Post # 1
Help! I create photo books in Aperture but am open to other providers. I like being able to customize everything. I have a bunch of png files with transparent backgrounds and decided to add some to a recent book project, but Aperture apparently doesn’t support png files.
SO: Does anyone know of a photo publishing program (like mypublisher, Aperture, etc.) that actually allows the use of PNGs?
My alternative is to create the page from scratch in Photoshop and export but that seems like a pain for multiple pages in a 100-page book.
Thank you for any tips!
Post # 3
@Adventurer: Can you not just convert the pngs into .tiffs and import them to Aperture? Also, what’s the resolution on the pngs? High enough for print output?
Post # 4
@Steampunkbride: Thanks for your reply! I could probably convert them into .tiffs – will they still be transparent in the background so they can go over other pics? High resolution pngs. Definitely high enough for print outs.
Post # 5
I’m pretty sure .png files are RGB which you wouldn’t want to use if you’re going to be printing this book. I’d use tiffs, they should save the transparency.
Post # 6
@Westwood: Thanks! I just tried converting to Tiffs – it saved the transparency when I opened in Photoshop, but not when I moved it into Aperture. Aperture is showing a pixelated edge and a white background with some, black with others. So frustrating! 🙂
Any other thoughts?
Post # 7
We can do the same process on gif file