Old 10-09-2006, 05:48 AM   #1
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transparency in MS Paint
Does anyone know how to make a white background in an image transparent using Paint?

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Old 10-09-2006, 07:02 AM   #2
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Re: transparency in MS Paint
...?

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

http://www.gimp.org/
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Old 10-09-2006, 11:16 AM   #3
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I'd also recommend Paint.net
It's not as complicated as The Gimp
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Old 10-09-2006, 12:41 PM   #4
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MSPaint can't handle transparency (BECAUSE OF DRM NO DOUBT). As the two said above, use something like Paint.net or GIMP.
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Old 10-09-2006, 01:00 PM   #5
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All right, thanks guys!
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Old 10-09-2006, 09:03 PM   #6
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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

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Old 10-09-2006, 11:45 PM   #7
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Now I wonder what you have on your desktop
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Old 10-10-2006, 05:49 AM   #8
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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)
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Old 10-10-2006, 06:06 AM   #9
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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!)
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Old 10-10-2006, 06:56 AM   #10
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PSP4? Oh, man .... you're really oldskool, aren't you?

PSP became good from version 6 on.
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Old 10-10-2006, 08:38 AM   #11
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The massive investment into PhotoShop is the only way to go
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Old 10-10-2006, 08:39 AM   #12
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The massive investment into PhotoShop is the only way to go
When you oly use a drawig program maybe once every 6 months? I think not.
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Old 10-10-2006, 10:01 AM   #13
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Paint USED to have a rudimentary, hard-to-use transparency function where you would assign transparency to a certain color.
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Old 10-10-2006, 01:07 PM   #14
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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.
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Old 10-13-2006, 08:25 PM   #15
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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.
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Old 10-13-2006, 08:42 PM   #16
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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.

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Old 10-14-2006, 10:40 AM   #17
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Image > Attributes


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Old 10-14-2006, 11:19 AM   #18
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Well there's a start.
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Old 10-14-2006, 11:32 AM   #19
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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
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Old 10-14-2006, 02:11 PM   #20
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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.
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Old 10-16-2006, 03:08 AM   #21
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PSP4? Oh, man .... you're really oldskool, aren't you?

PSP became good from version 6 on.
FALSE.

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

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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!
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Old 10-16-2006, 07:10 PM   #22
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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.
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Old 10-19-2006, 09:49 PM   #23
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**** 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 )
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Old 10-26-2006, 11:53 PM   #24
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i liked Paint better when it was Paintbrush
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Old 10-27-2006, 06:02 PM   #25
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i liked Paint better when it was Paintbrush
Heh, I remember that
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