Ren'Py PNG Error

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Ren'Py PNG Error

#1 Post by borkingsparks » Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:57 pm

My images (which are the .png file type) keep having this black background whenever it shows up in the game, I don't think I should show my code because I don't think it is because of that (if anyone asks, I will, though), but I wanted my images to show no background, these are for the sprites, not the backgrounds by the way, I hope someone will help me with this.

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Re: Ren'Py PNG Error

#2 Post by Imperf3kt » Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:21 pm

What do you expect to see behind the sprites?
Are you positive the black isn't in the images themselves?
Did you save your PNG file with an alpha channel? If not, do you have access to the original artwork files, or not? If not, you can probably still create an alpha mask.
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Re: Ren'Py PNG Error

#3 Post by borkingsparks » Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:45 pm

Imperf3kt wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:21 pm
What do you expect to see behind the sprites?
Are you positive the black isn't in the images themselves?
Did you save your PNG file with an alpha channel? If not, do you have access to the original artwork files, or not? If not, you can probably still create an alpha mask.
1. What I expect to see is just the background, no white or black surrounding the image
2. I am positive that the black isn't in the photos
3. Yes, I'm completely sure

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Re: Ren'Py PNG Error

#4 Post by TAEKO » Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:32 am

Have you tried using other sprites that have transparent backgrounds too aside from your own set?
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Re: Ren'Py PNG Error

#5 Post by borkingsparks » Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:52 pm

TAEKO wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:32 am
Have you tried using other sprites that have transparent backgrounds too aside from your own set?
Just tried one, and it works. I don't know what I did wrong.

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Re: Ren'Py PNG Error

#6 Post by borkingsparks » Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:53 pm

borkingsparks wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:52 pm
TAEKO wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:32 am
Have you tried using other sprites that have transparent backgrounds too aside from your own set?
Just tried one, and it works. I don't know what I did wrong.
"It works" as in, it's transparent and has no black background, i'm sure you knew that but I just wanted to make it clear

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Re: Ren'Py PNG Error

#7 Post by TAEKO » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:00 am

Then that means that there is something quite wrong with the sprites you are using.
Could you upload a sample sprite?
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Re: Ren'Py PNG Error

#8 Post by borkingsparks » Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:27 pm

TAEKO wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:00 am
Then that means that there is something quite wrong with the sprites you are using.
Could you upload a sample sprite?
I know this isn't a drawn sprite its just a photo, maybe that has something to do with it?
The thing is, I've used the same program for getting rid of backgrounds on photos or just artwork that I made, and they've come out with no background, so it's a bit confusing.
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Re: Ren'Py PNG Error

#9 Post by trooper6 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:44 pm

That file is a jpg. Only pngs can do transparency. So, in the program you are using, you should make sure to save as png rather than jpg.
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Re: Ren'Py PNG Error

#10 Post by borkingsparks » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:54 pm

trooper6 wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:44 pm
That file is a jpg. Only pngs can do transparency. So, in the program you are using, you should make sure to save as png rather than jpg.
I know that this one is a jpg, but this problem is happening to both. I just posted one of the jpgs because it was quicker.

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Re: Ren'Py PNG Error

#11 Post by trooper6 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:22 pm

Since jpgs can't have transparency, it will not work with jpgs. If it is also not working with pngs, you might want to post one of your pngs...so we can see if your pngs have a transparency layer or not.
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