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How to save image with transparent background in Act! Premium?

Copper Super Contributor
Posts: 91
Country: USA

How to save image with transparent background in Act! Premium?

Hello,

 

I notice the following behaviour.

I create a image field in my layout. I upload a png image file with transparency. The image renders good untill i click save. After that all the transparency becomes white.

 

How do I save an image with transparency in the background?

 

Thank you

Nickel Elite Contributor
Posts: 934
Country: USA

Re: How to save image with transparent background in Act! Premium?

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what if you use a different file type such as .gif to maintain your transparency?  On ocassion I have had probs with .png image files during my act!v17 pro db backup process. I have been avoiding .png file types. Jpg seem to be ok but not for transparency.

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Copper Super Contributor
Posts: 91
Country: USA

Re: How to save image with transparent background in Act! Premium?

Hello Bill,

Thanks for the idea.
I had tried a .gif file and my transparency became black...

Gregory

Nickel Elite Contributor
Posts: 934
Country: USA

Re: How to save image with transparent background in Act! Premium?

what color is your background?is it a solid color?

  I am able to insert transparent gif images onto my layouts with white background and I am using

Act! Pro Version 17.1.169.0, Hot Fix 3...

Maybe it is how your transparent image was created? Maybe use a different  software to create your transparent image?

Much of the time is use freeware http://www.animated-gif-creator.com/  animated gif creator version 1.2......  - Smiley Happy

Bill Williams - Owner/Consultant/Trainer at Fill Staff "ACT! FOR RECRUITERS"
Manage Your ACT! Backups http://fillstaff.com/backupfolderspro.html - FREE
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Copper Super Contributor
Posts: 91
Country: USA

Re: How to save image with transparent background in Act! Premium?

I scanned our employees signature. This is stored in a bmp file. Then I use Gimp (free photoshop like) to transform the white into transparency. Gif and png file have the same result now: a white background instead of transparency.
Nickel Elite Contributor
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Country: USA

Re: How to save image with transparent background in Act! Premium?

What is the background color on your layout?

Bill Williams - Owner/Consultant/Trainer at Fill Staff "ACT! FOR RECRUITERS"
Manage Your ACT! Backups http://fillstaff.com/backupfolderspro.html - FREE
BIG ACT! LAYOUTS for Larger Monitors www.bigactlayouts.com
Protect your Files & Folders with Folder Lock Pro by New Software http://download.cnet.com/Folder-Lock/3000-2092_4-10063343.html
Copper Super Contributor
Posts: 91
Country: USA

Re: How to save image with transparent background in Act! Premium?

There is no background anymore. It is transparent.
Platinum Elite Contributor
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Re: How to save image with transparent background in Act! Premium?

The best way to use a signature is to have the signature converted into a character in a custom font.

Roy Laudenslager
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Bronze Super Contributor
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Re: How to save image with transparent background in Act! Premium?

Roy - How do you do that?

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Platinum Elite Contributor
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Re: How to save image with transparent background in Act! Premium?

There are services that will convert a bitmap into a True Type font. try a google search.

Roy Laudenslager
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