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Gimp displays photos with white background, even though they should be transparrent

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2019-06-13 09:02:00 UTC (4 months ago)
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Gimp displays photos with white background, even though they should be transparrent

Hello!
I have a problem and someone can help me out. The tif photos are without background (transparent) and are shown as such in photoshop. However, when I open them in gimp they are displayed with a white background. How is this possible and is there a fix?

2019-06-13 10:26:18 UTC (4 months ago)
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Gimp displays photos with white background, even though they should be transparrent

Hello!
I have a problem and someone can help me out. The tif photos are without background (transparent) and are shown as such in photoshop. However, when I open them in gimp they are displayed with a white background.
How is this possible and is there a fix?

PS uses a non-standard feature called a 'clipping path' You can this find in jpegs and tiffs formats that do not usually support transparency. Usually meant for some sort of desktop publishing application.

The PS clipping path can be created two ways.

If you are lucky, there will be a path in the paths dialogue. Make sure the image has an alpha channel. Make a selection from path (might need to invert it). Delete the selection.

If you are unlucky, it has been made for use in some other PS application such as Illustrator. No path, not much you can do with it, except remove the white background. Various ways, depends on the image.

2019-06-17 06:36:30 UTC (4 months ago)
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Gimp displays photos with white background, even though they should be transparrent

PS uses a non-standard feature called a 'clipping path' You can this find in jpegs and tiffs formats that do not usually support transparency. Usually meant for some sort of desktop publishing application.

The PS clipping path can be created two ways.

If you are lucky, there will be a path in the paths dialogue. Make sure the image has an alpha channel. Make a selection from path (might need to invert it). Delete the selection.

If you are unlucky, it has been made for use in some other PS application such as Illustrator. No path, not much you can do with it, except remove the white background. Various ways, depends on the image.

Thank you very much for your quick reply! I really appreciate it and will look into it!