The process of converting information into digital format is referred as to digitizing. In the digital format, the information is structured into discrete units of the data that are called bits in plural, and in singular form are known as bytes. Now the rough information has been converted into binary form which is ready to be read, recognized and processed by any device having a computing capacity.
Many things that are in other formats can be digitized to make them readable by computers; for instance the text and images are digitized through a scanner which captures the image of the given information and converts that into an image file through OCR (optical character recognition). This works on the principle of analyzing the image for light and dark areas by identifying the letters or the image and then converting these into ASCII codes. Likewise audio and video files can also be digitized.
Digitizing makes it very easy to preserve and protect the information and giving a definite access when needed and can also give the facility to share it anywhere very easily. For instance, if you talk about an original historical document, you obviously need to visit that place yourself physically in order to see that document. On the other hand if the content in the document has been digitized, you do not need to visit that location physically as that document can be made available to all the people around the world.
Digitizing has revolutionized the trends in almost every field of life which is quite significant. Even in the field of stitching and garment making digitizing is playing a significant role. If you are associated with the business related to needlecraft or embroidery you might come across embroidery digitizing. It is actually the process by which you convert the artwork into the stitch file. It can then be read easily by an embroidery machine which after analyzing the design or image sews the same into the fabric. To get embroidery digitally, or embroidery digitizing, on a fabric sounds a very easy task. How it works is very easy to understand; the digitizer analyzes the artwork first to make out whether it can be edited for the embroidery or not. All logos or designs do not work for digital embroidery since each design should be clear and also needs to be simplified and made correct for its size which gets fit for the embroidery machine.
Personalizing the image or design that is needed to be changed for the embroidery is usually done through a vector conversion, in which a small image which is tough or impossible to be digitized is converted into a vector file. This vector file, when enlarged, does not lose its quality and the pixels do not get scattered. Through vector conversion it becomes easy to digitize the exact design onto the fiber and then it is ready to be sewn on the fabric. Through vector conversion for digitizing the image you can also do some other alterations like something you need to eliminate, alter or need to change the size. You can also eliminate the outlines through it and the image is now ready to be digitized and sewn on the fabric.