by koosjefred 23 Sep 2017

Good afternoon Cuties,

I have the Janome Mbx 4.5, I would like to have a nicer photostich like, for example, Pe-design next plus 2 or Embird, although I have tried both free trials programs I am still confused , I do not know which one's has the best results with embroidery. I hope someone has experience with it, and can point me in the right direction, with your experience I hope to buy the right program. Thank you in advance for your advice,sincerly koosje


by spendlove Moderator 05 Oct 2017

I think the two you mention work in different ways so produce different results. (None look good close up!) Both are very stitch heavy.
I've used the Embird Sfumato and had mixed results. It allows you to outline the part of the picture you want to use and then produces a monochrome design, I tinker with the density settings until I'm happy with the result - or scrap it and look for another picture! I don't like a dense, "coloured in" look and aim for something like the picture of my sisters.
I've had the best results with people and churches.

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koosje by koosje 07 Oct 2017

Thank you so much for the examples, and the advice those are beautiful, indeed I am very pleased, still be able to do something with the pattern itself .I think now which one is best for me.

by mops Moderator 05 Oct 2017

Like asterixsew I immediately thought of spendlove, who made a number of lovely designs using Embird. Here's a link to one of them.
It is a module I did not buy for Embird, as my 6D has a photostitch module as well - and I do not particularly like that one, which might be user's error.

spendlove by spendlove 05 Oct 2017


koosje by koosje 07 Oct 2017

Thank you very much !!!!! for the advice.

by graceandham 04 Oct 2017

Check out John Deer's program. I have the freebie giveaway program from one of his seminars and it is almost the full program.

graceandham by graceandham 04 Oct 2017

Adorable You Photostitch. I liked the ease of learning.

koosje by koosje 07 Oct 2017

Also thank you very much!!!

by asterixsew Moderator 23 Sep 2017

Hi I can't answer your question but I can bring it back to the top. I know spendlove uses Embird and has created some great designs in photo stitch

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koosjefred by koosjefred 24 Sep 2017

Thank you very much for your advice!