Transparent Background on Desktop Icon

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by yoshi43, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. yoshi43 macrumors newbie

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    Sep 27, 2012
    #1
    Hi, I am trying to get a transparent background on a desktop icon. I've used GIMP to add a transparency alpha layer and exported as a png, but when it shows on the desktop there is still a white background. However, I know the transparency layer took because when I hit get info there is no white background in the preview. So I am wondering what I am doing wrong? Any help would be appreciated!
     
  2. Drew017 macrumors 65816

    Drew017

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    May 29, 2011
    Location:
    East coast, USA
    #2
    You can try using the instant alpha tool in Preview. Simply open the image in preview, and click on the edit button-

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    then find the Instant Alpha tool and click on it-

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    and simply drag the cursor over the white background until only the background it selected, then press delete and export the image.
     

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