I purchased my glowforge with the expectation of being able to simply print photo’s by dragging & dropping them into the glowforge app. I thought all the design work involved in converting photo’s for lasering was supposed to be made easier or eliminated completely by using the glowforge app. I am no designer, and have no experience in converting files to vector or raster or whatever file type is necessary to engrave/etch. That is why I purchased the glowforge in the first place, ease of use for novice creator. I tried inkscape but many of the features/functions are unfamiliar & very confusing to me. Are there any free programs that can just do all the difficult adjustment and file conversion work to my photo’s for me? I am really confused with the whole process of tracing bitmaps, creating vectors, layering rasters, and what is the deal with these nodes??? I just want to print some pictures without spending all day working on just one,
while not knowing if what I am doing is getting anywhere. Can I just pay someone, or buy a program that I could send my picture(s) to and then have it sent back to me ready to drag, drop, & print with ease like I was expecting to be able to accomplish with glowforge??
I can’t even get the emoji’s to display correctly
Any advice/help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated, Thank You
Oh, now they show up as emoji pictures after I post them??