful embroidery results.
13. New File Browser – find and organize your designs more easily:
V1.5 contains a fresh new browser system which allows easy access to and management of embroidery designs within the user’s computer.
14. Dark Mode:With V1.5, Mac users can now use Artistic Digitizer in Dark Mode.
Artistic Digitizer V1.5 Jr contains the following improvements: MC550E and RE36b hoop compatibility; new welcome screen and improved file browser system; new sequence re-ordering; expanded zoom capabilities; dark mode compatibility for Mac.
Existing Artistic Digitizer V1.0 users are able to upgrade to V1.5 free of charge. To install this upgrade, simply make sure you have a stable internet connection then open the software and through the Help tab, click Check for updates and follow the instructions displayed.
Tutorial videos explaining the new features can be viewed through the following link (internet connection required):
Jump to tutorial video page
These videos can also be downloaded through the following link in order to be accessed anytime without the need to be connected to the internet (download file size: 141MB):
Click here to download videos
NOTE: These videos will also be viewable through the software’s built-in tutorial system once V1.5 has been installed (internet connection required).Artistic Digitizer V1.5 – available for free to existing Artistic Digitizer customers!