ibisPaint

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

Press the①...on the Layer windowand tap on ②Save 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 camera roll 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. Let’s try using Screentone
  26. Clipping is convenient
  27. Making a Selection with the Magic Wand
  28. Selection Layer
  29. Changing the color with Alpha Lock
  30. Save Layer as Transparent PNG command
  31. Save Canvas as Transparent PNG command
  32. Naming your layers to manage them
  33. Putting texture to the floor with Perspective Form
  34. Skirt with Mesh Form
  35. Entering text with Text tool
  36. Creating manga with Frame Divider tool
  37. Enlarging the canvas with Canvas Size
  38. Cutting off the canvas with Trim
  39. Canvas creation with resolution (dpi) specification
  40. Changing image resolution with Resize
  41. Texture with Material tool
  42. Straight Ruler
  43. Circular Ruler
  44. Elliptical Ruler
  45. Radial Ruler
  46. Mirror Ruler
  47. Kaleidoscope Ruler
  48. Array Ruler
  49. Array Ruler for Perspective
  50. Perspective Array Ruler
  51. Stabilizer
  52. Straight line with Drawing tool
  53. Cut, Copy, Paste
  54. Filter: Brightness & Contrast
  55. Filter: Hue Saturation Lightness
  56. Filter: Color Balance
  57. Filter: Extract Drawing
  58. Filter: Change Drawing Color
  59. Filter: Mono Color
  60. Filter: Gray Scale
  61. Filter: Black & White
  62. Filter: Posterize
  63. Filter: Gaussian Blur
  64. Filter: Zooming Blur
  65. Filter: Moving Blur
  66. Filter: Mosaic
  67. Filter: Stroke (Both)
  68. Filter: Stained Glass
  69. Filter: Wet Edge
  70. Filter: Glow (Inner)
  71. Filter: Stroke (Outer)
  72. Filter: Drop Shadow
  73. Filter: Parallel Gradation
  74. Filter: Concentric Gradation
  75. Filter: Radial Line Gradation
  76. Filter: Anime Background
  77. Filter: Manga Background
  78. Filter: Channels Shift
  79. Filter: Sphere Lens
  80. Filter: Blur Frame
  81. Switching devices / transferring data (with Dropbox)
  82. Switching devices / transferring data (with SD card on Android)
  83. Switching devices / transferring data (with PC on iOS)
  84. Settings window details
  85. Bucket tool details
  86. Blend mode details
  87. How to upload transparent PNG onto Twitter
  88. Notes About Tracing