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2001.01.08 15:46 "Transparent TIFF", by Bonita Simoes
2001.01.08 17:16 "Re: Transparent TIFF", by Peter Montgomery
2001.01.08 18:29 "Re: Transparent TIFF", by Stephane MBAYE

2001.01.08 17:16 "Re: Transparent TIFF", by Peter Montgomery

Bonita,

PhotoShop is absolutely pathetic in its handling of transparent images. If you don't save in the native PhotoShop format, you don't get transparency. It sucks. Why PhotoShop is this pathetic is a complete mystery to me. Instead, you have to do a bunch of crap where you make an alpha channel and <then> save it as a TIFF, PNG, TGA, or other format that understands transparency. The internal alpha channel that PhotoShop has to maintain in order to provide transparency is not easily output by it.

    Thanks,
    PeterM

Can anyone tell me how I can make a TIFF transparent. I am working on

the Windows environment. Can it be done. After making a TIFF
transparent in Adobe Photoshop it saves it in a white background. How
can I tell if it is transparent?