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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.

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  • 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
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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."

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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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