I had heard of this new tool (SIOX) in GIMP for extracting foregrounds or backgrounds. So I installed the GIMP and gave it a try. Everything works great however since I am new to GIMP I have one little problem:
- I select the item in the image I want to extract with the foreground extraction tool.
- Then I invert the selection.
- Then I press DEL to remove the background like I am used to from working with Fireworks. However instead of getting a transparent background the background turns completely white. Then I tried to use the rubber tool but it does not remove the background but simply paints it in white, too.
Thanks for the reply. That was my first thought, too but that was not the case.
I found out in the meantime however that in order to obtain transparency one needs to add a transparent Alpha Channel to the layer. A little odd - I have worked with different programms like Photoshop, Fireworks and this was never necessary.
However the Foreground extraction tool works great.