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NewsForge: Get Rid of Pesky Backgrounds with the GIMP

May 05, 2005, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rob Reilly)

"Putting your CEO's mug in an OpenOffice.org Impress slide show is pretty easy--just call up marketing and get them to email you the appropriate graphics file. But what if you're the one charged with creating that portrait for the marketing department? This article will guide you through the process of eliminating a background from a graphics file, leaving just the object you want. You don't have to be professional photographer or graphics artist to learn this. All you need is a digital camera and the GIMP.

"There are a couple of ways to erase bit-mapped image backgrounds while leaving only the desired object..."

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