[Scribus] Managing image transparency

Tino Schwarze scribus.lists
Thu Oct 19 10:32:14 CEST 2006

On Thu, Oct 19, 2006 at 01:26:21AM -0700, Cedric Sagne wrote:

> PNG supports transparency when it is PNG8, not PNG24 (ie GIF vs JPG),
> or is there a way to get transparency support for PNG24 that i do not
> know of ?

PNG has full 8-bit alpha channel support (at least 24-bit color PNG).
The GIMP is able to save such PNGs just fine.

> Now concerning TIFF transparency, the GIMP says no, or rather said no
> to ME, so any trick of the trade will be much appreciated. Which sw do
> you use to create a TIFF+transparent colour? I have access to the GIMP
> and Photoshop 7.0

I just checked with The GIMP 2.0.something - created new transparent
image, draw some strokes, save as TIFF -> no problem. This would be an
RGBA TIFF, just like the PNG above.

> Oh just to clarify, by transparent i confirm i mean the feature of
> GIFs, but applied to photographic type images.  PDF rendering not an
> issue in my context, as the final output is a JPG, exported straight
> from Scribus

Then you should be able to use transparency just fine.




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