Avatars as PNG files and transparency

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  1. IEMC

    IEMC Neighborhood screw up.

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    Is it me, or do avatars not allow PNG transparencies? I can upload them fine, but it turns up as white.

    Is there a reason this is possibly disabled? I think it would cool for that to be allowed. I can't think of any harm from it.

    Unless it's a VBulletin limit, of course.
     
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    craig5320 Well-Known Member

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    I will look into the issue and see what's happening. I don't think it's anything we've restricted. Could be a limit of vB as you say.

    Craig
     
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    IEMC Neighborhood screw up.

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    And that's all I ask.

    Thanks.
     
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    Tril Triple screen racing ftw

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    I don't remember if mine is a PNG (I think it might be a GIF) but it does have transparency.
     
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    Testing, seems to be working fine at present. Edit: Yup, both RGB and 8bit transparent PNG's worked with IE7 and Opera. (IE6 and older can't handle PNG transparency)

    File used for testing: [​IMG]
     
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    mkk - did you try that as your avatar? or just in a post?
     
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    Uploaded as Avatar and verified with those two browsers, and the same with an 8bit version of it.
     
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    Ok thanks, well I think that's your answer then IEMC, it does work after all. IE6 does have a problem with PNG transparency, so it could be that if that is your browser of choice?
     
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    I'm currently using the latest version of Firefox.

    I'm gonna try it again and see what's up. Will post results.

    And thanks, guys.
     
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    After several more attempts, using mkk's image (transparency worked, by the way), plus going into my PSD file and resaving as a gif and a PNG, somehow the PNG finally worked.

    Whatever, though, problem solved.

    Thanks for the effort, guys :D

    EDIT: Now that I think about it, it might be Vbulletin's resizing method. I swear the first few times I kept the size at 80 x 80, though.
     
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    That would probably be it, as it wouldn't save it with transparency after resizing, maybe it also optimises for filesize as well which might have caused it.
     

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