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Also worth pointing out is that MSPaint can get away with this because it doesn't support any kind of alpha channel. So it can give special treatment in some cases and pretend that certain things are "transparent". But, this model only works if you don't have alpha, and you don't have layers, at which point you're completely boxed into a corner where you can only do very simple things. And that's a perfectly good niche for MSPaint, but its "transparent selection" is a relic of that overly simplistic design and it cannot be ported over to something like Paint.NET.

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Yes, of course you can save as PNG but you must save it as 32bit to preserve transparency.

 

If you have the PNG bit setting on Auto it will usually select the 24bit option. This does not support transparency and is probably why you're getting that message.

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2 hours ago, zafirkalvin said:

 I do have a question, am I able to save a PNG file? each time I try to save it, it states " Any transparency will be lost if you save this picture." forgive me in advance, I'm new to this stuff.

 

That's the error message from regular MSPaint.

 

That's not what happens in Paint.NET, which can save transparency just fine.

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3 minutes ago, IHaveNoName said:

But I was right about PDN's 24bit PNG save option not saving transparency, wasn't I?

 

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2 hours ago, IHaveNoName said:

 

^That would explain why I did not recognise  zafirkalvin's description of the error message.

 

But I was right about PDN's 24bit PNG save option not saving transparency, wasn't I?

 

Nothing can save a 24-bit PNG with transparency. You need 32-bits because it's 8-bits per component. The components are red, green, blue, and alpha (transparency). 24-bits only has r, g, b. 32-bits adds alpha into the mix.

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It is a pity that you cannot make a switch that will move the selected area without transparency, as is done when pasting into a new layer. In thoughts that it would be possible to try and the slider of the accounting of% transparency to make.
However, the answer of the developer is unambiguous and does not require additional explanation.

It was not easy to find this topic. Is there somewhere an analogue of https://forums.getpaint.net/topic/399-frequently-asked-questions-faq/ with a designation of the features of a program like this?

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