Transparent background to image

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  • #748986

    dickiebo
    Member

    http://dickiebo.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=37429&action=edit
    Can I get a transparent background to an image which I want to add to a post, please? It’s coming up with a white background, whereas I would like it basically, to have no background. (My current theme is pink so it looks kinda silly!)
    Many thanks.

    The blog I need help with is dickiebo.wordpress.com.

    #749260

    dickiebo
    Member

    I’m not gonna go away!

    #749262

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    You have those frames around your images because that is how the gallery feature is designed to look in Strange Little Town theme.

    #749263

    dickiebo
    Member

    It’s the smiley featured in the above-mentioned post that I mean.

    #749264

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    The link goes to your dashboard and I can not look at your dashboard. Does it mean that you have not published the post you are talking about?

    #749266

    dickiebo
    Member

    http://dickiebo.wordpress.com/2011/11/11/testing-2/
    Sorry.

    #749273

    You need to create a different version of the image: PNG with transparent background.

    #749277

    dickiebo
    Member

    Thanks. What is PNG?

    #749278

    auxclass
    Member

    PNG stands for Portable Network Graphics. It’s a lossless bitmap image format that is popular on the World Wide Web and elsewhere. PNG was largely developed to deal with some of the shortcomings of the GIF format and allows storage of images with greater color depth and other important information.

    More: http://info.eps.surrey.ac.uk/FAQ/standards.html

    #749279

    dickiebo
    Member

    Thanks very much indeed. I shall immediately start swotting up on it! Thanks.

    #749304

    auxclass
    Member

    Many graphics programs such as Photo Shop and Gimp will work with PNG as well as many other formats and save images in different formats. Gimp is open source and free if you don’t want to buy or don’t have an existing graphics program. I use Gimp and have been quite happy with it.

    Good luck

    #749305

    +1 for Gimp. I use Photoshop, but I also have Gimp and it is a great program.

    #749306

    dickiebo
    Member

    Thanks, guys. Your help and advice is always very much appreciated.

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