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can we make the GIFS just like PNGs and can get transparency out of it.
for eg if i place a gif on a background color, should be able to see the color thru the GIF.
<div style="background-color:blue"><img src="1.gif" />

thanks
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by:toggo
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Yes if you're using a transparent GIF.
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by:vidhubala
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how do we make transparent gifs?
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by:ccpjc
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you just don't put any color in the area that you want transparent
if you are using adobe ps, make your button like you have it, select the text (ctrl+click in the layers box) click on your box shape (in the layers box) hit delete, then delete your text
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by:scrathcyboy
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use adobe photoshop to make transparent photoshop files, with background set to transparent, and save to either GIF or PNG format interchangeably -- i.e. it can save the photoshop file to either format.
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by:vidhubala
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i couldnt make it transparent in photoshop. i tried all options but when i save it as gif with 128 no dither after applying 50% opacity. but when its displayed it becomes opaque. pl suggest steps in ps.

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GIF and PNG-8 don't support partial transparency.  You have to use the PNG-24 format for that. The problem is that IE6 doesn't natively support the partial transparency part of that format, so to get it to work you have to use a script like SuperSleight.

http://24ways.org/2007/supersleight-transparent-png-in-ie6
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by:vidhubala
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can u pl provide me an example of that code working in a html sample page.
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