Okay, so after fooling around with an image I can not figure out how to get this image: enter image description here

to be with a transparent background for usage with the TechNet documentation here which requires a certain colored image with transparency or gradient to be listed with a

specific RGB color code

: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh825696.aspx

Go to the Customize Help Home -> Home Page - simple section -> To perform a simple customization section. I have my help files but only need a proper image with transparent background color. How do I do this? I would prefer paint.net instructions. Here's the section in quotes I am talking about:

Format: .png file that has a transparent background or a gradient that matches the RBG TileColor color specified in the unattended-Setup setting.

Other Notes: Tell me the RGB color code used if at all. Its not only about transparency without the correct color code the image WILL NOT display as suggested in the help and support article. I did not make up those rules Microsoft did.

More Information: I am adding the registry entries which contains the RGB color code I am using so their is no more confusion. Its simple: if the logo picture is 145*80 and has transparency and the correct background color it would appear. Here's a picture: enter image description here

I've already tried obvious simple operations as shown here (one to start out with and I will add more I have tried later):

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Here's the second picture I tried with transparency and a white background. I even have a black dot I tried to use on the left part of the picture. So, that may stump some people claiming that I can use "any" color in the picture (Edit: I may be able to use "any" but right now I am as stumped as you).

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    You mention you want a white background, but you also want transparent background, you can't have both.
    – Tyson
    Jun 4, 2015 at 1:24
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    Think of transparent as being the color "clear"... Allowing whatever is underneath to show thru.
    – Tyson
    Jun 4, 2015 at 1:29
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    I think you largely don't know what you asking. "Adhere" to what? It not like wall paint.
    – Tyson
    Jun 4, 2015 at 1:31
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    "White transparent" can't be, it's either white, or its transparent. It can't be both.
    – Tyson
    Jun 4, 2015 at 1:40
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    Think of transparent as its own color, it's not red, it's not white, it's clear. With clear you see the color or colors of the image or background behind this Image.
    – Tyson
    Jun 4, 2015 at 1:55

1 Answer 1


The spec is really only a guide to help you produce a coherent visual style.

What is says is that the image should somehow “relate” to the TileColor, even if not transparent. That’s all. You can choose whatever color you like.

The requirements are that you supply the following attributes with valid values:

  • Manufacturer
  • Logo
  • TileColor

Only then will your tile appear.

If you want to remove the black background from your image, I suggest GIMP’s “Color To Alpha” tool.

  • I've tried black and white color values and get nothing to show up. If you want to test what I am trying to do, try to place any color in your picture in TileColor and it doesn't work! Note: I am using a registry edit not a sysprep answer file. So, it would be very appreciated if you post an working example because I've tried many different approach's that should have worked according to your example.
    – jeffery
    Jun 7, 2015 at 12:02
  • I'll try the sysprep but its been awhile since I've sysprepped but can still remember some things.
    – jeffery
    Jun 9, 2015 at 22:57

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