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For every picture (e.g. bmp, png), a transparent point actually does have a color

The transparency is either

  • defined by alpha channel mask (e.g. in PNG)
  • or one of the colors is defined as transparent, and the viewer program is responsible to replace pixels with this color - as transparent.

I have a strange scenario, where one program knows transparency, the other doesn't so it shows the original color.


I want to replace the color only in the pixels where it is defined to be transparent. I need it all to be defined as white, while keeping it transparent

I can pre-convert my input to be a specific format, if it helps the process.

For now my toolbox includes: ImageMagick, Gimp, python programming (PIL) and maybe more, but I don't know how to do this specific task with these tools.

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 convert infile -fill white -opaque none outfile
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no: it deletes the transparency - i want to keep transparency, but replace the color behind it! I rephrased my question. תודה בכל אופן. – Berry Tsakala Sep 20 '11 at 13:14
Maybe this will help. – Noam Kremen Sep 20 '11 at 14:15

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