Ubuntu – Apply transparent background in GIMP


How can I remove the background and replace with transparency (as represented by checkered background in PS)? And are there any limitations in the file type I can then export the image to?

Best Answer

  1. Select Layer → Transparency → Add Alpha Channel
  2. Select the background using the Fuzzy Selection Tool (Magic Wand)

    and press the Del key.

GIF will allow you single-color transparency, while PNG has full alpha channel support.