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Delete background with transparency, import into inkscape

Dec 28, 2011, 01:28
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Delete background with transparency, import into inkscape
Well, im up against a wall. Maybe some one can help me. I have followed this tutorial

To delete the background which is white in this case. The area was selected with fuzzy tools, then transparency added. Deleted background. All worked well. Problem is, saving as a jpg will not include a white background, which I DO not want.

I want to import this image into Inkscape, and have the background on my business card to show up to the edge of the jpg image I have on the card.

So what can I save this image that had its background deleted into another format that does NOT add white as a background and imported into Inkscape?

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Dec 28, 2011, 01:44 (This post was last modified: Dec 28, 2011 01:50 by ofnuts.)
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RE: Delete background with transparency, import into inkscape
1) first and foremost, save your ilmage as XCF. This will save everything, if you want to rework it.

2) then save as PNG, this will keep the transprency and InkScape will respect it.

if your image is a logo, there is a much better technique to extract logos cleanly than the one you used. See

Then, if your image is indeed a logo and since you use Inkscape, the best solution is really to redraw the logo in inkscape, using the logo you extracted as a guide (ie, you redraw above it). The drawing you'll obtain that way will be scalable without loss of quality, unlike the bitmap you extracted.

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