How do I define or deselect areas where the “Color to Alpha” effect should not be applied?

I have an image where the background is white and there are various important components that are also white. I want to just change the background to alpha, but “Colors to Alpha” – by default – changes all the white to alpha.

Please help and thank you!


If the image is in a single layer, select the areas you want to go transparent with the “Magic Wand” (Fuzzy Select) tool instead.

Them just Edit->Cut to get rid of the selected parts. (Make sure your background layer has an alpha channel Layer->Transparency->Add Alpha Channel).

If your background is in a different layer, then just delete/hide that layer.

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