A file conversion program is needed to convert a JPEG file to a PES file. There are numerous file conversion programs available on the Internet. BuzzTools, maker of home embroidery software, distributes an application called Buzz-2-Stitches that converts JPEG images to PES.
PES files are commonly associated with computer aided manufacturing applications. The PES format is the native embroidery file format for both the small home Brother PE series of embroidery machines and the larger semi-professional multi-needled PR machines. Rather than expressing images as pixels or mathematical equations, PES files express them as instruction for the machine as to where to sew and what color to use.
Many sewing machines use BuzzTools software and PES files to store embroidery patterns. The BuzzTool application helps people create stitches and patterns using their computers. The BuzzTool PES file format contains pattern layout information, as well as embroidery color design instructions.
JPEG, seen most often with the file extension .jpg or .jpeg, is a commonly used compression for digital images. It is most often used for images produced by digital photography. The term JPEG is an acronym for the Joint Photographic Experts Group, which created the standard. It is the most common format for storing and transmitting photographic images.