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Shanya Almafeta
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So I'm attempting to upload an image with transparency (first-ever attempt at a microbadge, want to upload it to get feedback). It looks fine on my end; I view it in two different programs to make sure it's transparent; on my end, it's transparent. When I upload it to BGG, however, the transparent pixels have been replaced with black.

I change the file type to PNG, and make sure it's transparent. I upload it again. The transparent pixels are black again.

Two different file formats, and the same problem each time. I don't think it's the file - it's transparent on my end. What am I missing?
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BGG only accepts jpg images.
If you upload in a different format it converts to jpg, and the transparency turns black.


(see below)
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Ooof, okay, and Paint.net doesn't support transparent JPGs. Thanks.
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Howitzer_120mm wrote:
BGG only accepts jpg images.
If you upload in a different format it converts to jpg, and the transparency turns black.
That is incorrect, other formats are accepted, including PNGs. The thing is that the standard uploader gets rid of the transparency. In order to keep image transparency, the legacy uploader must be used to upload the image; check out the Microbadge Design and Submission wiki entry for more info (search for legacy uploader)

(Shanya, I hadn't noticed that you had posted the question here; my original reply was based on your post on the main microbadge thread which had the chicken leg with a white background)
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Bail Organa wrote:
Howitzer_120mm wrote:
BGG only accepts jpg images.
If you upload in a different format it converts to jpg, and the transparency turns black.
That is incorrect, other formats are accepted, including PNGs. The thing is that the standard uploader gets rid of the transparency. In order to keep image transparency, the legacy uploader must be used to upload the image; check out the Microbadge Design and Submission wiki entry for more info (search for legacy uploader)

(Shanya, I hadn't noticed that you had posted the question here; my original reply was based on your post on the main microbadge thread which had the chicken leg with a white background)


Good to know. Go with what this guy says, he seems to know what he's talking about.
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BGG does give the images a .jpg ending, but they are still the same file. You CAN upload an image to your gallery with transparency and retain it. You'll want to use the legacy uploader. (IIRC)

Loading a new image up, it looks like this in the gallery view:
But when showing it with the "original" size it is transparent.
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