[thelist] Transparent images and Internet Explorer

Comharsa comharsa at clara.net
Sat Nov 4 19:27:40 CST 2000

>    I am having trouble with my tranparent images in Internet Explorer.  I
>have always been told that Internet Explorer does not support transparent
>images.  My transparent images look fine in Netscape, however when viewed
>with IE they look "inverted", and the colours are all missed up.  I was told
>that you can use Macromedia Fireworks to optimize the .gif file but I am not
>sure how.  Does anybody know how I can create a .gif transparent image so
>that it will be properly viewed in Internet Explorer?
>Barret Monchka

I come across a problem like this occasionally, where gifs are displayed 
incorrectly in IE. They can usually be corrected by either refreshing the 
page or scrolling the image off screen and then bringing it back.

I don't think it's a problem with the images, more connected with IE and 
particular display adapters. Have a look at the MS Knowledge Base, in 
particular http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q176/9/45.ASP 
and http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q181/8/36.ASP.

Brian Baker
Macromedia Evangelist
comharsa at clara.net
Fireworks FAQ: http://comharsa.com/firefaq/

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