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#29782 - 03/30/09 12:07 PM Image Transparency
Jason DeVries Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 10/04/05
Posts: 2
Loc: Lansing, MI
Please implement image transparency support beyond monochrome bitmaps. Transparency has been supported in various image formats for many years now, and I am always disappointed to find that this support has not been implemented in updated versions through-out the years. Your product would be so much more useful if we could insert full color images with transparent backgrounds.

I use a lot of scanned in signatures in the dynamic documents I create for certificates and other letters; however, I usually have to manually insert them into the static background design rather than using PlanetPress for what it is designed to do (dynamic content). If I convert them to a monochrome bitmap they lose anti-aliasing detail and end up looking very poor.
Jason DeVries

Educational Institute
of the
American Hotel & Lodging Association

#29783 - 04/02/09 09:18 PM Re: Image Transparency
Philippe F. Offline
OL Expert

Registered: 09/06/00
Posts: 1926
Loc: Objectif Lune, Montreal, Qc
Bitmap transparency is definitely high on our liste of features to implement. Unfortunately, transparency is not always natively supported on print devices and even when it is, it can severely hinder performance. Printing a single transparent bitmap may seem quick enough for casual use, but printing many of them in the context of a production job could be painfully slow.

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