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transparency does not appear

Jan 25, 2014, 01:00
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transparency does not appear
Sometimes I make a fresh transparency blank of gimp.
Then I import a jpg.
I expect the transparency to appear as I erase.
Sometimes it erases and there is white; sometimes I erase and it's transparent.
?????
Isn't it supposed to be transparent?
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Jan 25, 2014, 01:57
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RE: transparency does not appear
Yes & no, there are a couple factors that come into play when you want to erase a layer to transpency.

- Its alpha channel
- Any background layer underneather your layer (maybe you have a white layer underneath.)

So even after you import your image, if there is no background layer (white/black) underneath the image and it erases white/black;

- Right click on the image layer in the layers window, click "Add alpha channel" to enable transparency.

If you want to retain the transparency when you export/save the image. Export it as .PNG
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Jan 25, 2014, 05:20
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RE: transparency does not appear
Thank you ………………………...
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Jan 25, 2014, 07:50
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RE: transparency does not appear
(Jan 25, 2014 05:20)Terry50 Wrote:  Thank you ………………………...

Oh and to answer your importing png's vs jpeg into project question more.

It doesn't matter TOO much, but importing a .PNG has better quality(preserves if your editing & if the image has a clean edge makes editing the background/making selections easier.
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