>What version of the Gimp are you using? The version I'm using (1.2)
>supports GIF. I wasn't aware that they had removed the support for it
>(though I'd understand if they did).
>Regardless of that, though, your image looks jagged as a GIF due to the
>limitations of GIF itself. The problem is that GIF only supports full
>opacity or full transparency. The formats like psd, xcf, and png
>support partial transparency/opacity, and use it for antialiasing
>which gives the image a smooth look around the edges.
>My solution is to figure out what color I'm going to use on my
>website, then create a background layer with that color in the Gimp.
>I leave them as separate layers for future manipulations. Then export
>the image as either JPEG (for images with lots of colors) or PNG (for
>Even though PNG supports partial transparency, don't create a PNG with
>an alpha channel for use on the web. The browsers seem to do fine
>with a PNG without alpha, but really mess up with it. (You tell me
>why the browser companies take such a long time to support an open
>standard like PNG... :)
>Hope this helps,
>On Thu, Jan 31, 2002 at 01:24:38AM -0800, Doris Philastre wrote:
>> Okay, I created an image in GIMP that has no
>> background for use on a website. I saved it as a .psd
>> file because GIMP doesn't support .gif. I went into
>> Photoshop to convert the file format and I couldn't
>> figure out how to do it there either. I then went into
>> Microsoft Photo Editor and converted it - problem is
>> that the outline of the picture is now all jagged and
>> it looks really horrible. The .psd file viewed in
>> either GIMP or Photoshop is what I want to use. My
>> question is how I can get GIMP to save it as a .gif (I
>> tried downloading the LZW plug-in but I am not sure it
>> worked) or change the format in Photoshop.
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