On Wed, 2007-01-03 at 20:42 +0100, Raphaël Quinet wrote:

> I have not tried these programs supporting alpha channels in BMP but
> from their descriptions I could identify the following strategies when
> loading 32-bit BMP or ICO files:
> 1) Always ask the user if the alpha channel should be used or not
> 2) Use the alpha channel if and only if it contains at least one
>    non-zero value.
> 3) Use the alpha channel if the file name ends in .ICO, ignore it if
>    it is .BMP.
> The second strategy seems like a good compromise and would probably
> work in most cases (i.e., match the user's expectations).

I agree. Let's go for this option then.


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