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#1 Posted : Thursday, June 13, 2013 4:11:31 PM(UTC)
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Hi, Experts! Newbie here. I downloaded an image of a dachshund for a scrapbook layout. It has waaay too many cuts for my purposes.

Is there a way I can choose 'outline only' - so that my mini Cricut cuts only the outline of the image and not the ten or twelve tiny cuts that are in the design? I'm not finding a tab or area that would enable me to do that. Confused

Thanks in advance~

Nikki in Florida

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#2 Posted : Thursday, June 13, 2013 4:23:04 PM(UTC)
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Are you using Cricut Craft Room? If so, click on the image and at the bottom left corner a box will pop up that says Hide Contour. Click on that and the image will open in another screen where you can hoover your mouse over lines til they turn red and then click and they will be hidden. Once you've hidden all you want, click the Exit button at the top of the screen and that window will close and your image with it's hidden lines will appear on your mat screen.
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#3 Posted : Thursday, June 13, 2013 5:26:04 PM(UTC)
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That is *exactly* the info I was hoping for. Thanks so much, Scrapalette..I will let you know how it goes!
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#4 Posted : Thursday, June 13, 2013 5:45:17 PM(UTC)
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Okey, Dokey -

So I tried to follow the directions above and come to find out that the 'Hide Contour' option/button is not available for this particular image.

I played around with other images (well, fonts actually) and when highlighted, the letter 'e' did produce the 'Hide Contour' button and I was able to reduce the number of cuts (remove the inside cut on the 'e').

When I click on my doxie image, though, the button reads 'Edit Group.' I'm not sure what that means, but it is not the option I was hoping for.

Thanks for trying to help!!
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Sounds like you may be using one of the "colored" images in CCR? If so, you first need to Edit Group and ungroup the images. Then, you can separate them and cut the ones you want.
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#6 Posted : Friday, June 14, 2013 6:09:28 AM(UTC)
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you said you downloaded the image..did you buy it from cricut? If not then you wont be able to cut it out because cricut won't cut images from files bought outside of cricut.

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#7 Posted : Friday, June 14, 2013 7:42:55 AM(UTC)
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Yes, it is a Cricut digital image that I purchased prior to spending the money on a new cart. The image is the doxie from the Paisley cart, No. 10.

It is a colored image, so I'll try Scrapalette's idea to ungroup and then work from there.

Thanks for your help.

~Nikki
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#8 Posted : Saturday, June 15, 2013 7:41:05 AM(UTC)
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Just a quick FYI! In the support section there is a link to instructions for cutting single images. This may be very helpful for you!

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#9 Posted : Saturday, June 15, 2013 12:23:33 PM(UTC)
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Thanks, Gina.

I did go to the Support area and read the instructions you suggested for cutting a single image. Basically, it explains how to layer the multiiple cuts.

I'm looking for the opposite advice- how to print just a contour or outline of a Cricut downloaded image, without the many cuts already included in the image. I hope I'm clear - still learning the Cricut language!

No problem. It was just a question to enable me to use the image without having 12 different tiny pieces of paper to put together!
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Gina's link will take you to the instructions to do what you want.

Put the image on your mat, select it so you get the Edit Group button in the bottom left of the image. Click it, then go over to the far right and click Separate. The images will separate and then you exit that screen and select the image and click Ungroup. The images become single pieces that you can then select and delete the ones you don't want.
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#11 Posted : Sunday, June 16, 2013 5:15:57 PM(UTC)
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Well, with the help of this forum, I am making progress.

I followed the directions above and was able to produce a contour/outline piece of my image. (Yay!) But strangely enough, randomly, the Cricut Mini (sometimes) did not cut unless the extra pieces were on the mat. (or so it seemed, anyway).

I was able to get several images exactly as I wanted - but I'm still trying to understand why I couldn't consistently delete the unuseable pieces. Sometimes it worked, other times not.

But overall, I'm happy that I've made progress and understand the process better.

Thank you all for your help. I will keep working on it.

~NikkiBigGrin
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