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1) GIF is not lossless. It saves with a set 256 color palette, which results is dithering. (Dithering bad! :wink:)

2) PNG does work in IE7, but IE7 does not work in any Windows version pre-XP so as long as there is a userbase using Windows 2000 or earlier, web designers worried about accessibility will still have to shy away from PNG.

But yes, to answer the question, just save the file as GIF or PNG to preserve transparency. Any areas where the checked pattern is seen will be transparent in the output.

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Actually, technically GIF by itself is lossless. However, quite often imaging programs must convert their images to 8-bit before running them through the GIF compressor. :)

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Joey, to make it an animated GIF file, you have to save it in a program that allows that, GIF can do a bunch of stuff, but if you are going for best quality matched with best transparency, PNG are the best to use...They may be a little bigger, but When I am using anything transparent, I use PNG.

If I used GIF for this image I made the other day...

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The only thing I did in photoshop was the text, so sorry if you get mad at that barkbark - apologizing early.

If I used a GIF for that transparency, I would have a white oval around my transparency which is less than I believe 50% or 35% If you take that image and save as a GIF, you will see what I mean.

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The only thing I did in photoshop was the text, so sorry if you get mad at that barkbark - apologizing early.

Yeah, Forgive me for my "programism". I have no problem (I guess...) with anyone using PhotoSlop...But it is good of you to let us know when stuff is made using the afore mentioned program.

Kudos RaveN...

Ps. How did you do that faded edge? Looks neat.

 

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Actually, technically GIF by itself is lossless. However, quite often imaging programs must convert their images to 8-bit before running them through the GIF compressor. :)

Okay fine! :P

GIF is lossless Indexed, but Indexed is usually lossy. Is that more correct? :wink:

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Okay fine! :P

GIF is lossless Indexed, but Indexed is usually lossy. Is that more correct? :wink:

Nope :) The data going in to the codec is saved losslessly.

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