I am trying to create a bmp which will fade to black. I am in 16-bit color mode - so I cannot use palette manipulation. My attempt was to use a mask which goes from white to black and then SRCAND it with my image in memory and then finally Blt to the screen. This works but it doesn't create a smooth fade. I have also tried manipulating pixels - but it has very poor performance. Sure would be nice if I could use some alpha blending. Any help would be great.