TransPoint To Make Background Image Transparent Or Background Colorless

TransPoint: Make Background Image Transparent and Remove the Color in Background

For various purposes like for seminar, projects or on website, we need to make the background image transparent and also we might need to remove the colour in the background.

Though there are lots of tools which will fulfil our need but we have to be expertise with those tools, like Ulead GIF Animator, Photoshop, GIMP and many more.

 

With the help of TransPoint we don’t need any experience with the image editing tools, and it is very easy platform to work on. This image editing tool is a freeware that serves our purposes quite easily.

Tweak GIMP To Resemble Adobe Photoshop

Tweak GIMP To Resemble Adobe Photoshop

You can now enjoy most of the Photoshop features (if not all) using GIMP, an open source application which can be a good substitute for Photoshop. However, switching from Photoshop to GIMP might cause some difficulty to people who are very much used to the Photoshop interface as there is a vast difference between their menu structures.

Nevertheless, you may make GIMP interface to look almost similar to that of Photoshop by using some simple tweaks. Follow the below mentioned steps.

1)       Open the GIMP application.

2)       To start with, you need to first open an image. To do so, go to the File menu and select “Open”. Click on “Pictures”, select a preferred image and click on “Open” button.

3)       Next, go to Edit menu and select “Preferences”. Go to “Themes” and set it to “Small”. Also expand “Image Window” option and choose “Appearance”. You need to disable a few image window preferences such as layer boundary, rulers and scrollbars by de-selecting the respective checkboxes. Click on “OK” button.

To make the settings for the current page, go to view and deselect “Show layer boundary”, “Show Rulers” and “Show Scrollbars”.

4)       You would be starting from scratch and hence need to delete the panels on the right-hand side. You need to also delete the tool options placed under the toolbox.

5)       Next, resize the length and width of the toolbox so as to make it as small as possible, so that it looks a bit like the Photoshop toolbox.

6)       Now, you need to add the panels. Let’s start with the bottom panel. Go to Windows Menu > Dockable Dialogues and then select “Layers”. Place the “Layers” panel at the right-bottom corner. Hide button bar.

7)       Again, go to Windows Menu > Dockable Dialogues and then select “Channels”. Drag the panel and drop it into “Layers” panel. Now you need to make the panel tabs to show text name similar to Photoshop. You may do so by changing the Tab Style from “Icon” to “Text”. Repeat the same procedure to add the “Paths” panel.

8)       Now, you need to add the middle panel starting with the “Tool Options” by going to Windows Menu > Dockable Dialogues > Tool Options. Place the panel on top of the bottom panel and hide button bar. Drag and drop the “Histogram” panel into the “Tool Options” panel. Remember to change the Tab Style from “Icon” to “Text”.

9)       Finally, add the top panel starting with the “Colours” panel. Subsequently, drag the “Palettes”, “Patterns” and “Navigation” panels into it. Hide button bars to save space. Every time you add a panel, remember to change the Tab Style from “Icon” to “Text”.

10)   Adjust the position of each panel so as to avoid overlapping.

11)   You can move the image under the toolbox and the panels. It is possible to adjust the image position by holding the middle mouse button.

The layout of GIMP is now set-up to resemble Photoshop. The top horizontal toolbar present in Photoshop however cannot be brought in GIMP.

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Chrome OS, Availability, Pricing, Reviews – Will It Be In India Anytime Soon?

I’m sure many of you are eagerly awaiting Chrome OS from a very long time. It was Acer which heralded the news of Chrome OS being launched soon. Well, Digitimes says that it will be released this month before the holidays. The information was leaked out by ‘component players’ the middle men, who are busy working on iPhone 5, and still can find time to make such comments.

News is out that the Google will be launching a self-branded device and has its mobile OS slightly better suited for bigger screens. But all this is yet to be seen! Although Chrome OS cannot be obtained as a download to install, it can only be shipped on other hardwares from Google’s partners. Due to the fact that the sole application on the device will be a browser through a media player, Google Chrome OS targets those who are at their PC most of the time.

Google Chrome is initially meant for secondary devices like netbooks, rather than for user’s PCs and will run on hardware using an x86 or ARM-based processor. It utilizes one-sixtieth of the drive as Windows 7. Considering the fact that Chrome is an open source project, it is sure interesting to view the Google Code page often, to be aware of the changes that take place.

In can be technical most often, but they do come up with a few interesting features/designs as well. Its main aim is to give us a light weight Linux distribution for a great web browsing feel.

Some of the software features are:-  GNOME 2.30 desktop environment, Google Chrome 8.2.552 web browser, Flash Player 10.1 plugin, Google Picasa 2.7 photo manager, Wine Windows emulator 1.2, Open Office.org 3.2 office suite, GIMP 2.6 image editor, Pidgin 2.6 instant messenger

Chrome OS requires a processor –[Intel Pentium, Xeon or newer, AMD Duron, Athlon, Sempron, Opteron or newer], RAM – min.256 MB; Hard disk-min 1GB; and Graphics card which supports most of the latest graphic cards!