Using GIF-pictures with transparent areas as wallpapers

posted Nov 14, 2011, 11:35 AM by Webadmin Safepark Consultancy   [ updated Nov 16, 2011, 5:49 AM ]
Most people properly know, that GIMP is an excellent tool for manipulating graphical images. You can take any picture and remove some of the colours. However, to obtain the transparent effect you first have to save the image as a GIF-file. The remove some areas and save it again. 
Then - properly after some additional re-sizing - you load as a wallpaper in openSUSE, then you can fill out the transparent areas with any color of your choice. I have attached a picture of a rose from the Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo taken in the fall of 2010, and a flower picture from my own backyard. The attached images are sized for a 1920 x 1080 screen. Enjoy!

On the attached image you could experiments with the effects of switching the background color between blue, dark grey and black.
Webadmin Safepark Consultancy,
Nov 16, 2011, 5:45 AM