Transparent images cut off in prints Follow

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Samantha Petro

Symptoms

When trying to print or print preview, a transparent image placed on the label appears to be cutoff or partially rendered. For example, you might see something like this:

transparentimage.png

Environment 

BarTender 2016 and later

Solution

There is a limitation of the renderer used underneath BarTender where certain transparent images cannot be rendered. To work around this issue, you'll need to modify the way the renderer is handling transparent images.

Warning: This solution involves modifying / adding a registry key. Do not touch any other registry keys other than what is instructed here else you might damage your system or render it unusable!
  1. Open regedit
  2. Navigate to the following location:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Seagull Scientific\BarTender\Preferences
  3. Add the a new key to this folder with the following information (note that registry keys are case sensitive):
    Type: String
    Name: Display Metafiles with LeadTools
    Value: Yes

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  4. Close and reopen BarTender

Internal only information

This information comes from BUG-2845 

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