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How to import images from my computer to MTC

NancyNancy Posts: 6Member
edited July 2010 in Help for Make The Cut
Just downloaded the MTC.
I already have images saved on my computer. How do I import them into MTC??
Just bought a Cricut so how do I hook my computer up to my Cricut?


THANK YOU!!!

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  • CaseysAngelCaseysAngel Posts: 14,967Member
    Okay let me get you some detailed instructions on how to hook up the cricut. If you don't do it exactly right you'll have a mess.LOL

    I'll brb with some information for you.....
    Christy http://everdaylittlethings.blogspot.com/
    Cutters: Craft Robo, Cricut Expression, and the absolute BEST A BLACK CAT COUGAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • CaseysAngelCaseysAngel Posts: 14,967Member
    oh to import just click File/import/ . Then choose whichever file type it is. If it's an image like jpg, png,gif,bmp, etc you go through pixel trace. The rest have their own button.
    Christy http://everdaylittlethings.blogspot.com/
    Cutters: Craft Robo, Cricut Expression, and the absolute BEST A BLACK CAT COUGAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • CaseysAngelCaseysAngel Posts: 14,967Member
    Okay here we go. Jeanette put these together for everyone to have a guide for getting set up. Follow them exactly!!!


    Okay let's try this. The complete step by step guide!!!! Be sure you follow it EXACTLY!!!!!!

    1. The COMPLETE STEP-BY-STEP BEGINNER'S GUIDE for UPDATING FIRMWARE / DRIVERS ;-)


    1) Install MTC: Download, Run, copy and paste registration number (starts with MTC) from the email (Make sure your AntiVirus program is OFF)* *see step #9

    2) Open up the MTC program, go to the 'Help' tab on the top toolbar, click on 'Advanced', click on 'Download and Install Cricut Drivers'.

    3) Turn off and unplug your Cricut from your computer (if it was plugged in) Your cable should have one 'boxy' side that plugs into an opening on your Cricut
    machine and one 'flat' side that plugs into a USB port on your computer (it has a weird three-prong branch picture)

    4) Make sure your IE (Internet Explorer) is updated to at LEAST IE7 or higher, updating your other Windows Service Packs and making sure you have the latest drivers for all your hardware / software is always a good idea as well.

    HOW TO CHECK WHAT VERSION OF IE YOU ARE RUNNING:
    http://support.transact.wa.gov/taw_user/tw47.shtml

    about.com has some great instructions on how to update your IE found here:
    http://pcsupport.about.com/od/browsers/f/update-internet-explorer.htm


    5) Restart computer to finalize those changes.

    IF YOU DON'T HAVE Cricut Design Studio installed, go to step: #9

    6) Uninstall your current CDS (Cricut Design Studio) whether it is a trial version or paid version.

    7) Check your: Program Files > Cricut Software > Cricut Design Studio files ... and delete any that are left. [Do this by right-clicking "Start", choose "Explore", then find the file through the steps above]

    8) Reboot, again, to make sure everything cleared properly.

    9) Turn off ANY antivirus (AV)/ antispyware program you may have running.
    Look for an icon for your AV down on your taskbar that you can right-click. If there is one, you might get the option to 'disable' it and then after the download,
    you can turn it right back on.

    10) NOW it's time to go to ProvoCraft and get the latest CDS and drivers. [As of Feb. 20, 2010 they are found here: http://www.cricut.com/CDS/DesignStudioTrial1.aspx ]

    11) Download CDS, Start it, go to their "Help" tab and "Update Cricut Firmware..."
    The free Trial version is fine, that's what I use...

    12) Reboot, yet again (I know, that gets real old, real fast) **Remember to make sure AV is OFF**

    13) Plug your Cricut into your computer (use a rear USB port rather than a hub or side port) (sometimes it works on a front USB rather than a rear one)
    *****DO NOT have CDS or MTC running right now...close them down!*****

    14) Power the Cricut machine back on (make sure there is a cartridge inserted first) *BEST to use your original machine cartridge if we are troubleshooting...

    15) There will be some activity on your desktop stating that drivers are being installed, click "Yes" to allow it to update drivers and so forth...

    16) Follow these steps from CDS: (I'm inserting a picture, it will probably post at the end of the text and not right here)

    STEP #17 IS FOR TROUBLESHOOTING WHEN PEOPLE CAN'T GET THE FIRMWARE UPDATED...

    17) Repeat Steps 9-14 AGAIN (I don't know why, but several people needed to do it at least twice, so start out that way)

    18) Turn on MTC and cut

    Pictures are found here http://www.cre8ivecutz.blogspot.com/ on how to do cables.

    The firmware window looks like this from design studio:
    circut_firmware.jpg
    800 x 379 - 59K
    Christy http://everdaylittlethings.blogspot.com/
    Cutters: Craft Robo, Cricut Expression, and the absolute BEST A BLACK CAT COUGAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • NancyNancy Posts: 6Member
    THANK YOU -THANK YOU -THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • NancyNancy Posts: 6Member
    THANK YOU -THANK YOU -THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • NancyNancy Posts: 6Member
    THANK YOU - THANK YOU - THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Great instructions - I will try it & HOPE/PRAY it works!
  • CaseysAngelCaseysAngel Posts: 14,967Member
    lol if you need more help just let us know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Christy http://everdaylittlethings.blogspot.com/
    Cutters: Craft Robo, Cricut Expression, and the absolute BEST A BLACK CAT COUGAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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