Photoshop .GIF Questions

Discussion in 'General Software Discussion' started by MythicaL, Oct 11, 2004.

  1. MythicaL

    MythicaL I like computers.

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2004
    Messages:
    3,390
    Likes Received:
    34
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Is there a way to save an image (that has transparency) in a .GIF format, without losing the exact colors you would see in the actual program?

    Also, how do you make the edges smooth in the transparent .GIF format? All the edges around the part(s) that is transparent are really jagged when saved and viewed. Is there a way to anti-alias these edges?
     
  2. Dom

    Dom New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2002
    Messages:
    12,940
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    The GIF format is limited to 256 colors, you can't have more.

    As for edges; jaggedness occurs because the GIF format does not support alpha transparency. This means it'll support solid color pixels and completely transparent pixels, but not semi-transparent ones. Smooth edges are created through alpha transparency; you have solid color pixels and at the edges the pixels 'fade' into complete transparency, this 'fade' effect isn't supported by the GIF format.

    The PNG format supports alpha transparency.
     
  3. MythicaL

    MythicaL I like computers.

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2004
    Messages:
    3,390
    Likes Received:
    34
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Okay thanks :)
     

Share This Page

visited