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Convert solid white background to transparent

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Convert solid white background to transparent Jeff Jensen 25 Apr 14:13
  Convert solid white background to transparent Bret Hughes 25 Apr 20:18
Convert solid white background to transparent Geoffrey 25 Apr 15:06
Convert solid white background to transparent Gérald Brosseau 26 Apr 01:22
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Jeff Jensen
2002-04-25 14:13:00 UTC (over 17 years ago)

Convert solid white background to transparent

I have a picture from the Harley Davidson web site of an Ultra with a solid white background. Shouldn't there be a simple way of converting the white background to transparent automatically?

Geoffrey
2002-04-25 15:06:51 UTC (over 17 years ago)

Convert solid white background to transparent

I'm no expert, so others may have a better solution....

Depending on how much white there is in the rest of the image, you could:

add alpha, select by color (white)
cut

Note, you're remove all white though. The most difficult part is going to be selecting just the white background. Once you select color, you can 'deselect' sections of the image with the other selection tools before 'cutting'.

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Bret Hughes
2002-04-25 20:18:38 UTC (over 17 years ago)

Convert solid white background to transparent

On Thu, 2002-04-25 at 07:13, Jeff Jensen wrote:

I have a picture from the Harley Davidson web site of an Ultra with a solid white background. Shouldn't there be a simple way of converting the white background to transparent automatically?

Gérald Brosseau
2002-04-26 01:22:18 UTC (over 17 years ago)

Convert solid white background to transparent

Someone did a really nice tutorial on this issue recently and posted the url to this list. Of course I don't know where a searchable archive is so that does not help much does it?

Bret

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