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Subject: [linux-help] Re: Help with GIMP
From: Steven Saner <ssaner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 10 May 2000 11:39:55 -0500
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On Wed, May 10, 2000 at 10:17:41AM -0500, Clint A. Brubakken wrote:
> Steven Saner wrote:
> > 
> > Are there any GIMP experts out there? I have an image that is
> > basically a black figure on a white background. I would like to make
> > it a black figure on a transparent background, but I seem to be unable
> > to figure out how to do this. It seems to me that I should be able to
> > say "Change the color white to the color transparent."
> > 
> > Thanks
> > 
> > Steven Saner
> > ssaner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > 
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> I found a way to do it, not sure if its the correct way, but it works.
> >From the menu select->By Color, and click on the image where the color
> is what you want, then close the dialog box and 
> edit->Clear, when you save it as a gif, the cleared section is
> transparent.

It worked, mostly. The select->By Color was the key that I hadn't
found. I was not able to clear the background, but I selected the
black image and then cut and pasted it into a new image with a
transparent background. Worked great. Thanks for the pointer.

> -- 
> Clint Brubakken
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> President Air Capital Linux Users Group 
> Wichita, KS
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