Display transparent PNG images under IE6

One of the many problems with IE6 is that transparent 24-bit PNG images are not supported, the solution to this is simply to convert them to 8-bit images.

Under Photoshop:

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  1. Select Save for Web (i.e. File -> Save for Web)
  2. Under settings select the drop down menu and select the PNG-8 format

Under Gimp 2.2.6 this can be done as follows:

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  1. Convert the image to indexed color (i.e. Image -> Mode -> Indexed)
  2. Save the image as a PNG making sure "Save color with transparent pixels is selected" (i.e. File -> SaveAs)
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