View Full Version : What are the most common softwares used by us Laser engravers ?

Harry Radaza
09-21-2007, 2:06 AM
I was just wondering what are the most common softwares that we engravers use (shareware or not) ?

As for me ...

in order-

1) Coreldraw
2) Photoshop
3) Photograv
4) Andromenda Screens Plugin for photoshop
5) Autocad
6) Illustrator
7) Corel Trace

Just was wondering if there was a common denominator. And if there are some good softwares out there that I have not come across of that might be pretty usefull if applied (file archiving, thumbnail viewer, etc.)

So what is yours

Frank Corker
09-21-2007, 7:42 AM
Xnview is well worth keeping. Easy to convert to greyscale/size and setting the dpi - http://perso.orange.fr/pierre.g/xnview/enxnview.html and XnView provided as Freeware for private non-commercial, educational use and non-profit organization.

James Stokes
09-21-2007, 9:21 AM
I do most of my photo editing in Photoimpact.

Joe Pelonio
09-21-2007, 10:05 AM
I too use:

Corel Trace

but also use:

Gerber Composer
Adobe Streamline

Darren Null
09-21-2007, 10:16 AM
Irfanview for image sorting/thumbnails/opening images quickly to see what they are. It's free, and the default image viewer on all my computers because it loads quickly. Not directly to do with lasering, but makes finding and assessing images quickly quite easy.

Photoshop. Andromeda etchtone plugin.
Real Draw Pro (Mediatone)

Nancy Laird
09-21-2007, 11:09 AM
We use CorelDraw X3, Photoshop 7.0, Photograv 7_11, and CorelTrace. Still learning!!

Nancy (91 days)

Joni Campbell
09-21-2007, 10:43 PM
I use Corel 12, Corel Trace, Laser Master 8 :) I couldn't live without any of them :)

Harry Radaza
09-22-2007, 3:06 AM
thanks for the replies.

Googled up Laser Master 8 and found it to have a NESTING feature. This fits as many objects into 1 area good for high production work such as ours.

I was wondering if there was any plug ins for corel available for this feature.