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GIMP Transparency Help

kyeugh

pretty good
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20
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www.qvalador.xyz
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it me
So I'm trying to make an animated GIF with a transparent background; actually, I'm trying to make my current avatar have a transparent background. I've made all of the backgrounds transparent of course, but when it's played back, I can see the previous layers behind it. Is this just something that it does in the playback because GIMP is stupid? Or am I doing something wrong?
 

Zhorken

groove out!
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28
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GIF can either replace frames or stack them on top of each other when it comes to transparency. As far as I can tell, to get GIMP to use replace mode, you have to add (replace) to the end of every layer name.
 

Superbird

Fire emblem is great
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22
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Arkeis
When you export it as a .gif for the first time, it'll show up with a little dialog box in which you can set both the default frame speed and whether they're cumulative or replacable by default. You /can/ add (replace) at the end of every frame name, but that's kind of a lot of effort.
 
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