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Photoshop transparency


Geoffrey james

10:11 pm on Aug 31, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Hi all,

Have been creating images ect using photoshop and although I have created the new file with transparent background, and the new file has pixel transparent squares so you know its a transparent background.

BUT for some reason after saving for Web, I place images on site and the background is visible and not transparent.

i have created these type of things before and never had problems, but now cant sort it.

Anyone know what may be going wrong?



10:21 pm on Aug 31, 2007 (gmt 0)

Not sure if this is the problem, but transparency only works for gifs and there's a Transparency tickbox in the Save For Web dialog that I believe needs to be selected too.



7:00 am on Sep 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Almost all but the very oldest browsers support index transparency for GIFs. If you want alpha transparency you'll need to use a PNG and the Alpha opacity filter to get it to work with older versions of IE.

Geoffrey james

6:26 pm on Sep 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member

Hi johnblack / limbo,

You were right, how stupid of me, I had changed the way I save files for some reason, i was saving them as jpeg's instead.

Cant believe how much that has been bugging me.

Cheers both of you. Have a great weekend.



8:02 pm on Sep 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

No worries Geoff, glad I was able to help. :o)

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