I am working with a .tif image with transparent background in paint.net

I want to see what the image will look like on a white background. (The transparent sections.

I can kludge it by creating an extra "bottom" layer and filling it with white, but would be nice to do that with a setting.

  • It should be possible to edit the transparency settings, but I think it will be quicker to create that extra white layered background, especially if you want to go back to the checkered transparent setting. But it has been years since I last worked with paint.net. – LPChip Mar 8 '17 at 14:34
  • Could you replace the transparent color with the recolor tool? getpaint.net/doc/latest/RecolorTool.html – HackSlash Jul 21 '17 at 22:44
  • Same here, Paint.NET is very limited, it lacks from BASIC configurable features. – Pedro77 Sep 5 '17 at 13:42

It is most likely not possible.

I went through all settings and looked up online. Many people asked this years ago, and the answer has always been "make the background layer yourself."


The checkerboard is the standard and universal view of a transparent area on the screen. File save as jpg will preview the image, and if you press ok save the image without a transparent color, in other words, "white."

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