[Gimp-user] Converting an image from square to round question

I have attached an image of a dog I would like to use for a project.
The picture is square and I wanted it to be round. I used the tools in
Gimp 2 to get the round shape I need but there is still the white
square visible.

When I paste this image into my project, it shows the white square
background. I need to get rid of the white square background and keep
the circle and everything in it.

How do I make that happen?
Thank you in advance for your help

An image will always be rectangular but certain formats will permit
transparency. Jpeg is **not** one of those.

Very little change to your procedures.

Open Image, Add an Alpha Channel for transparency, Layers menu -> Transparency
-> Add Alpha Channel.

Make your Elliptical selection, Invert it, Cut it. The transparent bits are
depicted as a checker pattern. Kill the selection. Selection -> None

Now the important bit. Export your image as a png. File -> Export As Give the
file a name **including** the .png suffix. Just keep the default settings.

* http://www.gimpusers.com/system/attachments/623/original/aspng.jpg

rich2005 (via www.gimpusers.com/forums)

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