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I recently downloaded paint.net and everything seems to be working except the magic wand tool - Whenever I use the magic wand tool to remove a background from an image and delete it, the image background doesnt go away, but goes black! - I dont know if its meant to be like this, however Ive watched videos on how to remove a background on paint.net and they dont have an issue witht the black screen. Its really frustrating as I can use it to make any thumbnails, designs etc. Ive tried different versions of the software but nothing has changed. Please help!

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  • toe_head2001 changed the title to Magic Wand Black Background Issue

^ this. 


What's happening is the Backspace key is filling the selection with the Primary color (default=Black). If you add the Shift key (Shift + Backspace) the selection is filled with the Secondary color (default=White). SEe https://www.getpaint.net/doc/latest/KeyboardMouseCommands.html#21


If you want to erase the selection, use the Delete key or Edit > Erase Selection. Ref https://www.getpaint.net/doc/latest/EditMenu.html#10

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  • 1 year later...

Some keyboards mark 'delete' in a funny way. And on Mac keyboards, delete is backspace, you have to hold Fn or something to get "delete" when you press "delete". Or maybe it's the other way around ...

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