where do you all get your images? Do you have a favorite website for jpegs or gifs?
no one using scal software with cricut?
I just Google the name of the image I want and see what comes up - for example I did a tennis court stencil. So I googled tennis court images and then just scrolled thru them till I found what I wanted. Or google online coloring books - these have some very good drawings
Start with fairly simple line drawings with little or no color - these work the best converting from .bmp to .scut files within SCAL. You might need to tinker with the images in Paint (or something similar) to get a good file to use. You do need a .bmp file so if you find a .jpg you want, open it in Paint then SAVE AS a .bmp file - then import .bmp file into SCAL to get a .scut file (which is what actually cuts). You may have to tinker with a file several times to get exactly what you want to cut - so cut LOTS of samples on plain paper (I use old calendars - that shiny paper is great) until you are sure you are getting what you want before you try to cut posterboard or stencil material - or heaven forbid gumpaste (I haven't tried that yet)