There are 31 questions tagged with the tag, a lot of which are also tagged . Most of these are basic questions about transparency, with only a few about advanced manipulation of alpha channels. The tag does not have an explanation.

I vote to make a synonym of and add a mention about alpha channels in the transparency description.

I will add two answers to guide the voting process. Upvote the one you agree with. There is no need to downvote an answer.

  • First opacity, now alpha... boy you really like your tags clear :)
    – Luciano
    Commented Nov 27, 2018 at 11:40
  • yes, I have a burning hatred for useless tags :D
    – PieBie Mod
    Commented Nov 27, 2018 at 12:59
  • Where is your third answer?
    – Vincent
    Commented Nov 28, 2018 at 11:01
  • Aha, right, I decided 'kinda' was unnecessary.
    – PieBie Mod
    Commented Nov 28, 2018 at 11:14
  • Agreed, kinda just makes things more complicated.
    – Welz
    Commented Nov 28, 2018 at 14:18
  • And I think you mean a 'burninating' hatred :P
    – Vincent
    Commented Nov 29, 2018 at 10:29
  • lolz, exactly :)
    – PieBie Mod
    Commented Nov 29, 2018 at 11:04

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and are basically the same thing and should be tag synonyms. The tag with the fewest questions should be made obsolete.

  • OK, seems clear. I'll clean up the tags and let it be known when I'm done so a mod can make the synonyms.
    – PieBie Mod
    Commented Nov 29, 2018 at 10:42
  • Done, the alpha tag is no longer. Could a mod create the synonyms? And maybe edit the transparency tag description to include alpha channel manipulation. Thanks!
    – PieBie Mod
    Commented Nov 29, 2018 at 11:01


and do not mean the same thing. There is a clear added value in keeping both and adding an explanation to .

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