------------------ "Some people call me the Space Cowboy. Yeah! Some call me the Gangster of Love. Some people call me Maurice. Whoo hoo! 'Cause I speak of the Pompatus of Love!" - Steve Miller Band's The Joker
Well, in Paint Shop Pro 5.0, you make the background a color that fills every space you don't want to show (and doesn't fill any space you do want to show ). Then you reduce the colors to 256, select the "invisible color as the "background" (BG) color, and tell the program to make the BG color transparent. Then you save the pic as a GIF.
I understand that the portable network graphics (PNG) format can also have "transparent" colors, but since almost no-one can view PNG except in the latest generation of browsers, I haven't worked with it much. I also understand that some hosting services don't recognize the PNG standard, yet, and will not let you upload PNG files.
------------------ The hyperhamster is alive and well.
[This message was edited by Baloo on March 15, 1999.]
The spindly nacelle struts on the enhanced quantum torpedo (EQT) are that way for a purpose. They are hollow, and act as plasma conduits for the nacelle power. Once. Since the EQT is a one-use vessel, the booster section's parts are designed to last at least as long as the torpedo is underway. Once it explodes, whether it had enough remaining service life to do it again is rather meaningless. Why overbuild something that's going to be destroyed in a radioactive fireball seconds after launch?