Not sure what photoshop version it was BUT there was an option under the help menu to convert image to transparent background. I know it wasn't in CS5...PLEASE tell me it's in CS6. If not, what's the quick and dirty way to get rid of the white background from a JPG?
There are many ways to do this. Depends on your skill and expectations. Here is one way that includes adding another background. http://www.practicalphotoshopmag.com/2012/06/09/how-to-make-a-perfect- photoshop-cut-out/