Mask outline?

Scott Rossi scott at
Wed Apr 2 14:23:01 EST 2003

Recently, "Tomas Franzén"  wrote:

> How do I make my images behave the same way bitmaps with the 'mask' ink
> do in SuperCard? That is, making the surrounding white area transparent.

Depends what you need to do.  If you're delivering to Mac systems only,
"transparent" will work fine.  If you need to deliver cross platform, it
would probably be better to use a GIF image with a built in mask, thereby
avoiding use of inks all together.  If you need to antialias the image to
the background (seamless blend between the image and your stack), you can
use a PNG image with an 8 bit mask.  If you need to be able to change the
background of the image at will, import a GIF or PNG image, place a draw
graphic behind the image and set the backColor or the graphic as needed.

Many options...


Scott Rossi
Creative Director
Tactile Media, Multimedia & Design
E: scott at

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