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93. How to upload transparent PNG onto Twitter

We often receive questions regarding PNG files created with ibis Paint becoming opaque once they are uploaded to Twitter. In a similar manner, users have also reported that images saved as PNG files through ibis Paint will somehow be degraded in quality once they are uploaded to Twitter. This is because Twitter's server for managing PNG files uploaded through the Twitter application would convert PNG image to JPEG (degrading it, or turning it opaque as a result). Here, we would like to explain how to upload PNG (or transparent PNG) files on twitter as they are (based on Twitter as of January 2017).

Open ① the Layer window and select ② transparent background in the Background row.

Press the① ...on the Layer windowand tap on ② Save Canvas as Transparent PNG to save the image to the photo library.

For Android devices, start by launching Chrome. For iOS, launch Safari. Afterwards, access https://twitter.com and log in.

Afterwards, press the Tweet button and, from the camera button, select the image saved as transparent PNG file in the device's Photo Library to include it in your tweet.

Using the official Twitter app, you will notice that the background color for the image changes before and after zooming into the image.
※If you upload a PNG file (or transparent PNG) directly using the official Twitter app, in most cases, the PNG image will be converted into a JPEG image after 10 or so minutes after posting it. However, if the image stays transparent even after 20 minutes, then it's a success.
※If you would like to upload a transparent PNG file onto LINE that is chat app, select transparent PNG, and turn on "Send as Original Size" before sending the image. This way, you can send a transparent PNG file to your friend (based on the version of LINE as of January 2017).

Chapter

  1. Introduction
  2. Let's Take a Look at Some Sample Artwork
  3. Start Creating an Artwork
  4. Toolbar and Tool Selection
  5. Do Your Draft Sketch by Hand
  6. About Layers
  7. Let's Trace
  8. Undo and Eraser
  9. Fine Tuning Using the Lasso tool
  10. Check by Reflecting Horizontally
  11. Select Colors in the Color window
  12. Use Color Fill for the Undercoat
  13. Turn Clipping On
  14. Making a Gradation (Shading)
  15. Quick Eyedropper Function
  16. Create Highlights and Shadows
  17. Paste a Texture
  18. Let's Merge Layers
  19. Sign Your Artwork
  20. View Your Artwork
  21. Post Your Artwork
  22. Share Your Artwork
  23. Remove-Ads Add-on
  24. Add Color to the Analog Image using Multiply
  25. Stabilizer
  26. Layer: Clipping is convenient
  27. Layer: Changing the color with Alpha Lock
  28. Layer: Let's try using Screentone
  29. Layer: Selection Layer
  30. Layer: Save Layer as Transparent PNG command
  31. Layer: Save Canvas as Transparent PNG command
  32. Layer: Naming your layers to manage them
  33. Layer: Rasterize
  34. Layer: Add Layer from Canvas
  35. Making a Selection with the Magic Wand
  36. Putting texture to the floor with Perspective Form
  37. Skirt with Mesh Form
  38. Entering text with Text tool
  39. Creating manga with Frame Divider tool
  40. Enlarging the canvas with Canvas Size
  41. Cutting off the canvas with Trim
  42. Canvas creation with resolution (dpi) specification
  43. Changing image resolution with Resize
  44. Texture with Material tool
  45. Cut, Copy, Paste
  46. Ruler: Straight Ruler
  47. Ruler: Circular Ruler
  48. Ruler: Elliptical Ruler
  49. Ruler: Radial Ruler
  50. Ruler: Mirror Ruler
  51. Ruler: Kaleidoscope Ruler
  52. Ruler: Array Ruler
  53. Ruler: Array Ruler for Perspective
  54. Ruler: Perspective Array Ruler
  55. Drawing Tool: Straight Line
  56. Drawing Tool: Rectangle
  57. Filter: Brightness & Contrast
  58. Filter: Hue Saturation Lightness
  59. Filter: Color Balance
  60. Filter: Extract Drawing
  61. Filter: Change Drawing Color
  62. Filter: Mono Color
  63. Filter: Gray Scale
  64. Filter: Black & White
  65. Filter: Posterize
  66. Filter: Gaussian Blur
  67. Filter: Zooming Blur
  68. Filter: Moving Blur
  69. Filter: Mosaic
  70. Filter: Stroke (Both)
  71. Filter: Stained Glass
  72. Filter: Wet Edge
  73. Filter: Glow (Inner)
  74. Filter: Stroke (Outer)
  75. Filter: Drop Shadow
  76. Filter: Parallel Gradation
  77. Filter: Concentric Gradation
  78. Filter: Radial Line Gradation
  79. Filter: Auto Paint
  80. Filter: Anime Background
  81. Filter: Manga Background
  82. Filter: Channels Shift
  83. Filter: Expansion
  84. Filter: Sphere Lens
  85. Filter: Table
  86. Filter: Blur Frame
  87. Switching devices / transferring data (with Dropbox)
  88. Switching devices / transferring data (with SD card on Android)
  89. Switching devices / transferring data (with PC on iOS)
  90. Settings window details
  91. Bucket tool details
  92. Blend mode details
  93. How to upload transparent PNG onto Twitter
  94. Notes About Tracing