Problem: The transparent background of images inserted into ArcMap appears as solid white


When images with transparent backgrounds are added to an ArcMap document with the Insert > Picture menu option, the image appears with a solid white background obscuring the elements behind it.


This is a known issue when inserting images with transparent backgrounds into ArcMap.

Solution or Workaround

Open the image using Microsoft Word or PowerPoint, then paste the image into the ArcMap document.