I've shared this information with everyone before, but I still get questions about it, so I've made a video to help explain it better.
GYPSY TIP: Saving CUTFILES
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Definition of a CUTFILE - Design Studio uses .cut files and the Gypsy uses .gypsy files, both of which can be used with the cricut machines.
-- Gypsy cutfiles can be saved in two locations (1) internally in the gypsy and (2) uploaded to your computer.
-- You do not need to own Design Studio in order to save cutfiles to your computer.
-- Yes, you can convert a .gypsy file to .cut and vice versa, though there are still some difficulties with 'some' files because DS and GYPSY still have differences that don't communicate well between them (ex: hide contour).
SUGGESTION FOR ORGANIZING CUTFILES ON GYPSY
I am very careful about what I name my files, because the file folder (only one, no subfolders) stores cutfiles alphabetically starting with uppercase then again with lowercase. I try to 'group' like files... so if I design my own cupcake wrapper and want to use it as a template over and over to make more customizable wrappers, here is how I would name the files:
TEMPLATE - Cupcake Wrapper
TEMPLATE - Cupcake Wrapper - Crowns
TEMPLATE - Cupcake Wrapper - Flowers
TEMPLATE - Cupcake Wrapper - Shamrocks
Notice that the main template does not have a specified image and will appear first in this grouping. Everything else will be alphabetized by the last words and all the Cupcake Wrappers will be grouped together and easy to find. Another example would be cards, here is how I have mine saved:
CARD - BDAY - Cake
CARD - BDAY - Flower
CARD - BDAY - Mom
CARD - BDAY - Superman
Do you get it? The first word is the 'GROUP' you want the file to be in and the second word is the 'CATEGORY' of cutfile it is and the third word 'DESCRIBES' the file or is the 'KEYWORD'.
Now this is pretty much the same for files that I upload to my computer... UNLESS... (there is always an 'unless' isn't there? lol)... you are sharing it with the wide world web. If you are sharing cutfiles... I HIGHLY recommend that you also add your name or an identifying title to the end like this:
CARD - Birthday - Cake TSKINNER
That will help with identifying your cutfiles on other blogs, both for you and for others. Also helps remind people 'who' they got the cutfile from and you would hope that they would give you credit for the design when they make something with it..
How do you share cutfiles with the wide world web? I use www.box.net it is a free service (with limitations) and easy to use.
The gypsy has the capability to store up to 10,000 cutfiles!! Now that is ALOT of info crammed all into one folder! My hope is that by the time any of us get anywhere close to that number, PC will have upgraded the file folder and made subfolders possible! Hey! A girl can dream... right!? LOL!
Hope that helps you a bit in getting organized with your Gypsy cutfiles! If you find TIPS like this helpful, please subscribe or become a follower because I have more for you!