Monday, August 24, 2009

Tip: Using png format images in Windows Live Writer

This is a small tip related to use of transparent .png format images with Windows Live Writer. As PNG support transparency, a transparent PNG is background-independent. Suppose you have a transparent PNG image and want to put it on your blog using Windows Live Writer and you insert it and it looks as shown below. This has a black background with it.

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This black background is due to the ‘Borders’ option in Windows Live Writer which by default is ‘Drop Shadow’. So just choose any other option like ‘None’ (Select the picture >Picture tab in Taskpane > Borders > None) Or any other option other than ‘Drop Shadow’ . And see what you get as shown below.  The same image with transparent background which looks much better.

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2 comments:

Akhilesh said...

From what I understand transparent background pictures are available only with PNG format. How to get such a picture? Can we do this with JPEG also?

Aditya Chanana said...

Thanks for the post man! I was really confused what was happening!