no transparency in my transparent images

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  • #246625

    largecorp
    Member

    Hi, I’ve saved some grapics as GIF files with a transparent background. My goal is to have the colored background of the webpage show through the graphic, rather than the white rectangle background. This transparency works in every program I’ve tried (including Blogger), but it does not work in WordPress. Instead, where I have created transparency, I see all solid black.

    Any suggestions on getting this working in WordPress? Thanks!

    #246915

    It’s my understanding that wordpress.com does not support transparency at this time. Perhaps in the future.

    #246920

    reynie
    Member

    Your GIF-files background may be black after uploading. BUT… when you put them into a post the background will be transparent.

    At least here it does. ;-)

    Try it.

    Example: http://reynie.net/2008/06/20/yahoo-ymail-rocketmail/

    #246925

    largecorp
    Member

    Thanks, folks. I’ll try a full upload and see if it works for me (response 2). If not, I’ll assume that it doesn’t work at all (response 1).

    #246960

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    The black background only shows up in the Media Library. When you use your transparent GIF in a Post, Page or text widget, the background will be transparent.

    If your image has a curved edge, unless you optimize your GIFs for display on your blog’s colored background, they will have a jagged halo around them. For more info, see this page http://www.ulead.com/learning/web3/page1.htm

    (@tsp- :-> )

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