ulrichburke Posted June 20, 2015 Share Posted June 20, 2015 Dear Anyone. OK, I KNOW this should be simple, I've even read instructions here how to do it but I flat can't make them work! Got JPEGS with black borders. I want to get rid of black borders. The instructions I read here - somewhere - said the following:- Posted 14 April 2011 - 10:29 PMOpen 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 Problem 1 - when I load up a picture after deleting the background layer as per above, it recreates a background layer and puts it on that so the background layer don't STAY deleted (if it isn't SUPPOSED to stay deleted, why delete it in the first place) Problem 2 - I can't move the frickin picture to any other layer for love nor money nor chucking the computer out the window after spending almost a WHOLE DAY trying! I cut it from background layer. Select new layer. Choose 'Paste Into New Layer'. You don't get the picture in the new layer. You get a little outline of dashes around the edge of the new layer with a little holy cross in the centre, also composed of dashes, in its own little box. You get no visible picture. So I can't get onto the 'save as PNG' part of the instructions cos I can't make the first part work. And the reason I'm cutting it from the background layer is because I'm told it has to be in a new layer and I can't stop the system from recreating the background layer that's supposed to be deleted. AAAARRRRGH! Please, what the dog and duck am I doing wrong in something that looks so simple? Yours from a place of extreme frustration - if anyone wants to make sure I don't f'up getting rid of the borders when using the last pair of instructions, please pre-empt any further posts by me on this and point out any boneheaded mistakes I'm gonna make before I make them, please! - Chris. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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