Easy Transparency Tool


From the depths of Nifflas' Support Forum (nifflas.lpchip.nl/index.php) comes Dataflashsabot's "Patronizingly Simple Transparentizer". Just load your picture,

click the transparency color, and it's transparent. Now, nobody has any excuse to leave in a white background!

Click here to download: www.box.net/shared/spuanqlykq

Posted by Pumpkinbot @ 2/11/2010 18:33  |    12


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yrizoud (Level 6 SWAT) @ 2/14/2010 17:12

Most sad is that even though the GIF specification is more than 10 year old, IE and Firefox don't follow it when displaying a GIF animation. Neither does XnView, an image viewer. (And sorry about the self-promotion, but latest version of Grafx2 now lets you set GIF and PNG transparency. Mostly useful if you are using it to draw in the first place.)

Robinhood (Level 9 Boss) @ 2/14/2010 09:13



It does transparency too :/

tomic (Level 11 Admiral) @ 2/14/2010 04:15

sad, that transparency still seems soooo challenging that it regularly gets a topic here. man on the moon was what, 40 years ago?

anyway, the app itself is quite useless in my opinion (sorry!) - at least for the pixel community, because it only supports *non-indexed* png, bmp and jpeg (jpeg!? srsly!). i guess that there was some focus on application size but at least the support for indexed palette files should be included, gif- and pcx-support were a nice touch too.

Dataflashsabot (Level 1 Rookie) @ 2/14/2010 01:51

Hey all, thanks for trying it out! If you have an image that crashes it, please let me know.

Indexed colour support and gif/pcx are good ideas, I'll look into adding them. .NET doesn't seems to like GIFs, as creating them is a bit of a nightmare, but I'll look into it.

Pumpkinbot (Level 2 Peon) @ 2/13/2010 21:41

Wow, tough crowd...Hope Dataflashabot doesn't get disheartened by this. x_o

jeremy (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 2/13/2010 19:18


Robinhood (Level 9 Boss) @ 2/13/2010 17:39

I've never tried this program before but it might work.  I'm pretty sure it works for animations, but it doesnt say in this tutoiral.  :/

Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 2/13/2010 15:00

Does it work for animations?

DawnBringer (Level 10 Maniac) @ 2/13/2010 11:31

Crashes on most images. And you can't reset the transp. I'll stick with my WinUAE/PPaint method a bit longer...

M. Lucanius (Level 5 Soldier) @ 2/13/2010 11:12

 works well on Linux (Fedora 11) under mono. 

Robinhood (Level 9 Boss) @ 2/13/2010 11:10

The transparency tutorial has always been in the FAQs but oh well.

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