Msg#: 3603987 posted 1:47 pm on Mar 18, 2008 (gmt 0)
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.
Msg#: 3603987 posted 1:32 pm on Mar 19, 2008 (gmt 0)
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.