Copy transparent image onto another image

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btakacs
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Copy transparent image onto another image

Post by btakacs »

Please support to copy a transparent image onto another image.

XnView solved many of my image-editing issues: resizing, bluring, putting arrows and frames to a picture.
Last time I wanted to put a small icon onto a bigger image. The small icon had a transparent background but I could not copy it to the bigger one without loosing this transparency (instead of the transparent background it became grey).
Actually if I copy the same picture into Photoshop it does not carry transparency neither (but if I open the original picture it displays the transparent parts as transparent).
I searched the internet, and found out that with the watermark wizard I can do the same, without resizing.

So please support that feature. Either
- by copying the alpha channel information to the clipboard when pressing Ctrl+C
- or by adding a resize possibility to the watermark wizard
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Re: Copy transparent image onto another image

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822 views means that it is interesting for many people.
But no response...

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Re: Copy transparent image onto another image

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Original version in XnView and two versions: (1) opened directly from Word and (2) selected and copied through clipboard
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Re: Copy transparent image onto another image

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Copying image with alpha in clipboard is always a problem with Windows, the last version support copying 32bits picture.
But i have not Word to check this bug...
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Re: Copy transparent image onto another image

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Some more experimenting: copying the same image into XnView itself
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Re: Copy transparent image onto another image

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The file used:

[img]remote_icon.png[/img]
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