Many thanks, nicu. I have the gimp installed and looks good with that.
Adam in Oz
Date: 08/13/04 16:24:44
Subject: Re: [Inkscape-user] Re: Preserving transparency
Adam Pearson wrote:
The original problem was that when I converted a png file to a gif or
jpg (so as to keep the file size small), then areas that were
transparent and showing detail below were going opaque and not showing
that underlying detail. Images were therefore losing their purpose.
(This may just have been a bad day for me at the computer! No, it
wasn't - I have just tried Fireworks and Photoshop and they won't read
the Inkscape transparency of a png file correctly for me.)
As you say, the real solution is to concentrate on compression of the
png files - how is it best to do that? I am on Windows XP Home
edition. I have tried something called Irfanview and it does not read
the png file correctly - loses transparency.
use Gimp for bitmap editing, it has a Windows version -
i had no problem with PNG files exported from Inkscape in Gimp.
also, please note that JPEG as a file format does not support transparency