I'm using PSP 7 (I know it's old, but it serves my purposes).
I am resizing a bunch of images.
PNG images with alpha transparency load with black backgrounds when I first open them. I have little experience with masks. I learned that I can do Masks > Load From Alpha Channel to see the transparent areas.
After loading the alpha channel, I resize the image. Usually, this works fine. However, sometimes the edges look a bit gray - kind of like if I made a transparent
GIF on a gray background.
For the record, the box for
Resize all layers is checked. If I uncheck that, the edges are black after resize. Also, the original images are already
PNG-24 (16 million colors).
Here is the original viewed at 8x zoom (scaled in the browser to fit):
And here it is after reszing viewed at 8x zoom:
And here is the resized image viewed at 1x zoom:
It's probably not that noticeable to a lot of people, but the top edge does not look smooth to me.
Is there an easy way to fix this? Do I need to resize the mask separately?
The last one I had like this was a white circle. So I just cropped out the edges and added a white circle behind it. This one is a little harder.