Often times you need to crop an image to help you make a great looking header image. Having just the right image with no background will take you a little bit of extra time, but is well worth it in the end! So how do you go about taking let’s say a flashlight and removing the background so you end up with just a flashlight?
Using the free tool Gimp is how! 100% free download of Gimp Software.
Go from an image like this (has square white background) The black is placed to show the white background around the flashlight.
To an image like this that you can place on any color background. The white background is removed, allowing you to insert the image onto any color background.
Here is a step by step process of how to do it after you have downloaded Gimp.
In Step 5, the Save Image is a bit confusing.
Here is what you need to do:
Go to Save As
Type a name for the file and add .gif to the end. Example: picturecrop.gif
Another window will appear, click Export.
The cropped image needs to be saved as a .gif or it will still hold a background!
The rest of the step by step process is easy to follow! Enjoy this great cropping tool that allows you to remove the background from an image and insert the newly cropped image into your header!