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    how do i cut out image with gimp

    ive got an image of an old time radio, all i want is the image how do i remove the white background around it? been stumped all day
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    Re: how do i cut out image with gimp

    Have you tryed the free hand select tool aka the lasso?
    next to rectangle&elips select tool !

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    Re: how do i cut out image with gimp

    The easiest method would depend on what the image looks like. ie, whether you want to use a mask, or selection, etc. Attach the pic or a link to it here and I can give you instructions on the easiest method.

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    Re: how do i cut out image with gimp

    heres what im trying to do ,use this picture as a texture in second life so where you see white background i need it to be transparent ive tried to use tools to make this happen and saved to alfa channel but it stills show up as white after i upload..... now im really confused it looks ok here.... I think i better in the gaming forum
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    Re: how do i cut out image with gimp

    You should be able to use the magic wand and delete the white space

    jpeg images cannot have an alpha channel.
    You'd need to save it as something else, like a tif, or png

    I'm not familiar with making things for second life, but wouldn't you need all the angles of the radio to make textures for a 3d object?
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    Re: how do i cut out image with gimp

    Just add an alpha channel, then use the selection editor to select the white background. You may have to play a bit with the threshold levels to select everything perfectly. Then "Colour to Alpha" and save as a png.

    EDIT: It doesn't show on the forum's white background, but the image white background is now transparent.
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    Re: how do i cut out image with gimp

    thxs i got to looking and saw i forgot to do that
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    Re: how do i cut out image with gimp

    I was wondering if anyone would like to take on a meaningful task?
    I am a guitar playing grl who has met her favorite band for the
    2nd time in her life! I was so excited. Once I arrived for the photo and concert, I found out someone was to be in my picture! I downloaded Gimp, and I have found it to be a lot to learn.
    I'm a girl, oh so impatient lol.
    I was wondering if any of you would like to take my photo and remove this person from it? I would love to enlarge this photo and hang it in my guitar room...
    I would appreciate any help any of you could give me...

    Thank you so very much,

    Canadiangrl

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    Re: how do i cut out image with gimp

    I'm sure I could. Of course, I'd need the picture and need to know who to keep and remove. Maybe send me a PM with the picture and information.
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    Re: how do i cut out image with gimp

    Yeah I need help to. I'm trying to get a picture of a horse onto a picture of a beach but I try everything and I need help.

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