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Pasted images have black backgrounds

Apr 6, 2012, 03:57
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Pasted images have black backgrounds
I am trying to paste an image into a comic I am making on GIMP. The image I am pasting is just a white face outlined in black. The background of the image before pasting (on the original site) is white (or maybe transparent). However, when I paste the image onto GIMP, the background changes to black, which envelops the black outline and ruins the picture. How can I paste this image so that the background remains white/transparent?
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Apr 6, 2012, 16:41 (This post was last modified: Apr 6, 2012 16:41 by Quacky.)
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RE: Pasted images have black backgrounds
Here's the URL http://alltheragefaces.com/face/surprised-open-mouth

I'm copying it from Google Chrome. I'm just right clicking the picture and clicking "Copy Image". Then I go to GIMP and press Ctrl + V.
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Apr 6, 2012, 19:18
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RE: Pasted images have black backgrounds
Yes, saving the image and then using "Open as Layers" works. Thank you so much!
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Apr 7, 2012, 00:36
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RE: Pasted images have black backgrounds
I tried that, it still comes out black for me.
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