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Copying PNG Images into a file

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When copying in png images the image is appearing with a black background. To resolve this I have to save the image and then import it as an image.

It would be great if you could just copy in a PNG from the web or another source.

 

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Clyall90

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You can simply copy in PNG images. Something is happening to cause that black background, possibly something related to transparency if I had to guess.

Can you provide the URL of an image that does that, when you copy it in? Also more details on how you're copying it and getting it into Publisher, please.


-- Walt

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I think it's better practice to save images locally and import, instead of copy pasting directly from the web.

Walts guess is correct however, the png will have transparency that is being stripped out. It's fairly common for apps to do this, but I have logged this to see if we can do better.

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7 hours ago, walt.farrell said:

You can simply copy in PNG images. Something is happening to cause that black background, possibly something related to transparency if I had to guess.

Can you provide the URL of an image that does that, when you copy it in? Also more details on how you're copying it and getting it into Publisher, please.

I get these once in a while. The black IS transparent in most cases as other programs read it as such. I thought it might be older versions of PSP causing it but I am not so sure. I don't think Photo is the problem either since sometimes I will pick up a black background PNG  and if comes into PHOTO as transparent and when saved back out, the background is as we normally expect


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Someone recently asked how to get Affinity Photo (or Designer, perhaps) to save a PNG with a black transparent layer vs a white transparent layer, as it makes a difference when sprites move around in games. That's what made me think it might be a transparency issue in this case.


-- Walt

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Affinity Photo 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.486 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.486 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.7.3.481 and 1.7.3.475 Beta

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