How am I suppose to create a logo with a transparent background using GIMP in ubuntu studio 13.10. I have tried making one several times but to no avail a white background is still always there.

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  • I don't see how this is an Ubuntu question as gimp is the same on all platforms but you may want to take a look here – Warren Hill Dec 3 '13 at 12:40

If you want an image to have any transparency you'll need to save it as a PNG. Jpegs don't support transparency.

Under your save as menu either change the file extension to .png or select png from the file type drop down menu as shown.

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    On Gimp 2.8, you would export to PNG . – SiddharthaRT Dec 1 '13 at 12:51

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