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  I am new to Paint.NET. I have my hand written signature in black ink on paper with a gray and white background, and I have saved the signature as a .png. How can I extract the signature with outer and inside letter spaces being transparent and save it so I can use it as an insert on a document or a pdf?

Sould it be saved as another file type? What is the process to extract the signature?

Running v. 4.1.6.  Win.7 s.p.1

Please detail correct response, and thanx bunches.

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It would help if we could see the image (or at least part of it, if it's sensitive... being a signature and all).


It would probably be easier to extract if you re-write your signature on white paper; rather than the mixed gray and white paper.

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I am attaching a portion of the signature. Obviously zoomed in. I started, in regular paint, to remove the shading and white. Whew! Very difficult.

In Paint.NET, I was able to highlight only the signature (it had a flashing selection highlight indication). I forget how I did it. I could not figure how to save it independently.


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