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What free software do you recommend for making Transparent Images?

John Quach
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Joined: Sep 28, 2011
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So many choices are out there. What do you guys, in your experience, think is worthwhile?

Stephan van Hulst

Joined: Sep 20, 2010
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I haven't used it myself, but I hear good things about GIMP.
Maneesh Godbole
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Used it on Mac as well as Ubuntu.

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Nathan Pruett

Joined: Oct 18, 2000
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GIMP - has builds for any OS.
Seashore - based on GIMP, but with an easier interface. OS X only.
Paint.NET - Windows only.

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Jj Hill
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Joined: Jul 25, 2011
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I use GIMP, it works great, especially with the fuzzy select tool.
Randall Twede
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i used to get free trial of Paint Shop Pro and use it until it ran out. they would make a new version and i would get another free trial

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Mich Robinson
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I like paint.net (windows) as it's easy to use, there's lots of inbuilt features (but you can also download loads of extra effects) and of course it's free.

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Duiltha Wijewantha

Joined: Jan 12, 2012
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When I switched from Windows to Ubuntu I had to find a solution that works on Ubuntu for Image editing so I went on to GIMP but unfortunately it was harder to learn and the interface looked really intimidating. Why not try LunaPic. I haven't used it so I don't know if it's useful but it looks like it can make transparent images.
Caleb Kemper

Joined: Feb 08, 2012
Posts: 27

GIMP is definitely essential. I use it myself, however the new release is pretty slow and harder to use in simple file updating. I recommend an older version, or if you're like me and you like to code on the go (GIMP installs DLL files so requires a custom build for this...) you can stick this version on your flash drive. http://portableapps.com/apps/graphics_pictures/gimp_portable
A portable version of a great stable release of GIMP which runs quick from a USB.
fuzzy select + color to alpha + .png files = great sprite tool
I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
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