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transparency on photos in report

PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:46 am
by smartmedia
Hi..

Is possible reports to support PNG files with transparency ? if yes we have any time frame ?

Thanks

Re: transparency on photos in report

PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:56 am
by Neosoft Support
I'm not sure if the report engine will support that or not since images are drawn onto the printer rather than the screen.

Re: transparency on photos in report

PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:33 am
by smartmedia
Hi..

Dave, can you please check it out if is supported by the engine ?
I need transparency in order to use it like the example.

Example
Image

Re: transparency on photos in report

PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:24 am
by Neosoft Support
It will work for the on-screen preview but not the printout. That's because currently images are painted directly onto the printer's canvas which unlike the screen does not support transparency. To overcome this would require modifying the plug-in to buffer the printout to a very large off-screen bitmap, then transferring that to the printer. It would take several hours to determine if this will even work.