I purchased some stock images for a website I'm building (I'm a programmer, with relatively no design experience at all). The issue at hand is, like most stock images, the images I purchased are on white canvases. I need the images on transparent backgrounds.
I googled for the process on picking out an image from the background - and its a relatively tedious task when you have 10 images at hand (add filter, draw border along image, magic wand, invert selection etc.)
Considering almost no one actually wants or needs the white background stock images are placed on, I suspect there has to be an easier way to achieve what I'm looking for.
So, in short - is there an easier way to pick out a stock image from its background? What are the chances that the image has cutting paths, and if it does, how do I use it? I have Paint.NET and GIMP at my disposal.