Vector vs. Bitmap — A Primer for Machine Embroiderers

One of the most frequently asked questions by machine embroiderers is how to handle graphics.  In embroidery software, vectors are handled differently than bitmaps.  But the first step is to understand whether you are looking at a vector or a bitmap.

The main difference is that a bitmap is composed of pixels.  Here is a (very) brief presentation that will help you to understand.  In the next post, I will offer a few options for auto-digitizing vectors and bitmaps in Bernina Embroidery Software 7.



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