Alpha Channel on Images

asked 2016-01-12 12:45:28 +0100

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Hi. I apologise if this has been asked before.

I have a jpg background to my pages (done through: Format->Page->Background->Graphic).

I want to be able to include pictures in the document but with an alpha channel.

For example: *I have a background of a green grass texture and want to insert a picture of a soccer ball. *The image of the soccer ball is simply the round ball with a transparency background. (png with alpha channel trans) *What I want when I insert the picture is for the grass page background to show around the ball. However, instead of keeping the transparency it places it in my document with a white background to the ball. *So now, instead of a round ball on the green grass page background, I have a ball inside a white square on the grass background.

Does libreoffice not support transparency in inserted images or am I missing an important step?

EDIT: Just using: INSERT->IMAGE->FROM FILE works perfectly provided there is an alpha channel transparency in the png image. Did not try other formats.

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So what is your problem? How did you insert the image, when you got the white background?

Regina gravatar imageRegina ( 2016-01-12 20:29:25 +0100 )edit