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    fire works users - exporting images + keeping the transparent background

    Hi all

    my problem is as follows

    I create and image with a transparent canvas (in fireworks MX) but when I got to the export menu, to export the file as a gif, the preview renders the background white.

    So then I chose to have white as a "transparent colour" and all the white bits in the gif go transparent too.

    how do I just keep the transparent background in the original image?

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    When saving as a .gif, a certain color is chosen out of your palatte to be the transparent color. You should just set you background to a color not used anywhere else in your image.

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    thats what I've been doing except that there is always a line where the baclground aliases (spelling?) with the objects in the image

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    .gif's do not support partial transparency, so you are going to have this regardless. Try setting the background color close to the color of the page it is going to be on, and then the AA will blend into the correct (or hopefully at least close) color.

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    will try

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    Not sure how this will translate for the MX version, but in Fireworks 3, choose Export Preview. There is an option under the image there to choose Index Transparency or Alpha Transparency. I don't know what the difference is, but either one seems to work for me.

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    You might want to try a .png instead. They support transparency too.
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    Originally posted by DaveSW
    You might want to try a .png instead. They support transparency too.
    *.pngs are fat bastards though

    where from South Wales are ya from?

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    Bridgend - half way between Cardiff and Swansea.

    I usually use gif's too actually. The only real problem is if you specify a colour for transparency you often get jagged edges. Ah well. Can't win them all can you!!
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