3 Replies Latest reply on Feb 1, 2007 8:27 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Sorry if this is a noobish question

    thenottakennickname
      I have a series of images that have white backgrounds that I want turned invisible.

      First, I use the wand and click the white background
      Second, I hit the delete key so that there is now a checkered background
      Third, I hit the escape key
      Fourth, I click outside the image
      Then I think this is where the problem comes in...
      Fifth, I save as and save as a jpeg in a local directory.

      However, when I load up the images in Microsoft Powerpoint, the background turns white again; does anybody know how to remedy this?
        • 1. Re: Sorry if this is a noobish question
          Level 7
          The jpeg format does not support transparency.

          Gif and png formats do.

          enottakennickname wrote:
          > I have a series of images that have white backgrounds that I want turned
          > invisible.
          >
          > First, I use the wand and click the white background
          > Second, I hit the delete key so that there is now a checkered background
          > Third, I hit the escape key
          > Fourth, I click outside the image
          > Then I think this is where the problem comes in...
          > Fifth, I save as and save as a jpeg in a local directory.
          >
          > However, when I load up the images in Microsoft Powerpoint, the background
          > turns white again; does anybody know how to remedy this?
          >
          • 2. Re: Sorry if this is a noobish question
            Level 7
            Here is a good article on this subject:

            http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/knowledgebase/index.cfm?id=tn_14647

            alex

            thenottakennickname wrote:
            > I have a series of images that have white backgrounds that I want turned
            > invisible.
            >
            > First, I use the wand and click the white background
            > Second, I hit the delete key so that there is now a checkered background
            > Third, I hit the escape key
            > Fourth, I click outside the image
            > Then I think this is where the problem comes in...
            > Fifth, I save as and save as a jpeg in a local directory.
            >
            > However, when I load up the images in Microsoft Powerpoint, the background
            > turns white again; does anybody know how to remedy this?
            >
            • 3. Re: Sorry if this is a noobish question
              Level 7
              While you can't make a jpeg background transparent, you might be able
              to make things appear the way you want by matching the canvas color of
              your image background with the color used in your PowerPoint template
              backgrounds. It probably won't be perfect (because you can't map jpeg
              colors like you can GIF colors) but it may be enough.

              The other option is to keep the photos as they are in terms of
              background, and apply a drop shadow (use a canvas color that matches
              your presentation. This is basically the opposite of what you are hoping
              to do, but it might work well.

              Also, if I remember correctly, PowerPoint has some basic image editing
              tools and it may allow you to turn the background transparent within
              PowerPoint. Your image edges could be pretty jagged though.

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              thenottakennickname wrote:
              > I have a series of images that have white backgrounds that I want turned
              > invisible.
              >
              > First, I use the wand and click the white background
              > Second, I hit the delete key so that there is now a checkered background
              > Third, I hit the escape key
              > Fourth, I click outside the image
              > Then I think this is where the problem comes in...
              > Fifth, I save as and save as a jpeg in a local directory.
              >
              > However, when I load up the images in Microsoft Powerpoint, the background
              > turns white again; does anybody know how to remedy this?
              >