I'm trying to use PNG files for creating and I have the next problem:

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As you can see, when I import or paste the IMG, the background of PNG 'is not actually a background'. Is like background has the squares of transparency but actually is like white. I'm not sure if I'm explaining well because I find it a little bit weird.

The indicated zone in the IMG happens when I select this rectangle and I delete, so it shows the properly transparency background.

Why it's happening?

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    This is often done when images are for sale. That way the checkerboard shows what will be transparent when you purchase the image(s), but it's not actually transparent in the preview before the purchase.
    – Scott
    Commented Aug 9, 2022 at 15:42

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The file has been saved incorrectly. That's about all we can say. To get the checker background, best guess is someone took a screenshot of an image from inside a graphics app, rather than saved the file itself.

Screenshot from Photoshop, as png -

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File quickly cleaned up & saved correctly as png with transparency, which, of course, will show with a white background in here. Try dragging it to your desktop

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  • It worked, and I have understood the problem. Thank you! Commented Aug 9, 2022 at 20:16

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