Thanks David and Owen

I think I have a lot of work to do to get up to pace with this package.

On Fri, Jan 8, 2010 at 1:16 PM, David Gowers <00a...@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 8, 2010 at 3:22 PM, Rick Duley <rickdu...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > I've been poking around manuals and such in GIMP but I cannot find the
> > magic word.
> > I'm not a computer graphics geek - not by any standards - so I just
> > refer to the functionality I need as "transparency".  I need a GIF
> > file with a transparent background.  I assume GIMP can handle it, but
> > would someone please tell me where the necessary information to do so
> > is cloistered,
> >
> > Thanks
>
> Owen's information is unrelated to what you want, assuming you mean
> total transparency. (if you mean partial transparency, GIF doesn't
> support it -- PNG does, though)
>
> First, The layer must have an alpha channel. Right click on the layer
> in the layers dialog and select 'add alpha channel'. If it's grayed
> out, it already has an alpha channel.
>
> Second, you must cut out the areas you want to be transparent. If you
> are trying to do color-keying, the 'select by color' tool will
> probably be helpful (followed by Edit->Clear to clear the area)
>
> You can then export a GIF (or save one, depending on whether you are
> using a new or old version of GIMP)
>



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