I'd like my image to blend into the background gradually around the edges on a web project I'm working on. How do I fade transparency around the edge of an image in gimp?

  • This link has some information that may be helpful.
    – dinesh
    Nov 29, 2012 at 19:11
  • cheers, had already found a solution but restrictive interface wouldn't let me post it... Nov 29, 2012 at 22:04

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This worked best for me in the end.

The gist is - create a smaller rectangle and feather the edges. Quick mask and invert the selection then delete leaving you with a faded effect around the remaining centre.

  • You should include some of that information in your answer. Links can break/disappear and the answer would become obsolete.
    – Yisela
    Dec 3, 2012 at 0:46

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