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ixfd64 10-09-2006 04:48 AM

transparency in MS Paint
 
Does anyone know how to make a white background in an image transparent using Paint?

Thanks.

motionblur 10-09-2006 06:02 AM

Re: transparency in MS Paint
 
...? :insomnia:

I'm not sure if paint can handle transparancies.
Go for GIMP, if possible.

http://www.gimp.org/

NutWrench 10-09-2006 10:16 AM

Re: transparency in MS Paint
 
I'd also recommend Paint.net
It's not as complicated as The Gimp

Odin 10-09-2006 11:41 AM

Re: transparency in MS Paint
 
MSPaint can't handle transparency (BECAUSE OF DRM NO DOUBT). As the two said above, use something like Paint.net or GIMP.

ixfd64 10-09-2006 12:00 PM

Re: transparency in MS Paint
 
All right, thanks guys!

Rellik66 10-09-2006 08:03 PM

Re: transparency in MS Paint
 
MS Paint can't handle transparancy, as others have said, but you could open/paste the Paint Image in Irfanview and resave it, select PNG or GIF and select transparancy

http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/4029/testij6.gif

oak man 10-09-2006 10:45 PM

Re: transparency in MS Paint
 
Now I wonder what you have on your desktop

Geir 10-10-2006 04:49 AM

Re: transparency in MS Paint
 
Quote:

transparency in MS Paint
I wish I had the original gremlin for this: "Not gonna happen!"

Try another program like gimp... or the photo viewer that's imbedded in XP. (not sure if the photo viewer works though)

ZaphodB 10-10-2006 05:06 AM

Re: transparency in MS Paint
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by NutWrench (Post 426576)
I'd also recommend Paint.net
It's not as complicated as The Gimp

Paint.net seems to be pretty awesome. Thanks dude. Have been using PaintShopPro4 for years, this is worthy of me making a change (and free to boot!):D

motionblur 10-10-2006 05:56 AM

Re: transparency in MS Paint
 
PSP4? Oh, man .... you're really oldskool, aren't you? :D

PSP became good from version 6 on.

NetNessie 10-10-2006 07:38 AM

Re: transparency in MS Paint
 
The massive investment into PhotoShop is the only way to go :D

ZaphodB 10-10-2006 07:39 AM

Re: transparency in MS Paint
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by NetNessie (Post 427030)
The massive investment into PhotoShop is the only way to go :D

When you oly use a drawig program maybe once every 6 months? I think not.

DissidentRage 10-10-2006 09:01 AM

Re: transparency in MS Paint
 
Paint USED to have a rudimentary, hard-to-use transparency function where you would assign transparency to a certain color.

Wamplet 10-10-2006 12:07 PM

Re: transparency in MS Paint
 
Yeah, i remember that. Wasn't that back in win98?

I think i once copied it over on xp or 2000 or something to try and get that to work. :o

XPM 10-13-2006 07:25 PM

Re: transparency in MS Paint
 
Paint used to have
Or Still have ...not sure

You put the background as purple
with the drawing in the middle (X by X pixels) with a black dot in one of its corners.

Ivan 10-13-2006 07:42 PM

Re: transparency in MS Paint
 
Paint is total crap. I just tried to open a new file and try and chose the width and height and I just couldn't find that feature.

:o

XPM 10-14-2006 09:40 AM

Re: transparency in MS Paint
 
Image > Attributes


....

GEEZ

Ivan 10-14-2006 10:19 AM

Re: transparency in MS Paint
 
Well there's a start. :o

Rellik66 10-14-2006 10:32 AM

Re: transparency in MS Paint
 
Hah, ran across this tutorial at deviantART
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/22219660/

It requires a small tool called GiFFY.
That should simplify things, however I still prefer Irfanview

Samji 10-14-2006 01:11 PM

Re: transparency in MS Paint
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Odin (Post 426618)
MSPaint can't handle transparency (BECAUSE OF DRM NO DOUBT)...

lol... But more likely because it is a primitive program which was not really designed for creating graphics advanced enough to use transparency.

Alcoholic 007 10-16-2006 02:08 AM

Re: transparency in MS Paint
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by motionblur (Post 427000)
PSP4? Oh, man .... you're really oldskool, aren't you? :D

PSP became good from version 6 on.

FALSE.

PSP was purchased by Corel at that time and Corel RUINS everything.
Those BASTARDS!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Roger (Post 427060)
Paint USED to have a rudimentary, hard-to-use transparency function where you would assign transparency to a certain color.

I was also going to mention this; you can still do it, I bet.. good luck figurign out how, though.. hah!

Rellik66 10-16-2006 06:10 PM

Re: transparency in MS Paint
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Alcoholic 007 (Post 429911)
Quote:

Originally Posted by Roger (Post 427060)
Paint USED to have a rudimentary, hard-to-use transparency function where you would assign transparency to a certain color.

I was also going to mention this; you can still do it, I bet.. good luck figurign out how, though.. hah!

I tested this with three different versions of windows: 98, 2000, XP

XP had no obvious capability, not even in the Attributes dialogue.

2000 had the option in the Attributes dialogue but it was greyed out, even when attempting to edit a GIF.

98 had the option and it also worked surprisingly enough. I suspect that it might have something to do with having Office 97 installed, whereas neither 2000 or XP had any version of MS Office installed.

interestingly, ctrl+clicking on the color palette will choose the transparent color in all versions, but will only really work in the Win98 version.

XPM 10-19-2006 08:49 PM

Re: transparency in MS Paint
 
**** paintshop Pro


Go Deluxe Paint and Wittyscanner 72 (None of you would remember it and you cant find info about it anywhere on the net :( )

Travis 10-26-2006 10:53 PM

Re: transparency in MS Paint
 
i liked Paint better when it was Paintbrush

Phayzon 10-27-2006 05:02 PM

Re: transparency in MS Paint
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Travis (Post 435060)
i liked Paint better when it was Paintbrush

Heh, I remember that ;)


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