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newbie trouble needs to fit canvas Madhatter 22 Jun 08:28
  newbie trouble needs to fit canvas Christen Anderson 22 Jun 13:14
   newbie trouble needs to fit canvas Olivier 22 Jun 13:31
    newbie trouble needs to fit canvas Christen Anderson 22 Jun 14:22
     newbie trouble needs to fit canvas Olivier 22 Jun 14:42
      newbie trouble needs to fit canvas Christen Anderson 22 Jun 14:57
  newbie trouble needs to fit canvas Ofnuts 23 Jun 12:29
  newbie trouble needs to fit canvas Liam R E Quin 24 Jun 04:09
   newbie trouble needs to fit canvas Madhatter 25 Jun 06:18
   newbie trouble needs to fit canvas Madhatter 25 Jun 06:28
2012-06-22 08:28:09 UTC (over 2 years ago)
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newbie trouble needs to fit canvas

I have a square picture with a blank background. I would like to cut off the background so that i only have the real picture in the file (so that background will show around my picture when i use it on a homepage) could somebody please give me a little direktions... i know this is a real newbie problem but i dont know where to begun

regards Morten

Christen Anderson
2012-06-22 13:14:38 UTC (over 2 years ago)

newbie trouble needs to fit canvas

If I understand what you're talking about, the "crop" functionality in the "Tools" pane should do the trick =)

~Christen

On 6/22/2012 2:28 AM, Madhatter wrote:

I have a square picture with a blank background. I would like to cut off the background so that i only have the real picture in the file (so that background will show around my picture when i use it on a homepage) could somebody please give me a little direktions... i know this is a real newbie problem but i dont know where to begun

regards Morten

Olivier
2012-06-22 13:31:52 UTC (over 2 years ago)

newbie trouble needs to fit canvas

Maybe he would rather want to use Image: Colors -> Color to Alpha and save the image in PNG. This suggestion would work for removing the white background and replacing it with transparency. Then any decent browser would show the webpage in the transparent areas.

2012/6/22 Christen Anderson :

If I understand what you're talking about, the "crop" functionality in the "Tools" pane should do the trick =)

~Christen

On 6/22/2012 2:28 AM, Madhatter wrote:

I have a square picture with a blank background. I would like to cut off the background so that i only have the real picture in the file (so that background will show around my picture when i use it on a homepage) could somebody please give me a little direktions... i know this is a real newbie problem but i dont know where to begun

regards Morten

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Christen Anderson
2012-06-22 14:22:04 UTC (over 2 years ago)

newbie trouble needs to fit canvas

On 6/22/2012 7:31 AM, Olivier wrote:

Maybe he would rather want to use Image: Colors -> Color to Alpha and save the image in PNG. This suggestion would work for removing the white background and replacing it with transparency. Then any decent browser would show the webpage in the transparent areas.

True... but wouldn't it be easier to just crop it out as I suggested, then embed it in the webpage? Idk.. I don't know much about web design, and what little I do know hasn't been used in several months... so maybe I'm wrong...

Christen

Olivier
2012-06-22 14:42:44 UTC (over 2 years ago)

newbie trouble needs to fit canvas

2012/6/22 Christen Anderson :

On 6/22/2012 7:31 AM, Olivier wrote:

Maybe he would rather want to use Image: Colors -> Color to Alpha and save the image in PNG. This suggestion would work for removing the white background and replacing it with transparency. Then any decent browser would show the webpage in the transparent areas.

True... but wouldn't it be easier to just crop it out as I suggested, then embed it in the webpage? Idk.. I don't know much about web design, and what little I do know hasn't been used in several months... so maybe I'm wrong...

If his "real picture", as he says, is rectangular, then the crop tool is okay. My suggestion is in the case his picture is not rectangular, say a person photographed on a white background. Replacing this white color with transparency will allow the webpage to be seen behind the picture.

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Christen Anderson
2012-06-22 14:57:27 UTC (over 2 years ago)

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On 6/22/2012 8:42 AM, Olivier wrote:

2012/6/22 Christen Anderson:

On 6/22/2012 7:31 AM, Olivier wrote:

Maybe he would rather want to use Image: Colors -> Color to Alpha and save the image in PNG. This suggestion would work for removing the white background and replacing it with transparency. Then any decent browser would show the webpage in the transparent areas.

True... but wouldn't it be easier to just crop it out as I suggested, then embed it in the webpage? Idk.. I don't know much about web design, and what little I do know hasn't been used in several months... so maybe I'm wrong...

If his "real picture", as he says, is rectangular, then the crop tool is okay. My suggestion is in the case his picture is not rectangular, say a person photographed on a white background. Replacing this white color with transparency will allow the webpage to be seen behind the picture.

Olivier Lecarme

Oh... I see what you mean. Yes, that makes perfect sense... I had misunderstood what you were originally suggesting. =)

Christen

Ofnuts
2012-06-23 12:29:40 UTC (over 2 years ago)

newbie trouble needs to fit canvas

On 06/22/2012 10:28 AM, Madhatter wrote:

I have a square picture with a blank background. I would like to cut off the background so that i only have the real picture in the file (so that background will show around my picture when i use it on a homepage) could somebody please give me a little direktions... i know this is a real newbie problem but i dont know where to begun

Fastest technique if the background is uniform (pure color), and the outline of the subject is sharp:
- use magic wand to select backrground, with a low threshold - grow the selection by 2px
- Colors/Color to alpha (use backrground color) - Optional Layer/Autocrop and "Image/Fit canvas to layers" - Export as PNG

Liam R E Quin
2012-06-24 04:09:36 UTC (over 2 years ago)

newbie trouble needs to fit canvas

On Fri, 2012-06-22 at 10:28 +0200, Madhatter wrote:

I have a square picture with a blank background. I would like to cut off the background so that i only have the real picture in the file (so that background will show around my picture when i use it on a homepage)

To remove a blank background, image->autocrop may do what you want. If not, you can use the crop tool.

Liam

2012-06-25 06:18:59 UTC (over 2 years ago)
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newbie trouble needs to fit canvas

thanks for all the replies... i think i will make the background transparent that seems to fit what i want to do. but thanks all off you for your input

regards Morten

2012-06-25 06:28:48 UTC (over 2 years ago)
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just figured out a problem with changing the color to transparent... it is a pencil drawing so the image (which is a parrot so not rectangular) is the same color as the background. i think i will change the color off the parrot slightly and then make background transparrent

regards Morten