I have an applet with a panel. I add canvas' to it, and I use the mouseDrag method to allow the user to move the graphics around the "desktop". I couldn't use the mouseDrag if I didn't use the canvas. But now I have to put transparent gifs in for graphics, but you only see the background of the canvas that the image is in through the transparency of the gif. Is there any way to have the canvas be transparent so I can see the other images through the transparencies?