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09-24-2003, 09:08 PM
is it possible to make gif with a semi transparent pixels?
i need to make a fade fx.
it gets fully transparent when i save my psd as gif file.


09-24-2003, 09:20 PM
The real answer is no, but you can get kinda close. You can do this with a PNG file, however IE screws them up of course.

How will this image be implimented: navigation link, background, pretty image?

09-25-2003, 12:35 AM
it's gonna be a background.
i might have the same colour of the table i use to put my img, but it's not really logically right. a blank pixels in png became grey in ie. is it normal thing?

09-25-2003, 01:40 AM
Because IE doesn't handle those correctly yes. Check it out in Mozzilla.

09-25-2003, 02:10 AM
that's why i do not use it.
so what about semi transparent pix?

09-25-2003, 08:47 PM
Gifs cannot really be "semi transparent". Its really a binary value that decideds if they are transparent or not. You can space out the transparencies to give the appearance that it is a gradient.

I'm sorry I'm not more help, but without useing some code in your Style sheet, you really cannot accomplish this. And from what I understand, only Opera and IE have transparency elements that they recognize.

If you are mearly trying to create a neat background fade, you are best to just make it into the image for now.

Do you have a link to this page?

09-25-2003, 10:12 PM
ok, i understand.
i manage it on localhost yet.

09-25-2003, 10:14 PM
Glad I could help!:thumbsup: