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I have a problem with transparent images.

I used the magic wand to delete the areas around my friends' picture and make those areas transparent. Then i copied and pasted that image onto a background image i also opened in paint.net. This is a link to what happened.

http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/1867/menmarjmessup.png

I want to have the transparent-ed image on top of the background, but the areas i made transparent are also making the background transparent. What should i do? thanks

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Perfectly correct.

The reason you should follow Sarkut's advice is that the new pixels are replacing the old, regardless of what is in them. This is because you're pasting directly onto the existing layer.

clipboard: User wants this image...,

Paint.NET: OK, I'll put it here on the only layer available...,

clipboard: What should we do with the transparent pixels?

Paint.NET: Oh the new pixels overwrite the old ones - I'll replace the old pixels regardless.

Instead, you want this:

clipboard: User wants this image...,

Paint.NET: OK, I'll put it here on this completely blank layer...,

clipboard: What should we do with the transparent pixels?

Paint.NET: Nothing. The background layer will show through the transparent bits in this layer.

clipboard: That is Sooooo coool!

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You need to save the file in a format that supports transparency (*.png or *gif).

More...., viewtopic.php?f=34&t=26975&start=0

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