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Holly K. Henkels
 

Transparent Background


A real estate agency contacted me for head shots, I'm in the process of working up a quote. I have one problem, They are requesting that I give them a headshot with a transparent background. I know how to use the layers and take out the background, but I cannot figure out how to save or export the file so that the image w/tp background is all you have left. I need to save just the image so when they use it, they can open it in any program and use it (like powerpoint.) Everytime I save or export it, some how it fills in the transparent background with white. Is it possible to do this?


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5/27/2007 10:58:50 PM

 
Dot K.
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/11/2006
  I believe the .png file format supports transparency, not sure how high of quality image it saves, but you may want to try saving as a .png file and see if it works. You might even want to ask them if they have used a particular format in the past that works for them.


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5/27/2007 11:15:32 PM

 
Dot K.
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/11/2006
  I believe the .png file format supports transparency, not sure how high of quality image it saves, but you may want to try saving as a .png file and see if it works. You might even want to ask them if they have used a particular format in the past that works for them.


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5/27/2007 11:15:32 PM

 
Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
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  Don't flatten the layers. If png doesn't work, psd keeps the layers intact.


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5/28/2007 2:13:15 AM

 
Ariel Lepor
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/8/2005
  Save the file as PNG and it will have transparency. PNG is excellent and keeps all detail. I've done this in GIMP, and it should work in PS, too.

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5/29/2007 10:32:22 PM

 
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