How do I make a white background transparent in GIMP ?

Below provides you with the basic steps required to turn a white background transparent within your image using GIMP.

  1. Open Image.
  2. Select All by pressing CTRL and A.
  3. Goto Colors / Color to Alpha.
  4. Select the color to make Transparent. By default its white.
  5. Click Ok.

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