When you work with an image file on your computer using Inkscape, the free vector graphics editing application, you might use a background image that you later determine that you want to remove. For example, you could have a brick wall graphic set as the background for a street scene image, with cars, lampposts and other objects in foreground layers, but then realise that the image would look better if the background were a department store. You can easily remove a background in Inkscape.
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Launch Inkscape on your computer.
Click "File" from the Inkscape menu bar, then click "Open." A dialogue box appears. Click the folder on your computer containing the image that has a background that you want to remove. Click "Open."
Click "Layer" from the Inkscape menu bar, and then click "Layers." The Layers palette appears.
Click the layer containing the background image to select it. The Layers palette has buttons for working with the layers.
Click the "Delete" button, which is marked with an icon of a horizontal line, to remove the background layer.
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