PNGs made in GIMP not coming out transparent
Iâ€™ve had this happen with more than one image lately.
I open an image in GIMP with the purpose of making the background transparent. The first thing I do is Add Alpha Channel. I proceed to remove the background. Once Iâ€™m done with that, I export as PNG. But the background isnâ€™t transparent. I canâ€™t figure out for the life of me why that is. Iâ€™ve never had this problem before. The image is in RGB mode. Iâ€™m using GIMP 2.8.10. Is there some obvious step Iâ€™m missing?
Iâ€™ve worked out why this might happen. If the Image Mode is set to Indexed Color, then the export doesnâ€™t seem to accept the added alpha channel. So:
This should now export the image with the alpha channel, and transparency.