Laser Engrave a Photo

this is a rough draft brain dump, feel free to add to it, including adding more software methods.  I'll clean it up later

Paint.net method

https://www.getpaint.net/

https://forums.getpaint.net/topic/8415-unsharp-mask/

https://forums.getpaint.net/topic/18811-ed-harvey-effects-v-40-2012-02-13/

crop first, then resize to desired print size.  400 DPI recomended.
Adjustments, levels, move the center Output slider up to wash out the color, .33 worked for mine
Effects, Unsharp Mask:  30, 20, 6
Effects, Photo, Sharpen, max it
Effects, Stylize, Halftone: line, angle 0, adjust rest for effect
save as jpg, high qiuality
import to lasercad/raycam
set BMP Engrave to speed 1000, power 20% (big laser), mode X_swing
add your shapes for cutting border
run in 2 sessions, engrave first, then cut later.
set focus about 2mm higher than you normally would, run the engrave only.  
set focus normal, taking care not to move the workpiece, run the cuts only.
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Chris Weiss
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Agenda

Today

  1. Open Build Something!
    • Start time: 07:00pm
    • End time: 11:00pm
    • Where: 2215 Scott Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA
    • Come stop by and visit! Open build night to work on projects and hang out!

      Tours available for new comers!

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Tuesday, September 21st

  1. Build Night! - Outdoor Clean-up
    • Start time: 07:00pm
    • End time: 09:00pm
    • Where: Arch Reactor, 2215 Scott Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA
    • Come help build out Arch Reactor into the kind of space we all know it can be! All skill levels welcome, we can even teach you some new building skills!

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Friday, September 24th

  1. 3D Printer Meetup
    • Start time: 07:00pm
    • End time: 09:00pm
    • Whether you're interested in printing for art, prototyping, manufacturing, or just fixing dishwasher soap lids, this is a meetup group where you can come get answers to your questions, help people new to the hobby, and show off your printer and its creations.If you have a printer, bring it along, working or not, we would love to see and learn about it.https://www.meetup.com/STL-3D-Printing/

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Saturday, September 25th

  1. "SEPT" Board Game Day
    • Start time: 12:00pm
    • End time: 11:59pm
    • Where: Arch Reactor, 2215 Scott Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA
    • We continue to Push forward, Hosting open board gaming for the community ;)

      Come On Out and Play games With us.

      If you don't know games that's OK we are friendly and love to teach.
      If you do, bring your Favorites along and let get a Game in.

      We'll have Food there, and I'll happily take 5$ in exchange for letting you eat all day. We start at Noonish and Play until you Leave or after Midnight, whichever comes last. :)

      hosted by Frank Kallal please reach out ( Frank@kallal.net ) if there are Questions.

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Sunday, September 26th

  1. Open Build Something!
    • Start time: 07:00pm
    • End time: 11:00pm
    • Where: 2215 Scott Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA
    • Come stop by and visit! Open build night to work on projects and hang out!

      Tours available for new comers!

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