Please go through this article Using images and other objects in Adobe Muse for the most efficient ways to use imported graphics in Muse. It should give you the correct idea about what could be going wrong with your files.
I would suggest that you optimize the files outside of Muse in a graphics editor before you import them.
I am sorry but i dont think you even fully read my question, this link you provided does not even touch on the issue i am having. so one more time, i will try to make it as simple a possible.
My files are already optimized ( as stated above ) I import a 22kb texture file to fill a div box. I then make the div box transparent (roughly 75%) I export my site. Muse takes my 22kb texture jpeg, and converts it into a png file where the image it self has 75% capacity. the resulting file ends up roughly 1.5mb
My question is this
Can i make the translucency of the div box happen with CSS not with the image file.
My entire web page loads almost instantly, then 45 seconds to a min 30 later the HUGE png texture files for the div boxes load SLOWLY
The JPG format doesn't support transparency. Therefore Muse has to convert these kind of images to PNGs, what causes far heavier files.
And: I would suggest you, to be a little bit more polite. I am sure, that Preran read your posting precisely.
wasnt meant to be rude first off, you just took it that way. but yes i feel my question was not fully read. Now as I am still saying and am still not being heard.....
I know jpg files cant be transparent
how ever if i were to hand code this
=O and all of a sudden my div box being transparent has NOTHING to do with file type what so ever...... WHICH IS WHAT IVE BEEN STRESSING THE WHOLE TIME
Have used this in the past many times to make div boxes transparent , including when i am using a jpeg image as the back ground of the divbox
Being muse is an intuitive program made to create code from inputs SURELY there has to be a way to have a div boxes back ground become transparent through css not image file opacity
So i guess the real question must be, Is muse made in a way to use opacity via CSS or only via extremely large oversized files that renders the opacity features within muse 100% useless for any serious web developer????
"… WHICH IS WHAT IVE BEEN STRESSING THE WHOLE TIME …"
You should take into account, that not all participants here are native English speakers.
What I did to reproduce your issue:
• I placed a red coloured rectangle.
• On top of this I paced another rectangle and filled it with an image (format: JPG) in original size (250 x 130 px).
• I used the "Fill" link in the upper control strip to reduce the transparency of this image filled rectangle to 40 %.
• I exported the site as HTML, and had a look at the image, exported to the "images" folder.
• Result: The JPG is still a JPG. and is has exactly(!) the same size as the original image (250 x 130 px; 94.276 bytes)
Did I get you wrong?
Look at this sample .muse file: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7046655/Transparency-test.zip
YES! this is what I am doing here to the tee, But when it makes the image transparent it converts it to png and doe it that way, how did you get it to stay jpeg, I cannot for the life of me figure it out.
I ran your muse file everything looked right inside, i exported images are jpeg when i view source image in browser it links to a non transparent image. everything is perfect
"… I cannot for the life of me figure it out."
Now, let me re-phrase, what you said: "I am sorry but i don’t think you even fully read my [answer]!"
I asure you I did, You have done what I have done on every page I made, I even went back into my site made a new page put only the div box and filled it with the jpeg, it still exports as png. I promise i did what you did step by step, there must be some setting for this tucked off in an odd place.
Also what version are running just to make sure I am on 2017.0.1.11 CL 802484
Just wondering if we are running different versions that may be causing the differences.
Create a simple site as I did, upload this .muse file to Dropbox or a similar service, and post the download link here.
Making a new one it works as it should.
It is my main site where this is not working properly
Here take a look at one of the pages that are doing it I can upload the muse file for that if you like.
I see no point in uploading a fresh test site where everything worked right.
It is only 2 images doing this in my whole page, but its my 2 main texture images for the div boxes
You can see on this page the grey and red textured div boxes load extremely slow
the main page Anon Resistance News have no transparency everything stays a jpeg
Over here on this article #OpMyanmar **Exclusive Interview** with K3yhol3~Sec the background image does as it should. Jpeg file, still transparent **WARNING** If you actually go through and look at these pages the Myanmar article contains some graphic images one of which is at the top , just thought id let you know
What? Please: A small test site! Should really be no issue for a "serious web developer" to isolate one or two of your "badly" behaving elements, I personally are not willing, to run through tons of elements within a ready made project, isolate a potential issue, answer to that, wait for your reply and so on. This is my last posting here, if you don’t supply a small .muse document showing your issue.
Cooperate or not …
Like I stated, everything works fine in a small test site, So i cannot show you the error doing that. To show the error in a muse file I will have to give you one where the error is actually happening
If you care to actually look at the issue you can find one of the pages on the global news section the red and grey div boxes used as back ground to almost every box on the page, its not hard to find
If this is to much for you ,anyone else willing to take a look Thank you in advance
For now i guess transparency is a virtually useless feature in my site since i am not going to rebuild it from scratch to cut the errors out. I maybe get 6-8 hours a week to work on this project.
The pages where this issue is occurring are constantly changing and being updated within muse, so hard coding the css after the fact is just not an option as it would have be run through every update thus defeating the entire purpose of continuing to use muse.