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Post subject: TRANSFER JPEG TO GERBER
Unread postPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2004 2:18 pm

Is there any software to transfer a jpeg PCB layout into a gerber file.

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Unread postPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2004 2:27 pm
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Since JPEG is a raster file format and Gerber is a vector format, there is no way to convert directly from JPEG to Gerber.

The best you can hope to do is import the JPEG file as a full-size background image in your PCB layout software over which you generate a new layout, and then create a new Gerber file. It's kind of clunky, but should be do-able for a simple layout.


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Unread postPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2004 4:31 pm

THANKS


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Unread postPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2004 1:09 pm

I have been looking at various software to produce my own gerber files but nearly all the software is in encoded so that I would have to get the same company to produce the boards. I would prefer a local company to produce the boards for me. Also you refer to a software that can load a full-size background image ??? please can you let me know what software is right for me. The finished board is only 40mm x 25mm



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