Remove Image Background using GIMP
First way in which we can delete a background to transparent in Gimp is with the fuzzy select tool this tool allows you to create a selection of pixels that are all similar to a sample selection within a localized area.
This works well on photos where there may be a bit of distinction between the foreground and the background but subtle nuances like radians and different shades of colors make in the way to use this method make sure to right click on your image layer and click on ADD Alpha Channel first to ensure that your selection will be deleted to transparency if the selection is grayed out than that means you already have an alpha Channel added and you’re good to go now grab the fuzzy select tool and make sure you have anti-aliasing feather edges and draw mask all
The draw a mask setting will generate a colored overlay to help give you a better idea of the selection you’re grabbing once selected hold a click over the portion of your image. You’d like to delete the colored mask represents the selection you’re grabbing click and drag downward to increase the threshold and upward to reduce the threshold. Once you’re happy with your selection. Let go of the click and press delete on your keyboard to delete that segment. You may have to repeat this process a few times based on the composition of your image. This process a few times that has the same color the select by color tool allows you to simultaneously select every pixel in your image that has the same color and it even allows for some variance. This is ideal for Vector designs and simple illustrations to delete your background to transparency using this tool first, make sure that you have anti-aliasing and draw mask enabled from the tool settings and you may want to enable feather edges as well. If you’re working with the photograph if your image is more of an illustration like my example here. Be better off leaving it unchecked once you have your settings in place simply click and hold on any area of your image that is represented by the color of your background. Through much like the fuzzy select tool you can man.
We adjust the threshold by moving your mouse up or down once you’ve generated a selection you’re happy with let go of the click and press delete on your keyboard.
Another way that you can delete your background to transparent using gimp is with the paths tool. This is more of a manual approach that takes a bit of time and patience.
but it produces the most accurate and crisp results with the paths tool selected begin clicking around the edges of your subject to place individual points that will make up an outline. You can curve the lines between them by clicking and dragging them in the direction. You’d like them to go then by manually adjusting the handles to continue drawing your outline. Make sure to click on the point. You most recently created and then continue on outlining your subject. Once you’re finished, you can close the path by holding Ctrl and clicking on your original point. Then you can press enter on your keyboard to create a selection around your subject.
But considering that it’s the background want to select will have to invert the selection by going to select invert and then press delete on the keyboard.