Windows Paste transparent image

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  1. Jorg Gjer

    Jorg Gjer Member

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    Hi.
    If i have a transparent image and paste it into image editor , there is no more transparrent.
    Is there a way to paste transparent images , or load them with transparent?

    Is it possible at all ?

    Greeting
     
  2. muki

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    I don't think Windows clipboard supports alpha channels.

    Got more details? From what? Photoshop? By transparent, you do mean a 32bit image with a 4th channel (the alpha channel)? Or is it Photoshop layer transparency?
     
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    Photoshop is what I usually make the copy from. I'm willing to copy via some other program\tool , just to be able to do it.
     
  4. muki

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    What I mean that whenever you copy an image from one program to another, it has to go through Windows. And I'm 99% sure Windows clipboard doesn't support alpha channels. Or rather, from what I'm reading, there exists no clipboard standard for alpha channels that programs can agree on.

    What's wrong with exporting as a PNG from Photoshop and importing it in the GMS image editor? PNGs support alphas natively. I have no issues doing it that way. That should be an easy fix to your problem. Safer too, since you have a hard backup of your image. Not some ghost of it in clipboard.
     
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    Thank you so much. That worked just perfect. thought i had tryed that.
     

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