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Old 02-13-2008, 07:31 AM   #1
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Default Removing selection fringes in Photoshop?

Help needed, please:

I want to create a couple of graphics for use as background images on a webpage. One is a computer, the other a camera. I've been trying to do it by photographing each object against a plain background, then cutting it out using Photoshop and saving the result as a PNG-8 with a transparent background.

Problem: When I display the graphic against my webpage background (which itself is a translucent photograph), it has a white halo a pixel or two wide. This outline is really distracting. I've tried several ideas for getting rid of it, including feathering, defringe, and filling the background with some solid color before erasing it. Nothing I do seems to help much. Saving the graphic as a PNG-24 instead of a PNG-8 eliminates the fringe, but it also quintuples the file size, from 9K to 44K. I am designing for dial-up as well as broadband, so 44K for a 200x150-pixel image is unacceptable.

What else can I try?

-- Jon W.
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