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Extract Transparency

Extract Transparency (Effect)Original Image

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This filter does not support seamless tiling.


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Author: Jens Elstner

Filter Details

  • Downloads: 2194
  • Requires Filter Forge 3.0
  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2013
  • Usage Rank: High
  • Comments (2)


Extracts the transparency component from a grayscale image by assuming that there is a solid background color overlayed with another solid color, only differing in opacity acrosss the image.The result is an image in the solid target color but with varying alpha values so that the correct original grayscale value is reproduced.


transparency, grayscale, extract


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Filter Controls

  • BaseColor
  • TargetColor