On Tue, 2007-06-05 at 20:23 +0200, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

> Hi i'm not a developer, but here's an issue that developers should
> consider in my honest opinion. Since it's not a bug, but a missing
> feature, i'm posting this here.
> Ok, to the point:
> Conversion to indexed mode in GIMP kills any alpha transparency in the
> image, even if the palette used has semi-transparent colors in it.

It doesn't do that. Only the display layer does alpha thresholding. If
someone would write a PNG save plug-in that actually uses the full alpha
channel information for indexed images, then we would simply remove that
thresholding from the display code.

But it's more likely that we will soon drop indexed mode completely and
push handling of indexed color to the load and save plug-ins.


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