I want to change the white background my eps log to the transparent one. I have download GIMP and INKSCAPE but i don't know what tool should I use.

The eps file is here and i donwload the png version to see what the figure looks like.

enter image description here


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    The EPS you provide has little value, it contains the logo as a bitmap image....
    – xenoid
    Feb 4, 2018 at 13:40

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Usual technique in Gimp:

  • Open the file.
  • Layer → Transparency → Add alpha channel (if disabled then it’s already there).
  • Using the wand with a low threshold (<10), select the background (shift-click on any closed areas that aren't selected, such as the inside of the upper curve of the final S).
  • Select → Grow by one pixel (the selection should include the border pixels of the letters).
  • Color → Color to alpha and remove the white.

Result, transplanted on a contrasting red background to show the absence of halo or jagged edges:

enter image description here


The EPS you linked to is simply a low resolution bitmap image contained inside an EPS container. It contains no vectors. So you can't edit it with Inkscape or other vector software. You could of course recreate it in Inkscape if you really want to.

In GIMP try Colors > Color to Alpha, and click OK.

Export as PNG or TIFF if you want to maintain transparency.

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    Plain color-to-alpha will make the light gray bars become nearly transparent
    – xenoid
    Feb 4, 2018 at 13:50
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    @Xenoid - true, but it's such a crappy little image, I doubt if anyone would notice unless you were to put it on a dark/coloured background. The OP would be better trying to source the original vector file instead.
    – Billy Kerr
    Feb 4, 2018 at 13:51
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    True but others could use this answer with other images. C2A is fine but for this kind of use you have to make sure it only happens where it is useful.
    – xenoid
    Feb 4, 2018 at 21:24

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