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If I copy and paste, for instance, this image from Chromium or Opera webbrowsers into Inkscape, the regions which should be transparent are rendered as black, like so:

Wikidata logo in Inkscape

How can I avoid this?

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    The problem does not appear when saving the png to disk and then importing via File -> Import. Maybe my web browser (Chromium) isn't copying the alpha values? – GaragePythons Feb 22 '14 at 16:54
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The problem does not lie with Inkscape but with the software you copy from.

Under Debian Linux, this image will copy with the correct alpha-value from Iceweasel, but not from Opera web-browser.

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