Bunch of Veggies

Av: f/3.5; Tv: 1/160; f: 50.7mm (35mm-equiv: 320mm)

I think I did a much better job of taking this picture than I did of editing it. I used GIMP2 to get the crop the elliptical portion out of it, hoping that I could save only the cropped part with transparent filling for the rest of the rectangle. Unfortunately, it did not work out that way. For

  • I was not able to save with a transparent background. I have gone ahead and saved with a white background. But suppose we change the theme of this blog at a later date to one which has a dark background, I doubt whether this image will gel well with that theme. In a nutshell, this non-transparent background is not portable.
  • The "edges" of the ellipse are not smooth - I suppose I should have done some touch-up after doing the cropping, although I do not know for sure whether this should be done manually or GIMP2 provides any tools for this.

What I do like about this image:

  • The color reproduction of the bright colors of the vegetables.
  • The subject itself - this is something different from what I normally click.

Could someone help me on this transparent background thing? And about the smooth edges factor?

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