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*.gif question

I have a *.bmp file. I want to know 2 things:
1) How to convert it to a GOOD GIF file?
2) How do I have a transparent color in my GIF file? that will not show up, but remain transparent.

Thats all.
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Linky
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Linky
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weedCommented:
Open it up in Photoshop, rename your background layer and make the parts you want transparent, transparent. go to Save For Web and select the gif format. Make sure youre using 256 colors for "good" but thats gonna increase your file size. Check the transparency checkbox. Hit save.
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tefnutCommented:
If you have PaintShop Pro.  Open the image and goto file --> export --> GIF.  Open the transparancy tab and choose the color you want to be transparent.  If the image is on a solid background this should work nicely.
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emeysenburgCommented:
What graphics software are you using?
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LinkyAuthor Commented:
Photoshop 5.0
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DCS092999Commented:
Photoshop 5.0 was the version just before they added the "Save for Web" function, so you'll have to make your GIF by exporting:

1) Make sure you're in RGB mode.  Image-->Mode-->RGB

2) Select the part of the image you want to be visible.  Copy and paste this selection onto a new layer.

3) In the layers window, click the eye next to the original layer to make it invisible.  You should now see a checkerboard pattern across everything that you want to be transparent.

4) File-->Export-->GIF89a Export

5) To make it look as good as the original, be sure to use the "Exact" palette.  The "Exact" option will only be available if the original image contained 256 or fewer colors, because when you convert to GIF the result must be 256 or fewer colors.  If the original image contained more colors, such as with a photograph, try the "Adaptive" palette instead.
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