If you still have the original email that you received after purchasing a license, just download the software from the website again and follow the instructions detailed in that email.
If you no longer have the original email and you still use the same email address, you can retrieve your beadtool.net password by visiting the Password page.
If you have changed your email address, please contact support so we can take care of it.
The process is the same as the first time you installed the software except that you'll be doing it from the 2nd computer:
Although the license agreement states that you may install the software on up to 2 computers, sharing your license violates the software's License Agreement. Each person who uses the software should pay for their own license.
BeadTool won't save an empty pattern.
As soon as you put at least one bead into your pattern the Save & Preview buttons will become enabled in the toolbar.
To add letters and text to your pattern, follow these steps:
There is also an instructional video that shows you how to do it here.
BeadTool is not compatible with iOS (iPad or iPhone) and there are currently no plans to develop BeadTool on that platform due to Apple's totalitarian iOS ecosystem.
There may be an Android version one day.
The license agreement states that the purchaser is entitled to install and activate BeadTool on up to 2 computers per purchase. Licenses are intended to be used by the original purchaser with the exception of a gift purchase.
There are a couple of ways to do this.
The easiest is to drag a bead from your Palette, Quick Palette or Bead List onto the bead you want to replace in your pattern. Doing this will replace all occurrences of that bead in your pattern with the one you dropped onto it.
There is also a video that demonstrates how to do this on the Learn page of the website.
Copy and paste works slightly different than some other graphics applications you may be used to.
With BeadTool, if you don't see the copied selection, it doesn't exist. For example:
There is a video that will demonstrate how to copy and paste here.
There are a few variables that determine the outcome of a photo transfer. The main one is the photo you're using. Some photos will transfer with no problems and others won't transfer well at all no matter what you do.
Here are a few pointers to help with transferring those tough photos
BeadTool lets you choose what types of beads you're willing to work with. When transferring those tough photos it can be helpful to eliminate certain kinds of beads
Sometimes it helps if you lighten or darken your photo before starting your transfer.
Experiment with different transfer settings. If you are new to transferring, check the video here.
If you're still not getting good transfers after playing with the above settings, you may need to re-take the photo or edit the photo in a professional photo editor.