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By Mikeal.Sim August 15, 2010

Rating = 52 votes


Kill White is a Photoshop Filter that actively removes white from an image (unlike the ‘Multiply’ blend mode), perfectly leaving the rest of the image, whether the image is black-and-white or color. However, this is not simple masking. Pixels that are partly transparent are altered so as to only remove the white portion. Shadows and gradients will remain in the image, only white is removed. made with help from my friend Yael Maritz

compatible with all 32bit PC versions of Photoshop


License: Freeware
Cost: Free
Platform: Win
File format: Not available

Additional extension information

Author: Mikeal.Sim
Author website:
Date published: August 15, 2010
Approval: None
Compatible product(s): Photoshop CS5, CS4, CS3, CS2, CS, 7.x, 6.x, 5.x, 4.x, 3.x


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fedupandcrazy3876 03-Mar-13 Rating = 5

This thing saved me hours of work. I create basis shapes for stamps and callouts in Excel because the formatting tools are there to easily do that. Then I paste the image into a photoshop transparent layer and then apply the filter leaving only the non white parts which is exactly what I wanted.

Would like to send some $ as this is a good tool.

Shelby Kate Schmitz 16-Aug-10 Rating = 4

I tried this out in PS7. The remaining colors and black were left partially transparent. There are no sliders/adjustments within the filter to change this. There are sliders for transparency/nontransparency adjustment within Cybia's AlphaWorks (PHOTO White Out) freeware.

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