[thelist] anyone know a good (cough free cough) tool for making image backgrounds transparent?

Chris Johnston chris at fuzzylizard.com
Mon Sep 30 20:14:01 CDT 2002

If you want a good inbetween package you can always download the trial
for Adobe Photoshop Elements from their website.  I think it is a fully
working trial. Also, the full product is only about $100.00. Much more
reasonable than the full version, and yet it still contains a fair bit
of its functionality.


Frank wrote:

>On Monday, September 30, 2002, 1:00:39 AM, you said:
>T> (Unfortunately I only have the LE version of Photoshop that came with my
>T> digicam, and the wife will definitely NOT allow me to spent a month's
>T> mortgage on the full version ;-)
>Does the light version support layers? If so, put your image
>above a transparent layer, and delete from the image layer
>that which you wish to be transparent. If you save it as a
>gif, that which is invisible in your .psd will be
>transparent in the gif.
>That is, of course if the light edition supports layers, and
>exporting to gifs.
>*ahem* (withdrawing real quite like right about now...)
>Frank Marion
>Tel. 416 825 7488
>framar at interlog.com

chris at fuzzylizard.com

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