Applying transparent backgrounds to pictures - Security Center 5.9

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.9

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If a cardholder or visitor's picture was taken in front of a chroma key screen, you can make the picture background transparent. This is helpful if you create a badge template that has an image in the background.

What you should know

You can also set the transparency and color for backgrounds of cardholder pictures in the Import tool, so you can use the same settings while importing multiple cardholder pictures.


  1. Click the picture.
  2. In the Image editor, click the Transparency tab.
    The cursor changes to the eyedropper tool when you point to the image.
  3. Click the background where the chroma color is (usually green or blue).
  4. Using the Tolerance slider, adjust the transparency percentage.
  5. To revert the picture to its original state, click Reset.
  6. Click Save.


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