Darn, already posted in the wrong place. :-D
Hi, all you EmBlaser & PicLaser Lite friends. My name is Jeff from PicEngrave Dot Com. This Catagory was generously set up by the Darkly Labs Team for myself and our software engineer, Mr. Champlain to answer any questions you may have concerning our Image to Gcode software programs.
We all have a very exciting road ahead of us creating some amazing photo engraving projects with the EmBlaser and as we go, we will post some recommended settings in PicLaser Lite & PicEngrave Pro 5 here to help everyone get going very easily.
The settings in these two programs will be very similar and PicLaser Lite will give identical image engraving results as our full featured program will.
PicEngrave Pro 5 has an Auxiliary program "Edit Image" for auto sizing it based on the pixel resolution setting used and desired engraving size. It has Gamma, Brightness, Contrast & Sharpening adjusting features also. We have found that almost any image can be adjusted/edited to achieve the best photo engraving results using this editor.
Our PicEdit Lite program has all these same features for editing images for use with PicLaser Lite. You can open and edit bmp, jpg, png and gif file formats and saves to the correct .bmp format needed for generating the Gcodes in PicLaser Lite..
There is also an "Add Text" Auxiliary program in PicEngrave Pro 5 for personalizing your photo engravings. You can Rotate the image at 90 degree increments so you don't have to re-position your engraving material in the EmBlaser and you can even Flip the image for Laser engraving on the back of mirrors. There are also engrave Ellipse or Crop options as well.
Go to our Pic Products page on our web site for the demo downloads and our Special Upgrade pricing offer for all Registered PicLaser Lite users to our full featured PicEngrave Pro 5.
Thank you for being our new PicLaser Lite customers and a special thank you to the Darkly Labs Team for there excellent Laser Diode engraving machine design, the EmBlaser!!