I'm trying to create an embroidery pattern from an image scanned from a magazine etc. using the Auto Punch function. What should I do to erase a background in the image?
Windows has a program called "Paint" (normally found within the Accessory menu) as a standard application.
You can remove unnecessary areas using the "Eraser" tool of this program.
Increasing the "zoom" under the "View" menu also will help in eliminating unwanted areas.
After erasing the background, save the pattern and use Auto Punch function to create an embroidery pattern.