What's the nitty-gritty on backgrounds?

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by Jim 777, May 17, 2010.

  1. Jim 777

    Jim 777 Silver Member

    Dec 26, 2009
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    I touched on this in another thread but didn't want to jack it, so I thought I'd ask.

    I find wanting to change out backgrounds of widgets but more time than not, the image I create won't stretch correctly. For example if I take the BG image that comes with the FB app (the white one) and change it, it won't stretch to cover the entire app. Yet when I change up the BG of the power widget, it stretches to the edges of the screen.

    I've been playing around with a few different looks and want to get consistent in the looks.

    What's secret to creating the PNG file when using Photoshop (I have, but never used, Fireworks if I must)??? I see PNG-8 which doesn't seem to save with transparency, and PNG-24 which does.