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How can I keep just the picture without the white background?

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#1 Darksqueee

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 02:54 PM

Hey there, all. I just started using Paint.net, and while I love it, I am functionally useless with it as of now. I am making a pair of shoes on another website, and I need this image as a picture for the shoe, but no matter what I try, the image always saves as a white background, when all I want to save is the picture itself WITHOUT the white background. If anyone could help, I would really appreciate it. Thanks in advance.

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#2 mountnman

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 03:30 PM

certain types of images add a white background, others dont try saving as a .png format
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#3 pyrochild

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 04:52 PM

JPG does not support transparency - it gets converted to white. You need to save in a format that supports transparency, like PNG
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#4 thehalflifedude

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 07:55 PM

Also make sure when you are making your image, you delete the background before doing anything, otherwise you're still working on a white background.
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#5 Darksqueee

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 04:28 AM

Thanks for everything, guys.
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#6 slims1179

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 10:22 PM

I was also wondering the same thing but could one of you go a little bit more in depth of exactly how it is all done? Like, how do I delete the background and everything else I gotta do. I would really appreciate this because I have a project coming up in school and I need to know how it is done. Thanks in advance
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#7 Sarkut

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 10:29 PM

Open Paint.NET.

Add a new layer:

Layers > Add New Layer

In the Layers window, click on the layer named Background.

Delete it.

Layers > Delete Layer


Begin your project.

When done, save as PDN.

Then, save as PNG.
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