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MadShortCraze

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Hi,

I don't consider myself a Photoshop newbie, but this issue is really annoying to me and I'm seeking some answers/advice.

So here it goes: I've got an indexed .png that I want to modify. Before I can do so, I have to set the mode to RGB, which I do. But when I do so, the image becomes all jagged and ugly-looking, as if the borders had lost their transparency. Is there any way that I can modify an indexed picture without this happening? Because if I only want to change the hue, I've got to do a lot of work on the image for something that would take thirty seconds. And since I'm talking about icons (not .ico files, these are .png), this happens way too often.

Any help is welcomed! Thanks!
 

iDad

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can you post an example of what happening?(a before and after image)
 

MadShortCraze

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Thanks for your replies, and no, it's not the zoom...

Here is a first example, where you can see the jagged edges because of the lack of transparency:

http://img547.imageshack.us/img547/9020/androidexample.png

Here is another example, a little bit stranger:

http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/1839/batteryexample.png

I even uploaded both files in a .zip archive, here it is:

http://www.mediafire.com/?y0t19chwfhljcoc

I wasn't allowed to post links because of my low post count so I had to censor bypass, sorry about that, I hope you'll understand. That's also why the pictures don't show up and the links aren't click-able.

Once again, thanks!
 

MadShortCraze

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It can't be that, as the same picture but converted to rgb and saved again looks different in Windows Photo Viewer (the default program when you double click a picture in Windows).

Here is the "after" image in Windows Photo Viewer: http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/9356/afterwindowsphotoviewer.png

Thanks for the input though!
 
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MadShortCraze

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I solved my problem by opening the files in Paint.Net, saving them as .png and then opening them in Photoshop.

It seems that Photoshop isn't the best when it comes to indexed images.

Thanksfor the input everybody.
 

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