NOTE: I am using LC 6.7.11 for an update to a legacy app. I was trying to import (as a control) a transparent PNG (i.e. the "white" parts allow whatever is underneath to show through) and instead of transparancy, I get the slashed background lines transparent PNG are often displayed with. Thinking it might be the PNG itself, I have our graphics person create a PNG that was transparent and shows up as transparent in other app, it still was not importing with the transparent parts transparent in LC.
Ultimately, I took the same image with the "transparent" parts as actual white and used the code below to create a transparency mask command makeMask pObj -- pObjs is a reference to an Image object local tMaskData -- set to 0 [tranparent] for each byte in imageData that is white get the imageData of pObj -- 4 bytes, 0,r,g,b white = 255, black = 0 put the number of bytes in it into X repeat with i=1 to X step 4 if i > X then exit repeat put byte (i+1) of it into r put byte (i+2) of it into g put byte (i+3) of it into b put byteToNum(r) into rV put byteToNum(g) into gV put byteToNum(b) into bV if rV=255 and gV=255 and bV=255 then put numToByte(0) after tMaskData else put numToByte(1) after tMaskData end if end repeat set the maskData of pObj to tMaskData end makeMask Am I missing something? Is there a way to actually import an image with its transparency or is the only way via script control and scripting is the only way has anyone make a plugin tool to do this and if you have could you contribute the tool to the community edition and commercial versions so a tool to import transparent images becomes part of the main LiveCode distribution? _______________________________________________ use-livecode mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription preferences: http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode