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    Default converting photo to a black white img with transparent background image

    Hi Folks,

    Now I have found big, at least for me, issue because i used it frequently in designer prox10 but it won't work in designer prox16 shame and bad!

    1 as on enclosed image i used to take a photo (on the left)
    2 then with SATURATION, BRIGHTNESS, CONTRAST,
    changed the image to grey scale img than with contrast and brightness to a black & white image.
    3 now to clear white from the img i used the menu EDIT and with function COPY CLIPPED PHOTO i have
    copied the black & white image
    4 after that still in menu EDIT i used the function PASTE > PASTE OPACITY MASK IN PLACE that made the
    black´&white image to erase all black color from the img
    5 now with the new img with black kolor transparent i have just choose the black color a with LMB to make
    the transparent back black and the white background automatically became transparent
    Voila the new black image with transparent backgroung is done - BUT!

    in new prox16 - it does not work!!!
    here i take the freedom to swear - what the [deleted by moderator] did xara folks do to the great software xara nothing of importance seem to work in the latest version - God damned!

    as xara folks does not care much of us my only hope is that you folks ordinary user like me has any idea ifwhat i have just decribed is possible to do with prox16
    i enclose the image on the example if somebody would try to do what i could not manage in prox16

    i am devastated about what xara has become from great graphics software to a piece of almost useless software.

    cheers
    Pawel
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    Default Re: converting photo to a black white img with transparent background image

    here i take the freedom to swear - what the [expletive deleted, but you get the idea] did xara folks do to the great software xara nothing of importance seem to work in the latest version - God damned!


    I'm not sure if this is what you want but here is what I did.

    I took your photo and made a copy at 300dpi (it is better to start with high resolution photo)

    I used the Photo Tool > FX > Color > Threshold to achieve the black and white. Experiment with the Threshold settings to make more or less black.

    I applied a Flat, 0% Multiply transparency.
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    Default Re: converting photo to a black white img with transparent background image

    Not an operation I would do in xara, but I would agree with Gary that his method should work [subject to the export limitations of multiply transparency mode, which may be called stained glass in older versions of the program
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    Default Re: converting photo to a black white img with transparent background image

    subject to the export limitations of multiply transparency mode
    Create a bitmap copy.
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    Default Re: converting photo to a black white img with transparent background image

    my memory says that a bitmap copy with alpha may not resolve the alpha issue on export with alpha, but i'd need to check
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    Default Re: converting photo to a black white img with transparent background image

    True Color PNG and PDF.
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    Default Re: converting photo to a black white img with transparent background image

    hi handrawn thanks for your message actually in prox10 it is very easy to do.
    try this:
    1 import a photo jpeg png etc
    2 make it grey scale with saturation button
    3 make it two/thre colors with brightness and contrast buttons
    4 copy the image with EDIT > COPY PHOTO se enclosed img
    5 paset the copyed imgae with EDIT > PASTE OPACITY MASK IN PLACE see enclosed img
    6 while the pasted mask active choos the color black with LMB on color scale
    7 done all background is clear and the image is black easy as that
    i am so pissed off you can't imagine as for some fucked reason sombody at xara just thrown a way the great function and devastated prox16
    what do you say?
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    Default Re: converting photo to a black white img with transparent background image

    hi gwpriester,
    thanks for your message actually i did exactly what you have described but the white is still there see the image and i have no idea how to get rid of it any corrections to what to do?
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    Default Re: converting photo to a black white img with transparent background image

    but it worked not it doesn't

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    Default Re: converting photo to a black white img with transparent background image

    Apply Multiply transparency. Then make a PNG + Alpha bitmap.

    You can also use Photo Tool > Select Colors to Enhance (top right of screen). Click on the white. Then right click and select Make Transparent.

    There are sliders for Tolerance and Fade. Experiment with these.
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