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How to make image background transparent in XD?

New Here ,
Feb 04, 2020 Feb 04, 2020

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Hi, XD Newbie here.

 

I'm taking an online class and trying to follow along with the instructor. He wants us to drop a clipart-style image into the page and change the color. It seems easy but all my images are on an opaque white background and all his are on transparent backgrounds. It feels like this should be easy to do, please help me.

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Community Expert , Feb 04, 2020 Feb 04, 2020

Yes SVG also allows for transparency.
If you can alter your images to png in PS then you should get the same results having transparency when importing to XD.

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Feb 04, 2020 Feb 04, 2020

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What file type are your images?
They will need to be png files for transparency.
This is something you need to set up before bringing the images into XD as XD will only alter the appearance of the whole image through the Opacity slider.

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Feb 04, 2020 Feb 04, 2020

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He's using SVG images.

 

Should I just alter my images to PNG in photoshop then?

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Yes SVG also allows for transparency.
If you can alter your images to png in PS then you should get the same results having transparency when importing to XD.

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 24, 2023 Mar 24, 2023

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I am using a png but still the background of the image comes up white. I use the same png in figma it is transparent. How do we modify that in XD? 

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Mar 24, 2023 Mar 24, 2023

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If you import it (Cmd/Ctl + Shift + I) ie. instead of drag & drop it should work

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 27, 2023 Mar 27, 2023

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Thank you but there is no such an option. I tried it and no action came up at all. Using a Macbook

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 27, 2023 Mar 27, 2023

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Ok the import option worked but still it puts a whitebackground to a transparent one. Nothing changed.

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Mar 27, 2023 Mar 27, 2023

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That sounds peculiar - can you possibly send the PNG file to me so I can take a look...?

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