Gerade habe ich eine Mail bekommen – Embird 8.8 D (aktuell bisher ist Embird 8.8 C) ist erschienen.

Mein Tipp: Wer nicht super-neugierig ist, sollte noch mal lieber einige Tage warten, bis mehr Erfahrungen vorliegen. Bei mir sieht bisher alles gut aus mit der neuen Version, aber sicher ist sicher. Ich teste ab sofort und werde quasi “live” berichten…

Herunterladen könnt Ihr die neuen Versionen hier:

Alle Module außer Studio – Basic, FontEngine, Cross Stitch, Sfumato, Iconizer

Nur Studio

Die Embird-Website ist Stand eben (26.05.2011, 9:15) noch nicht upgedatet.

Ich habe die neue Version auch noch nicht getestet, werde das aber heute vormittag noch tun.

Update: Bei mir läuft die neue Version problemlos unter Windows XP. Studio muss allerdings seperat isntalliert werden.

Hier schonmal die Änderungen auf Englisch, Übersetzung folgt so schnell wie möglich:

GENERAL
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– New application “Embird Quick Searcher” was added into installation
file of Embird. This program is automatically installed
alongside Embird main program. During the installation, it is
possible to set this program to be launched at Windows startup.

Embird Quick Searcher allows you to quickly locate design,
photo, document, music file or video file on your hard disk.
See more information in new tutorial Embird Quick Searcher
at http://www.embird.com/sw/embird/tutorial/searcher/searcher.htm

– New application “Embird Clip Image” as added into installation
file of Embird. This program is automatically installed
alongside Embird main program.

Embird Clip Image is simple program which works with Clipboard.
It allows you to quickly prepare images with explanatory arrows and
numbers. See more information in new tutorial Embird Clip Image
at http://www.embird.com/sw/embird/tutorial/clipimage/clipimage.htm

MANAGER
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– New thread charts were added: Poly-X40, MTB-Embroidex.

– If you double-click on box with design colors (located below preview
area on Middle Panel) and the CTRL key is depressed, Embird will
show the dialog box for choosing color from thread catalog instead
of standard dialog box for choosing color.

– If available, Embird now displays the following information when
viewing JPG or TIF images:

* Artist
* Copyright
* Description
* Equipment manufacturer and model
* Date taken

Information is shown in yellow hint which appears after several
seconds of inactivity while the mouse pointer is over the displayed
image. Also, it is shown on the panel below the preview area if
the “Summary Info Panel” is switched ON. (You can switch it oN via
“Options > Show Summary Info Panel”.)

– New command “Right Panel > Image Operations > Image Information” was added.
It allows to write information about Artist, Copyrights and Description
into selected JPG or TIF images.

– New option “Options > Show > Show Errors and Warnings” was added.
If you switch if OFF, Embird will not show any errors or warnings
when converting files.

– New checkbox “Shut down PC when done” is now displayed right to the
“Abort” button in Manager (at the bottom of Preview area). If you
switch it ON, Embird will automatically switch down PC after current
task is completed.

EDITOR
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– If you double-click on box with design colors (located on Objects Order
Bar at the right side of screen) and the CTRL key is depressed, Embird
will show the dialog box for choosing color from thread catalog instead
of standard dialog box for choosing color.

– The recently selected hoops are now underlined in “Options > Hoop Size”
dialog box.

– The “Insert > Font Engine Text” dialog box now contains the list of
recently used fonts.

– If you depress right mouse button in Editor, and move mouse pointer
while holding the right button down, the work area will scroll.

STUDIO
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– New quick pan screen mode: depress right mouse button on the work area and drag cursor to a new position. This action temporarily switches on the pan tool instead of actual mode. When button is released, program returns to previous mode.
– New ‘fast node insert’ mode for easy insertion of nodes anywhere on the object edge. “a” key depressed + left mouse click in editing/creation mode inserts new nodes after any selected node, not just at the end of the edge. This function is intended mainly for connection objects and manual stitches, but works with all objects.
– New commands in main menu > Nodes – Select First Node and Select Last Node. These commands help to locate first or last node quickly, which is useful especially for complex manual-stitch objects.
– Faster selection of nodes in edit mode (in case of large number of nodes).
– Change in storage of settings and switches to file with defaults. Only preferences (work space) and tool settings are stored to defaults file. Switches like ‘snap’ mode are stored only to design file.
– Fix to scrolling TTF and OTF font section by pressing key on keyboard
– Swedish translation enhanced (thanks Monica)
– Fix to wrong size of parameters panel when zoom window is turned off
– Fix to Transform > Combine Outlines command. Moreover, this command now works for manual stitches too.
– Smoother layout of satin outline stitches.
– Fix to remembering default max. tie-up stitch length.
– New switch in Parameters window > Whole Design > Main – ‘Combine Arranged Outline Parts’. If turned on, outline elements are combined into larger segments when Arrange Outline Parts function is used, to optimize stitches layout. If turned off, outline elements are preserved for easier editing.
– New pre-defined text baselines (square and diagonal square).
– New commands in lettering mode > pop-up menu – ‘Reset Overall Controls’ and ‘Reset Character Adjustments’. These commands allow to go back to default settings anytime during lettering mode.
– New hoops supported:
Brother PR-1000 Jumbo Frame (overlap)
Brother PR-1000 Xtra Wide Angle Cap Frame
Brother PR-1000 Xtra Large
– Fix to discrepancy in max. size of object (Transformations window) and max. size of hoop (Preferences).
– Fix to use of num lock key ‘2’ in lettering mode.
– More shortcut keys in lettering mode (please see help file > Tutorials > Lettering)
– Fix to setting absoulte size of lettering on curved baseline
– Fix to displaying of cursor before first letter on a curved baseline
– Fix to displaying Studio window on monitors with low resolution
– Fix to Studio crashing after multiple rotation of guide line
– Fix to ocassional freezing of Font Engine
– Fix to image dissapearing problem

HOOPS
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– New hoop were added:

* Brother PR-1000 Xtra Wide Angle Cap Frame (360 x 60 mm)
* Brother PR-1000 Xtra Large (360 x 200 mm) – Horizontal
* Brother PR-1000 Xtra Large (200 x 360 mm) – Vertical
* Brother PR-1000 Jumbo Frame (overlap, 360 x 360 mm) – Horizontal
* Brother PR-1000 Jumbo Frame (overlap, 360 x 360 mm) – Vertical

TUTORIALS
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– New tutorials are now available at http://www.embird.com/sw/embird/tutorial.htm:

* Embird Activation – http://www.embird.com/sw/embird/tutorial/activate/activate.htm
* Embird Clip Image – http://www.embird.com/sw/embird/tutorial/clipimage/clipimage.htm
* Embird Quick Searcher – http://www.embird.com/sw/embird/tutorial/searcher/searcher.htm
* Open Brother PR-1000 Jumbo Frame Design – http://www.embird.com/sw/embird/tutorial/opnbrj1k/opnbrj1k.htm
* Save Brother PR-1000 Jumbo Frame Design – http://www.embird.com/sw/embird/tutorial/savbrj1k/savbrj1k.htm