Here’s a question I get at least twice a week: How do I tell if my PDF file is raster or vector after I import it into Klic-N-Kut Studio?
Answer: Great question!
And here are some general guidelines I use to figure it out:
(1) Select the image and go to: Arrange>Break Path. If it’s grayed out, then you definitely don’t have a pure vector image. It’s either raster or a hybrid.
(2) If you double click and it brings up the Accuscan window, then another good sign it’s a raster. Go ahead and try tracing it.
(3) If you double click and see nodes, you pop open a bottle of champagne… it’s a vector pdf! lol
(4) If you double click and it brings up the Group Viewer, then you go to Layout>Ungroup. Click away so that nothing is selected and start over. If you STILL get the Group Viewer, then it’s a hybrid and dealing with those is going to take a video or two! Which I promise to make and they will be free due to the source of the samples I’ll be using 😉
No, I haven’t made it… the problem is that customers keep finding more and more variations in these hybrid files. Thus what works for one pdf probably won’t work for the next. So, what I tend to do is just help people individually with whatever PDF they are currently trying to crack.
Sandy, did you ever make the videos showing how to convert the hybrid pdf files to cuttable files for the KNK? If so, where would I find those videos?