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Image Transparency is Not Preserved When Pasting from the Clipboard

Article ID: 696  |  Last updated: 23 Dec, 2014

Problem

When you copy an image from Surround SCM’s internal image viewer to the clipboard, and then paste it into another application, the transparent background is changed to black or white.

Cause

Transparency is supported by some file formats, such as PNG. The clipboard stores images from Surround SCM in a raw format that does not support alpha channel data. The image transparency is not preserved between copying and pasting.

Solution

Get a local copy of the image file from Surround SCM and open it file in the other application. For example, if an image is inserted into Microsoft Word, the transparency is preserved.

Article ID: 696  |   Last updated: 23 Dec, 2014
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