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Friday, July 27, 2012

Give Your Image a Transparent Background with Gimp

What can you do when you need to get rid of that pesky white background of an image?

You can edit the image's Background Transparency in Gimp. Find out more about this free application in my post on Open Source Software.

On the Menu Bar go to File > Open.

This will open the Open Image Window.

Select your file and click Open.

Then go to Layer > Transparency > Add Alpha Channel.

On the Toolbox select the Fuzzy Select Tool.

Then click on any piece of the image's white background and hit the Delete Key of your keyboard.

A checkerboard background will appear. 

This is the transparent background.

You will now be able to place the image on your own colored background.

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