white space while exporting illustration


ok , so I have made an image , something like an icon , and I select the whole image using group selection tool to export it in Jpeg format . But when I view this file , there's always some white space around the icon , to make it look like a rectangular selection.

Is their any way that I can export ONLY the image/icon , without the extra white background due to artboard ??

I am using adobe illustrator CS6

here is the image : enter image description here

1/3/2014 8:11:00 PM

Accepted Answer

The JPG format does not support transparency. If you need a transparent image for the web, you must save as PNG or GIF.

12/25/2013 4:41:00 PM

When you export the image in illustrator, if you save as a PNG you can set the background to transparent.