Jpg's and transparency

Asked by Pegi Isajewicz on 2018-03-27

I'm extremely new to Inkscape and this type of program. I have a jpeg that I'd like to make the background transparent. Is this possible? If yes, in an easy way for a newbie?

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Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #1

You can use Inkscape to make the background transparent, but you'd need to save it to PNG or SVG to keep it transparent. The jpg file format does not support transparency.

See here for a possible way: http://goinkscape.com/how-to-crop-an-image-in-inkscape/

However, for photo editing and similar tasks - and if you do not plan to vectorize[1] the content of the picture, to be able to enlarge it, or use it in other vector graphics -, I'd suggest you use a photo (raster graphics) editor, like Gimp.

[1] http://goinkscape.com/how-to-vectorize-in-inkscape/

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