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Hey there everyone,

Im fairly new to paint.net and I have yet to really learn all of its capabilities. I'm designing a logo to go on a website, but every time I go to change the white background to transparent (I've tried the Magic Wand and deleting, and I've tried using Fill with a transparent color), and save as a PNG, I can still see the white background when I open the image in other programs. I can also see it when I upload it to the website. Would anyone know why this is?

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Hi there. I don't know if THIS is exactly what you're trying to accomplish, but I'm trying to do the same thing you are I think, so here it goes. I was trying to eliminate the black background from this pic:

ScottKuehn8.jpg

What I did was, on the "Colors" tool in the bottom left-hand corner, I expanded the "More" option. Then in the lower left-hand corner of THAT tool box, I clicked on the very tiny transparency box. (see image below)

PDN2-1.jpg

Then I adjusted the "transparency alpha" to 255, for maximum effect. The next tool I used was the Paintbucket, (from the "Tools" box in the upper left hand corner). I set the tolerance rather low (21% for MY pic) so as to "fill" in everything around my subject, and NOT the subject itself, and then left clicked on the outside of the subject itself, but inside the edge of the actual pic. So, in MY instance, I clicked on the black background. (I hope that makes sense to you. I'm rather new to this also). Fortunately, for me, this filled in, ( or rather, eliminated all of the black background) and then I just chose "Save As" from my File tab, and proceeded on from there. As I said before, I don't know if this will work EXACTLY as you need it, but at least it might be a start for what you want to accomplish. Here is my final shot.

ScottKuehn8b.jpg

Good Luck!

Odean

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@odeho19 I believe you just filled your background with white...check again and make sure I'm not wrong. A transparent background should show up in PDN as checkered

 

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pdnnoob, you are correct.

odeho19, using the magic wand at default, you can select the black around your image in one click & then press delete. You should now see a grey & white checkerboard where the black was to indicate transparency. To smooth off the edges use Feather at a setting you think is suitable.

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Remeber to save the file in a format that supports transparency (*.png or *.gif). A file that doesn't support transparency will fill the devoid areas with......... white.

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pdnnoob, you are correct.

odeho19, using the magic wand at default, you can select the black around your image in one click & then press delete. You should now see a grey & white checkerboard where the black was to indicate transparency. To smooth off the edges use Feather at a setting you think is suitable.

Ahhhh, that's how you make an image transparent. Talk about frustratingly easy ;). Thanks for the pointer!!

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