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Transparency in TGA or GIF Formats

Transparency in TGA or GIF Formats

Transparency in TGA or GIF Formats

(OP)
I would like to produce an image in PSP 11 with the background transparent and then save it to a TGA or GIF file format and keep the background transparent.  

I can make the background transparent in PSP, but the saved GIF or TGA file always has a white background.  I've tried masks and alpha channels..no help.  I'm missing something here but can't figure it out..Need some advice..can't believe that it's this hard.

RE: Transparency in TGA or GIF Formats

Make the file normally, but instead of using the Save As function, use the Export function, to preserve the transparency.

File->Export->GIF Optimizer, or PNG Optimizer will retain the transparency.

Click on the Transparency Tab, and select Alpha Transparency. And then click O.k to save the file.

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RE: Transparency in TGA or GIF Formats

(OP)
Thanks..I knew it was something simple...the lack of documentation is a real handicap.

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