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Add transparency to an existing PNG

I'd like to use this image on a web site. What I need to do is change the background from black to transparent, so I can use the arrow on my site maintaining the page background. I used Gimp to ...
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5answers
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How do I define or deselect areas where the “Color to Alpha” effect should not be applied?

I have an image where the background is white and there are various important components that are also white. I want to just change the background to alpha, but "Colors to Alpha" - by default - ...
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Gimp, OSX: PNG file seem to be saved without the alpha channel

I have followed the instructions in this question in order to cut our the paper-white background from an image and turn it into a transparent alpha surface. The original image (alpha_orig.jpg) Magic-...
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2answers
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Gimp: Creating Transparent Backgrounds

I have Gimp 2.8.16. I have repeatedly attempted to create a transparent background for a simple image with a white background. I have tried this tutorial http://docs.gimp.org/en/gimp-using-web-...
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1answer
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Whats the best way to make the background of these light balls transparent? [duplicate]

Magic wands doesn't work. Tried using GIMP and zooming in to add to alpha channels but there must be a better way?
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2answers
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Remove background based on color in Inkscape

There is a classical way of removing background in Inkscape using Bezier curves. This is often quite lengthy process. Is it possible to remove the background of an object based on background color (e....
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2answers
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Beginner trying to place a person, minus the background color, on a book cover [duplicate]

I always seem to end up with black or white backgrounds instead of transparent ones. All I need to do is find a subject, make the background transparent, then paste it onto another picture for the ...
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5answers
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Making backgrounds of animated GIF files transparent

I have been creating animated GIF files using GIMP from several frames in PNG format that I created using Jmol and now I would like to know how to make the background of the resulting GIF files ...
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2answers
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Is there a way to make the background of an image transparent?

Like explained here: Making the background of an image transparent in Gimp But via CLI! I'm using Gimp on Ubuntu, and I would like to do this on a bunch of images.. Even if it doesn't do a perfect ...
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2answers
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How to remove backgrond using a photo with only the background? (GIMP/others)

I'm trying to remove the background from a photo with a subject, but I would prefer not need to use this kind of techniques to select the background. Some magic-fu would select the shape since it's ...
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1answer
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Change background color in Gimp

I am as newbie in Gimp as in graphic design. For my first learning task I tried to change background color as in tutorial, but I think, I took rather challenging picture to do that. The picture i took ...
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2answers
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Separating a stock photograph from background

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 ...
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Why does my transparent PNG not look good?

I want to convert a JPG to transparent and using GIMP I added alpha layers and transparency same way I make a GIF transparent I converted it to PNG but it doesn't display well when I load it on my ...
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3answers
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How to create a graphic of a text with transparent background [duplicate]

I make custom cursors for Tumblr blogs and this was a request, but I can't seem to figure out how to make all but the words transparent; even the spaces in the loops need to be transparent:
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2answers
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Want to make the background area of two people standing on beach semi-transparent

Can I make just the background of a picture semi-transparent while leaving the two people opaque? I have tried many things, but it keeps making the entire background completely transparent. Please ...

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