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Offline bgcutsup

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Convert png to svg cutting file
« on: August 17, 2012, 01:16:54 PM »
I need to convert a transparent background png to both a .dxf and an svg cutting file that will work in Silhouette Studio as well as other machines.  Here are the steps I've been through so far:

I used Bullzip PDF printer to save my filled .studio file as a 600 dpi .pdf.  I opened the .pdf in PhotoShop Elements, used the magic wand, and removed all of the background and color inside the cutouts, cropped, then saved it as the transparent background .png file.  

I opened the .png file in Inkscape.  I have saved it in each of the various svg formats except the compressed ones, and as a dxf.  (I used the Better DXF Output add-in).  I can open the svgs in Studio, but they are not cutting files.  How do I make it an svg that is a cutting file?  

I'd really appreciate some help with this!   :?  I have lots of files that must be converted!
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Re: Convert png to svg cutting file
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2012, 04:30:21 PM »
Hi Barbara

Have a look here and see if this helps you: http://www.inkscapecuttingdesign.com/smf/index.php?topic=733.0  if not get back in touch.
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Re: Convert png to svg cutting file
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2012, 06:51:41 PM »
Thanks, Angel13.  I don't believe that's going to help me.  Am I wrong?

I started with a .studio file.  I have the designer version of Silhouette Studio.  I need to make a dxf and an svg from my studio file which I converted to a png.  I got the png opened  in Inkscape, and I believe what I need to do is trace it, but I can't seem to get it done.  I saved it in a bunch of formats, but none of them can be used in .studio.  I need to be able to offer my customers dxf and svg files that I created in studio.  The dxf and the svg must be ones that Studio users can cut with, and they aren't.

What do I need to do?
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Re: Convert png to svg cutting file
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2012, 10:37:28 PM »
Barbara I have sent you an email, that will hopefully aid you with your particular problem; if not then just Holler....
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