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    PNG support?

    did a search but didnt turn up anything usefull.

    Im assumeing already that png files are not supported, if im correct can we please have support for this image format guino?
    Pretty please with sugar on top, lol.
    Im not sure how hard or easy it is to add the format but it will make a lot of things a whole lot more sexy in the UI.
    Im not really sure why everyone loves jpeg files anyway, they are not lossless and dont support transparency, the 2 main reasons why png files should be used. They are more lite on the system too.

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    more lite on the system? Not sure about that... I do like me some png files though

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    I hate jpeg. Would take png any day.
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    Well, PNG support is no longer necessary to support transparency on the images. You can use GIF (with or without transparency), BMP or JPG (JPG at 100% quality is lossless). You can use transparency with pretty much any image in RR by paiting the desired "transparent area" with PINK (Full Red, Full Blue, No Green color). Using this color allows you to make full color images with transparency, which means that the PNG format would not provide any extra benefits (but would likely be slower and requirea whole bunch of extra code+files).
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    well i dont know about GIF files they only support 256 colors!
    I didnt know you could paint pink areas and that would be transparent, is anyone doing this? Ill give it a try tonite. Is there anything special i need to do other than paint the area pink? And what about different levels of transparency?

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    Quote Originally Posted by guino
    Well, PNG support is no longer necessary to support transparency on the images. You can use GIF (with or without transparency), BMP or JPG (JPG at 100% quality is lossless). You can use transparency with pretty much any image in RR by paiting the desired "transparent area" with PINK (Full Red, Full Blue, No Green color). Using this color allows you to make full color images with transparency, which means that the PNG format would not provide any extra benefits (but would likely be slower and requirea whole bunch of extra code+files).
    I'm personally fine using BMP for my personal skins, but JPEG, even at 100%, is still a lossy format. There is JPEG-LS (or something like that), but it is not used much at all. Granted, 100% quality JPEGs are indistinuguishable by the naked eye from the source file, but the format lossless. This is similar to an mp3 at max quality. While it sounds "perfect", the actual bits are not the same as the original source.

    While PNG support would be ideal, I think this is a fairly "low" priority feature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guino
    You can use transparency with pretty much any image in RR by paiting the desired "transparent area" with PINK (Full Red, Full Blue, No Green color)
    not working for me

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    png supports alpha transparency, something that gif and the method of painting full pink does not. There is a huge difference in quality between the two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liquid_smoke
    not working for me
    How are you doing your tests ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by guino
    How are you doing your tests ?

    im testing it on my shutdown screen, it comes up as a window rather than a fullscreen menu and I painted the edges of the box so it would have round corners. When it test it I can see the pink that i painted.

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