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Avatar and Transparent PNG Image RRS feed

  • Question

  • Why doesn't the avatar support transparent PNG images? I got my transparent PNG image converted to a whole black JPG.
    Monday, May 16, 2011 11:27 PM

Answers

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  • I don't have the history but as the code is today, we output a JPG for our various sites and apps to consume quickly.
    • Proposed as answer by EllieK Wednesday, May 18, 2011 10:25 AM
    Monday, May 16, 2011 11:47 PM
  • So if I upload a PNG image having transparency, then it's impossible to have that transparency in effect since all images with GIF, PNG, or JPG type will be finally converted to JPG, and JPG doesn't support transparency unfortunately.

    Has there been any consideration to support transparency on avatar in the future? I mean the uploaded avatar image wouldn't get converted to JPG and keep the original uploaded image type?


    Tuesday, May 17, 2011 7:52 PM
  • Yes, you're correct. JPG final output with no transparency at this time. And yes, it's being considered.
    Wednesday, May 18, 2011 7:48 PM
  • Yes, you're correct. JPG final output with no transparency at this time. And yes, it's being considered.

    IC. Thanks for the clarification.
    Wednesday, May 18, 2011 10:47 PM