Office tricks make a photo gray and transparent

Office has picture adjustment tricks to convert a picture into something gray and transparent.

Remove Background

We found a black & white photo (rights free) online and used the Office Picture Tools | Format | Remove Background to make the surrounding transparent and show through the page background color.

Color to Grayscale

For a color photo, switch it to ‘black and white’ using Picture Tools | Format | Adjust | Color | Color Saturation | 0%

Picture Transparency

Picture Transparency is a new Office 365 feature that is very useful here. Picture Tools | Format | Adjust | Transparency.

Use it to let some of the page background color show through the image.

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