I've started making custom windows icons for myself, but they always end up with a white background. When I create a new image, I make sure to check "transparent" as the background color, and it shows up transparent in the photo editor, but when I save it as a .ico file, it saves with a white background. Does anyone know how to fix this? (I'm using Jasc paint shop pro 8.)
that doesn't really seem to work
Can you be more specific? I was able to get a transparent .ico file working with gimp, but I'm on Ubuntu Linux so maybe it rendered it differently than windows does. Try saving it as a .png or .gif instead - can windows use that as an icon?
Does your canvas have a transparent background? Also, try setting your icon to GIF or PNG32 with Alpha Transparency. That should let you carry the transparent background with you.
ok. When i use gimp to set the transparency, it seems to save fine, but then windows says that there isn't any .ico files in it. If I use Paint Shop Pro 8, it saves fine, but there's a white background (even if the layer is transparent). I'm using XP, not linux.