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PNG Transparency Suddenly Not Working in Illustrator

Explorer ,
Jan 25, 2018 Jan 25, 2018

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Hi,

I'm suddenly having a problem exporting my images with a transparent background. When I export an asset it is appearing with a white background even though the transparency grid shows that the area should be transparent. I have never had this issue before and it just suddenly started, even on documents that I have been successfully exporting transparent images on for months. All of the sudden the same images and the same process I always followed is producing a solid background.

I did recently switch from a PC to a Mac and I am not sure if that would be part of the issue?? I don't see why it would but thinking about it, I don't recall checking this before I switched.

I have no idea how to fix it. Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Holly

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Community Expert , Jan 25, 2018 Jan 25, 2018

Did you choose File > Export > Export As > PNG?

Choose Background Color > Transparent.

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Jan 25, 2018 Jan 25, 2018

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Did you choose File > Export > Export As > PNG?

Choose Background Color > Transparent.

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Jan 25, 2018 Jan 25, 2018

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Or with Export for Screens:

Screen Shot 2018-01-25 at 18.43.48.png

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Explorer ,
Jan 25, 2018 Jan 25, 2018

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That was the problem. I'm relatively new to Illustrator and I've been using the Asset Export window, which doesn't ask me that. I feel silly for not trying that.

Thank you.

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Community Expert ,
Jan 25, 2018 Jan 25, 2018

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Good to hear that worked for you.

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Mar 04, 2022 Mar 04, 2022

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This was SO helpful, nothing else worked. Thanks Ton!!!

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Mar 04, 2022 Mar 04, 2022

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Good to hear that, Taz.

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