if you want to save an image in a web browsable format. YOU MUST flatten
the image. (right click in the layers window)
                                                        
                                                                s@m

On Thu, 20 Apr 2000, Scott Thomason wrote:

> No, no, I'm DONE working on the image and I want to save it in a
> web-browser-viewable format. Perhaps I shouldn't have used the term
> "mask"; I did a selection-to-channel, then blurred the channel. When
> viewing with both the original, single layer AND the mask/channel, it
> looks great...now I want to export it as a PNG. When I do, it only exports
> the layer without applying the channel.
> 
> I must be missing something basic?
> ---scott
> 
> On Wed, 19 Apr 2000, you wrote:
> > At 09:41 PM 4/19/00 -0500, Scott Thomason <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > >I've tried several different output
> > >formats--png, gif, & jpg--and that doesn't seem to make any difference. 
> > >
> > >What am I doing wrong?
> > 
> > Try saving it in Gimp's native format, XCF. Most of the other file formats
> > have limitations such as not supporting layers or transparency, being
> > indexed images only etc. Where possible, you should work in XCF all the
> > time and only export to another format when you are finished.
> > 
> > If a file format does not support layers (as most don't), only the current
> > layer is saved. In those cases, you need to flatten the image before
> > exporting it.
> > 
> > 
> > Ian
> 

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