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Old 01-07-2005, 09:08 AM   #1
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Transparent PNGs show up as transparent in Firefox - opaque in IE?


Has anybody else noticed this? I did today. I created a transparent PNG image (I really hate having to use GIFs) and the file showed up as transparent in Firefox, but opaque with a white bg in IE6.

By the way, I created the PNG in GIMP.
 
Old 01-07-2005, 09:14 AM   #2
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i have had similar transparency issues with PNGs befor but saved as a GIF and they work fine but mine was created using adobe photoshop 7

just out of intrest why dont you like GIFs?
 
Old 01-07-2005, 09:15 AM   #3
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IE doesn't support PNG, but GIF has/had lame patent issues (for those in the US only?).
 
Old 01-07-2005, 09:19 AM   #4
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are right hadent heard about that with the gifs
 
Old 01-07-2005, 09:21 AM   #5
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I have tried both GIF and PNGs. By the way, does anybody know which format compresses the file better?

For me, I got about the same file size for both for the same image. But I think that PNGs have more options during a save than a GIF.
 
Old 01-07-2005, 09:23 AM   #6
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http://www.kuro5hin.org/story/2003/6/19/35919/4079
 
Old 01-07-2005, 09:29 AM   #7
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Good article and thanks for the link.

I am not a big IE user anyway, but the transparency issue (which I was not aware of till now) still sticks out like a sore thumb.
 
Old 01-08-2005, 04:18 PM   #8
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harishanker,

do you host a website with a picture of sun with solar flares that employs this? i LOVE the little blurb about changing to Firefox to see the image correctly. very nice touch ;-)

-present

-ps i think we emailed recently re: wine support for a program.
 
Old 01-09-2005, 12:02 AM   #9
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harishanker,

do you host a website with a picture of sun with solar flares that employs this? i LOVE the little blurb about changing to Firefox to see the image correctly. very nice touch ;-)

-present

-ps i think we emailed recently re: wine support for a program.
E-mailed me? I either have a very poor memory or you have mistaken me for another. Seeing that you talk about website with a picture of a sun with solar flares, I think I incline to the latter belief that you have mistaken me for somebody else. I have only one website and the link to that is in my signature
 
Old 01-09-2005, 07:27 PM   #10
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lol ok,

here is Shachar's site that employs the transparency rather nicely:


Shachar's site (http://www.shemesh.biz/)

sorry again strikes my dislexia

cheers
 
Old 01-11-2005, 07:54 AM   #11
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ye i have just used some transparent PNG's on my new PC Darwin page and in fire fox it works fine but in ie it looks crap

booo to IE and yet another great reason for people to switch to firefox!
 
  


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