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By Mike96
Currently, there is no full support for alpha channel in image files. If we import a semi-transparent PNG to the plan view or layout, ArchiCAD interprets white pixels as transparent and all the rest as non-transparent. This obviously doesn't let us stack a semi-transparent image over any other content and retain smooth transitions. Also, current solution leads to unwanted situations when we turn on transparency in Figure's settings and any white area is cut off, even when we meant it to be opaque.
The only other program that I know, that is as bad in transparency handling as ArchiCAD, is MS Paint.
Please, Graphisoft, add full support for image alpha channel to ArchiCAD.

In the top - how it looks.
In the bottom - how it should look...
archicad handling transparency.jpg
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...after pasting this image:
cartography-155321_960_720.png (56.53 KiB) Viewed 363 times
Last edited by Mike96 on Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:16 am, edited 6 times in total.
Einstein96 wrote: Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:13 am Currently, there is no full support for alpha channel ...
Actually, there has never been even partial support for alpha channels. I would vote essential for your wish... (Please describe the issue in terms of image files, rather than bitmaps though please.)

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Hi All,

Thank you very much for creating this poll, and for those of you who voted to express their opinion.

I am happy to say we took notice of this wish and I have added it to our Wish List database (please refer to it as Wish #13056). Hopefully, our Product Management team will adopt this one in the future.

Thank you all once more, and I wish you a great day!

Best regards,