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General questions about getting started with SilverStripe that don't fit in any of the categories above.

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Image rotate($angle)


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2 December 2013 at 3:36am Community Member, 123 Posts

Hi all,
I'm using Arams tutorial from [url=]ssbits [/url] to rotate my images but unfortunately when the image is rotated it has a black background even as a png.
Is it possible to make the background clear so that the background image will show?


4 December 2013 at 12:10am Forum Moderator, 1091 Posts

More people have commented on the fact that Silverstripe's GD->rotate() function doesn't support png transparency.

I'm not sure if this is still the case in 3.1, but if so, maybe someone has written a GD decorator that supports this? Or some third-party module? Worth a try to look for something like that.


4 December 2013 at 3:07am Community Member, 123 Posts

Hi again Martimiz :)

I hadn't realised it didn't support png. And i'm on SS2.4 for this website. (I haven't actually worked with SS3 yet).

Ah well, back to photoshop so :)



4 December 2013 at 10:12am Forum Moderator, 1091 Posts

For the record: It does support png, just not the transparancy bit it seems :)