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So I want an image I have but without white in the background. How can I make a background transparent? I am using Windows Paint and I just can't figure it out. Please help me! Should I post a pic.?

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  • JapsterJapster Posts: 303Member, PRO
    edited June 24

    If you're using Windows Paint, it might be better off using 'Paint.Net' v4 or above... (it's free!) - easy to use layers and transparency with it - It did me okay for anything other than complex text, before I was able to move to Photoshop... :smile:

  • fmakawafmakawa Posts: 535Member, PRO

    And if you want something free then use Gimp

  • JapsterJapster Posts: 303Member, PRO

    @fmakawa said:
    And if you want something free then use Gimp

    @fmakawa - Paint.Net's free too matey! - always good to have a choice though!

  • JapsterJapster Posts: 303Member, PRO

    @fmakawa said:
    And if you want something free then use Gimp

    BTW - using Paint.Net and adding/installing the AWESOME google-able Grim Colour (Color?) Reaper plug-in, it works WAY better than even photoshop at removing pretty much ANY background colour! - well worth a try!

  • twayne1twayne1 Posts: 43Member

    this doesn't really help me... tried installing, didn't work or something... can someone just help me out using Windows paint?

  • IceboxIcebox Posts: 1,363Member, PRO

    I doubt that developers use windows paint , your best choice is to download another software and do it. Even for further use , windows paint is really limited. Search on youtube but i doubt you will find an easy option. If you want i can do it for you , just post it here or send me a private message (your choice) . :)

  • twayne1twayne1 Posts: 43Member

    well I just need to know a detailed instruction list of what to do, what to download. I just need to know how to make an image with a transparent background. Thanks for offering to do it, but I need to learn how to do it myself. :smile:

  • JapsterJapster Posts: 303Member, PRO

    @twayne1 said:
    this doesn't really help me... tried installing, didn't work or something... can someone just help me out using Windows paint?

    @twayne1 - seriously mate, just download Paint.net or GIMP - not sure why it didn't work for you, but THIS version here works fine for me, and even installs the required support file - I honestly can't see the problem....

    https://getpaint.net/download.html

    ...also, the Grim Color Reaper plugin is a doddle to 'install' - just unzip, and pop the DLL file into the Paint.Net add-ons folder...:-

    https://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/15595-grim-color-reaper-plugin/

    Seriously, just try it? - it's great, for FREE - it is FAR better than almost all other transparency tools, I'd still be using it all of the time if I was still using Windows to dev on....

  • fmakawafmakawa Posts: 535Member, PRO

    @twayne1 said:
    well I just need to know a detailed instruction list of what to do, what to download. I just need to know how to make an image with a transparent background. Thanks for offering to do it, but I need to learn how to do it myself. :smile:

    You can't in paint. So download something that can.

  • twayne1twayne1 Posts: 43Member
    edited June 26

    Okay so I downloaded paint.net, but then I use the search bar and my PC can't find it...

  • PhilipCCPhilipCC Encounter Bay, South AustraliaPosts: 1,217Member, PRO

    @twayne1 said:
    Okay so I downloaded pant.net, but then I use the search bar and my PC can't find it...

    When you do a search it would help if you spell "paint" correctly. ;)

  • twayne1twayne1 Posts: 43Member

    Lol I see what you mean but I found a good software for my problem. Thanks for the help guys!

  • JapsterJapster Posts: 303Member, PRO
    edited June 27

    Soo..... I'm none the wiser, you downloaded Paint.net, ran it, found it on your machine by typing it correctly, or used something else completely?...

    :neutral:

    Ah well...

  • twayne1twayne1 Posts: 43Member

    I downloaded a different software.

  • BBEnkBBEnk Posts: 1,692Member, PRO

    https://krita.org/en/ is a good Free open source software a lot like Photoshop.

  • twayne1twayne1 Posts: 43Member

    That's the one I used.

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