Microsoft Word Images with white background printing with grey background

I recently added an image file that I had just created to a word document, everything looked fine on screen, however when printed the image in question showed with a light grey background instead of the white background that I knew was supposed to be printed.

A quick search on google turned up results that suggested saving to:

  • .gif
  • .jpg or .jpeg
  • .tif or .tiff

Rather than .png or .bmp however my image was already saved as a .jpg file.

After much frustration and further ‘googling’ I found this article that solved the problem in question. All that was needed was to change the color mode from


Simple as that, apparently word needs the RGB format to display correctly.


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