How to Convert a JPEG to a PES Using PE-Design

By Tammy Clevenger

The Brother PE-Design application will open and convert a JPEG (.jpg) file to a PES file, the native PE-Design file format. To convert a file to the PES format, you need to have the SD card used to transfer files to the Brother sewing machine. The SD card must be connected to the computer via an SD card reader. Make sure you have the Brother SD card inserted into the computer, because the conversion of the JPEG file format to the PES file type occurs when saving the embroidery file to the Brother card.

Things You'll Need

  • Brother PE-Design installed
  • Brother SD card
  • SD card reader

Step 1

Right-click on the JPEG file to show the File context menu.

Step 2

Click the “Open With” option in the context menu. A list of available programs opens.

Step 3

Click the “Brother PE-Design” option in the programs list. The JPEG file opens in the PE-Design program.

Step 4

Click the “File” option on the top navigation bar, and then click “Write to Card.” The File Save dialog box opens.

Step 5

Click the “PES (*.pes)” option from the “Save as Type” drop-down list.

Step 6

Click the “Save” button. The JPEG file is converted to the PES file format.