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Chin Rey

Removing the alpha channel

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This may be a silly question but I'm new to Paint.net and have searched everywhere without finding an answer: How do I remove the alpha channel from a png file? I make textures for Second Life so simply setting transparency to 0% won't work, I need to remove the alpha completely. Right now I use Gimp to do that but I'd much rather do all my image editing in paint.net of course.

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Load the file and save it again but select 24 bits in the options.

You will see in the preview that the image will be rendered against a white background.

 

If you need a different background color then

- add a layer in the expected color below of you image layer

- flatten the image

- save as png.

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Thanks a lot, Ishi and midora! :)

 

I guess the 24 bit answer is what I needed for this but those plugins... wow! Time for me to put Gimp to rest for good and focus on a user friendly graphics program from now on.

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