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White space around drop-shadow - ImageReady

White space around drop-shadow - ImageReady

White space around drop-shadow - ImageReady

I'm using ImageReady and have created a GIF image with a drop shadow and a transparent background.

When viewing the image in the 'Optimized' window, the shadow has a white background, and is not transparent. I want the transparent background to gradually appear as the shadow fades.

How do I do this??

RE: White space around drop-shadow - ImageReady


This is b/c gifs don't support alpha transparency (varying levels/opacity of transparency). With a gif you are limited to  256 colors. Now that being said you can still most likely achieve what you want but the trick lies in either the matte color or you throw in part of the background into the image where the image will be on a website etc.

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RE: White space around drop-shadow - ImageReady

Thanks. I tried playing around with matte and transparency.

The best one can get is to make all pixels with greater than 50% transparency fully transparent and all pixels with 50% or less transparency fully opaque by selecting Transparency and choosing None from the Matte menu.

However, the image quality remains very poor.

Since this is an animated GIF, I suppose there is no alternative other than to create something in Flash.

Thanks anyway.

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