Dealing with BMP --> XPM, including transparency

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Ramon F Herrera, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. (newbie alert...)

    I would like to take a set of icons that were designed as bitmaps and
    convert them to the XPM format.

    What is the procedure to deal with the icon's transparent surrounding?

    SInce BMP does not support transparent pixels, I was thinking that I
    should leave the undesired pixels in white, and then somehow (how?
    with what software?) I should make the conversion to XPM, while
    specifying that the white pixels should be converted to transparent.

    Perhaps I should convert the whole non-transparent icon to XPM first,
    and then use some software (again: which one? I only have Photoshop)
    to change the background pixels to transparent.

    TIA,

    -RFH
     
    Ramon F Herrera, Mar 15, 2008
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