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nick205

posted on 6/7/18 at 09:47 AM Reply With Quote
Adding transparency to an image?

Morning all,

I'd like to add transparency to my avatar image.

I have Microsoft Paint and Serif PhotPlus X5.

Is this possible and if so can anyone point me in the right direction please?

Yhanks,
Nick

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theduck

posted on 6/7/18 at 10:45 AM Reply With Quote
Download Gimp - https://www.gimp.org/

an use colour to alpha

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computid

posted on 6/7/18 at 02:42 PM Reply With Quote
Here you go:

https://imgur.com/a/EpW8ZhH








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nick205

posted on 8/7/18 at 09:10 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by computid
Here you go:

https://imgur.com/a/EpW8ZhH






That's what I was after - thank you!

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nick205

posted on 8/7/18 at 09:12 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by theduck
Download Gimp - https://www.gimp.org/

an use colour to alpha



Have downloaded Gimp on my laptop, but not had time for a play yet.

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nick205

posted on 9/7/18 at 07:48 AM Reply With Quote
Hi computid,

tried saving the image, but it's in PNG format which this forum doesnt seem to accept into the photo archive.

Possibly a niave question, but is there a way of translating it into a GIF format?

Thanks,
Nick

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David Jenkins

posted on 9/7/18 at 10:05 AM Reply With Quote
You will find an 'export as' function in GIMP's File menu - it will give you a list of file formats to pick from, and you should find JPG in there somewhere.

[Edited on 9/7/18 by David Jenkins]





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SteveRST

posted on 9/7/18 at 10:19 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by David Jenkins
You will find an 'export as' function in GIMP's File menu - it will give you a list of file formats to pick from, and you should find JPG in there somewhere.

[Edited on 9/7/18 by David Jenkins]


Yeah, but JPG doesn't support transparency which was the point of this thread.


No experience with GIMP but you should be able to export to GIF with transparency. GIF limited to 256 colours max but that'll not be an issue for your avatar.

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nick205

posted on 9/7/18 at 03:34 PM Reply With Quote
I used the Serif Photoplus X5 software I already have. This let me open the PNG and export as a GIF with transparency. Seems to have worked OK and achieved the cleaner avatar image I was after.
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