Transparent GIF

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Transparent GIFs

A transparent GIF file will allow you to make ONE color disappear.  This becomes important when designing your own buttons for a theme.  Notice these buttons on the left, the space between these buttons is caused by transparent GIFs.

Note: Only GIF files can have a transparent color, JPG files can not.  GIF files are limited to 256 colors. JPG files can be 16.7 million colors.

Examples

Non-Transparent Transparent

Background color makes a difference

Non Transparent on White Non Transparent on Red


With Transparent GIFs, Backgrounds can be changed

Transparent GIF

Using Paint Shop Pro to make a Transparent GIF