Rolen47 Posted November 30, 2009 Share Posted November 30, 2009 It would be incredible if Paint.NET was able to save in this rare format. Very few programs will save PNGs in this 8bit+alpha format, there are only 3 that I know of: Fireworks (ridiculously expensive) pngnq (command line) pngquant (command line) What's the advantage of 8bit+alpha? Well I'll show you (this may not look right in some old browsers): Original 32bit PNG (81.7 KB): Big filesize, but it has nice semi-transparent edges. 8bit PNG (27.6 KB): The image is much smaller in filesize, however you'll notice that without an alpha channel it looks like a cut-out sticker. 8bit PNG+alpha (27.9 KB) Sweet, the best of both worlds. It has a small filesize and at the same time it has semi-transparent edges that look faded, just like the original 32bit image. I noticed that Paint.NET can open 8bit+alpha PNGs no problem, but would it be difficult to program it to allow it to save in this format? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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