Convert transparent PNG on import?

Scott Rossi scott at
Mon Feb 2 15:15:03 EST 2015

That’s an interesting idea, but I don’t think it will work in many cases because the translucent portions of an image still need to be blended against something.  Just removing the alphaData gets rid of the blending, and for example, will make the soft edge of a an antialiased curve jagged.


Scott Rossi 
Creative Director 
Tactile Media, UX/UI Design 

On Feb 2, 2015, at 11:39 AM, J. Landman Gay <jacque at> wrote:

> On 2/2/2015 12:56 PM, Scott Rossi wrote:
>> Do your users go through an import process?  If yes, and you can
>> determine which images are PNGs (by file suffix for example), then
>> you might be able to replace the contents of the imported PNG with a
>> snapshot of its position on the card.  Export a snapshot of the card
>> using the PNGs rect to a variable, and then set the text of the
>> imported image to the variable.
> Could you do something with the alpha channel instead? Like, set it to empty?
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