Transparent Background Not Pasting into Google Slides?

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I downloaded the free trial of Snagit and use it to delete the white background of images and generate a transparent background. However when I copy/paste into Google Slides, the background defaults back to all white. I can paste the no-background into Microsoft jsut fine though. My mom has a macbook anf has no issues pasting into Google Slides. What can I do to be able to paste without background in to Google Slides?
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Michael Baraz

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I have spent hours on the same problem before giving up.
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Rick Stone

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That's odd. I note the same behavior. 

However, if you save the PNG from SnagIt as a file on your hard drive, then add it to Google Slides, the transparency seems to work.

I use a free add on named Slides Toolbox to add my own images to Google Slides from my PC.

Hopefully this helps... Rick :)
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For what it's worth, many might look at SnagIt as perhaps being the culprit here. But the thing is, you can paste the same image into a PowerPoint presentation and the transparency is maintained. LIkewise, if you have an image that has transparency and is sitting in PowerPoint, if you copy from PowerPoint and paste into Google Slides you will likely encounter the same result as you got from copying from SnagIt.

This would seem to indicate that there is some issue generically with Google Slides and copying and pasting images. But here's the kicker. Once you have that image in Google Slides and it has that nice transparent background, you *CAN* actually copy it and paste it back in and the transparency is preserved.

Bizarre.
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What Culprit?

You can't edit a video and just copy and paste everything from the timeline to You Tube. Not to upload a video with edits, titles,callouts,etc.
It has to be rendered before all the editing is applied.

When saving a PNG you typically chose the quality level first. Name,etc.The program you're using may remember you're previous choice.But decisions still need to be made.
Or automatic  saves are made for you. But you're fully aware of them or should be.

Photoshop and Affinity Photo will create the same white background. If you go with copy and paste without saving changes.
Which makes sense if you think about it.If you've deleted pixels.Copying can only copy the available pixels.
You can't copy and paste text that was just deleted either. It's an impossible feat.

Regards,Joe
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I have had it work with copying and pasting but also have had issues doing it this way with copy and paste.

I would agree with Joe as to saving the file(s) changed holds certain information you have chosen. At least that is the way it has worked for me in my CNC Design Software for images. When using PowerPoint or Google Slides I have had good and bad issues using the copy and paste so I would just save the image and then import it in to whatever I am using at the time. Just my two cents worth.
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I can understand why theres limited success with PowerPoint. Its a Microsoft program, and a program running on a Microsoft computer that's sharing the images.

However, sharing to website is much different.You have to upload a file.Not a Virtual Unsaved File "I made that up" Virtual Unsaved File. Like it? LOL  
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That is a good one Joe Morgan and yes sharing to a website is a whole new ball game for sure. Copy and Paste does not work that way. :)