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    First post here, and a slightly different angle.

    I'm looking to purchase a photo editing program primarily just to be able to do transparencies. I have a wooden propeller web site that displays the photos of propellers in a framed background, but I'd like to be able to dislpay them as transparencies. Years ago I sent someone the image and they converted into this GIF, which works fine for all of the applications I've tried to use if for:



    Is this something I can do myself with a fairly inexpensive photo editing program? If so, which one? I'm looking at Corel Paint Shop as being fairly inexpensive, but then it looks like that might require a plug-in of some sort.

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    I took the liberty of moving this to a new thread - the other one is getting too overwhelmed.

    I'm pretty sure Photoshop Elements will do this - could be worth a look.
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    Well, I'm trying Paintshop Pro 10.0 on a 30 day freebie, but I'm having similar problems to what everyone seems to be describing with PhotoShop, i.e. saving the transparency.

    I can get to this point easily enough:



    ...but after that I don't know how to save it as a transparency. Do I need to add that image to a transparent layer? On some of my photos the background is not the exact same color of white, so I think I need to use the background eraser tool to get to the point of the one shown, although it would be nice to have the software all do that for me.

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    Okay, you're basically there. See saving as transparent gif to finish it off.
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