Removing background from JPEG photo

With a JPEG photo in Photo-Paint, I've been able to make the background transparent and just show a specific image either through masking or cutout lab. However, the photo still has its original rectangular shape. I want to remove the transparent background completely and just have the outlined image. Is this possible and how is it accomplished?

  • Well, first off the JPG format does not support transparency; it never has.
    What is the end product supposed to be used for? *That* will determine the
    best way to do this, so you need to give us more info as to what, exactly,
    you're wanting to do.


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    "Vickie JB" wrote in message news:106200@coreldraw.com...



    With a JPEG photo in Photo-Paint, I've been able to make the background
    transparent and just show a specific image either through masking or cutout
    lab. However, the photo still has its original rectangular shape. I want to
    remove the transparent background completely and just have the outlined
    image. Is this possible and how is it accomplished?



    http://community.coreldraw.com/forums/p/23506/106200.aspx#106200
  • In reply to elkhans:

    Hi Vickie,

    as ElkHans states - you can use PNG and GIF. I would guess that ElkHans was assuming you want transparency for placing an image on a webpage. If you are creating images for print then it would come down to what type of image you are talking about. A "photograph" would be best saved as a PSD or CPT file format, as both of these will retain layers as well as transparency. I mention PSD before CPT as many bitmap programs can open a PSD, whereas only Photo-PAINT will open a CPT as far as I am aware.

    Also, as ElkHans stated, a little more information about what type of image you are working on and what it is going to be used for would better enable us recommend a format for you.

    Best regards,
    Brian.