Can't See Effects Icon
The Effects feature requires V3.3 or higher. If you are running a lower software version:
- Close Silhouette Studio
- Download the latest software version availble
- Run the installation program
Error Message When Selecting Effects
The Effects feature is a way to change the visual display of raster images (PNG, JPG, BMP, GIF) by applying graphic effects like Color Inversion, Brightness, Contrast, Gray Shade, and others.
The Effects feature in Silhouette Studio relies on your computer’s graphics card in order to provide the functionality for the ability to use these effects. In other words, Silhouette Studio is "borrowing" the ability to change the color scheme of the images you see from your computer. If your computer doesn’t have the capability to provide these effects, then you will see an error message instead of the different Effects options.
If you are being directed to this page from Silhouette Studio, it means that your computer doesn’t have the physical hardware needed to utilize the Effects feature.
In order to use the Effects feature you would need to install a new graphics card for your computer, or use an alternate computer that has a graphics card to support the feature.