Does anyone know of a "paint" program that will save a 32bpp bitmap with alpha values? I've used an icon editor that does opacity but if I save as .bmp it is not there anymore. I'm trying to make a bitmap blend with a background bitmap and in order to use the AlphaBlend function I need a 32bpp bitmap with per pixel alpha values.
Posted on 2001-12-05 19:50:44 by brewmanchu
I don't know if any editors support saving bmps as 32bit, but you
might want to have a look at paint shop pro. It supports a lot of
stuff, is a lot cheaper than photoshop, and last I looked there was
a time-limited trial version - www.jasc.com .
Posted on 2001-12-05 20:06:20 by f0dder
Nope. PSP only goes 24bit color irregardless of what format your saving it in (At least on version 6)...

NaN
Posted on 2001-12-05 23:33:15 by NaN
I use Microgafx Picture Publisher for any serious graphics work on bitmaps. Version 9 will handle RGB in 24 bit and 48 bit while CMYK is either 32 bit or 64 bit.

Its a PAY FOR version but it probably has the grunt for the image data you need.

Regards,

hutch@movsd.com
Posted on 2001-12-05 23:56:50 by hutch--
Thanks guys. I didn't think there was an easy way to do it but I thought I would ask before going about it the hard way.
Posted on 2001-12-06 07:44:55 by brewmanchu