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Is there any way to export to a transparent png?

I have my document background set to transparent yet when I export to png the background of the image is white not transparent.

Also the matte option doesn’t allow you to change to transparent, you can only select a color value.



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On 8/22/2018 at 7:20 AM, GabrielM said:

First, you would have to go to Document > Canvas > Transparent Canvas. 

Next, you can export it as PNG - leaving the Matte colour as it is. 

There is a switch next to the Matte color button. With that off & a transparent canvas, Affinity Photo exports a PNG with a transparent background even if I set a matte color by tapping on the Matte button. After exporting, the Matte color button returns to white -- any color setting made with the Matte button is not saved. (I am fine with that.)


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