while editing a photo, I tried to make a transparent window which my computer detects, making a real transparent window. however, I made it and transferred it to the printer and I appeared white, [I use a printer i built myself that prints then cuts holes to put a window in it if detects transparency.] how do i have the photo in .jpeg, .png, or .BMP [bitmap]


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I don't use Windows, but some Googling tells me MS Paint cannot save transparency. (It can apparently open it & use it but discards at save) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Paint

I'd be looking for a different editor. GIMP & Paint.net are free.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Gimp can be a bit overwhelming for a beginner (but worth looking at), but about any bitmap editor is going to be better than MS Paint. \$\endgroup\$
    – xenoid
    Jan 3, 2021 at 11:11
  • \$\begingroup\$ @xenoid - feel free to edit in specific suggestions if you know of any. Not being a Win user I really don't know what's available. \$\endgroup\$
    – Tetsujin
    Jan 3, 2021 at 12:20
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    \$\begingroup\$ Paint.NET is easy, good and free. getpaint.net \$\endgroup\$
    – Eric S
    Jan 4, 2021 at 2:55

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