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Cutout an Image so that it can be pasted without a background

I do not have photoshop so here is what I am trying to do. I have a picture (bmp or jpg) which I want to copy just the image and paste it into Visio or Power Point, When I paste it there is always a white background around the image so I cannot place just the image on top of another object.,

I need a method to remove the background so that I have a cutout of just the image without a background. Any ideas obn hoiw to do this?

Thanks in advance for your suggestions
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Lou Dufresne
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jessc7Commented:
Within PowerPoint or Visio, import the image instead of copying and pasting.

Which version of PowerPoint/Visio?
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
All images are rectangles so the part you don't want must be transparent.  PNG and GIF are the only common formats that support transparency.  JPG and BMP don't support it.
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Paul SauvéCommented:
May I suggest using Paint.NET: Download Paint.NET.

Use the image you mentioned above (with the white background), select the background with the Magic Wand tool, set Tolerance to 25%, click on the background and click Delete.

As mentioned above, save as .png or .gif...
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Lou DufresneIT Business Analyst CSM / Project ManagerAuthor Commented:
paulsauve:
  Please Advise
   I am trtying to download Paint.net and the only thing that I am allowed to download is GIMP.net. Is this the same thing as Paint.net

Please advise.
Lou
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Paul SauvéCommented:
Here, like so: Select this Click here to install
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Paul SauvéCommented:
You are correct - the ADS are bigger than the product. GIMP is a bit more complicated to use, but has a lot more features! I would suggest using Paint.NET...

Please let me know if everything installs correctly!

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Lou DufresneIT Business Analyst CSM / Project ManagerAuthor Commented:
I learned a lot about graphics and how to use PAINT.net.

Dave Baldwin's suggestion was part of the solution but as a standalone solution I could not get it to work.

When I conmbined this with the suggestion from paulsauve everything worked perfectly.

Therefore, the best solution to solve the problem was the combinition of these two suggestions.

Thanks everyone for your assistance.
Ldufresne
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jessc7Commented:
You can also remove the background of an image from within PowerPoint 2010:

http://blogs.office.com/b/microsoft-powerpoint/archive/2010/04/29/powerpoint-2010-remove-background.aspx
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Lou DufresneIT Business Analyst CSM / Project ManagerAuthor Commented:
Thanks jessc7
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