Exporting Layers to Files as "Targa's" will not include alpha channels created for individual layers (nor default transparencies to alpha masks)

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Photoshop doesn't export alpha channel's from a Targa batch (export layers to files / Targa / 32 bit mode) It just leaves the alpha channel blank (white)

This has to manually be done for multiple layers to achieve this.

(My workaround is exporting all layers as PNG files, putting them into after effects and sequencing them as 1 frame per layer. then I export as a Targa Sequance with RGB+Alpha checked.

Please fix this bug, it would save a lot of production hours.
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helia youngmen

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Posted 8 years ago

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Paul Riggott

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Maybe a script could do what you want, as an example have a look at...
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Chris Cox

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Photoshop writes the first alpha channel with TGA images. It does not write transparency, and cannot write more than one alpha channel (because TGA doesn't support them).

PNG supports transparency, but not alpha channels.