What version of gimp and platform you are on ?
This is something strange I heard, what I usually do is export bmp and
then convert it to gif, and I never faced such quality loos you are
talking about. btw, is font itself pixel or vector ?
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, xn1x <no_reply@y...> wrote:
> I'm new to using The Gimp. I've been trying to save a name using
> the transparency feature. Lets say the name is "Popeye" I know
> that GIF and PNG will save the image with out a background. I used
> the Text tool and changed the font and size and wrote Popeye in that
> little dialog box on a transparent background. I exported the file
> as a gif and saved it. Anyway, the background does come out
> transparent except the letters have lost their smooth edges. It is
> rough around the edges . What can I do to fix this? I've tried
> saving it different ways but it always came out the same. Looks like
> someone took a scissor and cut it out. I must be doing something
> wrong or missing a few steps. Thanks