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When I set my image to medium, the transparent background goes black, and detail is lost:

Normal:

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Medium:

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Small:

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Using HTML <img> tag

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And here is the image itself:

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    imgur does not preserve transparency when resizing images, so it's by design. Dec 11, 2014 at 22:43
  • Why does it go black though?
    – Tim
    Dec 12, 2014 at 11:49
  • Probably due to the code being used, the default color is black. (0 for all R, G, B values) Dec 12, 2014 at 13:34
  • Right, could SE ask them to change that - their background is black but ours is normally white? I know SE have some configurable options...
    – Tim
    Dec 12, 2014 at 13:38
  • I think it was changed to white for a while, see the linked post with Geoff's answer. Dec 12, 2014 at 14:29
  • @StevenVascellaro That was asked last year; this was asked in 2014. The duplicate should probably go the other way.
    – Tim
    Feb 15, 2018 at 17:04
  • @Tim: That dupe has a more complete answer, though. Feb 15, 2018 at 20:52

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Imgur's resizer isn't very gentle, and we have no control over it. My recommendation would be to resize the image prior to uploading it if you need to maintain transparent parts.

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  • Makes sense, but something is bothering me. This bug report is marked status-completed and Geoff says "This issue was addressed" - from which one might understand they now support transparency when resizing, however that's not the case and I'm not sure what exactly they fixed. Dec 12, 2014 at 6:38

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