[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> I asked ...
>>>I want to erase the edges of a GIF or PNG [in GIMP] to make it look as
> though it has
>>>been torn out of a magazine. I can erase to a white background around
>>>edges but can't figure out how to make that transparent. The reason
>>>the 'background' must be transparent is that the graphic is to be
>>>over another graphic but I can't get rid of that straight-edged white
>>>square formed by the white 'background'.
> ... and Geoffrey replied ...
>>image->alpha->add alpha channel
>>Before you remove the edges.
> Well, this works just fine and displays correctly. But when I import the
> PNG graphic into FrameMaker the areas supposedly erased to transparent are
> restored. (Still displays correctly in The Gimp.) Is this just a
> FrameMaker quirk?
This is probably because FrameMaker can handle the way PNG does
transparency. I don't know that I have the terminology correct, but I
believe gif supports 1 bit transparency, whereas png supports 8 bit.
Older versions of Netscape suffer the same problem, in that transparent
png images show up with either white or black in the transparent bits.
> Hedley Finger
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Until later: Geoffrey [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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