[pdftex] Image transparency

Wendy McKay wgm at cds.caltech.edu
Wed Jun 20 13:39:45 CEST 2001

Why is everybody trying to use png?

Here is a note from an instructor at lynda.com
on Web Design Graphics

"The major browsers don't treat png
consistently, so we recommend not using them for now. ...
I'd suggest reoptimizing as either jpegs
or gifs from the source files."

	May 2001.

What is wrong with jpegs or gifs?


On Wed, 20 Jun 2001, Michael Chapman wrote:

> Apologies in advance, this sounds so basic I fear it may be an "oldie".
> Am converting a HTML page to a PDF brochure.
> Using pdflatex with pdfscreen.
> Marvelous.
> Only problem I have converted various GIFs to PNGs and am pretty sure I have 
> conserved their transparency.
> However viewed against the page backgrounds that pdfscreen uses, they come 
> out on a white local area (i.e. the size of the image).
> Doing something wrong, or just asking too much ?
> Michael Chapman.
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