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Convert PNG to BMP maintaining transparency as a solid color?

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I have the fugue icons, however, since the treeview on my software is too old fashioned, it only accepts either BMP or ICO. And it's very picky about transparency.

The image below shows a native bmp icon to the treeview, with the standard pinky background. And above it, the unsuccessful attempt of converting a png to bmp using Axilalis Icon Workshop.

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Is there any software/website/place on earth that would convert it properly?

Thank you.
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you could try saving as an .ico in Photoshop - http://forums.adobe.com/message/2636281

I guess you have already tried saving as bmp in Photoshop

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Hi John,

I'd recommend you to use photoshop and simply give the transparent PNG the solid background you want.

Open the file -> make a new layer -> place the new empty layer below the layer with the picture with transparency -> give the empty layer a fill of choice -> save as bmp.

Remember a BMP format doesn't support transparency, so you'll always be  better off while not trying to save a picture with transparency in the format since the result just isn't pretty.

I hope this helped.
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