NewsForge: Get Rid of Pesky Backgrounds with the GIMP
May 05, 2005, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rob Reilly)
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"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..."