**Photoshop or Paint .NET (Similar programs with layers also work)
**Alpha Converter (Get it Here)
Create your desired image in your photo-editing program (Photoshop, etc.)
Usually the background of your image will be transparent (like the start button for example).
Save your image as a PNG file.
Open Alpha Converter and set the conversion to BMP.
Drag your image saved as a PNG into the Alpha Converter window.
Open the BMP created by Alpha Converter in your image-editing program.
Open your original PNG along with already-open BMP.
Copy the PNG over the BMP and make sure they are exactly aligned with eachother.
Select All (Ctrl+A) and select the background (Ctrl+Right Click).
Press the Delete key (Del).
The background (BMP) should now just be white. Now choose the Paint Bucket tool and use it to make the background black.
Save and overwrite the BMP without making any changes to the settings.
(It should be a 32 bit BMP)
Open Alpha Converter again, and set the conversion to PNG.
Drag the newly saved BMP into the Alpha Converter window.
The resulting PNG is now Aero-Compatible (transparency with white boxes).
Hope that's not too confusing, but it really shouldn't be...
Edited by lhel1te, 12 January 2008 - 09:42 PM.