Use the Pixlr Editor Magic Wand…

Have you ever inserted an image into a presentation only to discover the solid white background of the image clashes with the design layout. Did you know  it is possible to remove the white background from the image? I like using the Pixlr Editor Chrome APP for removing the background and saving the image as a png. A png image allows the background to remain as a transparency.


Please follow these steps to remove an images’ background using the Pixlr Editor.
  1. Open
  2. Click Create a New Image
  3. Type a File Name
  4. Check Transparent
  5. Clicl File
  6. Select Open Image URL
  7. Paste Image URL in Space
  8. Click OK
  9. Use Select Tool
  10. Drag to Select Entire Image
  11. Click Edit
  12. Select Copy
  13. Click the Birds File
  14. Click Edit
  15. Select Paste
  16. Click Edit
  17. Select Free Transform
  18. Drag Image to Size
  19. Click Yes to Apply Changes
  20. Select the Magic Wand (Transparency Tool)
  21. Click the White Background
  22. Select Edit
  23. Click Cut
  24. Select File
  25. Click Save
  26. Under Format Use Dropdown Arrow to Select PNG
  27. Select My Computer
  28. Click OK
  29. Select a File Location
  30. Click Save

GAfE Image Options Used for Photocopies

Shhh! Don’t tell anyone but I still use a printer and photocopier at school. Pretty amazing in the move towards a paperless society! This is still a challenge in areas where internet services is limited. Yes! I mean students may actually have NO Internet connection at home! This makes it necessary to print and photocopy worksheets for students. In a case like this is when I find the Image Options setting to be handy.

The image option setting makes it possible to change the color of clipart. It also allows the user to turn the graphic into a black and white line drawing. This will use less ink and provide a clearer image for the worksheet. The image option is found in Google Docs, Drawings, and Slides

Image Options