You do not have to buy expensive photo editing software. You can use Pixlr to remove background from your images.

Step 1: Yippee for Pixlr!

I was introduced to Pixlr through Instructables. Instructables ran a contest which had a Pixlr option. I am quite familiar with Photoshop and somewhat familiar with many other photo editing programs.

First go to http://www.pixlr.com

I get a lot of my clip art for FREE from Graphicsfairy She has accumulated so many graphics over the years and they're all FREE! But most have a white background to them (what do you want for free?).

Worry no more - you do not need Photoshop to get rid of that white - use Pixlr. So download some clip art and let's go!

Once you're on Pixlr's home page, choose Open Image From Computer and grab your image. 
<p>Pixlr convert clipart image to png and process background removal. It is possible for white background image only. I like <a href="http://editphotosforfree.com/photoapps/remove-background-from-image-online/" rel="nofollow"><strong>Clipping Magic Clone</strong></a> which can be used for any photos. It's online and free.</p>
<p>thanks a tonne!!! &lt;3 </p>
<p>I am able to follow all the steps and save as PNG but when I go to view, import or create a contour line around the image the white background still appears. Any suggestions? I attached a random picture saved as a png after going through the steps.</p>
<p>Nice....I like it I love it</p>
Interesting. You can do this through GIMP, and powerpoint has some neat background removing options if you plan to us it in a ppt (or pptx these days), but still... interesting.
Oh, wow, you are WAY more savvy in computer than I am. I know PowerPoint has a lot of graphic options which are &quot;neat.&quot; These instructions would be for someone creating jewelry with the image (which you would not want a white background on) or mod-podging images on jewelry boxes, book covers, etc. Sometimes you can print on decal material and then place the image on a book cover, etc. and make some interesting displays. <br><br>I feel great that my presentation is interesting to a &quot;geek.&quot; Thank you for your compliment. I hope to do some presentations using images for various crafts/projects so keep in touch.
To be honest, I wasn't even aware of Pixlr until I saw this. I wasn't exactly sure who it was geared towards... I tend to use background removal more in powerpoint or videos, which is why I mentioned that powerpoint offers those features. (In fact, there are two different ways of doing it in powerpoint... I normally just prefer &quot;Keying&quot; out the color, but there is another way too.) :) <br> <br>Anyway... very nice instructable. Keep up the good work. :)
Thanks for sharing! I need to learn this program.
Cool! Thanks for the tips, I always have such a hard time getting ride of backgrounds :)

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