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    Default Batch Convert - Keep existing transparency without clicking each one

    I have a huge amount of PNG32's that I would like to convert to PNG8. The original images have a black background that is transparent. I would like to batch convert these to PNG8's and maintain that black transparency. It works fine if I 'click' the transparent color on each image as it cycles through, but for obvious reasons, I'd like to avoid that. Can anyone lend some insight?


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    Professional User Mij's Avatar
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    The correct options have to be first stored in the i_view32.ini initialization file. Proceed as follows

    Open main Irfanview window.
    Open Options >Properties/settings > View tab
    To open a PNG file and retain the original transparent color make sure that
    Show PNG/TGA/DDC alpha/transparent color is Checked
    Press OK to store this setting in the ini file

    Open an image then File >Save As and select Save as type : PNG. Open the Save options if not already displayed. Make sure that Save transparent color is Unchecked.
    Save the file somewhere (Note: A file must be saved for these options to be stored in the ini file)
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    Perfect. Worked like a charm. I appreciate the assistance.


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