I imported my transparent backgroung image and to my surprise the background became white. How to remove the background of an image so it can be transparent? Also i used the opacity but the whole image disapeared. Can the image turn into a vector?

Asked by kacey on 2018-09-12

I imported my transparent backgroung image and to my surprise the background became white. How to remove the background of an image so it can be transparent? Also i used the opacity but the whole image disappeared.

Is there a crop feature?

Also, can the image be converted into a vector?

How to add or download additional fonts?

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2018-09-14
TylerDurden (8thrule) said : #1

Not a crop, but a "clip" (better than crop) can be used. The image outline can be manually traced, and that trace can be used to define what portion of the bitmap is visible.

The entire image can be auto-traced and the features would be copied as vector paths. Handy at times, but frequently it's better to just trace by hand.

Inkscape sees all installed system fonts.

More here:
http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL/html/index.php

Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #2

Inkscape shows a white page background by default.

This doesn't mean that transparency (if it existed) is lost.
You can verify this by changing the document's background to a checkerboard pattern in
File > Document properties > Checkerboard background.

If you set opacity to 0, the image will no longer be visible.

You can find it by switching to View > Display Mode > Outline.

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