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Transparent Background for a .jpg image

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by Kingfresh, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. Kingfresh

    Kingfresh Regular Member

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    Only GIF and PNG formats support transparency.
     
  3. Kingfresh

    Kingfresh Regular Member

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    It would be no problem to convert them into .gif or .png

    but it is neccessary to have a .gif /.png to convert a white background to transparent?
     
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    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    The only way is to select the background and change it to transparent (Alpha Transparency) in Photoshop then export it as a transparent PNG.

    JPG's cannot be exported as a file with transparent background.

    The only other method for exporting a file which includes tranparency in the background is the GIF format. But the problem with GIF's is that the colors are reduced to only 256 as opposed to PNG whach can contain as many colors as a JPG (up to 16 Million). But the file size will be somewhat larger than a JPG.

    Cheers! - "Wiz"
     
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  5. Panique

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  6. Kingfresh

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    yeah thanks buddy its perfect :D

    And could you tell me pls how you did that??

    I'm not familiar with Photoshop and have no idea how to solve this task :/

    @wiz thanks for your answer, but i think Panique solved it ^^ maybe i described my problem the wrong way ?
    thanks!
     
  7. Panique

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    No problem at all :), use the Magic Wand Tool in Photoshop click the white background and delete it, simple as that
     
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    Good one on you Panique +rep

    It's good to see people helping people! :)
     
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    PNG files are awesome for designing, there's so many things you can do with them, but the larger filesize is the only downside.