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Transparent Avatar Image

Question asked by srhode on Mar 4, 2009
Latest reply on Sep 13, 2010 by wroot

I was investigating why an avatar image that has a transparent background changes to a black background when you save your VCard.

 

Here is what I found.

 

The GraphicUtils class has a method called convert, this method converts the java.awt.Image to a java.awt.image.BufferedImage.

 

Existing Code:

 

BufferedImage bi = new BufferedImage(im.getWidth(null), im.getHeight(null), BufferedImage.TYPE_INT_RGB);

 

The BufferedImage.TYPE_INT_RGB does not support transparency, I changed it to BufferedImage.TYPE_INT_ARGB_PRE wich does support transparency and it works fine.

 

My question is, is there a reason that the BufferedImage's imageType needs to be set to BufferedImage.TYPE_INT_RGB?

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