What To Do If MS Paint Transparent Selection Is Not Working?

MS Paint provides an interesting feature known as transparent selection. You can use the transparent selection feature for minor edits although it does not work well for real high-quality pictures. With the help of transparent selection feature, you can choose a part of the image and select a specific color. Then, you can turn the color in the image transparent. 

However, you can also face issues with the transparent selection feature in Paint. For example, you may find that certain parts of the selected area are not transparent. Most of the time, you will receive solutions in the form of image conversion software for repairing a transparent selection issue. On the contrary, a thorough knowledge of each step for creating a transparent selection can resolve your concerns easily. Here are the steps for creating a transparent selection in MS Paint.

Step 1: First of all, open the desired image with MS Paint by right-clicking on the image file and selecting “Open with”. 

Step 2: Now, choose “Color 2” option on the toolbar where you have to choose the image’s background color. Keep in mind that both colors have the same shades.

Step 3: Click on the eyedropper tool in the toolbar.

Step 4: Click on the image background, and now, you can separate the image from the background color.

Step 5: Click on the “Select” menu at the top-left corner of the toolbar. You will find a drop-down menu.

Step 6: Click on “Transparent selection” in the menu. Now, you have a transparent section option for all your selections and a checkmark next to the option. 

Step 7: Users could now choose from “Rectangular selection” or “Free-form selection” options on the “Select” menu.

Step 8: Now, you have to select the image for separating from the background by using the left mouse button. 

Step 9: After selecting the image for separation, right-click on it, and you can see a dashed rectangle around the selection.          

Step 10: Now, you can choose “Cut” or “Copy” from the right-click menu for separating a selected image from the background. Just open a new Paint file and paste the copied image. Again, right-click on the new image and choose “Paste”. As a result, you will find the copied image on the new picture with a transparent background.    

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