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Hey, Photoshop users -- I need some free tech support. (Cut me some slack! I work for a nonprofit!)

OK, so we have this logo. And in Photoshop, it has a transparent background (that's what the checkerboard thing means, right?). But when we make a jpg out of it, it shows up in a white box. Can we make a transparent jpg that can go on a colored background without the white box?

Replies: 6 Confessions

Most jpg formats don't support transparency. You would be better off export it to gif instead.

AmyWOMAN @ 06/28/2007 08:45 PM CST


Can I do that through Photoshop?

Amy C @ 06/29/2007 04:11 AM CST


It is like amyWOMAN said-- it has to be a gif. If you do "save for web" than you can select a gif as the file type then it will be transparent.

wendy @ 06/29/2007 04:56 AM CST


Is this for web or print? Format kind of depends on what the logo looks like (a few colors or more photographic) and if it has to sit on different colored backgrounds. If you want to email me some more details I'll help you figure it out.

Phineas @ 06/29/2007 06:54 AM CST


I assumed web. If so, Wendy's instructions should work fine and as a bonus it'll even have a color palette that will work with web browsers.

AmyWOMAN @ 06/29/2007 12:41 PM CST


Boyz want to make it so complicated. save as gif with transparency.

BTW rubbernun shouldn't it say "working for a Nun-Prophet organization"

eighmie @ 06/30/2007 12:32 PM CST


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