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« on: 11 July 2013, 14:54:15 »

Hi all,

Firstly, this isn't to do with Santharia, however it is to do with using graphics programs, so I hope I can be forgiven for posting this on this particular board at the Santharian development forum.

I need some technical assistance with an image on my church's website. I am currently in charge of updating and migrating the website across from Joomla to Wordpress. We're giving it a new 'look' as well, including different layout and background colours. The picture currently has a white background. I want to make the background transparent, as the part of the website it is sitting on is red, and the white background looks really awful on the red. The picture is a jpg file.

I currently have access to Adobe products under a 30 day trial. I also have acces to Inkscape and GIMP, however I'm finding the Adobe products a lot more user friendly.

Would someone be able to advise me on what I should be using, and how I should go about doing this, please?

Thank you and kind regards,

Dek
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« Reply #1 on: 11 July 2013, 15:46:04 »

What you need to do is to save either a transparent GIF or a transparent PNG file, Dek. With GIF you lose colors as its basically only a 200+ colors pic, so you should go for the PNG, see e.g. here for a Photoshop tutorial.
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« Reply #2 on: 12 July 2013, 07:58:03 »

Thank you for that Artimidor.

Dek

EDIT: Wow, how easy is it once you know what to do. :)
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