How to Set Transparent Background in MS Paint

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Moving objects closer together within the same picture is one reason to make an image background transparent in Microsoft Paint. By improving a photo's composition, you get rid of extra space and data in the photograph when you crop it, resulting in a smaller picture with less information to take up space on your hard drive. Another reason to apply this technique is to see how certain objects within a picture will appear against different backgrounds. Learn how to make an image background clear by following these quick and easy steps.

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Things you need

  • Microsoft Paint software, version 5.1 or later

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  1. 1

    Click the second image at the bottom of the Paint desktop, which represents the collection of shapes with a clear, transparent background.

  2. 2

    Click the dashed square selection tool.

  3. 3

    Left-click the mouse and drag the mouse to highlight and cover the image or area you would like to apply with a transparent background.

  4. 4

    Release the mouse and reselect the image, then place it where you would like within the picture in another Paint file.

Tips and warnings

  • Save time in access and retrieval when comparing items against each other. By copying and pasting them into one file and viewing them side-by-side, you may realise differences as well as similarities.

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