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How To Change Image Background Color


Unless you are a graphic designer, chances are that you don’t know how to change image background color to match your desired color of your website header,  a Facebook timeline and even a banner you are trying to create. Chances are that you will purchase an image with a white background and leave both, your website’s and your Facebook timelines’s background white and will completely give up on your banner idea. Or, on the other hand, you will have to hire a designer. That can be quite costly.

In this post and the video below, I will show you how to change image background color very easily and for free. Below are 2 header examples:

1.  Image with the original white background

How To Change Image Background Color


That looks pretty ugly and not very professional. If at this point you don’t know how to change the background color of your image, you may as well leave it white (the original color of the image background).

2.  Image with changed background color to match the color of the header background.

How To Change Image Background Color


The second header looks much better, as the header background flows nicely into the image itself.


How To Change Image Background Color – Video Tutorial

In the video I am illustrating how I changed the background color of the image to match ebizdame Facebook timeline color. (As this is my very first video, please excuse the hmmms).



The image manipulation software that I used is called Gimp and you can download it for free at this link here. Would you have imagined that to change the image background color could be so easy? I imagine his little trick will help you with your websites, Facebook pages and banner designs. If this video helped you please “like” us and leave a comment.



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5 Responses to How To Change Image Background Color

  1. Sorina Dascalu September 6, 2012 at 8:45 am #

    Great tutorial Dita, not bad at all for a first video!

    I’m not a Gimp user, but I gave it a try some time ago. I believe it’s considered the free version of Photoshop, and if it’s like that the entire process you described above can be done only in Gimp (without using Paint). You should check….

  2. Joy September 7, 2012 at 3:13 am #

    Thanks for tip, I’ve been wanting to do this to no avail. Great share!

  3. Kristine September 7, 2012 at 4:11 am #

    Photoshop is just too complicated for me and back then I thought is the only way to get the job done. Thanks!

  4. Lee September 24, 2012 at 1:50 pm #

    Been trying to find out how to do this as it makes your images and graphics blend in so much better. Rather than looking like an add on,

    Great heads up lee

  5. Michelle September 26, 2012 at 11:13 pm #

    Great information – easy to follow. Thanks

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