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Try and save the file as a .jpg using something like gimp ...... It's easy with gimp, all you do is change the .png to .jpg when you save it and then you will keep your white background. Using .png will give you a black background with most applications.... I use OS X and .png files work well in the user account, but will give a black background in applications like address book or iCloud contacts. So, I just drag it to the user settings and they all sync.. Any questions, then pm me... Grooty

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Edited by: "grooty" 10th Dec 2014

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grooty

Try and save the file as a .jpg using something like gimp ...... It's … Try and save the file as a .jpg using something like gimp ...... It's easy with gimp, all you do is change the .png to .jpg when you save it and then you will keep your white background.


As I mentioned, it's a transparent background that I want to keep on my HUKD avatar like most sites are able to easily display, not white/black, so converting to jpg removes that functionality as it is not supported in that filetype.

It just tends to look better on a page that way. As for using .png giving a black background with most applications, I can only assume that the ones you are thinking of must be rather old or ridiculously unsupportive as I would expect most modern ones to easily support png transparency.

Despite this, I don't think mentioning the applications really applies as I was referring to the context of its display on a website.
Edited by: "Pour" 10th Dec 2014

You can't keep the transparent background as the image loaded onto a tile on the site. It will either be black or white.

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grooty

You can't keep the transparent background as the image loaded onto a … You can't keep the transparent background as the image loaded onto a tile on the site. It will either be black or white.


Which is why I am asking for the functionality to be returned so that it doesn't convert it - in the past it accepted png files and didn't modify them, thus keeping the transparency intact so I'm assuming it was probably a change made at some point earlier this year.

Until I decided to switch to my Xmas-themed avatar, it was still displaying my original one intact and unconverted.
Edited by: "Pour" 10th Dec 2014

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Which is why I am asking for the functionality to be returned so that it … Which is why I am asking for the functionality to be returned so that it doesn't convert it - in the past it accepted png files and didn't modify them, thus keeping the transparency intact so I'm assuming it was probably a change made at some point during this year.



That's why then. Sorry I can't you any further. X

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grooty

That's why then. Sorry I can't you any further. X


I appreciate the thought, so thanks for offering an alternative solution even if I was already aware of it myself (though instead of GIMP, I'd suggest Paint.NET for anyone using Windows :p).


Edited by: "Pour" 10th Dec 2014

avatars are even more irrelevant than ever.. 40 pixels wide? pretty pointless
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