I have searched the forum in multiple ways. I watched tutorials I found in the community. Everything seems to say there is a “step” where it lets me put cutlines, but I am not seeing it. I even see where there is an icon on the left side of the app in one tutorial specifically named cutline, but I do not have that.
How do I add my own cutline (square or circle, etc) to an image I scan in?
Additional question, how can I add a cutline in Fireworks or Photoshop or Illustrator before I import the image? It has to be simple, but finding how to do it has not been.
And, to round things up, you can use the auto trace function of the Glowforge itself to generate a cut line. Just put your printed image in the bed of the Glowforge, click on Trace, and after the preview shows up, drag a square around the image and click just outside the image. When you Place Artwork and go back to the home page you should see on the left side a cut operation and an engrave operation. You can set the engrave operation to Ignore and use the Cut to cut out your image. (Note that if you are trying to cut around the same item you just traced, you should do it right under the camera and it might still be a bit out of alignment. You can try this process to tweak the image placement if necessary).