How to change the black color into transparency in png format?

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colorImage = imread('13100.png');
grayImage = rgb2gray(colorImage);
mserRegions = detectMSERFeatures(grayImage);
mserRegionsPixels = vertcat(cell2mat(mserRegions.PixelList));
mserMask = false(size(grayImage));
ind = sub2ind(size(mserMask), mserRegionsPixels(:,2), mserRegionsPixels(:,1));
mserMask(ind) = true;
f=figure();imshow(mserMask,'Border','tight');
maskedimage = immultiply(colorImage, repmat(mserMask, [1, 1, size(colorImage, 3)]));
imshow(maskedimage,'Border','tight');
TransparencyMaskedImage = maskedimage;
TransparencyMaskedImage(repmat(~mserMask, 1, 1, 3)) = ??;
imshow(TransparencyMaskedImage,'Border','tight');

Accepted Answer

Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 9 May 2017
To just write it transparent with imwrite, you do not need any of the three lines
TransparencyMaskedImage = maskedimage;
TransparencyMaskedImage(repmat(~mserMask, 1, 1, 3)) = ??;
imshow(TransparencyMaskedImage,'Border','tight');
instead,
imwrite(maskedimage, 'YourFileName.png', 'Transparency', [0 0 0]);
If you want to display the image with transparency, then
mask = double( any(maskedimage, 3) );
image(maskedimage, 'AlphaData', mask ) %notice this is not imshow

More Answers (1)

Muhammad Zeeshan Ahmed Khan
When you image() or imagesc() or imshow(), pass an option 'AlphaData' that is an array with the desired transparency, with 1 meaning to show the image completely and 0 meaning not showing the image at all (that is, show the background completely there.)
If the PNG had alpha information stored with it that you read with imread() then you should be able to use that transparency information directly.
[YourImage, ~, ImageAlpha] = imread('YourFile.png');
image(YourImage, 'AlphaData', ImageAlpha)

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