Save-Retrieve Transparent Images??

Discuss Pixelmator for iOS and mobile image editing.
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2020-03-28 19:47:07

After erasing background to make the remaining image transparent and saving it for use later as part of another project, when I try to retrieve the saved image it’s no longer transparent - it has a solid white background.

Same thing happens if I try to load it in another photo edit app: image on solid white background.

Is there a way to save and retrieve transparent images?
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2020-03-28 20:32:27

Hi Jay, make sure that when you export the image, you export to a format that supports transparency – PNG is generally the way to go. I have a feeling you may be exporting to JPEG. As for the Photos app – it’s generally not optimized for transparency, so you’d be better of simply exporting the images to a folder on your Mac.
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2020-03-28 21:43:37

Active this option because when you restore back the image from iCloud it loses the transparency

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2020-03-28 22:55:04

by Andrius 2020-03-28 20:32:27 Hi Jay, make sure that when you export the image, you export to a format that supports transparency – PNG is generally the way to go. I have a feeling you may be exporting to JPEG. As for the Photos app – it’s generally not optimized for transparency, so you’d be better of simply exporting the images to a folder on your Mac.
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Thanks! Yes, was exporting as jpeg!
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2020-03-29 18:46:45

by Paulo Bueno Active this option because when you restore back the image from iCloud it loses the transparency

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Thanks for the heads-up. I checked and my iPad is set that way.
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2020-03-30 15:05:55

Oh, I just realised this is about Pixelmator for iOS and I was commenting about Mac! Apologies, glad that didn't confuse you too much.
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2020-03-30 15:43:44

by Andrius 2020-03-30 15:07:04 Oh, I just realised this is about Pixelmator for iOS and I was commenting about Mac! Apologies, glad that didn't confuse you too much.
No confusion, same advice applies to IPad OS. 👍