Making An Image Transparent In FrontPage

How To Make An Image Transparent In FrontPage

Usually an image that you insert onto a web page has a subject and a background. If you display an image that has a white background on a white page, you won't be aware of the image's background. It will appear as though the subject in the image is superimposed on the page itself. This is good! However, if you put the same image on a web page that has a blue background, for example, the white background in the image will be visible.

In this case, it would be good to just "cut out" the subject and insert it onto the web page. Alas, you can't do that because all images are rectangular. One way to get around this is to make the background of the image transparent.

Microsoft FrontPage makes transparency a breeze. To make portions of your image transparent, do the following:

  • Select the image that you want to make transparent by clicking on it.
  • Click on the transparent icon found on the pictures toolbar on the bottom of the screen.
  • The cursor will change to display the transparency icon (it looks like a pen).
  • Click on the area that you want to make transparent.
  • A dialog box will open to tell you that you will be converting the image to a gif. Click on yes.